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Hosted November 5–8, 2018 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the 79th Conference on Glass Problems (GPC) is the largest glass manufacturing conference in North America, attracting glass manufacturers and suppliers worldwide to exchange innovations and solutions. In fact, the 2017 event was the largest in its history. The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC), in partnership with Alfred University, co-organize the conference. The GPC is devoted to the technical issues facing professionals responsible for the successful operations of glass manufacturing companies and features two full days of invited and contributed talks.

Broad topics of interest are:

  • Furnace design and reconstruction
  • Physics and chemistry of the melting process
  • Thermodynamics and reaction kinetics of oxide systems relevant to industrial glass melting
  • Modeling of glass melting and processing
  • Combustion and heat transfer
  • Refractories
  • Safety
  • Raw materials:  engineered, minerals, and chemicals, batching and recycling
  • Forming
  • Energy efficiency and management
  • Environmental impact of glass
  • Advanced process controls and sensors
  • New topics (relevant to glass manufacturing)

If you’re interested in reserving an exhibit booth or a hospitality booth or salon, contact Mona Thiel ([email protected])

The 79th Conference on Glass Problems is organized by the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council and Alfred University. It is endorsed by The American Ceramic Society. Glass Worldwide is the official journal. 

Where glass manufacturers & suppliers meet

Visit the 78th,  77th76th75th GPC, 74th GPC, or 73rd GPC program guides for information on previous events.