CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Conference location: Hall 11 B24
(Subject to change)

10:00 - 12:00

Glass processing and finishing
Resource-saving processing or finishing and digital solutions

Chair

Gesine Bergmann, VDMA e.V.
Jochen Grönegräs, BF Bundesverband Flachglas e. V.

10:00

Bird protection glass made by laser printing

The "laser upgrade" to bird protection glass helps to minimize the problem of bird strikes. A wafer-thin pattern can be applied to the outside of the facade glass, which birds perceive as a clear obstacle. In Europe alone, 250,000 birds die every day from hitting a window. Internationally, new legal regulations are creating a large sales market, and the demand for glasses with a bird protection function is also increasing in many local markets in public or commercial buildings.

Dr. Thomas Rainer, HEGLA boraident GmbH & Co. KG

(c) Thomas Rainer

10:20

Optimization – A key to save energy!

Fabrication of flat glass requires a large amount of energy resulting in a heavy carbon dioxide footprint. Waste is not just a waste of material and money, it is adding visibly to this footprint. Hence, one of the main goals in processing flat glass has to be avoiding waste wherever possible. This generates the need for cutting optimization which itself depends very much on organization and product portfolio. Related state of the art techniques will be presented.

Dr. Klaus Mühlhans, A+W Software GmbH

(c) A+W Software GmbH, Dr. Michael Küttner

10:40

Efficient and resource-saving production of insulating glass

LiSEC introduces a new era in insulating glass production. The use of robots enables a reduction in the number of employees and a change from manual to supervised activities. Intelligent process monitoring and control on the machines ensure reliable production. In addition, precise metering technologies and sophisticated energy-saving functions contribute to resource-efficient production and guarantee high quality standards. Low-wear methods noticeably increase the service life of the components.

Albert Haider, LiSEC Austria GmbH

(c) Albert Haider

Wolfram N. Diener

11:00

The laser revolution in glass processing, is it just around the corner?

Lasers were used for years in glass processing applications such as marking, engraving, drilling, de-coating and cutting display glass. Yet, the larger adoption of lasers in bulk processing of float glass is still to emerge. Meanwhile, the laser technology can potentially bring the industry’s resource efficiency to a completely new level. This presentation provides an overview of the latest developments in laser applications and explains differences between different types of lasers.

Dr. Erik Raita, Hypermemo Oy

(c) Hypermemo Oy

Dr. Wilma Dewald

11:20

Digital Solutions for efficient use of resources in vacuum coating

Architectural glazing contributes significantly to reduction of energy demand in buildings and very similar technology limits consumption of fuel or electrical energy in cars. We show how process automation improves productivity and minimizes use of consumables in vacuum coating. Software-based solutions ensure that complex coatings are stable in production and facilitate and standardize procedures to smoothly switch from one product recipe to another.

Dr. Harald Hagenström, VON ARDENNE GmbH

(c) VON ARDENNE Corporate Archive, Claudia Jacquemin

Ulrich Schuster

11:40

Glass in active building facades

To achieve climate targets enormous areas for PV systems are needed. Currently, facades are hardly used for solar applications, but they can make a significant contribution, far more than roof surfaces. A new type of color technology in the front glass, installed in powerful PV modules, opens up new design possibilities. The technology meets the high aesthetic requirements of a glass facade and combines this with the generation of electrical energy in activated building envelopes - all in color.

Jochen Weick, Grenzebach Envelon GmbH

(c) Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH

Dr. Paul Harten

12:00 - 13:30

glassinar | Chair: tba

13:30 - 16:00

VDMA - Digitalization in glass machinery manufacturing (OPC UA)

Chair: Gesine Bergmann

13:30

How Réné Magritte inspired the Asset Admin Shell

Dr. Markus Schoisswohl, Hegla New Technology GmbH & Co. KG
Dr. Christian Mosch, Industrial Digital Twin Association

14:00

A solid base to build-upon: OPC UA Machinery

Heiko Herden, VDMA e.V.
Andreas Faath, VDMA e.V.

14:15

How does VDMA help the glass industry out of interface troubles? 1/3

The base specification for all interfaces on glass processing: the OPC UA CS 40301

Gesine Bergmann, VDMA e.V.

