GPD 2021 postponed
Also next year the event calendars will be shaken and stirred once again.
Meeting of OPC JWG Glass Industries Initiative
In the last weeks the OPC-JWG Glass Technology Initiative organized a virtual plugfest in cooperation with umati (universal machine technology Interface). The goal of the event was the prototypical implementation of the OPC UA standard 40601-1 "OPC-UA for Glass Technology Part 1: flat glass" for validation in different applications.
Successful 27th industry working group "Research and Technology" as online event
On November 26, 2020, the industrial working group "Research & Technology" took place for the second time as an online event. 66 participants informed themselves about the current approaches and developments in the use of artificial intelligence in glass construction and glass machine manufacturing.
Mir Stekla 2021: Registration forms are available
Mir Stekla, trade fair for machinery and equipment for the glass industry, will take place in Moscow from 22 to 25 March 2021. The registration documents for the German joint stand at Mir Stekla are now available.
Recycling flat glass – circular economy with potential
Sustainability 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.
Revision of EN13042 Part 3: IS machines
The European working group CEN TC 151 / WG 18, newly established this year, has laid the foundations for the revision.
27. Meeting IAK Research & Technology - Online
Artificial intelligence in the field of glass production
Web-Seminar Scenario Planning, December 2, 2020
The year 2020 has confronted many companies with major challenges. Some have certainly wondered whether it would have been possible to be better prepared.
China Glass 2021: German joint stand is booked!
The next China Glass will take place from May 6th to 9th, 2021 in Shanghai, at the SNIEC site. The China Glass 2020 did not take place due to Corona.
Economic figures for the glass machinery industry in figures
Incoming orders and sales in the third quarter of this year were not quite as bad as in the previous quarter. The overall assessment for the year was also slightly more positive.

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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Company portrait

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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