Archive for October, 2008

Glass Problems Conference November 4-5

October 22, 2008

The 69th Glass Problems Conference in Columbus, Ohio, is just two weeks away. The sessions will focus on melting and furnace modeling, glass furnace refractories, and energy-saving for glass furnaces. Each year glass plant managers and staff, suppliers to the glass industry, glass manufacturing specialists from around the world and students and professors from several schools with glass engineering programs attend this conference coordinated by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Ohio State University. There is still time to register to attend the meetings, click the link above.

If you are attending the Glass Problems Conference, look for the lady with “Scott on Glass” on her nametag and give her your tip for an upcoming blog entry!
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Door and Window Magazine has the story “First-Hand Observations from a Glass Plant” on their blog, a great description of a visit to a PPG float glass plant in Carlisle, Pa.
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Another website has pictures from inside an Anchor Glass container plant in Antioch, Calif. that has been closed for several years.
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The New York Times recently showed a decorative piece by a student at Yale School of Architecture, which used recycled light bulbs as candleholders. Her light bulb candle holder came out of an assignment to make a centerpiece with recycled materials.
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At the end of October Owens-Illinois will close its glass container plant in Lavington, B.C., Canada. The production will be moved to other Owens-Illinois facilities.
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The Technology pages of the New York Times recently noted the announcement of the U.S. Department of Energy L Prize “to spur lighting manufacturers to develop high-quality, high-efficiency solid-state lighting products to replace the common light bulb.” The prize, which was announced last May, is for a viable solid-state LED replacement for the standard 60-watt incandescent bulb.

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