Chapter 8. Update on the Glass Industry of the Future

  1. Charles H. Drummond III
  1. Theodore R. Johnson

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294406.ch8

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 57th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 18, Issue 1

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 57th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 18, Issue 1

How to Cite

Johnson, T. R. (1997) Update on the Glass Industry of the Future, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 57th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 18, Issue 1 (ed C. H. Drummond), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294406.ch8

Author Information

  1. Department of Energy, Washington DC

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1997

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375464

Online ISBN: 9780470294406

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Keywords:

  • equipment;
  • energy;
  • mechanisms;
  • pollution;
  • information

Summary

On April 29, 1996, representatives from the glass industry and the Secretary of Energy signed a compact that allows them to work together in good faith on common long-term R&D objectives. This compact reflects those common industry objectives identified in “Glass: A Clear Vision for a Bright Future.” This industry/government process is composed of three planning documents developed by industry and facilitated by government. They are the vision, technology road maps, and implementation plan. The first step in the process of this industry/government partnership, the vision document, is a snapshot of the current and anticipated needs for this energy- and material-intensive industry. This presentation will expand on this document and its key areas of production efficiency, energy efficiency/conservation, recycling, environmental protections, and innovative uses. Additionally, the partnership process will be clarified and the current status of the industry road maps, to be initiated in May 1996, and existing projects that have been selected to meet the vision and road maps will be reported. The need for a glass industry and government partnership was presented at the Conference on Glass Problems in October 1995. This presentation will further clarify that partnership and indicate its current progress.