Şişecam Discusses the Future of Glass at Annual Symposium
The Şişecam Glass Symposium, held with the participation of 525 glass professionals, discussed new technologies and the future of the glass industry.
Şişecam Group recently hosted leading names from the world glass industry at its 33rd Annual Glass Symposium. The Şişecam Glass Symposium, held with the participation of 525 glass professionals, discussed new technologies and the future of the glass industry.
“First held in 1985 with the objective of sharing the in-house knowledge, strengthening skills and competencies within our group, the Şişecam Glass Symposium has become the most important synergy of the glass industry in our country in recent years that brings scientists, industrialists and executives together,” said Ahmet Kırman, Şişecam vice chairman and CEO. “The increasing interest of the national and international universities, research institutions and companies in the Şişecam Glass Symposium and the number of participants which honors us are strong indications that the steps taken so far have been in the right direction.
“Scientific and technological developments redefine the glass and the areas of its use. While there is no sector left without glass, functions given to glass, glass products and its areas of use today increase at such scale that it forces the imagination of all of us. Scientists and industrialists who work continuously to expand the boundaries of the glass industry state that this century will be the age of glass.”
According to Şener Oktik, chief research and technological development officer, “We carry out our research and technological development activities at 28 separate specialty laboratories within Şişecam Science Technology and Design Center established in 2014 with a closed area of 9,400 square meters. A total of 525 glass industry professionals registered for the 33rd Annual Şişecam Glass Symposium. At the symposium that began with a special opening session and lasted with six parallel sessions, 14 speakers invited from abroad and locally shared their knowledge and information. As part of the symposium, 80 papers in total including 78 oral and two posters were presented.”
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