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79th Conference on Glass Problems; GMIC Symposium: registration now open

The 79th Conference on Glass Problems will take place 5-8 November

The 79th Conference on Glass Problems and the GMIC Symposium are taking place this November, with invited experts presenting the latest technologies, problem solutions and innovations for today’s glass industry.

Taking place 5-8 November 2018 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the 79th Conference on Glass Problems (GPC) is the largest glass manufacturing conference in North America, attracting glass manufacturers and suppliers worldwide to exchange innovations and solutions. In fact, the 2017 event was the largest in its history.
The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC), in partnership with Alfred University, co-organize the conference. The GPC is devoted to the technical issues facing professionals responsible for the successful operations of glass manufacturing companies and features two full days of invited and contributed talks.
Invited experts will present the latest technologies, problem solutions and innovations in glass melting, refractories, energy efficiency, process control, modelling, safety, emissions, raw materials & batching, forming, and more.
The GMIC Symposium, this year dealing with Asset Durability and Cost Control for Glass Manufacturing Furnaces, will be taking place 8 November at the Hilton Columbus Downtown.
Glass manufacturing furnaces are typically the most valuable assets in a glass plant. In today’s world, we are faced with higher demands for furnaces to be more flexible and to yield superior glass quality, while operating at ever increasing cullet percentages and production pull rates. A high level of attention and maintenance is required to provide asset durability, control cost and an optimized lifetime without sacrificing glass quality and energy efficiency.
The Asset Durability and Cost Control for Glass Manufacturing Furnaces symposium is focused on the latest technologies in the market to support efforts to increase the campaign life of glass manufacturing furnaces, while controlling costs and maintaining glass quality. It provides a forum for the audience to gain technical knowledge and exchange experiences with each other to promote efficient, safe, reliable and sustainable operations.
Short courses for glass manufacturers will also be taking place on 5 November at the Columbus Convention Center, as follows:
* Fundamentals of Batch and Furnace Operations, with C. Philip Ross, President, Glass Industry Consulting International (GICI); and
* Combustion, with Neil Simpson, Independent Consultant, Simpson Combustion and Energy Ltd.
Companies wishing to reserve a day-long exhibit booth space or evening hospitality space at GPC to meet customers and network should contact Mona Thiel at: 614) 794-5834. Only a few exhibit and hospitality spaces remain! Last year exhibition and hospitality spaces sold out well in advance of the conference, so don’t delay.

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