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October 23, 2012
From Glass Magazine
glasstec 2012: The first hours

The world's largest trade show, glasstec/solarpeq, opened today in Düsseldorf, Germany. Get a first look at the new glass products making their debut in the  "glass technology live" special exhibit area that focuses on the future of glass, some of which is already in place in Europe.

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While the 2012 edition of GlassBuild America is now firmly in the rearview mirror, we¹re still recapping the proceedings from the show of shows. This week, Road to GlassBuild looks back at the record-breaking Glazing Executives Forum, with links to the presentations that had attendees buzzing.
From the fabricator: Trade show momentum
By Max Perilstein
This week features the largest glass show in the world with the opening of glasstec in Germany. glasstec takes place every other year, and it will be interesting to see if it continues the very positive trade-show trend that has been in play throughout 2012.
Product Spotlight
The products on display at glasstec 2012

glasstec is hosting 1,150 exhibitors featuring glass manufacturing, processing and finishing equipment; architectural glass; and process control technology, among other products and services.

Great Glazing
PNC Legacy Project, Lantern Building

Contract glazier:
Southwest Aluminum & Glass
Channel glass supplier:
Bendheim Wall Systems

PNC Bank transformed Pittsburgh's Liberty Building into the modern, glass-clad Lantern Building. The exterior, vertical, curtain wall/double glazed tower features 1,580 square feet of Lamberts channel glass. Read more...


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