GlassTrend member companies can take part in cost-sharing projects on a voluntarily basis. The results are available only for the participating companies.

Current GlassTrend R&D projects:

  • GT10. Batch Pelletizing & Pellet Preheating by Glass Furnace Flue Gases (2008-2013), phase 2
  • GT24. Regenerator refractories for flue gases with high CO levels (LowNOx) (2014 - 2015)
  • GT26. Feasibility study on Foam sensor (mapping of foam characteristics in industrial furnaces) (2015 - )


Recent GlassTrend R&D projects:

  • GT11. Energy Balance Modelling (EBM) of Glass Furnaces (2011-2012)
  • GT18. Control of batch chemistry and melting technology for amber component glasses (2012-2013)
  • GT20. Fining and Transparency of Ultra Clear (solar) Glass (2012-2013)
  • GT23. Prevention & breakdown of foam in industrial furnaces producing borosilicate glasses (2014-2015)

History of GlassTrend R&D projects:

The complete list of GlassTrend R&D projects executed since 2002 can be downloaded here


Project proposals in preparation:

  • GT 27 Redox effects on radiative heat transfer



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