14:30

How does VDMA help the glass industry out of interface troubles? 2/3

Let´s make detailed order transmission simple: The Recipe Specification VDMA 24124

Dr. Klaus Mühlhans, A+W Software GmbH
Gerald Fehringer, Lisec Austria GmbH

14:50

How does VDMA help the glass industry out of interface troubles? 3/3

How to get standardized data back?

Dr. Markus Schoisswohl, Hegla New Technology GmbH & Co. KG
Dr. Thomas Häuser, A+W Software GmbH

15:10

Why is OPC-UA the Coca-Cola of machine communication?

Stefan Hoppe, OPC-Foundation

15:30

Envision! => Talk! => Act: See the demonstrator live!

Götz Görisch, UMATI/VDW

Conference location: Hall 11 B24
(Subject to change)

10:00 - 12:00

Glass production 1
On the way to climate neutrality

10:00

The Future of Glass Melting

This paper will present Glass Service, a.s. (GS) thermal efficiency studies showing if the future will be more likely using electric heating or hydrogen combustion. Results of mathematical modeling show the efficiency of the different technologies. What will be the furnace design of the future?

Erik Muijsenberg, Glass Service, a.s.

(c) Glass Service

10:20

NSG Group CO2 emission targets and ZEB philosophy

NSG Group commits to Green House Gas emission reduction targets aligned to climate science. The target covers all scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, aligned with a well below 2°C warming scenario. With the growing interest in Zero Energy Buildings a study has been undertaken to determine the ideal product characteristics to match the requirements in each geographical region. The presentation will provide insight to the company and glass industry activities required to align with global ambition for decarbonisation.

Dr. Kevin Sanderson und David Cast, NSG Group/Pilkington Italia

(c) Kevin Sanderson | (c) David Cast

10:40

Becoming a Climate Neutral Company by 2030

With climate change on the rise, climate protection is becoming increasingly important in the glass industry. Nevertheless, change in technology remains a challenge. To reduce CO2 emissions and avoid them in the long term the glass industry is utilizing electrification and hydrogen technology. SCHOTT is one of the pioneers on this journey, with the goal of becoming "climate-neutral by 2030", a central part of its corporate strategy.

Dr. Matthias Müller, Schott AG

(c) Schott AG

Wolfram N. Diener

11:00

Smart Feeder - Full Gob Control

The goal of the development of the Smart Feeder is to provide an automatic setup of all relevant gob forming parameters to form and maintain the desired gob sequence for production. This includes stable gob weight, length, shape, dropping for both single weight and multi weight production.

Leo Diehm, Emhart Glass SA

(c) Leo Diehm

Dr. Wilma Dewald

11:20

Electrical Glass melting and boosting solutions of the future designed for efficiency, flexibility and Demand Side response

Mikael Le Guern

Schneider-Electric

Ulrich Schuster

11:40

All Electric Plant

The contribution ALL ELECTRIC PLANT describes how container glass forming technology can enable climate-neutral glass production. Different technologic directions and solutions will be discussed. The key to implementation is comprehensive electrification, networking and automation of the glass plant. Sklostroj’s vision is to be a solution provider and help glass plants to accelerate the implementation.

Mark Ziegler, Sklostroj Turnov CZ, s.r.o.

(c) Mark Ziegler

Dr. Paul Harten

12:00 - 13:30

glassinar | Chair: tba

13:30 - 16:00

Conference "Daylight by EuroWindoor"

13:30

Opening

Verena Oberrauch, EuroWindoor President and member of Board of Directors Finstral AG

13:40

Daylight: what does man need?

Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Dieter Kunz, Chefarzt der Klinik für Schlaf- und Chronomedizin, Berlin

14:05

Daylight planning for workplaces –what‘s the news?

Prof. Peter Andres, BeratendeIngenieurefürLichtplanung, Hamburg

14:30

Daylight in planning practice –today and in the future!

N.N.

