Research

The major drivers for IPGR 

IPGR

International Partners

in Glass Research

 

Purpose of IPGR

increase and maintain

the competitiveness of glass

in the packing industry

 

IPGR Members:

 

IPGR Tasks

commercialisation of R&D results

cooperation between the members

 

IPGR works on

improving energy efficiency and

reducing emissions in glass melting

 

Glass packaging for health,

taste and environment

 

IPGR Members:

 

IPGR Tasks

commercialisation of R&D results

cooperation between the members

 

  

   

Two major drivers for IPGR are decreasing the energy consumption during glass-container production and increasing the glass strength. The focus in IPGR research work is especially put on increasing the competitiveness of glass-containers against other materials due to light-weight and stronger containers, increasing the efficiency of manufacturing processes due to the intelligent use and development of innovative materials, and better control of manufacturing processes due to simulation and benchmarking.

On the melting side IPGR is working on improving the energy efficiency of current melting techniques and assessing innovative new melting concepts to enable considerable energy savings. Some developments are currently evaluated for commercialization and information on this will be available soon.

The research objectives in IPGR are:

Increase competiveness in- and outside container glass industry

Optimizing the product

  • Increase container strength
     
  • Increase container quality
     
  • Validate processes
     
  • Product simulation

Optimizing the process

  • Increase energy efficiency
     
  • Optimize glass contact materials
     
  • Process simulation
     
  • Avoid environmentally problematic substance

IPGR

International Partners in Glass Research (IPGR) e.V.

Krantzstra├če 7/ Geb. 87
52070 Aachen

Tel.: 0049 241 809 49 86
Fax: 0049 241 809 21 29
E-Mail: info[@]ipgr.com