TC04 aims to promote global visibility of biomedical glasses and stimulate collaborations between academics and industry. Examples are outreach projects (public and end user engagement), input into international standards, liaising with professional bodies, conference organisation and scientific publications and road mapping.
TC05: Waste Vitrification
TC05 is concerned with Nuclear and Hazardous Waste Vitrification. The TC05 hosted numerous sessions and workshops for the purpose of engaging others in waste vitrification and dissemination of relevant technical information. To achieve this purpose, the committee members organized a variety of events.
TC12: Pharma Packaging
TC12 has the main general objective to verify the “weaknesses” of glass containers for pharmaceutical products in front of the demands of new drugs and new drug delivery systems, and to identify the R&D needs in this field. The short term project is aimed to better understand the interaction of the glass surface.
TC16: Nanostructured glass and coating by wet chemistry
At present, the main goal of TC16 is to perform collaborative research focused around the development of nanostructured functional coatings for solar management, in particular doped-glass coatings for photovoltaic solar cells and coatings based on ZnO doped with aliovalent cations (for example Ga, Ge, Si, etc.) for solar control.
TC20 : Photonic glasses and optical fibers
TC20 focuses on glasses finding their application in optoelectronics and photonics. All the aspects of research & development are considered, going from design and fundamental properties to characterization and applications. In the recent years much attention has been devoted to new materials (glasses and glass-ceramics) for Lighting and Solar Energy.
TC24: Coatings on Glass
Agree the technical committee’s role in ongoing work in the Self Cleaning and Reduced Maintenance Areas, the key challenge being to establish the role of TC24 in the ongoing standardisation activities now being undertaken by CEN TC129. Continue to develop technical understanding of transparent conductive oxide coatings through the use of round robin testing and new tests.
TC28: Glass fibres for reinforcement and insulation
The Technical Committee on “Glass Fibers for Reinforcement and Insulation” was established in 2016 and officially approved by ICG in 2017. With an increase of the demand for protecting our climate, glass fibers are playing an increasingly important role, specifically in light vehicle, lightweight structure, renewable energy production, thermal insulation, etc., all of which contribute either to energy generation or to energy saving.