Building materials, systems and components have been outsourced to different markets for different reasons. Reasons such as size, color and type availability as well as cost are some of the factors that impact outsourcing. All building materials, systems and components need to satisfy and abide to standards and regulations; regardless of the country of origin. […]

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Vicente Montes-Amoros

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HEAL is a collaborative, transparent and innovative ecosystem transforming the construction value chain through innovative technology solutions, impatient disruption and novel partnerships. Construction industry suffers from low productivity and is not digitally mature. Prices of buildings are record high and still one of six Europeans lives in an unhealthy building. Potential for improving the status […]

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Julia Ahvenainen

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Thomas Noreila

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Thin glass with thicknesses between 0.5 and 1.1 mm is being used more and more in automotive applications. While thin glass is gaining interest in exterior glazing of cars for some time, the main driver today are displays in the interior of the car. Automotive displays require unique features of the display glass that result […]

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Robert Prange

Dr. / Managing Director

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Everyone is talking since a few years about Digitalization. Whether for private or industrial customers, it changes all areas of life: The way we stay informed, the way we travel, the way we buy things – and also the way we manufacture products. The next industrial revolution already started and Industry 4.0 has emerged as […]

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Philippe Thiel

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IoT requires organized communication between devices. Adding machinery (devices) into industrial environments, today, requires individual interfaces with efforts getting out of control. The only way out: Standardization! Standardization requires acceptance by all stakeholders and will likely fail if pushed into the market from outside. That is why VDMA launched a joint team to address standardization […]

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Gesine Bergmann

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We limit ourselves to the production of single pieces and small batches, with applications predominantly in construction (e.g. windows, curtain walls, doors, showers, mirrors, kitchen splash backs) and interior design (e.g. display cases, furniture). The vast majority of current standard software solutions is based on a classical client server architecture. There are different solutions with […]

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Hans Kull

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The paper describes the world flat glass industry and business, the evolution during last years and the current status with focus on regions of the world and main companies. 21 graphs and/or tables will present localisation of float glass lines in the world, main companies with associated fundamental financial figures, selling prices in several regions […]

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Bernard Savaëte

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The digital platform is transforming the world around us. It is changing how we think and behave; how we design and build. It has given rise to the ability to leverage silicone solutions to respond to ever increasingly geometrically complex architecture and design and has enabled the capacity to rationalize the analysis of unique solutions […]

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