13 - 17 May 2024
09:00 - 17:30 CET
Yorkshire, UK

The training course is an excellent introduction for new entrants to the glass industry and a perfect refresher for more experienced ones. This course contains a global overview of key glass making technologies from raw materials till the glass forming process.

At the end of the training, you will have a clear view of the industrial glass production process, understanding of the current and future challenges, and plenty of ideas to optimize your process. This comprehensive course was developed in cooperation with the National Committee of theDutch glass industry (NCNG).


The topics covered in the general glass technology course are listed below. A visit to a glass factory is generally organized during one afternoon.

  • Glass and furnace technology
  • Glass structure and properties
  • Raw materials and recycling
  • Batch-to-melt conversion
  • REACH directive
  • Redox definitions
  • Glass color
  • Sulfate chemistry and fi ning
  • Foaming
  • Defects : bubbles and seeds
  • Heat transfer
  • Evaporati on
  • Furnace types and designs
  • Process control
  • NOx reduction
  • Emissions
  • Sustainability
  • Electrical boosting
  • Energy efficiency
  • Carbon capture h
  • Refractory materials
  • Defects: solid inclusions
Corinne Claireaux
Corinne Claireaux studied glass and materials chemistry in Rennes and obtained her PhD from the Sorbonne University in Paris in 2014. She worked as an internal trainer and R&D project leader for Saint-Gobain, improving or developing new glass formulations for different businesses and products (float, glass wool, glass-ceramics). She joined CelSian as a glass scientist and trainer in 2019.
Sjoerd Stelwagen
Sjoerd Stelwagen studied Chemical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology. Directly after his study he started as a Technical Specialist at the Furnace department of Ardagh Glass in Dongen, The Netherlands, where he later became Batch and Furnace Manager. He then evolved as EHS manager for the Benelux plants. With more than 16 years of practical glass making experience, he joined Celsian in 2021 to work as a project manager and trainer.
Neil Simpson
Neil Simpson graduated in Energy Engineering from Edinburgh Napier University. He developed burners for the glass industry with Laidlaw Drew and BOC, was a glass industry specialist at Eclipse and became an independent consultant in 2014. With over 20 published patent applications, Neil is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Society of Glass Technology. He became a CelSian registered trainer in 2015 and has organized multiple UK-based courses since then.
Price The price per participant is 3.190 EUR. This is the equivalent of 6 tons of glass.

Training costs € 3.190,- per participant. Prices include 5 lunches and 2 dinners for the on-site participants. Prices exclude the living costs of the participants, tax and duties.

The 6th participant from the same company can join FOR FREE.
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