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Specialist Article VDMA: Recycling flat glass – circular economy with potential

24.11.2020

Sustainability and the circular economy are increasingly influencing work and production processes in glass manufacturing, too. While these aspects have long been key aspects in the hollow glass industry, the flat glass industry is in a more difficult position.
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Specialist Article No. 4: Glass in Modern Architecture

24.11.2020

Cities are growing worldwide. Even today, the earth is populated by just under 8 billion people. By 2050 this figure will have risen to some 9.7 billion people, according to various projections. Most of this population will live in parts of the world that are generally referred to as growth regions, i.e. in Asia, Latin America as well as the African continent...
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Specialist Article No. 3: Digital Skilled Trades

04.11.2020

Many still believe that skilled craftspeople often have difficulties with digitalisation. However, this is not quite true, as shown by a current and representative study commissioned by Bitcom, the German Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and ZDH, the Confederation of German Skilled Crafts. For this study 502 businesses in the skilled trades were polled across Germany.
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Specialist Article No. 2: Glass Production and Sustainability

07.04.2020

Glass production is highly energy-intensive. This is why this industry is constantly looking for ways to increase efficiency and reduce energy consumption at the same time. The use of renewable energies will therefore also play a role at “glasstec 2020” as well as at its special show “glass technology live” held in Düsseldorf from 20 to 23 October 2020.
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Specialist Article No. 1: Digitalisation and Automation in Mechanical Engineering

09.03.2020

Digitalisation and automation are definitely among the most exciting issues for glass manufacturers and processors at this point in time. Needless to say, this will also be a theme at glasstec 2020 as well as at its Special Show “glass technology live” held in Düsseldorf from 20 to 23 October 2020.
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Specialist Article No.9 : Multifunctional and Interactive

17.09.2018

The functionality of glass goes far beyond the proven basic properties of this transparent material – switchable panes replace solar shading, multi-media façades change the architecture of our buildings and glazing becomes an active component thanks to integrated sensors. Smartphones and tablets are just the tip of the iceberg in this development.
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Specialist Article No. 8: Transparent Visions

03.09.2018

The special show glass technology live forms an integral part of glasstec. This year the special show will address the four focal themes Interactive Façades/Display Glass, Energy and Performance, Structural Glass (thick glass/thin glass) and New Technologies. In cooperation with four Technical Universities (Darmstadt, Delft, Dresden and Dortmund) and selected businesses...
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Specialist Article No. 7: Skilled Trades go Digital

16.07.2018

These days everyone is talking about Industry 4.0. But how do things stand with digitalisation in the skilled trades? The challenges facing processors and the changes affecting the profession will be highlighted at glasstec 2018 in Düsseldorf, from 23 to 26/10/2018 – and especially also at the specialist skilled trades event “Handwerk Live” (Crafts Live).
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Specialist Article No. 6: Raising our glasses to the glass industry!

11.06.2018

Glass is a popular and indispensable packaging material for food and beverages of all kinds. Current product trends and innovations in production will be presented by manufacturers at glasstec 2018 in Düsseldorf from 23 to 26 October 2018.
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Specialist Article No. 5: New Display Glass on the Advance

03.05.2018

Practically everyone is familiar with touch screens – primarily thanks to smartphones. These sheer yet extremely scratch-resistant glass surfaces, sometimes featuring rounded edges, are increasingly becoming design elements for modern communication devices. Glass boasts outstanding dielectric properties and ensures low energy losses especially with the high signal frequencies applied in the LTE...
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