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"The Heart of the Glass Industry": 25th glasstec in autumn 2018



As of now companies in the fields of machine manufacturing, industry and skilled crafts can register for glasstec 2018 - International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing and Products. From 23 to 26 October 2018 glasstec will celebrate its 25th edition.

 - glasstec, the leading trade fair for the glass industry, will celebrate its 25th edition from 23 to 26 October 2018.
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glasstec, the leading trade fair for the glass industry, will celebrate its 25th edition from 23 to 26 October 2018.

glasstec is the leading trade fair for the glass industry, registering more than 1,230 exhibitors from over 50 countries in 2016. It covers the entire value chain for glass with an unrivalled cross-section of top-notch companies. Thanks to the high international exhibitors’ attendance glasstec also attracts a high-calibre audience. At the last glasstec in 2016 71% of the over 40,000 trade visitors came from abroad.

In addition to the exhibitors’ wide and varied ranges covering the areas of glass production, manufacturing technology, glass finishing and processing as well as numerous glass products and applications, glasstec has a unique and extensive programme of supporting events in store. For many years the highlight has been the Special Show glass technology live. Now under the guidance of Prof. Ulrich Knaack (Technical University of Darmstadt) forward-looking exhibits from glass technology, production and applications will be presented. The Special Show will be complemented by the glasstec conference.

As a major think-tank the glasstec conference pools the well-known lectures by high-calibre speakers thereby fusing theory and practice. The series of meetings will be kicked off by “function meets glass” on Monday before the official start of glasstec. Also forming an integral component again will be “engineered transparency” and the Architecture Congress, which will be dovetailed even more closely. The glass processing crafts will be presented for the third time now in their Special Show “Craft live”. Here the top innovations will be demonstrated in practical applications on an activity area. At the “glass art” exhibition leading international artists will be showcased. Exhibitors can register for glasstec at the direct link