In this month’s issue, Neutral Glass & Allied Industries discuss its recent furnace investment and acquisition by German glassmaker Gerresheimer.

This new furnace investment means that the company can continue producing high quality pharmaceutical and cosmetics glass as well as being environmentally friendly.

Elsewhere, we review the recent successful Glassman Asia container and hollow glass event in Bangkok, Thailand, which included a conference focused on Industry 4.0.

Phoenix Committee Chairman Graham Womersley highlights the organisation and how it selected an individual who had made a substantial contribution to the glass industry.

In addition, Paneratech’s CEO discusses how SmartMelter technology has been expanded to monitor high zircona refractories.

Experts from Stara Glass explore how, within the Prime Glass project, two techniques were developed to contain NOx in regenerative end-port furnaces.

Other technical features include articles from the likes of Tiama, Burkert, CelSian Glass and Furnace Solutions.

All this plus our usual history page from Prof John Parker as well as the round up of industry news.