82nd Conference on Glass Problems

Held November 1-4, 2021 Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio

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 Automation in Glass Manufacturing Symposium

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A symposium organized by: The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council and Glass Trend

Thursday November 4, 2021 – 8:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m. 

Description:
To sustain their competitive advantage, today’s glass manufacturers must take advantage of the latest advancements in automation, digitization, and smart manufacturing.  Challenged by the need to reduce emissions, extend furnace campaigns, and make production more efficient, it’s critical that manufacturers have full knowledge of current innovations in automation tools.  This symposium, co-organized by the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council and GlassTrend, is presented by leading experts in this field who provide a detailed examination of sensors, industrial artificial intelligence, data analytics, controls, remote management, and other automation tools invaluable to efficient sustainable glass manufacturing.
Sessions:
Automation in Glass  Manufacturing Symposium will have four sessions, Sensors, Industrial Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics.
Audience: 
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.
Objectives:
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.

Advanced Fundamentals of Batch And Furnace Operations

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Monday, November 4, 2021 | 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.

Electric Melting

The short course descripting pending.
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Monday, November 1, 2021 | 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.
Instructors: Corinne Claireaux, Glass Scientist and Rene Meuleman, Business Development Director, CelSian Glass BV.