Ametek Land has become a member of Glass Futures, the Global Centre of Excellence for glass in research and development, innovation, and training.

Ametek Land is working with Glass Futures and its members to make glass the low-carbon material of choice by providing and developing new innovative processes and technologies throughout the global supply chain.

Ametek Land is using its thermal imaging system (NIR-B-2K-Glass), for furnace monitoring and combustion optimisation.

The NIR-B-2K-Glass system has been specifically developed to return precise temperature measurements in glass furnace applications and support melt tank furnace control, campaign life asset production and extension, glass production efficiency and throughput and, importantly, energy efficiency and emissions reduction.

In collaborating with Glass Futures, Ametek Land can support the sector's move towards a more sustainable, zero-carbon future by demonstrating what can be achieved when the industry, academia, partners, and funders work together.

Philippe Kerbois, Ametek Land's Global Industry Manager for Glass, said: "By joining Glass Futures, we're uniting with leading organisations, all with the same aim for the glass industry – to encourage new developments and technologies, in particular, to develop more sustainable processes.

"This will help to reduce our CO2 footprint in the coming years as part of our decarbonisation journey."

Aston Fuller, General Manager at Glass Futures said, “With such a high interest in digital technologies I am confident that both Ametek Land and Glass Futures’ members will benefit from the opportunities afforded by our growing membership”.