77th Conference on Glass Problems: Register before October 7th to save

The Conference on Glass Problems (GPC), the largest and longest running operations-oriented glass manufacturing conference in America, will take place November 7–10, 2016 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

This content-rich, technically-oriented conference attracts glass manufacturers and suppliers worldwide to exchange innovations and solutions.
Invited experts will present the latest technologies, problem solutions and innovations in glass melting, refractories, energy efficiency, process control, modeling, safety, emissions, raw materials & batching, forming, and more.
The four day program includes:
Short Courses for Glass Manufacturers
GMIC Symposium – Forming Technology in Glass Manufacturing
Focus on the latest technologies in the market that support critical forming processes, and address current challenges in glass manufacturing.  The open forum allows audience members to gain technical knowledge and exchange experiences with each other in support of the advancement and application of forming technologies. Plan to stay an extra day and participate in this forum on challenges and advances in critical forming process technologies.
Fundamentals of Batch and Furnace Operation
Instructor: C. Philip Ross, Glass Industry Consulting International
The short course is an introduction to the principles of commercial glass production employed in batch and furnace operations by U.S. glass producers. Raw materials, glass technology and properties, melting furnaces, and environmental issues will all be touched upon. Suggested attendees could be vendors or newer individuals to glass manufacturing seeking an introduction to the issues faced in glass production.
Energy Savings at Glass Furnaces
Instructor: Oscar Verheijen, CelSian Glass & Solar B.V.
The short course provides an overview of tools to identify and quantify the energy savings potential of glass furnaces. These tools include various simulation tools, dedicated industrial measurements and special sensors. The course will be based on a series of industrial examples.
Glass Defects
Instructors: Filip Janos, Glass Service USA, Inc.; Martina Jezikova, Glass Service USA, Inc.
This short course addresses many aspects regarding the detection and analyses of glass defects and the sources and mechanisms of glass fault formation.  Additionally, the short course will review the possible source of these defects in general glass production facilities with special attention regarding float, container, fiber, tableware, and other glasses.
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