This course is designed to give delegates a broad understanding of glass as a material covering manufacture, properties, uses and environmental impacts.
The course combines both theoretical and practical sessions where delegates will have the opportunity to:
- Help make their own glass object
- Test glass products for strength
- Attempt to identify different types of glass to remove contaminants from glass collected for recycling
- Experiment with different glass coatings to see the effect these have on the glass product.
- Introduction to the glass sector
- Glass forming
- Properties and uses of glass
- Inspection and quality control
- Glass batch and melting
- Common glass defects and their causes
- Glass furnaces and melting technology
- Surface protection and coatings
In this Section
Many glass making terms have entered the language: 'Coddswallop': Hiram Codd invented the marble stoppered 'pop' bottle in the 1870s, and millions of the bottles were made, particularly in South Yorkshire. 'Wallop' was the name given to the cheap beer of the day, and beer drinkers dubbed the contents of the codd bottle 'a load of coddswallop'.