ICG committees …. progress report and many new actions

2012-08-06 | Representative organizations

The most recent meeting of the International Commission on Glass (ICG) was held in Italy, at the Stevanato Group Headquarters. During the meeting, Coordinating Technical Committees first, followed by the Steering Committee, met and presented delegates with activities, successes, research and possible interactions.

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Twenty delegates from ICG’s Steering and Coordinating Technical Committees (CTC) gathered at the Stevanato Group Headquarters in Piombino Dese, Italy, towards the end of 2011. The CTC meeting started with a technical session, where the Committee chairs presented the last year’s activities, highlighting successes, future research directions, areas of possible interaction with other Technical Committees (TCs), and any membership issues. The shorter Business session the following morning was to support these activities, whilst also guiding the proposed future directions. The Steering Committee met next and covered topics ranging from the development of a responsible financial approach in a challenging economic environment, to membership changes of the ICG.

A new and better balanced cluster structure
The CTC has recently developed a new and better balanced cluster structure. This new structure has worked well and the individual cluster coordinators reported positively (Basics – Prof. R. Vacher; Applications – Prof. R. Vacher for Prof. R. Brow; Characterization – Dr. V. Rupertus; Glass Production – Prof. R. Beerkens; Education, History and Communications  – Prof. J. M. Parker). Operationally the Production Cluster has been the most difficult, because of the close relationship of its TCs with commercial interests and also the legislature; to solve this, joint meetings of different TCs are developing road maps for future activities in pre-competitive areas.
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