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The Turner Memorial Lecture (the first one since the Centenary meeting) will be held on Thursday 10th November 2022. Professor Angela Seddon of University of Nottingham will be the lecturer. Booking details to follow.
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Clear advantages: Integrating metal microstructures in glass safe from harsh environmental conditions, electrically and thermally conductive, and with great lithographic resolution: Embedding thin metal microstructures in glass promises exceptional properties for a range of applications. The technology could be used to create sensor components that are corrosion-proof, dimensionally stable, and reliably functional even in extremely rugged environments. A technique developed at Fraunhofer IZM offers a new way of integrating electrically conductive elements in glass, with the metal microstructures not deposited on the surface, but embedded and encased in the ...
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PNCS16 at Canterbury

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Physics of Non-Crystalline Solids, PNCS16, is in Canterbury this week. The programme, posters and abstracts are available to download from the website: https://sgt.org/resource/resmgr/pncs16/programme/pncs16-online.pdf (2.4 MB, 150 pages, PDF)
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St Helens North MP Conor McGinn has secured a debate on glassmaking in the House of Commons today/Thursday 14/07/22 at 17.00 with a response from a government minister from Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy https://parliamentlive.tv/Commons
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Saturday 28 May Celebrations of the International Year of Glass (IYoG) – 2022 Monthly Webinar Series 2022: Glass Science and Technology PROGRAMME SCHEDULE - India time zone 4:00–4:05 PM : Welcome address by Dr. (Mrs.) Suman Kumari Mishra, Director, CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata, India 4:05–4:15 PM : Remarks : Importance of Glass in modern society by Mr. Pradeep Kheruka, MD, Borosil Ltd., India 4:15–4:20 PM : Introduction of Speaker by Dr. Ashis Kumar Mandal, Senior Principal Scientist , SGD, CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata, India 4:20–4:50 PM : Technical Lecture-1 An overview of Textured solar glass, Borosilicate glass and Opal Glass Speaker:Mr. Swapnil Walnuj, Head, Marketing, ...
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FUNGLASS days – Every Tuesday from 17 May to 14 June 2022 YouTube recording of the event in Jena, Germany (Tuesday 17 May 2022) Ultrashort pulse laser processing of glass FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA / Abbe Center of Photonics Institute of Applied Physics, Albert-Einstein-Str. 15, 07745 Jena New developments in optical fibers for femtosecond lasers Dr. Arno Klenke, Helmholtz Institute Jena (www.hi-jena.de) & Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Institute of Applied Physics (www.iap.uni-jena.de) High strength Fiber Bragg gratings for sensor applications Dr. Christian Voigtländer, FBGS Technologies GmbH (www.fbgs.com) Fiber Bragg gratings as multi-notch ...
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Art Glass Studies for a Changing World – the International Year of Glass Call for papers to be submitted to a special issue journal Since their publication in 2015, the world has reflected upon and utilised the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) as a target, revising its actions and focusing its research drivers with an aim to implement these goals by 2030. This call to action is a collective, universal wake-up call to end poverty, protect the environment, achieve gender equality, and ensure health, well-being, peace and prosperity for all. However, what does this mean in terms of Art Glass? Two emerging themes for this ...
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Structure of lead borate glasses by Raman, 11B MAS, and 207Pb NMR spectroscopies Solid state NMR publication by SGT Centenary Fellow Professor Steve Feller, Stratos Kamitsos and many others. The paper is free to download from ScienceDirect for the next month or so.
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Furnace Solutions 8-9 June 2022 Furnace Solutions returns as a face to face meeting in 2022. This two day event will be held at the Totally Wicked Stadium home of St Helens Rugby League Club with plenty of free parking. The stadium is built on land that was previously occupied by United Glass Peasley Cross and the conference room overlooks the site where Glass Futures is being constructed. St Helens is a major centre for glass making and the visitor attraction The World of Glass. Wednesday Andrew Keeley, NSG 'Hydrogen firing at Greengate' Wayne Bridger, Linde 'Supplying hydrogen to NSG Greengate' Christoph Jatwauk, FIC Germany 'Energy savings to be ...
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Glass for pharmaceuticals: innovation and sustainability 30 June-1 July Venice, Italy On the occasion of the International Year of Glass declared by the United Nations for 2022, PDA Italy Chapter will organize an event dedicated to Glass for pharmaceutical use involving the International Commission on Glass (ICG) and some of the leading experts in the field. Glass has long been the material of choice for the primary packaging of injectables, and it is still subject to technological and quality evolution. On top of those, the issue of sustainability is certainly one of the aspects on which all the players in the supply chain are currently involved in discussions. ...
