Innovations at Glass Focus 2015

The recently-held Glass Focus conference 2015 was held in Manchester, UK, with the theme, ‘Innovation in glass and the glass industry supply chain’. GTS was an exhibitor and sponsor of the event, with staff from its testing, analytical and research departments.

Independent specialists, Glass Technology Services Ltd. (GTS) were supporters of the Glass Focus 2015 conference, which took place on 12 June 2015, at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel in Manchester.
The conference theme, ‘Innovation in glass and the glass industry supply chain’, reflects GTS’ key focus on innovation, research and development – with a portfolio of projects in the UK, Europe and wider global partners. In the last two years alone GTS has achieved an astounding GBP 3.6 million in grant funding, with applications achieving a 100% success rate. As part of this drive, GTS has supported a number of academic secondments, knowledge transfer partnerships and other projects with universities and institutions.
Dr Billy Richards, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Leeds and on secondment with GTS, presented at Glass Focus 2015 on the topic “Non-silica based glasses and their applications”. This session discussed the various families of non-silica glasses – such as phosphorous pentoxide (P2O5) and tellurium dioxide (TeO2). Exhibiting a range of interesting properties, these glasses lend themselves to specific applications, which are often dominated by the generation, manipulation and transportation of light – a field referred to as photonics.
GTS key staff from testing, analytical and research departments were present at the event to answer questions, meet with clients and network with those across the supply chain.
Glass Technology Services Ltd. provides analysis, consultancy, testing and research and development support to all parts of the glass supply chain – from raw materials to the end consumer. GTS prides itself on its confidentiality and independence and is accredited to ISO:9001, 14001 and 17025 standards.

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