Glassman Poland Conference
The conference will be held in conjunction with the exhibition and will provide a platform for the hollow and container glass manufacturing industries to meet in an intimate, relaxed environment and do business with decision makers involved in all aspects of design, process and production. The programme will discuss market trends and analysis, technology developments, case studies and innovation.
Current presentations include:
DAY 1 - TUESDAY 7 MAY 2013
14:00 - 14:25
Building a glass plant in Poland
Johannes Schick, CEO, Stölzle Glass
14:25 - 14:50
Energy Saving, Production Increase and NOx Reduction - ggENOx –the Omnipotent Solution
Claas Heymann, Engineering Manager, Glass Global
During an AIF-founded R&D project, a NOx reduction application for regenerative end-port furnaces was developed. NOx-reductions of 60% were observed by controlling the local and global stoichiometry inside the furnace. A stabilisation of the combustion was also observed. Energy saving of up to 3% and production increases of up to 5% were detected.
This paper presents the results of the latest installations and shares ideas to improve the combustion of end port fired furnaces.
14:50 - 15:15
Glass under pressure
John Stockdale, Environmental Director, British Glass
Energy Intensive Industries in the EU are increasingly targeted by Climate Change and energy security policies. The overall ambitions of Governments in terms of energy consumption and CO2 emissions (e.g. UK 80% CO2 reduction on 1990 levels by 2050), if directly applied to industries such as glass making, seem improbable, if not impossible to achieve. Whilst incremental efficiency improvements will bring marginal costs savings at the plant, industry and government will need to work towards a very different and integrated energy infrastructure to achieve the greater savings envisioned. This presentation attempts to explore in an imaginative way what fundamental, structural changes might be required in the future and where the industry might be in 50 or a 100 years.
16:00 - 16:05
Lead-free ceramic colours for decorating glass
Małgorzata Marecka, Senior Specialist, Institute of Ceramics and Building Materials
Lead-free ceramic colours for decorating glass Glass decorating techniques has a long tradition but today faces new challenges. The elimination of harmful compounds from colours has become an important issue due to the increased emphasis on the environment. New lead-free ceramic colours were developed within the Institute to help meet environmental concerns. The new products could be applied to decorate glass in the process of forming, fusing or glass strips and mosaics manufacturing.
16:05 - 16:10
Method of application of nanostructured, reflective, colour and/or colourless coatings on glass
Elżbieta Żelazowska, PhD, Institute of Ceramics and Building Materials
The presentation will highlight the results obtained at coating the commercial container glass products with nanostructure thin metal oxide films by spray pyrolysis method. The metal oxide components of the coatings were chosen with the aim to obtain the glass products with solar control properties, decorative values and enhanced surface resistance.
The high temperature coating process enables the formation of strong chemical bonds between the surface layer of glass and metal oxide films, which resulted in increased surface mechanical and chemical resistance.
16:10 - 16:35
Decision making in the glass industry
John Henderson, Henderson Technology
The presentation will discuss the decision making process and how it affects the way we run our glass factories. Quality decision making is independent of size of operation, it is a human function that can be nurtured and trained. Types of decision making will be illustrated by real world examples including some from the Polish glass industry.
16:35 - 17:00
The Tses Glass Project
Simon Kapenda, Chief Planner and Economic Development Officer, Tses Glass
Tses Glass has signed a development Memorandum of Understanding with Siemens, ghs glass, Zippe, Grenzebach and MSK for the development of the Tses Glass Float, Container, and Tableware Plants in Tses, Namibia. The project will transform the sleepy and poorly developed village of Tses, which currently has a population of about 2,000 into a thriving city, with an expected migration of about 120,000 over the next 7 years. This paper will focus on the massive economic impact the Tses Glass project is expected to have in Namibia.
17:00 - 17:25
ancorro - lowering of refractory corrosion
Rolf Weigand, Project Manager, TU Freiberg (Freiberg University)
To reduce the interaction between glass melt and refractory, ancorro invents the technology of the oxygen depression on porous refractory. This increases the surface tension of the glass melt and slows the interaction with the refractory . In laboratory tests (e.g. finger test, blistering) on different refractory glass combinations up to 80% lower attacks were measured, which can be in the level of a fused cast brick.
First industrial tests in antique and container glass industry show the same results by increasing the service life and lowering the blistering of the refractory, meaning new cost reductions can be realised.
