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GPD Finland 2019 – call for papers

In GPD Finland 2019 we take a smarter look on the challenges the industry faces today regarding the ever-changing demands on planning of cities, building design, energy-efficiency and suitability in the environmental. The buzzword out there now is smart cities and our eyes will be on how smart glass will fit in the smart city environment. There will be

Latest in Glastory: Summary of worldwide glass trends from GPD 2017

Almost a year ago, over 650 international participants gathered together in the sunny city of Tampere, Finland, for the world’s leading glass industry conference, Glass Performance Days 2017. This blog touches briefly on the topics you can find in the summary report of presentations from the conference. The complete e-Book is available for download at www.gpd.fi. “Knowledge

The search of true convection performance in the term jungle

by Miika Äppelqvist Full convection, forced convection, focused convection, recirculated convection – the list of terms goes on and on. I work full time with tempering solutions, and even I have difficulties understanding all the terms used in the industry. I can only imagine how difficult it must be for glass processors to cope with

Latest in Glastory: No more flat thinking for a curved world

Bent and tempered glass has long been of great interest to the market. The process of creating high-quality tempered bent glass has evolved over the years. Continued research and development, the best use of the latest technology and the experience of industry experts have opened up new dimensions in glass. Such a common material is

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