81ST Conference On Glass Problems (GPC)

Hosted October 26-29, 2020 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

The 81st Conference on Glass Problems is the largest glass manufacturing conference in North America, attracting glass manufacturers and suppliers worldwide to exchange innovations and solutions. The conference provides 35 hours of technical education through expert lectures, panel discussions, and focused courses on topics, including glass melting, refractories, process control, emissions, and raw materials.
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The Future of Glass Manufacturing

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A symposium organized by:The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council
Thursday October 29, 2020 – 8:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. – Hilton Downtown Columbus Hotel
Today’s glass manufacturers need to look to the future to sustain their competitive advantage. From batch materials and recycling, to process improvements, digitization, energy, and the environment, we must take advantage of the latest innovations. Add in a focus on overall business economics and you will be the leaders taking glass into the next millennium.
The Future of Glass Manufacturing symposium will have four sessions, Environment, Energy, Technology, and Process.
Glass Manufacturers, Refractory and Equipment Suppliers, Raw Material and Energy Suppliers, Design Engineers, Process Engineers, Academics, and Glass Researchers, Technology, Process Design, Analysis, and Improvement.
The participants should come away from the symposium with knowledge of the current state of glass manufacturing technology and both the ongoing and anticipated developmental efforts to improve the sustainability of glass manufacturing.

Fundamentals Of Batch And Furnace Operations

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Monday, October 26, 2020 | 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM
Instructor: C. Philip Ross, President, Glass Industry Consulting International (GICI)
The course is an introduction to the principles of commercial glass production employed in Batch & Furnace operations by US Glass producers. Raw Materials, Glass Technology & Properties, Melting Furnaces, and Environmental Issues will all be touched upon. Suggested attendees could be vendors or newer individuals to glass manufacturing seeking an introduction to the issues faced in glass production.

Short Course – TBA

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Monday, October 26, 2020 | 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: TBA