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Multi-glass furnace

Multi-glass furnace

Multi-glass furnace

A furnace with two melting tanks and a common combustion chamber offers glass manufacturers the ability to melt two different glasses simultaneously. Marian Klisch and Piotr Knast discuss the benefits of production flexibility, performance and environmental advantages of installing or converting to the new Multi-glass Furnace, designed and patented by Forglass. The full version of this article appears in the July/August issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Automation programmed for success

Automation programmed for success

Automation programmed for success

Using an integrated automation concept based on Siemens’ PCS 7 process control system, container glass manufacturer Wiegand-Glas reaps the benefits of production and energy efficiency that extends from the raw materials and hot end to auxiliary installations. Tobias Wachtmann explores the potential of plant-wide control system standardisation. The full version of this article appears in the July/August issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Open-minded approach to innovation

Open-minded approach to innovation

Open-minded approach to innovation

If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.* René Meuleman urges glassmakers to consider new ways to prepare for the decarbonisation of the glass industry, including using simulation software to optimise glass melting processes. The full version of this article appears in the July/August issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Re-educating policymakers

Re-educating policymakers

With misinformation clouding the public discourse about glass and leading to needless landfilling, GPI’s Scott DeFife (pictured) stresses the need for America to support and promote responsible recycling practices to obtain cleaner streams of glass for remanufacture. The full version of this article appears in the July/August issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

A complete cold end system in Croatia

A complete cold end system in Croatia

A complete cold end system in Croatia

Manufacturer of cold end equipment for the glass industry MSK offers solutions for conveying, palletising and packaging right through to fully automatic complete systems. Uwe Jonkmanns explains why Swiss glass packaging manufacturer Vetropack chose MSK to supply industrial packaging lines and logistics systems at its Croatian plant. The full version of this article appears in the July/August issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Fighting Covid with antimicrobial-coated glassware

Fighting Covid with antimicrobial-coated glassware

In response to the global Covid-19 pandemic Turkish glass giant Şişecam focused its R&D efforts on glassware with permanent antimicrobial properties. Dr Reha Akçakaya shares the process behind the resultant V-Block coating and explores its virus-repelling capabilities. The full version of this article appears in the May/June issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

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