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Electrons or atoms?

Electrons or atoms?

René Meuleman and Lois Holman discuss the options and challenges involved in reducing the glass industry’s carbon footprint. Is hydrogen or electrical power the answer to creating a green glass industry? The full version of this article appears in the July/Aug issue *.

34th Hotbels glass industry seminar

34th Hotbels glass industry seminar

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 *.

Fully automatic optical quality assurance for maximum precision

Fully automatic optical quality assurance for maximum precision

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 *.

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