The glass industry requires constant innovation to meet the needs for new compositions, new products, and greener and more efficient manufacturing processes. This session will cover the spectrum of new research, development, and engineering advances from the lab to the factory, including:

  • Physics and chemistry of glass melting and forming – modeling and experiments
  • Energy efficiency strategies
  • New furnace designs and process control methods
  • Furnace materials – new materials, corrosion, and wear studies
  • New concepts for melting and forming
  • Post-forming treatments