Welcome to the October issue of Glass International - it's been a busy month with Glasstec and several industry conferences!
As ever the issue is full of features, news and analysis.
Ardagh's Sharon Crayton kicks-off our features with an investigation into the Future of Glass Packaging.
The Energy Efficiency feature includes articles from US government group Energy Star, the German Engineering Federation, Dutch company Optimum and from Italian company Stem Trafo.
New Zealand's Glass Racking Company discuss Glass In Transit, while Pilkington's Phil Brown examines Glass for a Great Night's Sleep.
There are several other features plus the usual Technical Topics column from John Henderson as well as a round up of industry news.
Cover image courtesy of MSC & SGCC
2 Editor’s Comment
3 International News
11 The future of glass packaging - Sharon Crayton, Ardagh Group
15 Measuring and encouraging energy efficiency - Elizabeth Dutrow and Walt Tunnessen, US EPA Energy Star, and Gale Boyd, Duke University
19 Energy conservation in glass manufacturing - N Sesha Prakash
26 Glass machine sustainability - German Engineering Federation (VDMA)
28 Low fouling for waste heat recovery - Niels Rozendaal, Optimum Environmental Technologies
30 Shield regulator protects against energy loss - Alberto Castoldi, Stem Trafo
33 Maximise energy savings with insulating firebricks - Andy Wynn and Greg Haltiner, Morgan Thermal Ceramics
36 Technical Topics
Glass in Transit
39 Keeping glass moving - Ian Barker, The Glass Racking Company
43 Glass for a great night’s sleep - Phil Brown, Pilkington
46 Coating system has CTO covered - Erkki Seppalainen, Aerosol Coatings
49 Making the most out of glass machinery - CRL Glass Machinery
51 A multi-inspection carousel platform - MSC & SGCC
53 China Glass 2013
54 Glassman Europe 2013
55 Getting to the heart of living glass