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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 Dorscheit of Sibelco – will give a overview of the silica sand situation and future glass industry requirements.

Tom Paterson (Managing Director) of Fife Silica Sand and will discuss their contribution to the UK glass sand market.

Paul Bingham Hallam Univeristy and his team have been studying the best ways of adding fine cullet to the batch.

Diego Zurolo (General Manager of Loch Aline Sand Mine (LQS)) will present a report about the positon of LQS regarding supply of their well known high quality sand.

Hans Hilke Ardagh will be discussing the importance of quality control of incoming cullet sources an dother raw materials

Peter Bencze  FIK (UK) Ltd will present a case study of the importance of correct raw materials and their specifications on an electric furnace operation

Nick Kirk Glass Technology Services discussing other souces of cullet not yet being fully utilised and how to get optimum use from them in glass batches

Rob Ireson will be giving an overall view of the present UK cullet situation

Sven Roger Kahl will be talking about compostion and and properties control in high cullet batches

Professor Chris Rayner of C-Capture (a spin off from Whiterose.ac.uk a consortium consisting of Leeds, York and both Sheffield Universities) 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.

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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