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 grows when knowledge is shared.”
Global glass market
Just a quarter of a century ago, Europe, the United States and Japan produced 60% of all the glass in the world. Now, the share of these regions has dropped to below 20%. But who is taking the lead? And did you know that the total demand for flat glass in the year 2016 reached 73 million tons? What are the factors affecting this growth? Architectural glass accounts for about 80% of total flat glass demand. But where does the remaining 20% come from? Our “Worldwide Glass Trends” summary has these answers. Read more