glasstec 2010 to Present Wide Range of Themes; 1,200 Exhibitors Registered
August 12, 2010

glasstec 2010, International Trade Fair for Glass Production - Processing - Products, will feature a revised structure including a wider range of themes than before. For example, solarpeq - International Trade Fair for Solar Production Equipment, will be held for the first time concurrently with glasstec, generating new synergies between the glass and solar sectors of industry. At glasstec and solarpeq 2010, around 1,260 exhibitors will present their innovations in approximately 678,000 square feet of net exhibition space. About 1,200 companies will exhibit at glasstec 2010 while 160 firms have registered for solarpeq 2010 - including the exhibitors showcasing products at both trade fairs. Both events will take place from September 28 - October 1, 2010 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

According to show organizers, to date, the largest exhibitor contingents at glasstec 2010 come from Germany and Italy, followed by China, Austria and France. Overall, exhibitors from 49 countries will participate in the trade fair. The companies in Halls 9 -11 will showcase glass products and applications for flat and hollow glass while in Halls 11 and 12 as well as 14 -17 glass finishing and processing technologies will be on display. Hall 12 will feature measurement and control technology as well as software for glass machinery. Companies from the glass production and production engineering sector will be in Halls 13 -16. The center of solarpeq will be Hall 14 even though glasstec exhibitors with solar production technology products will also be housed in Halls 9 - 17.

Again this year, the key theme at glasstec 2010 will be energy efficiency with glass since the potential this material holds for both production engineering and applications is far from being fully exploited.

Organizers say the trade fair is an equally important platform for architects, construction engineers, façade planners and related professions looking for comprehensive information on the latest trends and applications for glass. A special highlight for them will be the ancillary events, including the "glass technology live" special show and symposium, the Architecture Congress, the "engineered transparency" Conference and the Façade Center.

The products on display at glasstec and solarpeq 2010 will be complemented by the ancillary program for skilled craftsmen, the glass art exhibition as well as the "Autoglass Arena" hosting both the national and international auto-glazier championships. The solarpeq conference "SOLAR MEETS GLASS" will bring together solar and glass industry representatives in a setting of this kind for the first time.

Additional information is available online through the event website.

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