Raw materials processing and glass recycling video conference

Raw materials processing and glass recycling video conference

Live video technology will be employed for the GlassTrend spring seminar on 27 and 28 May 2020. The conference focuses on how innovative raw materials and processing technologies can help the glass industry progress towards a more sustainable manufacturing process.

Knowledgeable glassmakers, raw materials producers and process engineers from all areas have been invited to provide insights to their latest innovations and to illustrate the positive impact of raw materials and processing technologies on glass production. The main themes covered include innovative raw materials and recycling and cullet processing techniques.

GlassTrend will use the Barco weConnect audio visual system to enable delegates to join the seminar remotely.

This system allows active participation and interaction for a maximum of 55 participants (one person per GlassTrend company). All other interested parties from GlassTrend member companies can follow the event’s live stream.

Presentations across the two days include:

Hans van Limpt, Sibelco (Belgium): ‘Redesigned, future-proof glass batch formulations’.
Matthias Rohmann, Lhoist (Germany): ‘The use of calcined limestone and dolomite products for CO2 reduction in glass melting processes’.
Allen Zheng, US Borax (USA/Singapore): ‘The value in use that various anhydrous boron compounds bring over hydrous compounds in glass application’.
Robert Ireson, Glass Futures/GTS (UK): ‘Developing biomass-ash derived raw materials to reduce the environmental impact of the glass sector’.
Mathi Rongen, CelSian (Netherlands): ‘Accurate energy demand measurements of industrial glass batches with new raw materials’.
Andrea Perla, AB InBev (Belgium): ‘Glass and circular packaging at AB InBev’.
Thilo Becker, RWTH Aachen University (Germany): ‘An overview of glass fibre recycling’.
Cor Wittekoek, Vlakglas Recycling Nederland (Netherlands): ‘Collecting and recycling of flat glass, a step forward to a circular economy’.
Hans Hilkes, Ardagh (Netherlands): ‘Ardagh approach on cullet’.
Philipp Zippe, ZIPPE (Germany): ‘Batch and cullet preheating - a comeback?’

Registration is limited to 55 active participants each day, meaning one active participant per GlassTrend member. An unlimited number of passive participants can follow the live stream of the event but cannot react or ask questions.

With Glass Worldwide as preferred journal, 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 the glass industry, its suppliers and customers.



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