14:55

Are we going to live in the dark soon? Daylight as elementary factor for the building culture and good living

Lars Courage, Chairman Dutch Daylight Foundation, COURAGE Architecten, Apeldoorn

15:20

Policy development in France as example of national requirements to factor in daylight

Nelly Philipponnat, Saint-Gobain Glass Bâtiment France, Paris

15:40

Closing

Verena Oberrauch, EuroWindoor President and member of Board of Directors Finstral AG

15:45

End of Conference

Conference location: Hall 11 B24
(Subject to change)

10:00 - 12:00

Glass products and applications 1
New glass products and trends

Chair

Dr. Hermanns, MDI Advanced Processing GmbH
Markus Broich, BF Bundesverband Flachglas

10:00

Smart window films for heat and light management in buildings

Solar heat through glazing causes overheating of buildings. Therefore, there is an increasing energy demand for artificial cooling of indoor spaces. In this work we develop smart window films that autonomously control solar heat and daylight transmission through glazing based on changes in outdoor weather conditions. Besides color-neutral, also films with special reflective colors can be prepared. The films can be adhered to existing glazing and thus provide a cost-effective renovation solution.

Dr. Stijn Kragt, TU Delft

(c) Vincent van den Hoogen

10:20

A new standard test procedure for ARC abrasion resistance assessment of solar glass coatings on original format panels

For a standardized assessment of the abrasion resistance of anti-reflection coatings (ARC) in solar energy applications like photovoltaics, solar thermal modules, architectural and green house glasses, a full area cleaning test setup and test method was developed (DIN SPEC 4867).
The test procedure that simulates realistic cleaning loads by means of dust application and rotating brush cleaning is presented. The resistance of ARCs as well as damage potential of brushes can be assessed.

Prof. Dr. Christian Hagendorf, Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics

10:40

Sustainable and low carbon construction by Saint-Gobain Glass

In this paper we present the key innovations of Saint-Gobain Glass with the aim to reduce the environmental footprint of the buildings. Several initiatives are detailed, at the levels of glass production process, use of energy efficient coating, optimization of glazing configuration and recycling. Concrete actions achieving significant savings of both the embodied and operational carbon footprints in architectural applications are commented.

Pascal Chartier, SAINT-GOBAIN
Co-Speaker:
Amelie Briend, SAINT-GOBAIN
Dr. François Guillemot, SAINT-GOBAIN

(c) Volkmar Offermann

Wolfram N. Diener

11:00

Glass in the built environment: the six most important trends according to expert interviews, systematic text processing, and cluster-based data analysis

The six identified trends deal with the integration of circular glass strategies, the future development of large-scale glass panes, the motto 'glass = wellbeing', multifunctionality & adaptivity of glass, the implementation of functions & technologies via dynamic glazing systems, and the use of thin glass. In addition, five so-called 'drivers of progression' can be determined: performance, aesthetics, environmental & sustainable aspects, financial considerations, and the human factor.

Jonas Muth, TU Darmstadt

(c) Institut für Statik und Konstruktion, TU Darmstadt

Dr. Wilma Dewald

11:20

Using Nanoparticle Approach to Implement Smart Glass and Windows as Displays

Mike Holt

NODIS

Ulrich Schuster

11:40

Face to face: the potential of a novel façade control based on facial expressions

Alessandra Luna Navarro

TU Delft

Dr. Paul Harten

12:00 - 13:30

glassinar | Chair: tba

13:30 - 14:30

Glass production 2
On the way to climate neutrality

13:30

GlassTrend: Technology development for sustainable glass production

GlassTrend is the international platform of glass producing companies and their suppliers jointly working on moving to smart and sustainable glass production. GlassTrend consists of 60 members including glass producing companies, suppliers of furnaces, raw materials, gases, refractories, sensors, and automation technologies, and research institutes. Next to the organization of events to share and transfer knowledge, GlassTrend manages pre-competitive projects with the GlassTrend members with main focus on smart and sustainable glass production including for example hydrogen combustion and electrical melting technologies.

