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 *
Last March, GlassTrend organised a two day study tour ‘Towards sustainable furnace technologies for steel, glass and ceramics’, during which four sites from different industrial sectors in the Netherlands (glass, steel, gas and ceramics) were visited. According to AnneJans Faber, the main goals of this study tour included information exchange on the latest low carbon furnace technologies in the different high temperature process sectors and ‘learning from each other’. The full version of this article appears in the May/June issue *.
Dave Fontes reviews the benefits and applications of a proprietary gas mixing system from Selas and discusses its potential for use in container and other forehearth applications. He also addresses systems that ensure reliable feedback and control, as well as recommended components for combustion safety. The full version of this article appears in the May/June issue *.
Since 1990, CelSian Glass & Solar (formerly the TNO Glass Group) and Nationaal Comité Nederlandse Glasindustrie (NCNG) have staged the International Glass Technology Course. Here, Oscar Verheijen discusses the ever-growing importance of training and CelSian’s increased focus on providing a broader range of options.