DAY 2- WEDNESDAY 8 MAY 2013
09:35 - 10:00
Efficient use of electric melting in table ware production
Laurent Derigny, Project Engineer, Arc International / AGMS
Thanks to 50 years of production in lead crystal and opal glass at Arc International, AGMS has developed relevant electrical solutions for melting and conditioning special glasses. Main considerations for such glasses will be underlined. According to the equipment, some common features and main differences will be focused on.
10:00 - 10:25
EU politics, Darwin and the European Container Glass industry: what do they have in common?
Adeline Farrelly, Secretary General, FEVE
Adeline Farrelly – Secretary General of FEVE – will lead us through the political challenges the industry is facing and gives a flavour of FEVE activities in Brussels.
10:25 - 10:50
Electric Boosting Technology For Glass Melting Furnace: Optimisation of Furnace Design by Mathematical Modelling
Miroslav Kovac, Glass Service
Electric boosting is a proven method of producing more glass melt. Without it glass producers would have to wait a long time between overhauls to increase the furnace for improving the heat transfer into the batch and glass melt. Electric boosting can be installed during the furnace operation either into the already prepared positions or through the bottom or palisade by drilling.
10:50 - 11:15
How to improve forming and save energy
Mauro Ferrero, Director of Sales, Pneumofore
About 50% of the glass cost is energy. It is so important to reduce the use of energy during glass container production. Reducing the energy cost allows more work on the larger part of the finished product cost. Energy is an essential component in glass manufacturing and it comes in various forms. This paper examines the electricity, or power, that is used to generate the huge flow of compressed air necessary for the operation of the IS machines of every manufacturer.
11:15 - 11:40
The variation in forehearth operation performance statistics
John McMinn, Managing Director, Forehearth Services
There are a wide variety of forehearth designs each claiming to provide optimal performance. However years of auditing forehearth operation throughout the world has shown that performance statistics are equally as varied. This paper will give an insight into the reasons for this variation. Why do some work and others don’t?
11:40 - 12:05
Zero defect production: the ultimate state of process control
Jeroen Vincent and Michael Podgorski, Xpar Vision
12:05 - 12:30
Innovation in the cold end, a combination of hardware and software
Michael Nisius, Product Manager, Heye International
The HiSHIELD Smartline has two versions: Match (maximum flexibility) and Speed (maximum speed) which give the answer to today’s inspection needs. The HiSHIELD Plant Management System and the QCLab provide full control of the process.
13:30 - 13:55
Automatic and objective measurement of annealing stress and cord stress in container glass
Henning Katte, CEO, Ilis GmbH
13:55 - 14:20
MSC&SGCC tiama inspectionOptimisation in container inspection using Intelligent Software
Laurent Barel, Product Manager, Tiama - MSC & SGCC
The design complexity of hollowware articles constantly expands. Non- round articles and multiple engraved bottles are no longer specific to high-end production or customers. What is the exact situation regarding inspection capability? Are the common inspection solutions ready to face this challenge? Tiama has invested in a huge amount of R&D to bring exclusive technology dedicated to article complexity. How is it possible to combine inspection performances with the best possible Pack to Melt ratio?
14:20 - 14:45
Advanced turnkey vision solutions
Jørgen Læssøe, President, JLI Vision
In the production of tableware the lehr time can be hours and it is therefore important to monitor machine performance before the lehr. The hot end tableware system is designed to measure and inspect the tableware just after the rim burn off. The system consists of a light box and cameras mounted in water or air cooled enclosures.
14:45 - 15:10
Improvement of existing stem ware production lines
Klaus Pöting, Athena
Today’s stem ware lines show different mould seams, limited flexibility and limited yield. Proven methods are shown to avoid these quality limitations, to increase flexibility and to raise the output rate; and all this with the local existing equipment. The in-line concepts used to produce stemware are completed by an additional machine, at least for specially directed fire-polishing or separated to achieve independence of the different processes. This independence allows fascinating combinations and allows the manufacturer to react best on the customer’s demand.
Visual (optical) inspection realizes a 100% control of the finished items, as well as for semi-products within the manufacturing process.
15:10 - 15:35
The importance of a monitoring system for container glass manufacturing
Andrea Borgno, Manager, Vertech Italy & Mélanie Basset, Quality Manager, Vertech
A new solution for the mould shop, in relation to production. Mould prices and productivity requirements justify focusing on the mould usage rate and on their repairs.
So far, there was no tool enabling to propose a comprehensive display of the state of moulds, and which allows communication between the hot end and the mould shop.
SILMould allows for the efficient management of mould sets, repairs and controls. Discover the benefits of SILMould for glassmakers.