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 *
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 *.