Oscar Verheijen, GlassTrend

(c) CelSian

13:50

Significant CO2 emission reduction in glass melting by advanced tank designs

The ETS phase 4 finally gives challenging CO2 emission limits for container and float glass production. Cost of energy carrier, availability, carbon footprint and technology readiness are key criteria for a technology decision. The talk goes back to the basics of the energy input by different carriers into the melting process and its consequences for the tank design. Design examples for container and float tanks will be given that focus on high electrical boosting input (hybrid designs).  Hydrogen combustion, oxygen combustion and full electrical melting will be screened.

Dr. Wolf Kuhn, Fives Stein

©Wolf Kuhn

14:10

A path to climate-neutral glass production – ‘Decarbonisation of Industry’ funding programme

With its ‘Decarbonisation of Industry’ funding programme, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) supports the use of technologies for the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions in energy-intensive primary industries. The project sponsor and direct point of contact for parties interested in funding is the Competence Centre on Climate Change Mitigation in Energy-Intensive Industries (KEI). The presentation provides you with full details of the funding programme and application procedure.

Sebastian Varga

Kompetenzzentrum Klimaschutz in energieintensiven Industrien (KEI)

14:30 - 15:30

Award Ceremony International Year of Glass

Conference location: Hall 11 B24
(Subject to change)

10:00 - 12:00

Glass products and applications 2
Solar glasses and new applications with glass

Chair

Dr. Hermanns, MDI Advanced Processing GmbH
Markus Broich, BF Bundesverband Flachglas

10:00

BirdSecure Glazing

Topic: BirdSecure a bird friendly solution for laminated safety glass
-    Challenges with modern building design.
-    Glass; a hazard for birds
-    Designing with Trosifol® & Sentryglas® BirdSecure

Bjoern Sandén, Kuraray Europe GmbH

(c) Bjoern Sandén

10:20

Development of Optimal Structures of Cover Glass for Improved Efficiency in Solar Modules

Structures in glass improve light coupling into the module and internal light management through enhanced internal reflection. We study the influence of structured backside glass for bifacial modules on module power output and theoretical structure adapted to realistic production conditions by implementing roundings. These results are compared to modules with conventional white polymer backsheet. We show, structured glass can replace backsheets without greatly affecting internal reflection gain.

Dr. Laura Stevens, Fraunhofer Institut für Solare Energiesysteme ISE

(c) Fraunhofer ISE

10:40

Dynamic Glass in Architecture

Bruce Nicol , Martin Zitto

eyrise B.V.

11:00

Mechanical strength testing and evaluation of thin large-format solar glasses

Larger wafer formats are being introduced in the solar industry, resulting in larger module dimensions of up to 2.3 x 1.3 m². Glass strength under high loads (storm, snow load) is an important quality assurance issue. In this paper, a test setup for strength testing of large-sized 2 mm panes is presented. Due to the geometric nonlinearity, the evaluation must be supported by a finite element simulation to determine the fracture stresses.

Matthias Pander, Fraunhofer Institut für Mikrostruktur von Werkstoffen und Systemen

(c) Fraunhofer IMWS

 

Dr. Wilma Dewald

11:20

Cold-bent Insulating Glass Units: Focus on the edge sealing system

Viviana Nardini , Pietro Demontis

Sika Services AG

Ulrich Schuster

11:40

Facing up to global challenges through the application of microstructures in glazing

The global building industry is changing due to enhanced building directives and an increased focus on CO2 emissions and indoor climate. For years, the innovation has been aimed towards controlling the amount of energy from the sun that enters a building. However, as these requirements often exceed what conventional glass coating solutions can deliver, the industry has had to adopt to expensive external shading systems and double facades. The challenge with conventional shading systems is, that while they are effective in providing solar shading, they also reduce the daylight intake and the view to the outside. In addition, the conventional shading systems are expensive, complex to install and operate and have limited lifetime expectancy. Therefore, new approaches need to be invented. Solutions that provide effective shading, while maintaining the natural daylight and the view to the outside. At MicroShade we have found that all of these needs can be addressed through the application of microstructures inside the glazing.

Helle Foldbjerg Rasmussen, MicroShade
Co-Speaker: Christian Lygum, MicroShade

(c) MicroShade A/S

 

Dr. Paul Harten

12:00 - 13:30

glassinar | Chair: tba