The special September edition is distributed at the glass industry's largest international trade fair - Glasstec 2010 - in Düsseldorf, Germany, as well as at the 71st Conference on Glass Problems in Columbus, in the US state of Ohio. Previews for both prestigious events are provided, featuring exhibitor profiles for many of the participating companies.
A special edition of the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council's regular column, GMIC news, is a particular highlight of this issue, introducing the newly formed Glass Strength Coalition, and featuring a contributing article by Chris Zach of Energetics Incorporated, USA, on the usable strength of glass.
An automotive and architectural glass feature comprises insightful articles by glassmakers Pilkington and PPG Industries, as well as a report focusing on the use, or under-use, of glass in Czech architecture.
Additional features on glass conditioning and process control feature contributions from specialists in each respective field from around the globe, while a supplier profile focuses on longstanding refractories manufacturer Parkinson-Spencer Refractories.
Supplier profile - PSR
Family refractories business remains small and specialised
Automotive & architectural glass
A bottom line look at architectural glass performance - Wayne E Boor, PPG Performance Glazings
New generation machine allows faster preprocessing - Bystronic Glass
Opening the window to the future of glass in buildings - Pilkington Building Products
Czech architecture: Is glass used to its full potential? - Lubomir Sedlak
Glass in modern architecture: The concept must fit - Glasstec
Robot sensor system monitors adhesive on vehicle glass - Micro-Epsilon Ltd
Glasstec 2010 preview
Introduction and entries
Glass conditioning: A fine balance is required - Saeed Keshavarz
Oxygen metering system gains features and importance - Richard Sims, Nikolaus Sorg GmbH
Glass Problems 2010 preview
Introduction and entries
Process & quality control
Smart temperature sensors for glass improve repeatability - Nate Youel and Jim Knope, BASF Corporation
Supplier upgrades sidewall inspection machine - Benoit des Roziers, MSC & SGCC
Gob temperature control with combined method - Advanced Control Solutions Inc
Precision imaging system monitors multi-gob operations - Gedevelop AB
Process control specialist ready for recovery with latest solutions - Rene Meuleman, IOM/Eurotherm
Hot glass handling
The importance of handling hot ware efficiently - Jon Horner, Dura Temp Corporation