Sibelco and CelSian have entered into a collaborative agreement to leverage their respective experience and knowhow around raw materials and glass melting processes.

The agreement will involve the sharing of laboratory functions and joint research, and will help both companies to deliver enhanced services to their customers.

Speaking about the collaboration, Sibelco’s Ilse Kenis, EVP, Glass and Performance Materials, said: “Our relationship with CelSian dates back a number of years and we are delighted to bring our cooperation to another level.

“Through this partnership we aim to offer enhanced support to customers in the glass industry seeking innovative solutions to the challenges they face, such as reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions and improving production efficiency.”

Harmen Kielstra, Managing Director of CelSian added: “At CelSian we strongly believe in partnerships to tackle the enormous environmental challenges ahead.

“Our collaboration with Sibelco will enhance new insights and solutions for our customers. The fact that Sibelco’s major laboratory is only 30 minutes drive from CelSian’s laboratory is very practical and will make working together on a regular and frequent basis possible.”