Glass Worldwide Interview With GMIC Executive Director Bob Lipetz

The 2016 Sept/Oct issue of Glass Worldwide contains an interview with Executive Director Robert Weisenburger Lipetz who shares GMIC’s activities and objectives.  Glass Worldwide has elected to designate the interview as one of the four articles that are featured on their home page on their website.  Download the PDF article.

The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council White Paper On Cullet Utilization And Opportunities

An overview of cullet recycling in the US with a review of opportunities to increase cullet recycling through technical developments.
Based on the latest available data and interviews with dozens of experts in every stage of the cullet chain of custody. This report follows cullet from consumers back to the glass plants with an analysis of the challenges at each processing step. A close look is presented of ways technical challenges could be addressed to increase the two glass manufacturing industry challenges of increased cullet supply and higher quality. Appendices provide up-do-date resource information on cullet recycling.
The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council White Paper on Cullet Utilization and Opportunities is funded entirely by the GMIC and is provided to all interested parties at no charge.
To download the PDF white paper, CLICK HERE.

Glass Industry Brochure

Screen Shot 2016-07-01 at 12.08.04 PMGMIC has published an informational/promotional piece on the glass industry that illustrates, in full color, the many aspects of glass: from its origins in nature through its evolution to its reality today as an integral part of every aspect of our life.  Produced through the cooperative efforts of Schott Glass Technologies, Corning, Inc., the Department of Energy, and the GMIC, this is the first brochure in this country to bring together all the wonders of glass for a variety of audiences: glass companies will provide to prospective and new employees; high schools and universities can use it in science courses and to introduce engineering students to the possibilities of glass; the general public will respond to the beauty and diversity of this ubiquitous product.
The cost is $120/case (120 pcs./cs) plus $17 S&H
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Technical And Economic Assessment (TEA) Available At GMIC

October 2004

An in-depth look at the glass industry, tracing the history of current and developing melting technologies and describing the economic challenges the industry faces.  This comprehensive reference book was produced by the GMIC under contract to the Department of Energy.  Principal Investigators Phil Ross and Gabe Tincher interviewed representatives of over 90 companies and consulted hundreds of technical articles and patents to create this complete overview of our industry, its past and possible future!  Margaret Rasmussen of the Paul Vickers Gardner Glass Center, and former Editor of the “Glass Researcher”, is Editor.

You can order the TEA for $15.00

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International Bandwidth Analysis - Sustainability Study Of US And European Glass Industry Carbon Constraints And Energy

Prepared by: Dr. Warren Wolf
Joint project of: Glass Manufacturing Industry Council and U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Technology Program
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A series of questions were submitted to leaders in both US and the European Glass Industry.  The focus of the questionnaire and this paper giving the results of the survey is to offer the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council/GMIC as well as the Industrial Technology Program/ITP in Glass within the US/DOE with an understanding of where the glass industry within the US presently stands with respect to issues around sustainability and in particular with respect to carbon constraints and its future implications on the glass industry as well as the anticipated issues in the industry around energy costs and availability.
This study is different from other recent work done for ITP-Glass in that it also considers a large body of responses from European Glass Leaders. In a sense this realizes two aspects: First GMIC is now opening its membership to all global glass manufacturers. And second the issues of sustainability within the glass industry that arise from carbon constraints and the costs of energy and its availability are issues that will require global considerations if best solutions are to be found.

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