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SPEARHEADING NEW INNOVATIONS

The world´s leading glass conference, GPD, brings its special regional application to Istanbul, Turkey, now for the fourth time in March 7-10, 2018. The GPD program, to be organized in conjunction with the Eurasia Window, Glass and Door Exhibition, puts a special emphasis on new innovations in the design, use and processing of glass. ”The

How and why to automate the flat glass tempering process

Lately, we’re hearing a lot about automation, the Internet of Things and digitalization. What do these terms mean? And how do they relate to the glass tempering business? The purpose of automating a glass tempering line is not to add technology to the process just for the sake of technology. Instead, it’s about eliminating non-value-adding

Glass tempering energy consumption: how not to be misled by false data

In this second part of our blog on energy consumption in the glass tempering process, let me go deeper into details to explain some of the principles behind heating and cooling. Knowing the derivation of different metrics will help you better understand the tempering process, as well as the costs linked to its energy requirements.

Meet GPD in coming Glass Industry Events

Glass industry professionals meet in Milan at Vitrum exhibition every two years to check out the latest developments in glass processing and its applications. Vitrum 2017 will take place on 3rd – 6th October at Fiera Milano, Italy. Do not miss the opportunity to hear the GPD 2017 presentation “What’s hot in Glass Processing”, by Miikä Äppelqvist, Glaston, on the 2nd exhibition day 4th October,

Latest in Glastory: Towards better anisotropy

Ever looked at a building’s glass facade through polEver looked at a building’s glass facade through polarized sunglasses? If so, you may have noticed patterning or spotting on it. This phenomenon is called anisotropy – or iridescence – and occurs in tempered glass as a result of heat treatment. Although there are still no standards

GPD 2017 E- BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE!

The 2017 electronic version of the GPD book is now available via the link provided below.  The book contains the white industry papers of GPD 2017. Some of the papers contain links to related PowerPoint presentations given during the event.  The links are located at the left top corner of the papers. When you access the

GPD 2017 E- book is on the way!

The 2017 electronic version of the GPD book is currently underproduction. We expect it to be ready during the month of August, 2017.  It will be available via this website and we will send an announcement when ready. In addition to the white industry papers, the book will contain the following • links to copies

GPD Step Change – who’s coming

Check out which teams are coming to Step Change to present their new disruptive tech to the glass industry! The Tampere Region Economic Development Agency, Tredea have let us use their platform Hackgo to present the startup-teams and their members. Please go check out the new “Who’s coming to Step Change”-section, now under the Hackgo-site!