The following listing of consultants for the glass industry has been compiled from a survey of Society of Glass Technology Members of all grades; personal, collective and journal patron. The list was compiled for information purposes only, it is not a comprehensive representation of all the Society Members. Inclusion does not mean the services offered are endorsed by the Society.
Other sources of information on consultants and companies offering such services include: Glass’s European Directory and Buyer’s Guide, Glass Industry’s Directory Issue and the World Glassware Industry Directory. Copies of these are held in the Society’s Library.
Mr R D Argent FSGT
Argent Enterprises Inc, P O Box 163, Graysville, PA 15337-0163, USA
Tel: 724 499 5800
Fax: 724 499 5715
Speciality: Glass and glass related subjects
Prof. Paul A. Bingham
Professor of Glasses and Ceramics, Sheffield Hallam University Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield. S1 1WB
Tel: +44 (0)114 2256449
Specialist areas: Energy and environmental issues; radioactive and non-radioactive waste management and vitrification; development of new and novel glass formulations; glass batch and chemistry modification to meet legislative and economic targets.
Other areas: Coloured glasses; optical properties; glass chemistry; analysis
Professor M P Brungs
University of New South Wales, School of Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia
Tel: +61 2 9385 54306
Speciality: Glazing problems and failures with toughened, laminated, annealled and coated glass. Glass fracture analysis, both window and container glass.
Other interests: Glass chemistry/analysis, measurement of glass oxidation state.
Mr J Ford
J F C Consultancy, 9 Southfields View, Netherton, WAKEFIELD, West Yorkshire, WF4 4HR, UK
Speciality: Manufacturing and general management consultancy. Glass fibre, container and double glazing. Quality control of raw materials and introduction of ISO9000
Other interests: Coated glass and project management of the introduction of new products and processes.
Mr J Henderson
Henderson Technology Ltd, 19 Mortomley Lane, High Green, SHEFFIELD, South Yorkshire, S35 3HS, UK
Tel: +44 (0)114 284 6580
Fax: +44 (0)114 284 7546
Speciality: Independent Consultant working in all areas of glass formulation, melting, manufacture and end use. Confidential and sensitive work. Manufacturing & general management, change management, business development, problem solving. Market and competition studies, technical writing & technical assistance in due diligence. Experienced in the design, manufacture and end use of glass in the coloured, scientific, technical, lighting, domestic, giftware and container market sectors. Expert witnessSupplier of special glasses and components. Design and manufacturing service available.
Other interests: Strategic and policy management. Marketing. Vitrification of waste. Technology transfer. History of glass and glass making.
Dr D B Hollis
University of Paisley, Dept of Physics, High Street, Paisley, Strathclyde, PA1 1BE, UK
Tel: +44 (0)141 848 3606
Fax: +44 (0)141 848 3616
Speciality: Novel optical and electronic glasses; structure; property relationships
Other interests: Coloured glass – control of batch and furnace redox.
Mr D A Oldfield
1 The Green, Elvington, YORK, North Yorkshire, YO41 4AF, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1904 607086
Fax: +44 (0)1904 607086
Speciality: Glass container hot end ware handling, radial transfers, conveyors, stackers design, build install conmmissioning and overhaul of ware transfers. Consultancy on bottle handling
Other interests: Transfer of tableware and synchronisation of glass production lines.
Mr J A Reynolds C.Chem, MRSC, FSGT,
4 Chilvers Court, Brayton, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 9SX, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1757 708 829
Fax: +44 (0)1757 210062
Speciality: Raw materials (properties, processing and marketing), glass batches and compositions, laboratory testing, advice and training.
Neil G Simpson BEng(Hons) CEng MEI FSGT MIRefEng
Independent Consultant – Combustion, Energy and Glass
Simpson Combustion & Energy Ltd
Laurel Bank Tower Road
AYTON (by Eyemouth)
Mobile Tel: (+44) 07711206522
Telephone: (+44) 01890 781 093
Specialist Areas: High temperature air and oxy-fuel combustion for the Glass and high temperature process industries. Proven record of troubleshooting combustion issues. Portfolio of combustion product development commercialisation with several patents issued and pending. With a degree in Energy Engineering and Chartered Member of the Energy Institute ability to support Energy Audits and ESOS.
Dr T T Volotinen
Ofcon Optical Fiber Consultants AB, Kolonivagen 12, 82450 Hudiksvall, Sweden
Tel: +46 650 18429, +46 70 2462941
Speciality: optical fibres, materials of optical fibres, reliability, lifetimes, testing, strength, silica glass and properties, optical glasses
Other interests: Transmission properties and theories of fibre optics, components of fibre optics, optical fibre labels, optical communications networks
Professor E D Zanotto
Universidade Federal de Sao Carlo, Dept de Engenharia de Mater, Via Washington Luiz KM 235, Sao Carlos 13.560, Brazil
Speciality: Crystallisation and devitrification glass properties; glass-ceramics