Society of Glass Technology (SGT)

The society of glass technology (SGT) is a non-profit organization aimed to exchange and share experiences between academic research and manufacturing worldwide. SGT and the Deutsche Glastechnische Gesellschaft (DGG) reached an agreement to combine their journals from 2006 into two new series entitled:

  • Glass Technology: European Journal of Glass Science and Technology Part A covering a wider range of topics, including scientific, commercial and artistic aspects of glass manufacture and its supporting and dependent technologies and
  • Physics and Chemistry of Glasses: European Journal of Glass Science and Technology Part B which is the leading international publication directed towards the specialised interests of research scientists in the fields of glass structure and properties including melting technologies. 

Also several books are available either related to glass technologies or to the physics and chemistry of glass. 27 members including manufacturers and organizations are gathered in the Society of glass technology, e.g. Nikolaus Sorg GmbH & Co, Saint-Gobain Cree, Turkiye Şişe ve cam Fabrikalar A.Ş. and Zedtek.

With respect to energy efficiency and glass melting technologies, the SGT organizes together with sustainability consultancy firms the annual Furnace Solutions conference dealing with applied ‘practical’ glassmaking issues and is targeted at glassmakers, furnace equipment and specialist materials suppliers. The conference allows delegates to share their experiences, and discuss solutions to some of today’s glass melting challenges. The meeting attracts up to 100 delegates - from the UK, mainland Europe, Turkey, the Middle East, Israel, Japan, Mexico and the USA - representing many of the world’s major glassmakers and equipment suppliers.

Some of the discussion topics are related to emissions control as well as the effect of furnaces reinvestments in quality, output and waste gas emissions for example for container glass producers as well as EU standards for high temperature continuously operating furnaces. See for example:

  • Partial Oxyfuel replacement in container glass furnaces and its effect on quality, output and waste gas emissions (Mark Cole, BOC)
  • NOx minimization by stoichiometric manipulation of end-port furnaces (Claas Heymann, glass global consulting GmbH)
  • EN746-2 -. A discussion on new EU requirements for high temperature continuously operating furnaces (Neil Simpson, Eclipse Combustion)

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