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79th Conference on Glass Problems brings together glass manufacturing industry

By Andrea Ross / November 9, 2018

More than 535 people from around the world gathered at the Greater Columbus Convention Center November 5–8, for the 79th annual Conference on Glass Problems. The conference brings together global manufacturers, suppliers, and academics to exchange innovations and solutions.

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Industry report connects glass manufacturers with solutions, innovations, and cold, hard data

By Jessica McMathis / January 22, 2015

The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council is addressing an intelligence gap with the creation of a reliable, detailed industry report that simplifies the communication of solutions and innovations, increases the wisdom of managers, reduces the risk of investors, and provides other vital services to the glass industry.

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Refractories and TCB: A GPC photo roundup

By Jim Destefani / October 17, 2013

More than 400 glass industry professionals attended this year’s Glass Problems Conference in Columbus, Ohio, including international visitors from 17 countries.

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Short courses, symposia highlight Glass Problems Conference

By Jim Destefani / September 4, 2013

The 74th Glass Problems Conference is sure to offer valuable information to anyone involved in the glassmaking industry, but some of the event’s most useful programming is in the exclusive short courses and symposia being offered as separate options to attendees.

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Come to Columbus! Subsidized student travel to Glass Problems Conference

By Eileen De Guire / August 1, 2013

  Beer bottling line featuring glass containers. Credit: EPA; Wikipedia.   The 74th Conference on Glass Problems organized by the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council and Alfred University says it is the largest glass manufacturing conference in North America. The three-day program bears witness, with presenters from companies like Corning, Anchor Hocking, Emhart Glass, CelSian Glass…

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Why I brought home another 23 tubes of toothpaste from Europe

By Eileen De Guire / July 18, 2013

Imported from Europe, these toothpaste tubes really do contain NovaMin bioglass. Credit: Lipetz; GMIC   (Editor’s note: Like many of you, the executive director of the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council, Robert Lipetz, has followed Peter Wray’s reports on the glassless Sensodyne ‘Repair and Protect’ toothpaste sold in the US. So, when Lipetz went to Prague…

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Welcome mat out for glass strength coalition’s first meeting

By / January 4, 2013

Glass beer bottle assembly line. Credit: EPA; Wikipedia. About three weeks ago, I reported that a formal organization, called Usable Glass Strength Coalition, had finally been launched after years of behind-the-scenes work. The USGS exists to fund and support fundamental research in glass strength. Just yesterday I learned that the UGSC will be holding its inaugural board…

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US coalition for stronger glass officially launched

By / December 14, 2012

Credit: Lou Mattos et al. Talk to anyone that works with glass, and sooner or later they are going to lament the fact that the strength of currently available glass is only a fraction of its theoretical strength. Simply put, it is relatively heavy and breakable. On this topic, earlier this year I edited a…

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