Virtual Conference on Glass Problems (VGPC)

Hosted October 26-30, 2020 

Although we can’t meet in person this year, the GMIC is providing a new way for you to attend a conference on glass problems without the hassles of travel and other expenses.
The Virtual Conference on Glass Problems will take place October 26–30, 2020, online and you can participate from the comfort of your home or office. Using advanced technology, speakers and presenters will share their expertise on topics related to the challenges of glass manufacturing.
The 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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GMIC Virtual Symposium

The Future of Glass Manufacturing

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A symposium organized by:The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council
Thursday October 29-30, 2020 – 10:00 a.m – 2:30 p.m. 
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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Friday, October 23, 2020 | 10:00 am to 4:00 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.

Introduction to Redox and Sulfur Chemistry

The short course provides a general description of the redox concept and the relevant sulfur chemistry for soda-lime-silicate glasses.
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Friday, October 23,  2020 | 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Corinne Claireaux, Glass Scientist and Oscar Verheijen, Glass Expert, CelSian Glass & Solar B.V.