The 34th Hotbels glass industry seminar was held in Lexington, KY, USA on 23-24 April and featured a number of informative and well-received presentations by glass industry suppliers and glassmakers. Brian Naveken of Toledo Engineering Co Inc was selected as recipient of the 2019 Hotbels BTU Award. The full version of this article appears in the July/Aug issue *.
According to Bertrand Mercier, an even more comprehensive quality inspection is now available in float glass production, including coating inspection, detection of low-contrast optical lines and improved core size accuracy. The inspection possibilities are the latest additions to a proven range, further boosting the effectiveness of fully automatic optical quality assurance, while numerous system enhancements are also available for existing systems. The full version of this article appears in the July/Aug issue *.