GMIC, Industry Reps, Form Usable Glass Strength Coalition
December 13, 2012

The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC) and other industry representatives have joined together to form the Usable Glass Strength Coalition, according to an announcement from the GMIC. The group will focus on basic research in the area of glass strength properties.

The coalition’s goal is to advance, develop and promote fundamental, pre-competitive research applicable to increase the usable strength of glass across all glass sectors (container, flat, specialty, fiber, etc.); provide an opportunity for glass researchers to develop expertise in areas suitable for industrial applications; and develop tools and measurement techniques for the advancement of glass science.

The coalition will host its inaugural board of directors meeting in January 2013 to finalize an operating plan.

Interested parties should contact the interim chairman of the board, Doug Trenkamp, at douglas.trenkamp@o-i.com or GMIC executive director Bob Lipetz at rwlipetz@gmic.org .

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