Chapter 8. Technology Priorities: Results of the Glass Technology Roadmap Workshop

  1. John Kieffer
  1. Theodore Johnson

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294468.ch8

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 58th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 19, Issue 1

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 58th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 19, Issue 1

How to Cite

Johnson, T. (1998) Technology Priorities: Results of the Glass Technology Roadmap Workshop, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 58th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 19, Issue 1 (ed J. Kieffer), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294468.ch8

Author Information

  1. U. S. Department of Energy, Washington, D. C.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375563

Online ISBN: 9780470294468

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Keywords:

  • glass technology;
  • roadmap workshop;
  • american glass industry;
  • global competition;
  • american economy

Summary

The American glass industry has taken an important step in defining its future in response to changing market and business conditions. The industry faces exciting new opportunities but also serious challenges. New technology is expected to play a defining role in creating a competitive advantage for U. S. glass manufacturers. Advanced glass technology can lower production costs and create high-profit, innovative products to compete with other materials and foreign competitors. However, the complexity of new products and the intensity of global competition require that glass producers adopt new strategies for developing and applying innovative technologies.