Glass International Issue
November 2010

November 2010

The November 2010 issue contains a dedicated exhibition review of Glasstec 2010, featuring an overview by organiser Messe Düsseldorf, as well as highlights of what was on show at various exhibitors' stands at this year's unanimously successful event.

The issue also focuses on the broad themes of raw materials and glass decoration, and includes a comprehensive selection of articles relating to both. A report detailing the current market situation for the main raw materials for glassmaking is provided, while a more focused article homes in on the recent fluctuations of the worldwide soda ash industry. In the world of decoration, meanwhile, developments are moving with the times to accommodate the growing demand for environmentally friendly inks and flexible application methods, as many of this feature's articles describe.

A preview of Glasspex India 2011 looks at what's in store for the second edition of this popular exhibition, while a profile of globally established supplier Grenzebach charts the rise of the handling, processing and automation specialist as it celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Regulars

Editor's comment

International news

Supplier profile - Grenzebach

Cutting edge technology defines German supplier

Decoration

Glass decorating inks require clear thinking - Robin McMillan, Sun Chemicals

Using lasers for glass decoration and marking - Laser Lines

Spray resins enhance decorative coatings market - Creative Resins

Selecting the most suitable photoemulsion - Sandra Christiaens, Kisel + Wolf

Raw materials

Raw materials and their place in the global market - Seema Gahlaut

Oversupply characterises current soda ash industry - Marguerite Morrin, CMAI Europe

Factors affecting raw material use in Czech Republic - Lubomir Sedlak

Events world

Spirit of optimism in the air at Glasstec 2010

Glasspex India widens focus for 2011 edition

Industry discusses environment at Boracay conference

Glassmaker's diary