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 31 countries throughout the world, a further 5 associated organisations and 10 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


 Bulgaria  Bulgarian Commission on Glass
 Czech Republic  
 Denmark  Danish Ceramic Society
 Hungary  Szilikatipari Tudomanyos Egyesulet
 Iran  Iran Glass Association
 Netherlands  Nationaal Comite van de Nederlandse Glasindustrie (NCNG)
 Poland  Institute of Glass and Ceramics
 Russia  National Commission on Glass, NCG, of the Russian Academy of Sciences
 Thailand  Bureau of Community Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology
 United Kingdom  

Associated Organisations

BV GLAS, Bundesverband Glasindustrie e.V., Germany
Glass Manufacturing Industry Council of USA
of Russia
The All India Glass Manufacturers Confederation (AIGMF)

Associated Member Companies

Avensis, Germany
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
 Co., Stk., Russia
Shahe Anquan Industry Co., Ltd, China
格鲁竞技 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.

格鲁竞技 This procedure is a safeguard to prevent self nominations and to ensure the competent representation of the respective country.

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