Launched in 1978, Glass International fosters the exchange of technical knowledge on the widest possible basis within the international glassmaking community. Its is read by production, technical and research personnel throughout the world and, for more than a decade, has been recognised as the official journal of the ASEAN Federation of Glass Manufacturers. Glass International is published six times a year and in addition to reporting on the latest technology associated with primary glass production, it is well-known for the publication of in-depth surveys, reviewing the location, constitution and activities of the glassmaking industry in specific countries. Chinese language editions are also published, to coincide with key industry events held in that country. In essence, the editorial brief is to bring to the readers´ attention examples of good manufacturing practice and technical innovations that support the industry´s long term development goals.