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A Glass Technology Forum Presented By Hotwork & Fosbel 

Hotbels 2019 

The 34th Hotbels Seminar

Tuesday & Wednesday

April 23rd & 24th, 2019


Hotbels 2019 Speakers:


Carry-Over, Evaporation & Their Impact on Furnace Lifetime

Lieke de Cock, CelSian Glass & Solar

Glass is a Remarkable Material

John Brown, Corning Inc.

Alternative Furnace Design: Past, Present & Future

Brian Naveken, TECO

The Impact of Operation Variations on Refractory Wear

Bryn Snow, HarbisonWalker International

Colloidal Silica Bonded Products for Glass Furnace Construction & Repair

Tom Fisher, Magneco-Metrel

Glass Melting Furnace Hot Repairs

Jan Schep, O-I Corporation

Reality-Capture Technologies & Solutions: An Update

Christopher A. Hetro, PE, Borton-Lawson

RapidBuild™: Innovative Construction

Kevin Lievre, Fosbel



Check back often; more Speakers and Topics to be announced!!



Hotbels 2019 Seminar Information: 


Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa 

The Griffin Gate Marriott is located at 1800 Newtown Pike in Lexington, Kentucky.

Getting Here:
In addition to the Lexington - LEX (12 miles) airport, the hotel is also in close proximity to the Cincinnati - CVG (68 miles) and Louisville - SDF (80 miles) airports, which may provide more affordable    flight options.

Wednesday Afternoon Activities: 

Keeneland Park Race Track 

Tour and Tasting at West Sixth Brewery 

The BTU Award:

Congratulations to Harbison Walker, recipient of the 2018 Hotbels BTU Award, accepted by Ms. Bryn Snow, HWI!