In Glass International's October 2010 issue, the prominent theme is glass processing. A feature dedicated to this topic includes articles by numerous specialists in processing equipment and machinery; many of which have recently introduced new technologies designed to improve different aspects of the process, such as cutting, grinding and washing. This broad subject is also the focus of glass industry consultant and regular GI contributor John Henderson's 'Technical topics' column.
Meanwhile, in view of the 34th ASEAN Glass Conference that takes place in the Philippines this month, a report focusing on South East Asia's container glass industry is a highlight of this issue. A brief preview is also provided for November's ATIV International Conference in Parma, Italy.
A feature on cold end handling and packing is also included, with contributions covering both container and flat glass operations.
Focus on South East Asia
Investments follow growth in South East Asia - Seema Gahlaut
Clean grinding water without tricks: A case study - Michael Emonds, Chemische Werke, Dr Paul-H Kroehs
New-generation work centre designed for versatility - Glaston Bavelloni, Glaston Corporation
UK processor modernises insulating glass operations - Bystronic Glass
Two machines address processing needs - CMS Brembana
Multiple launches set new industry standards - Glaston Corporation
Cutting process optimisation in float glass lines - Peter Seidl, Grenzebach
High-tech software solution optimises processing - Albat + Wirsam Software and Semcoglas Glastechnik
Streamlined supplier focuses on washing - Vitrododi
Modular machines evolve goblet production - Werner Heidelsperger, Siemens
Cold end handling & packing
Automated labelling system streamlines palletising - MSK Verpackungs-Systeme
Italian handling technology benefits local glassmaker - Zecchetti
Modern industrial trucks equip flat glass operations - Hubtex Maschinenbau
Gas cleaning plant helps glassmaker reduce emissions - ACWA Air
ATIV reveals 25th annual conference programme