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Utilising waste heat, improving climate balance and reducing costs

Utilising waste heat, improving climate balance and reducing costs

According to Bernd Schaetzler, to make climate protection tangible, to increase energy efficiency in production, reduce the use of resources, improve the CO2 emissions balance and significantly reduce costs, the waste heat recovery system from Grenzebach and CNUD EFCO GFT is a mature and highly efficient technology. The full version of this article appears in the November/December issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Specialist image storage capability created

Specialist image storage capability created

Specialist image storage capability created

The handling of customer complaints, recalls, resorting and claims is more than a headache for many glass container producers. Above all, when these things occur, time and money spending is high says Paul Schreuders, whose company XPAR Vision has created a specialist image storage capability as an add on to its InfraRed Dual camera system (IR-D) for the inspection of all glass containers produced and monitoring the glass forming process. The full version of this article appears in the November/December issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Does driving an all-electric car relate to running a glassworks?

Does driving an all-electric car relate to running a glassworks?

As the glass industry contemplates the impact of the Paris agreement and how the push towards lower CO2 emissions from stakeholders and customers will affect the business, a number of questions arise: How can zero carbon emissions be achieved by 2050? What kind of technology needs to be used? Is all-electric melting the way to go, perhaps hydrogen or a combination of both? How are lobbies influencing the industry with information mainly from pro-hydrogen advocates? Are there alternatives? And how can commonsense be separated from the nonsense? René Meuleman considers. The full version of this article appears in the November/December issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Glass experts seek carbon-free glassmaking materials

Glass experts seek carbon-free glassmaking materials

Glass experts seek carbon-free glassmaking materials

Researchers from UK-based Glass Technology Services are leading key research areas to develop innovations to significantly reduce carbon emissions generated during glass manufacture. Victoria Adams discusses the project and its goals. The full version of this article appears in the November/December issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Combining creativity with engineering expertise

Combining creativity with engineering expertise

Combining creativity with engineering expertise

According to Piotr Knast, Poland’s Forglass is developing some creative technical solutions relating to glass furnace and associated equipment design that could significantly benefit the international glass industry’s long-term production flexibility, energy saving and emission reduction goals. The full version of this article appears in the November/December issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

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