China Glass 2021: Almost like always!
China Glass opened its doors in Shanghai from 06 - 09 May 2021. After the exhibition was cancelled in 2020 due to the Corona epidemic, this time it took place "almost normally".
General Assembly Forum Glass Technology online
After the General Assembly was postponed 2 times due to the pandemic, the Board and the Secretariat decided to hold an online General Assembly in early summer.
IAK "Research and Technology": product traceability
The next meeting of the Industry Working Group Research and Technology of the VDMA Forum Glass Technology on June 16, 2021 will be dedicated to the topic of product traceability.
glasspex India 2021: New date in 2022
The 7th edition of glasspex India, Glass Production Technologies & Processes, was scheduled to take place September 23-25, 2021, at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.
Economic values of the glass machinery industry Quarter 1, 2021
Compared with the last quarter of 2020, order intake for Q1 2021 jumped. The increase in sales was much more moderate.
No chance for viruses - special glass makes disinfection superfluous
Glass 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.
OPC UA for flat glass– first Release Candidate submitted
The OPC UA Companion Specification 40301 and the associated VDMA standard sheet are expected to be available as a release in October 2021 - after the review and comment phase has been completed.
glasstec June 2021: Messe Düsseldorf cancels event
glasstec will not take place in June 2021 as planned due to the ongoing pandemic and the continuing worldwide lockdown measures as well as international travel restrictions.
Our new board of directors
Egbert Wenninger remains Chairman of the Board of the Forum. The vice chairman is Dr. Christoph Hermanns. Other board members are Bernhard Hötger and Günther Mlynar.
Successful IAK "Research and Technology": Glass surfaces
Sixty-six participants have taken part in the industrial working group "Research & Technology" on the topic "Glass Surfaces" on February 23, 2021, online.

Additive & Digital - The technical working group "Research & Technology" takes place as an online event
While processes such as laser sintering in the field of metallic materials or fused deposition modeling have been used for years in the field of plastics, the production of glass components is still difficult.
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German Glass Machinery and Plant Industry
The 60 small and medium-sized companies of the German glass machinery and plant industry which are members of VDMA achieve an annual turnover of 850 Mio Euros (2012). Two thirds of this can be attributed to exports. The industry employs about 5,000 people. At VDMA, 150 companies are dealing with the topic of glass in one way or the other.
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