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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!

Greater availability of material is opening up our world

James Carpenter, an artist, designer and founder of New-York-based James Carpenter Design Associates Inc., is one of key speakers at the opening ceremony of the 25-year anniversary GPD event this year.  At the event, James will be presenting an overview of the main technological developments in the industry over the past 25 years and share

GPD Step Change 2017 – LightGlass introduces a new technology to the smart glass market

Q: Can you introduce your  company, what you do, where you’re from and what phase you’re in now? LightGlass introduces a new technology to the smart glass market: self-illuminating glass. Our patented technology ALED provides high-quality daylight simulation for rooms with little or no access to natural daylight. It provides both high-end lighting and switchable

Great opportunity for new players

With 25 years behind GPD, Saverio Pasetto, Façade Technical Director at Skanska in the UK, is a strong supporter of the event and sees that it now offers a great opportunity to add new players who can add breadth and depth to the presentations and discussions. Saverio only started coming to GPD in 2013 when

GPD Step Change – Meet Israeli based nanotechnology startup Gauzy

Q: Can you introduce your company, what you do, where you’re from and what phase you’re in now. Gauzy is focused on developing, manufacturing, and marketing liquid crystal materials, and patented controllers, which allow glass to switch from transparent to opaque on demand. LCG (liquid crystal glass) provides a unique added value to any space