Glass packaging and homeware workshop

The agenda includes the basic chemistry of glass and its manufacturing process, environmental and sustainability considerations, glass performance, defects and product specifications, as well as appropriate due diligence and chemical compliance testing. 

Focusing on glass products used throughout the food, drink and retail sectors, this workshop is ideal for those working in roles from packaging design to quality assurance. This day will give you the tools and knowledge to work with glass more effectively. 

  

What you will learn about: 

  • Introduction to glass and glass manufacturing  

  • What is glass? 

  • Types of glass 

  • Overview of the glass industry  

  • Glass production process  

  • Glass and the environment  

  • Recycling 

  • Sustainability activity  

  • Emissions 

  • Glass performance  

  • Glass strength  

  • Overview of failure, fractures and defects  

  • Glass design  

  • Innovation in glass packaging  

  • Glass and other packaging materials  

  • Current trends 

Meet the glass experts:

Daniel Capon

Daniel Capon

Technical Manager
Daniel is a specialist in glass analysis and focuses on XRF and SEM. He has worked in the glass industry since 1999 and overseas our glass properties and environmental departments. Read More
Dr Nick Kirk

Dr Nick Kirk

Technical Director
Nick is a glass expert with decades of experience in all aspects of sustainability, glass production, and product design across the global glass supply chain. Read More

Areas of expertise:

Glass production Sustainability and recycling Product design
Chris Holcroft

Chris Holcroft

Principal Technologist
Chris joined Glass Technology Services in 2005 and has expertise in environmental process improvement, resource efficiency, recycling and circular economy. He is also involved with the development, manufacture, and practical applications of novel glass products. Read More

Areas of expertise:

Oliver Wallwork

Oliver Wallwork

Senior Technologist
With a strong background in materials science and analytical chemistry, Oliver has been testing glass and investigating instances of product failure since 2014. Read More

Areas of expertise:

Glass fractography including pharmaceutical and specialist glasses SEM imaging and compositional analysis Delivering training courses and webinars

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