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79th Conference on Glass Problems

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

This year’s Conference on Glass Problems – the 79th – will provide practical, take-home information during the extensive two-day technical programme, along with hard to obtain technical education.

The 79th Conference on Glass Problems (GPC) takes place 5-8 November in Columbus, Ohio, USA. For decades, the Conference on Glass Problems has been the leading forum to address mutual challenges for glass manufacturing professionals. Distinguished technical experts address prevailing problems in manufacturing, with solutions indicating real-world examples. Additionally, it provides an exhibiting platform for solutions providers to share their innovations with excellent participation by manufacturers.
Elmer Sperry, Technical Leader Batch & Furnace Design at Libbey, Inc., offers this assessment, “I attend the Glass Problems Conference every year. The conference is the most efficient way to stay up to date with trends in the Glass Industry. It is the best glass technical meeting in North America to learn from suppliers, discuss challenges with industry peers and learn from university researchers and experts.”

The Conference on Glass Problems is organised by the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC), the trade association that bridges all segments of glass manufacture and Alfred University, the USA’s leading glass research institution. It is endorsed by the American Ceramic Society.
The GPC programme is overseen by an industry advisory board and is composed of invited papers and submitted abstracts, with the proceedings distributed electronically and published by John Wiley & Sons. Speakers providing practical, take-home information are given preference. In addition to the extensive two-day technical programme, the conference also provides hard to obtain technical education. Two excellent technical short courses are offered on, ‘Fundamentals of Batch and Furnace Operations’ taught by C. Philip Ross and ‘Combustion’ taught by Neil Simpson. Of particular note, is the full day symposium entitled ‘Asset Durability and Cost Control for Glass Manufacturing Furnaces. This abundance of value for time invested in just a few days is what sets the Conference on Glass Problems apart from other trade shows and conferences.

For further information:
Conference Director: Robert Weisenburger Lipetz, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council, Westerville, Ohio, USA
Tel: +1-614-8189423 – email:

Programme Director: S K Sundaram, Alfred University, Alfred, NY, USA
Tel: +1-607-8712789 – email:

Exhibition management: Mona Thiel
Tel: +1 614 794 5826 – email:

80th Conference on Glass Problems will take place on 28-31 October 2019 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and the Hilton Columbus Downtown in Columbus, Ohio, USA

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