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The Society of Glass Technology is holding a special conference on Raw Materials for Glass Making in Cambridge, UK on 1–4 September 2019. The conference will feature dedicated sessions on particular glass ingredients as well as the batch as a whole.

Ruud Dorscheidt (Sibelco) – Overview of the silica sand situation and future glass industry requirements.

Tom Paterson (Fife Silica Sand) – Contribution to the UK glass sand market.

Paul Bingham (Sheffield Hallam University) – Novel briquetting process for adding fine cullet to the batch.

Diego Zurolo (Loch Aline Sand Mine (LQS)) –  Positon of LQS regarding supply of high quality sand.

Hans Hilke (Ardagh Group) – The importance of quality control of incoming cullet sources and other raw materials.

Peter Bencze  (FIC (UK)) – A case study of the importance of correct raw materials and their specifications on an electric furnace operation.

Nick Kirk (Glass Technology Services) – Alternative sources of cullet not yet being fully utilised and how to get optimum use from them in glass batches

Rob Ireson (Glass Technology Services) – Mining power plant wastes to reduce the environmental impact of the glass sector.

Sven Roger Kahl (Ardagh Group) – Composition and property control in high-cullet batches.

John Lillington (Amec Foster Wheeler) – Nuclear energy for high temperature process heat applications

Chris Rayner (C-Capture) –  The CO2 stripping trial at Drax power station: the first such full scale project in Europe.

Nicola Johnson (Calumite) – The history of Calumite use in the UK and Czech Republic and its role in lowering furnace emissions.

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

Further information on presenting or attending the event is available through
Christine Brow
n, christine@sgt.org

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