Chapter 5. Specialty Glass: A Vision of the Future Plant—Products, Processes, People

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Richard J. Sphon

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470313237.ch5

Proceedings of the 51st Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 3/4

Proceedings of the 51st Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 3/4

How to Cite

Sphon, R. J. (1991) Specialty Glass: A Vision of the Future Plant—Products, Processes, People, in Proceedings of the 51st Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 3/4 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313237.ch5

Author Information

  1. Corning Incorporated Corning, NY 14831

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1991

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374986

Online ISBN: 9780470313237

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Keywords:

  • efficiency;
  • formulations;
  • characteristics;
  • horizon;
  • glass-ceramic

Summary

Issues and concerns facing the specialty glass industry are creating industry-wide changes in products, processes, and people. By examining these issues and concerns and the directions in which they are leading us, we can develop a vision of what the specialty glass industry might look like 10 years from now. The industry of the future will be shaped by new products and processes, tighter product and process specifications, environmental and liability concerns, partnership in the workplace requirements, work-force diversity, and the effect of lower capital investments and increased process efficiency on the bottom line.