The Furnace Solutions 2023 conference will focus on Living in the Glass Age.

It has issued a Call for Papers for speakers who like to present at the event.

The theme Living in the Glass Age, will again explore the road to sustainability. If you feel you have something to offer and would like to present a paper, please get in touch.

Please contact either

Alan Stephens – email: Tel: +44 (0)7736 071257


Kevin Rivers – email: Tel: +44 (0)7725 957500

The Melting and Technical Committee of the Society of Glass Technology is pleased to confirm that the 2023 Furnace Solutions conference will again be held at the Totally Wicked Stadium, home of St Helens Rugby League Club on June 7 and 8.

Attracting attendees from the UK, Europe and the around the world, conference offers an opportunity to highlight issues and opportunities, and showcases best practices and technologies for the glass industry as it moves towards a future without fossil fuels.

As part of the conference we hope be able to offer a tour of the new Glass Futures building to see the facilities that will soon be available.

The 2022 conference was well received, attracting over 100 delegates.

The programme included papers on hydrogen and biofuel combustion trails, electric melting and glass conditioning, energy and CO2 reduction, heat recovery and the road to NetZero, new refractories, refractory coatings, alternate raw materials, and hydrogen combustion and supply.

The Michael Garvey Award for the best paper was won by Lara Edison from Encirc.

Registration for the conference will open soon.

The prices for the two-day-conference are £80 for SGT members and £150 for non-members.

The Geoff Evans Dinner will again take place on the Wednesday evening in the Totally Wicked Stadium (details to be announced).