The Society of Glass Technology is holding a special conference on Raw Materials for Glass Making in Cambridge, the UK on 1–4 September 2019. The conference will feature dedicated sessions on particular glass ingredients as well as the batch as a whole.
The first speakers have been recently announced.
Hans van Limpt of Sibelco will give an overview of the silica sand situation and future glass industry requirements. Tom Paterson the managing director of Fife Silica Sand and will discuss its contribution to the UK glass sand market. Diego Zurolo, General Manager of Loch Aline Sand Mine (LQS) will present a report about the position of LQS regarding the supply of their well-known high-quality sand. Professor Chris Rayner of C-Capture a branch from Whiterose.ac.uk a consortium consisting of Leeds, York and both Sheffield Universities, will speak about the CO2 stripping trial being carried out at Drax Power Station, the first such full-scale project in Europe. Nicola Johnson of Appleby Calumite will describe the history of Calumite use in the UK and Czech Republic and its role in lowering furnace emissions.
Further contributions can be expected from British Glass (on cullet), Glass Technology Services, Ardagh, St. Gobain and FIC (electric melting) on ‘is this the future and what are its implications for raw material quality and specifications.’
The raw materials conference will run in parallel with other sessions on glass science and technology and heritage and history as part of the SGT Annual Meeting