How To Join ICG
Individuals cannot normally become members of the ICG but are instead represented by their local national societies. There are currently member organisations in 33 countries throughout the world, a further 7 associated organisations and 12 associated member companies. Each member organisation can appoint 2 people onto the ICG Council, which meets annually during ICG meetings. A photograph of the Members of Council present at the ICG Conference in Bangkok, Thailand (2015) appears below. Nevertheless suitably qualified individuals are encouraged to assist with the work of the Technical Committees; the route to becoming a committee member is explained below.
A recent change to the constitution has also been made to encourage organisations such as multinational companies, other scientific and technical organisations with an interest in glass, and, where appropriate, large national companies to participate in ICG. Four such organisations have joined recently. If you are interested in becoming involved, please contact our President or Honorary Secretary in the first place.
Current Members of ICG
BV GLAS, Bundesverband Glasindustrie e.V., Germany
European Society of Glass Science and Technology (ESG)
Glass Manufacturing Industry Council of USA
StekloSouz of Russia
The All India Glass Manufacturers Confederation (AIGMF)
Associated Member Companies
Avic Sanxin Co Ltd. China
Borosil Glass Works Limited, Mumbai, India
Bottero S.p.A, Italy
China Glass Holding, China
China Triumph International Engineering Company Ltd
China Yaohua Glass Group Co. Ltd., China
Hangzhou Daming Technology Holding Co. Ltd, China
Henan Ancai Hi-tech Co Ltd, China (ACHT)
Henan Zhongyuan Special Refractories Co. Ltd. China
Ruatai Materials Technology Co. Ltd, China
Saratov Glass Institute Co., Stk., Russia
Shahe Security Industry Co., Ltd, China
PT Timur Makmur Abadi, Indonesia
Viglacera Corporation, Vietnam
Zhengzhou Huitte Refractories Co.,Ltd China
Council 2016 in Shanghai
Joining a Technical Committee
Scientists or engineers working in the area of glass and showing an interest in international collaboration should:
- Identify the specific Technical Committee which comes closest to their particular professional interest and competence.
- Contact the Chairman of the respective Technical Committee to learn about the ongoing projects.
- Inform their National Society or Organisation (which should be a Member of ICG) of their interest in joining a Technical Committee.
The National Societies or Organisations have to approve the nomination as a member of a particular Technical Committee by proposing their candidate to the Chairman of the Coordinating Technical Committee.
This procedure is a safeguard to prevent self nominations and to ensure the competent representation of the respective country.