What does the future hold for the glass manufacturing industry now that Covid-19 is seemingly on the wane? Glass producers face twin pressures of high energy prices and customer requirement for sustainably produced, carbon-neutral packaging. What are the technologies and ideas which can help glass packagers overcome these challenges and what opportunities are there?
The Future Glass Forum aims to provide an exploration of some of these new themes, technologies and trends and help propel the industry forward into the 21st century.
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11:00 ¦ Glass futures: The world’s first global centre of excellence for R&D, innovation and training in glass. Peter Firth, Glass Futures Consultant
11:20 ¦ Special features by BDF for energy-saving strategies. Antonio Hernandez, Americas General Manager, BDF Industries
11:40 ¦ The next generation. Robert Hunter, Director: Sales & Marketing, and Andrew Pea, Senior Sales Manager, Special Shapes Refractory Company
12:00 ¦ Vacuum and compressed air technology for the glass industry. Cristian Eduardo de la Torre, LATAM Sales Engineer, Pneumofore
12:20 ¦ Sustainability through Biosynthetic Technology. Jose Luis Velez, Managing Director, Interglass
14:00 ¦Integrating tradition and innovation in Avant-Garde technologies. Andrea Cella, Sales Area Manager, Antonini
14:20 ¦ Benefits of flexible automatic measurement in glassmaking. Eleonora Bordini, Glass Containers & Car Lightings - International Industry Manager, Marposs
14:40 ¦ The age-old ingredient in glassmaking, which is still the secret to success. Peter Firth, Independent Consultant
15:00 ¦ Challenges in the glass packaging industry: carbon footprint reduction and increased automation. Carlos Sandoval, General Manager – Vitro Automatización, FAMA