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Glass Learns to Glow and Heat Itself. Thanks to the new shaping possibilities, researchers at Fraunhofer IKTS have discovered that glass can be processed at significantly lower temperatures and thus be mixed with fillers that enable new functions. This opens up a wide range of new fields of application in aerospace, safety engineering, vehicle construction or laboratory technology, for which glass was previously hardly an option. Depending on the process used, very different and complex shapes and properties are now possible that were previously either not feasible at all or required costly and sometimes environmentally harmful post-processing steps. These ...
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New Adaptable Smart Window Coating Could Help Heat or Cool a Home and Save Energy. Researchers at the University of Oxford have collaborated with industry experts to develop an adaptable smart window technology that could reduce the energy usage of an average home by up to a third. The new glass has a spectrally tuneable low-emissivity coating that uses a phase change material to control the amount of heat that comes into the room from the window, without affecting the quality of the light. The thermal energy from the sun's infrared rays is absorbed by the glass and re-emitted as heat – either used to warm the room using transparent electrical heaters in the ...
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Ukrainian Stained Glass

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Ukrainian glass artist Oksana Kondratyeva will talk about stained glass in Ukraine, especially in the 20th Century Tue, 19 April 2022, 18:00–19:00 BST The history of Ukrainian stained glass is a cultural phenomenon, complex and multifaceted. It presents a legacy of remarkable variety and virtuosity of glazing, from intimate icon glass painting to monumental slab-glass public art. The lecture illustrates the epitome of Ukrainian stained glass, focusing on Secession, Art Nouveau, modernism and postmodernism of the 20th century. This webinar is raising funds for the Disasters Emergency Committee's Ukraine Appeal. All the Glaziers' Company's ...
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Can stained glass be removed from their building and sold The question as to whether they are windows or decorative panels, which can be removed altogether, is now at the centre of a high court battle – with the commercial tenants arguing that they are movable artworks, not windows. Harry Clarke windows in Dublin cafe #News #Glass
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Glass as icebreaker cannons, blue balls, fountains and fabulous animals. From 1 April – and that's no joke – the National Glass Museum in Leerdam will focus on the pleasure that glass can give. In a unique exhibition, everything revolves around a special category of glasses: 'joke glasses'. https://www.nationaalglasmuseum.nl/en/glass-museum/ #News #Glass
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Glass as Material and Medium - Henry Moore Institute Online Panel Discussion Wednesday 9 March, 6pm Join us for a live panel discussion with artists Luke Jerram, Elliot Walker and Emma Woffenden, chaired by Dr Clare O’Dowd (Curator of A State of Matter: Modern and Contemporary Glass Sculpture ). Book Here for Glass as Material and Medium online discussion #News ​
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The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) Announces the 2022 Clear Choice Awards (CCAs). The U.S. Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) is excited to announce the 2022 Clear Choice Awards. The Clear Choice Awards is the only awards program which recognizes North America’s top brands and manufacturers creating exceptional designs that shape dynamic consumer experiences. The 2022 Clear Choice Awards are open to all North American glass container manufacturers and their customers. Products introduced in the 2021 calendar year may be entered for an award in one of eight categories: Food; Non-Alcoholic Beverages; Wine; Spirits; Beer, Cider & Flavored Alcoholic Beverages; ...
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GlassFORM.ai Joint Venture Announced. GlassFORM.ai offers a fully functional, open protocol digital platform that will help improve productivity. It is backed by the expertise and experience of two market leaders: Bottero and Tiama, both with extensive know-how in process automation and A.I.. #News #Glass #Manufacturing #AI #AdditiveManufacturing ​​​​​
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Furnace Solutions & Training Day 8–9 June 2022 St Helens The Melting Technology Committee of the SGT is pleased to announce the return of Furnace Solutions and Training Day as a face to face meeting in 2022. The meeting has moved from Lucideon in Stoke-on-Trent to St Helens a major centre for glass making and the visitor attraction The World of Glass. This two day event will be held at the Totally Wicked Stadium home of St Helens Rugby League Club with plenty of free parking. The stadium is built on land that was previously occupied by United Glass Peasley Cross and the conference room overlooks the site where Glass Futures is being constructed. Training ...
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Glass Consortium Aims to Develop CO2-neutral Container Production. The journal Glass International has reported on a research project - ZeroCO2-Glas - a consortium involving experts from the industry including glass manufacturer Wiegand-Glas , RWTH University , furnace technology specialist Horn Glass Industries as well as the International Partners in Glass Research (IPGR). The group's goal is to develop a new type of hydrogen-fired glass melting tank and corresponding glass-chemistry with the target of a completely CO2-neutral container glass production. To achieve CO2 neutrality, R&D work must be carried out in the following areas: Carbonate-free ...
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