Step Change 2017

The GPD conference is celebrating its 25th year this summer. The conference will be held on 28–30 June 2017 in Tampere, Finland. This year we have already 140 confirmed speakers for the conference sessions and workshops, 800 attendants are expected to join us in a new venue with exciting new possibilities. This year as a

Season’s Greetings

GPD team wishes happy and relaxing holidays for everyone! Participation registration is now open and the early bird registration fee is valid until Dec 31, 2016. To use our offer go to our registration platform.  If you are interested in speaking the abstract submission is open until Jan 20, 2017. To submit please go to GPD

Reshaping bus windshields with modern technology

By Juha Karisola   Windshields for both long-haul and city buses have evolved over the years. Today, they require much more sophistication to keep up with the latest environmental and production regulations. Passengers and drivers, too, require more in terms of comfort and safety. By selecting modern technology, glass processors can effectively serve both markets

Convection in glass lamination to future-proof your process

By Jussi Niemioja Lamination – the process to help glass achieve improved strength, stability and sound insulation – is increasingly becoming popular in the modern glass-processing business. Besides being used to create innovative glass designs, lamination is growing in popularity because today’s glazing industry is imposing ever stricter safety standards. Lamination is an easy way

Abstracts submission deadline extended

Due to several requests, we have now extended the lower speaking fee deadline for submitting abstracts for GPD finland 2017 to 6.11.2017. We hope you will take advantage of this. To submit your abstract, use the link below GPD Finland 2017 abstract submission platform In case you may want to arrange a half-day or one-day

Time to issue call for papers for GPD Finland 2017

Dear Colleagues, Time again to issue a Call for Papers – to another Glass Performance Days event and one that will out-perform its predecessors. Again we introduce new thoughts and concepts, streamline our arrangements and sharpen our focus. Growth – Knowledge – New Generation is our theme for 2017. In issuing this summons, it strikes

The Value of Pushing Limits

By Jonathan Cohen The art of pushing the limits or boundaries has been practiced for decades. Pushing limits has its pros and cons. It could be very costly if not successful. However, when successful, it ends up with the creation of new products, services or processes that normally add value to organizations and society. According

Understanding the tempering line costs and payback

By Miika Äppelqvist A tempering line investment is usually one of the biggest investments a glass processing factory can make. However, the costs related to the investment are more than just the machine alone. The calculation may seem simple, however, different companies value different factors in a very different way. The methods of calculation might

The true value of continuously connecting the dots…

We all tend to believe in what we do, thus allowing self assertion to creep up on us and take over. But most often than not, the true fruit of ones labor can easily be spotted by both friend and foe. So if you truly believe in what you do, then why not step back and allow