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Session 3: Challenges in Glass Manufacturing



Industrially fabricated glass is one of the most important materials used in society. New applications and compositions, more stringent quality requirements, increasing costs and compliance with environmental regulations drive constant innovation in glass equipment and processes. New laboratory and modeling approaches have dramatically increased understanding of both melting and forming processes and improved energy efficiency and equipment design.


This session will cover recent developments in:

  • Physics and chemistry of melting and forming – experiments and modeling
  • Energy efficiency – combustion, heat transfer, and new energy saving technologies
  • Furnace design and process control – sensors, flue gas chemistry, emissions
  • Corrosion and wear – refractories and electrodes
  • Post-forming treatments – finishing, surface treatments, films, etc
  • New melting and forming concepts


Session Organizers

  • Irene Peterson, Corning Incorporated
  • Mathieu Hubert, CelSian Glass & Solar in Eindhoven

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