The Şişecam Glass Symposium, held with the participation of 525 glass professionals and attracted great attention, discussed the future of the glass industry and new technologies.
Şişecam Group Vice Chairman and CEO Prof. Ahmet Kırman drew attention to the rapid development of the functions and the use of glass products in his opening speech. “Scientists and industrialists who work continuously to expand the boundaries of the glass industry state that this century will be the age of glass,” Prof. Kırman said.
Şişecam Group, a global actor in all main areas of glass industry as well as soda and chrome compounds, organized the 33rd Annual Şişecam Glass Symposium in Istanbul. At the Şişecam Glass Symposium attracted great attention and held with 525 participants, the world leading glass industry representatives and scientists discussed the future of the glass industry and new technologies.
Şişecam Group Vice President and CEO Prof. Ahmet Kırman stated the importance of the organization that brought the glass professionals and academicians together in Istanbul, “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. 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,” said Prof. Kırman.
"Scientists and industrialists state that this century will be the age of glass"
Stating that Şişecam Group and other global industry actors had taken important steps to move the glass industry and technology further, Kırman said, “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.”
Şişecam Group Chief Research & Technological Development Officer Prof. Şener Oktik noted that Şişecam is one of the first institutions in Turkey that carried out R&D activities and added, “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.”
Stating that the increasing interest of the national and international universities, research institutions and companies as well as Şişecam researchers and employees in the only and most powerful platform in the area of glass science and technology is encouraging for future steps, Prof. Oktik said, "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.”