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Gas recycling and its advantages

Gas recycling and its advantages

Dr Marco Rep discusses the application of gas recycling systems within float glass production operations.
As the focus is shifting towards the reduction of harmful emissions, industries are constantly searching for alternative ways to reduce the environmental impact of their processes. At the same time, companies in the glass industry are continuously seeking ways to optimise the glass production process, improving glass quality and reducing costs. The full version of this article appears in the September/October issue *.

Setting standards for furnace health management

Setting standards for furnace health management

Having worked for one of the glass industry’s leading furnace contractors for more than 30 years, Fred Aker was recently confirmed as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at PaneraTech Inc. He joins a passionate and innovative team that is becoming increasingly influential in the management and optimisation of glass melting furnaces throughout the world. The full version of this article appears in the September/October issue *.

On the Spot... Michel Giannuzzi

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Verallia Group since 2017, Michel Giannuzzi was recently elected President of FEVE, the European Container Glass Federation. Representing 60 corporate members belonging to approximately 20 independent corporate groups with manufacturing plants located across 23 European States, Mr Giannuzzi outlined FEVE’s objectives to Glass Worldwide, preferred journal of FEVE, as well as describing prevailing market conditions in Europe. The full version of this article appears in the September/October issue *.

Global centre of excellence in R&D, innovation and training

Global centre of excellence in R&D, innovation and training

Over 100 leading names from across the UK glass industry and supply chain, academia as well as local and national government, attended the Glass Futures Industry Conference at the Totally Wicked Rugby League Stadium in St Helens, Merseyside this July. On behalf of fellow Glass Futures advisory board member Ludovic Valette, Dave Dalton delivered the following speech entitled ‘Global industry and the future’. This is one in a series of Glass Futures articles from the September/October issue of Glass Worldwide, preferred media partner of Glass Futures, that outlines the initiative’s plans to connect the glass industry and academia to create an industry cluster to ensure increased productivity and sustainability in the sector.

Reducing energy consumption via predictive power strategies

Reducing energy consumption via predictive power strategies

Several years ago, Eurotherm by Schneider Electric worked with leading glass manufacturers to develop the EPower controller, an intelligent electrical power management control solution. This SCR device is still very popular, both as a product and as part of Eurotherm power control system solutions, as René Meuleman and Amber Watkin explain. The full version of this article appears in the September/October issue *.

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