Glass International Issue
November 2013

November 2013

Welcome to the November 2013 issue of Glass International.

In this issue we have a review of the recent Phoenix Award, where we were lucky enough to meet with this year's worthy winner Mr Somany. Mr Somany has achieved great success in both his contribution to the industry and to his community, and the feature makes for a great read.

We also have profile features on Abividro, Iris Inspection Machines, and Pneumofore, which has recently celebrated its 90th anniversary.

Technical features this month include articles on energy efficiency, mould equipment, furnaces, and control technology. We also have a variety of features focused on aspects of the flat glass industry, with an emphasis on toughening.

This, plus our regular British Glass column as well as the usual round up of domestic and international news.

Cover pic courtesy of Heye International.


Editor’s comment

International news

Phoenix Awards - Chandra Kumar Somany

Company profile: Abividro - Lucien Belmonte

Supplier profile: Iris Inspection Machines

Anniversary: Pneumofore, Daniel Hilfiker

British Glass column

Energy efficiency:

ORC technology boosts energy efficiency at Italian plants - Claudio Covassin, Andrea Cescutti, Sangalli Technologies

US glass: An energy overview

Mould equipment:

Perfecting the lubrication process - Hugues Vivier, Sogelub

Breaking the mould - Fabio Castro, Vertech'

Turkish delight from Istanbul mould supplier - Sirac Tigli, Merkad

Automatic progression - Daniele Bignamini, Giancarlo Perego


Fluctuations in gas supply and the impact on furnaces - Simone Spielmann, Verallia Oberland

A mathematical modelling analysis to increase furnace performance - Lale Onsal, Sisecam

Control technology:

Flue gas treatment technologies for acid gases - Melissa Sewell, Lhoist

Flat glass:

Chemical toughening of glass - Ricardo Barreto, Vidromecanica

Mission accomplished: Toughening glass to VIG standard - Juha Karisola, Glassrobots

Determining the tin load of float glass surface - Heinrich Ostendarp, Bohle Group