The Future of Glass Manufacturing

A symposium organized by the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council

October 29, 2020 | Hilton Columbus Downtown

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Description

Today’s glass manufacturers need to look to the future to sustain their competitive advantage. From batch materials and recycling, to process improvements, digitization, energy, and the environment, we must take advantage of the latest innovations. Add in a focus on overall business economics and you will be the leaders taking glass into the next millennium.

Sessions

The Future of Glass Manufacturing symposium will have three sessions: Digital Transformation, Resources, and Furnace Design.

Audience

Glass manufacturers, refractory and equipment suppliers, raw material and energy suppliers, design engineers, process engineers, academics, and glass researchers, technology, process design, analysis, and improvement.

Objectives

The participants should come away from the symposium with knowledge of the future trends in glass manufacturing technology and resources.

Symposium Director

Bob Lipetz, MBA – Executive Director, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council

Program Chair

Keith Bagarus, Director, Global Automation – RoviSys

Program Committee

  • Kenneth Bratton, Manager, Research & Development – Bucher Emhart Glass
  • Roberto Cabrera Llanos, Vice President of Technology – Vitro Architectural Glass
  • Naren Chalasani, PhD, Sr. Research Engineer, Glass Melting – Johns Manville
  • Priyadarshi Desai, Director, Process Research – Guardian Glass
  • Edward W. Ferreira, Furnace Design Engineer – Toledo Engineering Company
  • James W. McCamy, Senior Research Scientist, Advanced Manufacturing Technology – Vitro
  • Glenn Neff, Vice President – Glass Service USA
  • Joshua Rowe, Advanced R&D Modeling Engineer – Owens Corning
  • Udaya Vempati, PhD, Analytics and Automation Discipline Leader Global Technology – O-I

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

8 – 8:15 a.m.Welcome – Bob Lipetz, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council and Keith Bagarus, Director, Global Automation, RoviSys
8:15 – 11:45 a.m.SESSION I – DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Chairman – James W. McCamy, Senior Research Scientist, Vitro Architectural Glass

8:15 – 8:40 a.m.Setting a Vision for Digitalization Success – John Vargo, Director, MES and Digital Supply Chain, RoviSys
8:40 – 8:45 a.m.Q&A
8:45 – 9:10 a.m.Furnace ControlsGlenn Neff, Vice President, Glass Service-USA
9:10 – 9:15 a.m.Q&A
9:15 – 9:40 a.m.Sensors and the Edge – Jon Strong, Business Development Executive, Insight LLC
9:40 – 9:45 a.m.Q&A
9:45 – 10:10 a.m.Process Automation and Big Data – Tolga Uysal, Project Engineer, Sisecam
10:10 – 10:15 a.m.Q&A
10:15 – 10:45 a.m.BREAK
10:45 – 11:10 a.m.End to End-Forming to Inspection, A Unique ID to Each Bottle with All Known Data – Kenneth Bratton, Manager of Research and Development, Bucher Emhart
11:10 – 11:15 a.m.Q&A
11:15 – 11:40 a.m.Energy Balance Modeling as Soft-Sensor for Furnace Design and Operation – Oscar Verheijen, Glass Expert, Celsian Glass & Solar B.V.
11:40 – 11:45 a.m.Q&A
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.LUNCH
12:45 – 1:45 p.m.SESSION II – RESOURCES

Chairman – Udaya Vempati, PhD, Analytics and Automation Discipline Leader Global Technology – O-I Inc.

12:45 – 1:10 p.m.Toward CO2 Neutral Glass Production – An Update – Oscar Verheijen, Glass Expert – Celsian Glass & Solar B.V.
1:10 – 1:15 p.m.Q&A
1:15 – 1:40 p.m.Future of Refractories and the Impact on the Glass Industry – Bryn Snow, Director, Application Technology, HarbisonWalker International
1:40 – 1:45 p.m.Q&A
1:45 – 4:45 p.m.SESSION III – FURNACE DESIGN

Chairman – Edward W. Ferreira, Furnace Design Engineer – Toledo Engineering Company

1:45 – 2:10 p.m.Float Glass Furnaces Without Fossil Fuels? (Hybrid Furnace Design Considerations) – Wolf Kuhn, PhD, Senior Process Development Expert, Fives Stein Limited by Fives in Glass
2:10 – 2:15 p.m.Q&A
2:15 – 2:40 p.m.Oxy-fuel Furnace Future Drivers and Future Designs and Challenges – Ruediger Nebel, Sales Director, SORG
2:40 – 2:45 p.m.Q&A
2:45 – 3:15 p.m.BREAK
3:15 – 3:40 p.m.HeatOx Preheating System – Ken Kaiser, International Expert, Process Engineering & Combustion, Air Liquide
3:40 – 3:45 p.m.Q&A
3:45 – 4:10 p.m.How Surrogate Models Can Help us to Make Design and Operation Decisions – Erik Muijsenberg, Glass Service Inc.
4:10 – 4:15 p.m.Q&A
4:15 – 4:25 p.m.Concluding Remarks – Keith Bagarus, Director Global Automation, RoviSys
4:25 p.m.SYMPOSIUM ENDS