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October 23, 2018
From Glass Magazine
2018 glasstec Opens its Doors

The 25th edition of glasstec, the International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing and Products, kicked off Monday in Düsseldorf, Germany. According to organizers, hot topics include: Industry 4.0, thin glass, facades and smart glass, and crafts and interior design.

VIDEO: Day 1 Highlights from glasstec 2018
Check out day 1 highlights from the glasstec show floor in this short video. Find more coverage throughout the week on

Business News
NSG Selects Location of New U.S. Manufacturing Plant
Guardian Glass Celebrates North American Jumbo Coater Start
DeGorter Announces Partnership with Macotec
Greco Partners with Q-railing to Expand Product Offering
Industry News
NGA Reports from ASHRAE 90.1 Meeting
Registration Opens for BEC
New Construction Starts Drop 5 Percent in September
People News
Josh Hipskind Assumes Ownership of The Glass Guru in Amarillo, TX
Morgan Advanced Materials Appoints Tom Ford as Fused Silica Product Manager
Gavin Mair, President of Sinclair Glass, Passes Away
Product Spotlight
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Equipment Season Continues at glasstec
By Pete de Gorter
Equipment season continues as glasstec 2018 opens today in Düsseldorf, Germany. It's one more opportunity to see everyone in a single location and address final equipment purchases. It is also the perfect place to start planning for 2019 and well beyond.
From the Fabricator: glasstec Time
By Max Perilstein
2018 glasstec week is here, and it should be an interesting event yet again on several levels: to take the temperature of the industry from an international standpoint; see new technology that will make a difference; and have the opportunity to network.
Great Glazing
Photo by Adam Mørk
Maersk Tower

General contractor and metal systems: Waagner-Biro
Glass manufacturer: Guardian Glass
Glass fabricator: Glasbiegerei Döring
IG spacer supplierEdgetech

With its multifunctional copper shell and curved glass, the 250-foot Maersk Tower in Copenhagen, Denmark, is part of the Panum Institute at the University of Copenhagen. The dramatic, three-bladed tower was designed to be Denmark's most energy-efficient laboratory building, aligned with the country’s goals to be 100 percent carbon neutral by 2050. The transparent façade at the base of the building allows the interior of the entry level to blend in with the surrounding landscape. Vertical copper-clad fins provide solar and wind protection for the 15 stories of cylindrically curved triple glazing. Copper was chosen to resemble the traditional brick façades of the surrounding architecture. The large, story-high glass panes contribute to the building’s transparency. Translucent, neutral diamond white glass ensures that as much daylight as possible enters the building during the long Scandinavian winters. Read more...





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