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 *.
Managing Director of Saint-Gobain Glass UK since 2013, Steve Severs was recently announced President of British Glass. With members facing Brexit influencing market conditions, Mr Severs spoke exclusively to Glass Worldwide about the confederation’s objective to assist the UK glass industry to have the influence, knowledge and skills to be world leading and globally competitive. The full version of this article appears in the May/June issue *.
Following his election as the Society of Glass Technology’s 57th President, FIC’s Stuart Hakes spoke to John Wallis about the SGT’s continued relevance to young glassmaking professionals and students, plus his goals for the next two years while in office. The full version of this article appears in the May/June issue *