11/08/2021Automation and digitalisation are making their mark on glass as a product and on how it is made. They therefore require digital forms of tracking and methods to manage and exploit the glut of data being produced.
21/04/2021Glass surfaces can be pre-treated so that they do not offer bacteria and viruses a chance to survive and do not aggregate layers of dirt.
24/11/2020Cities are growing worldwide. Even today, the earth is populated by just under 8 billion people. By 2050 this figure will have risen to some 9.7 billion people, according to various projections. Most of this population will live in parts of the world that are generally referred to as growth regions, i.e. in Asia, Latin America as well as the African continent...
24/11/2020Sustainability and the circular economy are increasingly influencing work and production processes in glass manufacturing, too. While these aspects have long been key aspects in the hollow glass industry, the flat glass industry is in a more difficult position.
04/11/2020Many still believe that skilled craftspeople often have difficulties with digitalisation. However, this is not quite true, as shown by a current and representative study commissioned by Bitcom, the German Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and ZDH, the Confederation of German Skilled Crafts. For this study 502 businesses in the skilled trades were polled across Germany.
07/04/2020Glass production is highly energy-intensive. This is why this industry is constantly looking for ways to increase efficiency and reduce energy consumption at the same time. The use of renewable energies will therefore also play a role at “glasstec 2020” as well as at its special show “glass technology live” held in Düsseldorf from 20 to 23 October 2020.
09/03/2020Digitalisation and automation are definitely among the most exciting issues for glass manufacturers and processors at this point in time. Needless to say, this will also be a theme at glasstec 2020 as well as at its Special Show “glass technology live” held in Düsseldorf from 20 to 23 October 2020.
17/09/2018The functionality of glass goes far beyond the proven basic properties of this transparent material – switchable panes replace solar shading, multi-media façades change the architecture of our buildings and glazing becomes an active component thanks to integrated sensors. Smartphones and tablets are just the tip of the iceberg in this development.
03/09/2018The special show glass technology live forms an integral part of glasstec. This year the special show will address the four focal themes Interactive Façades/Display Glass, Energy and Performance, Structural Glass (thick glass/thin glass) and New Technologies. In cooperation with four Technical Universities (Darmstadt, Delft, Dresden and Dortmund) and selected businesses...
16/07/2018These days everyone is talking about Industry 4.0. But how do things stand with digitalisation in the skilled trades? The challenges facing processors and the changes affecting the profession will be highlighted at glasstec 2018 in Düsseldorf, from 23 to 26/10/2018 – and especially also at the specialist skilled trades event “Handwerk Live” (Crafts Live).