Innovative raw materials for sustainable glass production

The reduction of both energy consumption and CO2 footprint while increasing production efficiency are key challenges for the glass industry. With Glass Worldwide as preferred journal, the GlassTrend spring seminar has provisionally been rearranged to 26-28 May and will focus on how innovative raw materials and processing technologies can help the glass industry progress towards a more sustainable manufacturing process. The full version of this article appears in the March/April issue*.

Innovative raw materials for sustainable glass production

The GlassTrend seminar ‘Innovative raw materials and processing technologies for sustainable glass production’ is hosted by Sibelco and takes place at ‘t Kristallijn, in Mol, Belgium, with transportation available from Brussels and Antwerp.

Knowledgeable glassmakers, raw materials producers and process engineers from all horizons are invited to provide insights to their latest innovations and to illustrate the positive impact of raw materials and processing technologies on glass production. Three main themes will be covered: Innovative raw materials, recycling technologies and new processing of raw materials.

Preceded by keynote presentations on each topic, sessions will cover raw materials, batching and recycling and proceedings include a welcome reception and gala dinner hosted by Sibelco.

Visits will be organised by Sibelco to its Mol facilities, with optional excursions to the High5 cullet treatment facility and the Maasmechelen low iron sand quarry.

The seminar is free-of-charge for two participants from each GlassTrend member, with additional attendees welcome if maximum numbers are no reached.

The GlassTrend organisation is a consortium of worldwide operating industries and institutes working in the field of glass and glass production. The association aims to co-ordinate research and development activities to improve the competitive strength of glass industries, its suppliers and customers.

Further Information: 

GlassTrend, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

tel: +31 402 490 100






* The full version of this article appears in the March/April issue alongside a broad cross-section of editorial that assists with all areas of production and processing. Whatever your company's area of glass making expertise, this issue will provide you with balanced coverage of the latest news, technology, profiles, market information and events. Subscribe now to receive the full paper and digital versions (subscribers receive a free copy of the Who’s Who / Annual Review yearbook!).

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