Session Jointly Organised By GSI, CGCRI, BIS and IIT Madras
The first webinar on Indian standards for glass and its architectural and general purposes was held on October 9, 2020.
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Glazing Society of India (GSI), CSIR – Centre for Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI) and Indian Institute of Technology Madras jointly organized the webinar.
The session covered Indian standards for float glass, heat strengthened glass, toughened glass, laminated glass and insulated glazing unit used for architectural and other general purposes. The target audience for the webinar included float manufacturers, glass processors, fabricators, builders, government, professionals and others.
The webinar began with a welcome address by A R Unnikrishnan, chairman of GSI, followed by a mention of the programme objective by Dr K Annapurna, Senior Principal Scientist and head of Glass Division at CGCRI.
Ajay K Lal, Chemical Department head at BIS gave a special address. This was followed by a keynote address by J R Chowdhury, Deputy Director General (Standardization), BIS.
The inaugural address by presented by Dr K Muraleedharan, Director, CGCRI, and Chairman, CHD 10, BIS. Prof (Dr) S Arul Jayachandran, Professor and Head, SGRT Facility, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras, gave a vote of thanks to all who took part in the session. Sachin Menon, Member Secretary, CHD 10, BIS, gave a presentation on the overview of Indian glass standards. Dr K Annapurna gave a presentation on float glass. This was followed by a presentation on heat strengthened and insulating glazing unit by Sharanjit Singh, GSI member, and one on standard for safety glass by G N Gohul Deepak, Director, GSI. A question and answer session took place after the presentations.