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The Society of Glass Technology is holding a special conference on Raw Materials for Glass Making in Cambridge, UK on 3rd–4th September 2019. The conference will feature dedicated sessions on particular glass ingredients as well as the batch as a whole.


Richard Hulme (Guardian) Why are we here? the evolution of glass and batch compositions.

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

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 Ltd) C-Capture Technology development for CCUS – from the chemistry lab to large scale negative CO2 emissions.

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

Sylvain Legross (SAMIN) Glassmaker and Raw Materials Supplier

Bill Whittaker (Newport Industries) Turkish Natural Soda ash and its UK supply Chain

Clive Mitchell (British Geological Survey) Latest revision of Planning guidance Notes on Silica Sand

Steve Clayton (Stoelzle) Glass – Raw materials purchasing for the same company in different countries

Alan Reynolds – SGT – Final review of Conference



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, [email protected]

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