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76th Glass Problems Conference brings together glass industry experts from 16 countries

By Eileen De Guire / November 13, 2015

This was the 76th edition of the Conference on Glass Problems (GPC), and the fourth year that it was organized by the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC) in partnership with Alfred University.

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics world

By P. Carlo Ratto / May 28, 2014

News from the glass and refractory ceramics world

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NBC News: Glass cookware complaints in the US on the rise; finds Bulletin story sound

By / December 29, 2012

A while back I wrote a blog post about a story featured in the September issue of ACerS’ Bulletin by R.C. Bradt and R.L Martens, “Shattering Glass Cookware.” This story addressed the apparent causes for reported instances of thermal failure of soda lime silicate glass cookware, such as that made by World Kitchen (marketed under the “Pyrex” name)…

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New paper addresses causes of shattering glass cookware; margin of safety described as ‘borderline’

By Yoko Co / September 11, 2012

September 11, 2012 (click for PDF version of this release) WESTERVILLE, OH —A new paper appearing in the September 2012 edition of the Bulletin of The American Ceramic Society for the first time provides a scientific explanation of why some glass cookware sold in the United States is more susceptible than others to “explosive” shattering…

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Hell’s kitchen: Thermal stress and glass cookware that shatters

By / August 31, 2012

A reconstructed soda lime silicate Pyrex glass bowl fractured by thermal shock. Credit: George Quinn. Not all Pyrex glass cookware is made the same. Surprised? So was I when I first started looking into this story. Corning devised and first manufactured the ubiquitous clear “Pyrex” cookware in the early part of the 20th century. In the…

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US glassmaking down, some pockets remain strong

By / March 3, 2010

According to recent press reports, large glass companies, such as Corning and Guardian Industries, claim that even as the economy improves, they are unlikely to bring domestic employment and production back of commodity-type glass products such as float glass to pre-recession levels. “Those who are looking through the rear-view mirror, waiting for the glass industry…

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