Volume 37, Issue 8, August 2002
The fairgrounds in Dusseldorf, Germany, will be the site of glasstec 2002.
The Main Event
Take in Product Developments and German Culture at glasstec 2002
by Ellen Giard Chilcoat
For some in the industry, the words glasstec and Dusseldorf are used synonymously. You’ve probably heard people say, or in fact said yourself, something along the lines of, “We are introducing our newest products at Dusseldorf this year.”
Indeed, the biannual glasstec is without a doubt the glass industry’s largest event, with hundreds of companies showcasing major product, equipment and machinery launches.
Organized by Messe Dusseldorf GmbH, glasstec 2002, the 17th International Trade Fair for Machinery, Equipment, Applications and Products, will again take place at the Dusseldorf fairgrounds, halls nine through 17, in Dusseldorf, Germany, October 28-November 1. Show hours for the five-day event are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
According to statistics from the show’s organizers, glasstec is ranked highly among companies that have participated in it. For example, 97 percent of those attending the 2000 event “rated their participation as successful,” and most exhibitors “praised the quality of visitors and expect busy post-show business.”
Two years ago glasstec set its record with more than 1,024 exhibitors from 41 countries, and 52,000 attendees from 74 countries. This year, in approximately 650,000 square feet of space, show organizers are expecting to surpass those numbers. More than 1,000 companies are already scheduled to take part, and an expected 55,000 visitors will journey to this bi-annual event.
A Worldwide Showcase
In addition to the 314 German-based companies at glasstec, you’ll also find numerous companies from around the globe. According to show officials, approximately half of the exhibitors will be from companies other than Germany. Italy, with 120 companies, is the leading foreign exhibitor, followed by the United States with 41, Great Britain with 38 and France and Belgium, which will each have 34.
Exhibitors at glasstec 2002 will showcase products in a variety of categories including: glass manufacturing and production technology, glass processing and finishing, glass products and applications, tools and replacement parts, measurement, testing and control technology, contracting, consulting and engineering, as well as research, trade associations and trade literature.
Glass Technology Live
In addition to the countless booths to visit and demonstrations to view, a special show and symposium, “Glass Technology Live,” will also be held in halls ten and eleven. According to show organizers, industry experts will “reveal the broad spectrum of forward-thinking applications for all facets of glass.”
The symposium will also focus on glass art and design, which will be highlighted alongside the show’s traditional emphasis, facade and solar technology.
|Visit USGlass at glasstec 2002
Several members of the USGlass team will be on-hand at glasstec 2002. Stop by and visit us in hall 12, stand B29, and pick up free copies of USGlass magazine, as well as our sister publications, Door & Window Maker, AGRR, Window Film and Shelter. We’ll also have information on our Glass Expos USA™ conferences and expos.
Find it Online
You can also find everything you need about glasstec 2002 on a new website: www.glasstec-online.com. The site features facts and figures about the event and the “Glass Technology Live” symposium, a fairground layout, exhibitor and product information, visitor information, travel and hotel information and more.
Companies that are exhibiting will also find the Online Order System (OOS). Through the OOS, exhibitors can order all the services necessary for their glasstec booth, from stand construction to catering. Likewise, exhibitors can also add their companies, product news and information to the site at no charge.
Exhibitors from around the world will take part in glasstec 2002.
U.S. and Canadian glasstec
3M Co. Industrial Tape and Specialties St. Paul, Minn. 10 D36
AGR International Inc. Butler, Pa. 12 C35
Allmetal Inc. Itasca, Ill. 15 C58
APT Inc. Dundas, Minn. 13 C08
Armstrong Glass Co. Kennesaw, Ga. 09 B20
Asiaguard Auburn Hills, Mich. 13 D13-6
Billco Manufacturing Inc. Zelienople, Pa. 13 E23-3
BOC Murray Hill, N.J. 13 A49
Ceradyne Thermo Materials Scottdale, Ga. 12 C66
Combustion Tec Winter Park, Fla. 13 B08
E.W. Bowman Inc. Uniontown, Pa. 13 D13-5
Emhart Glass Enfield, Conn. 14 D70
Engelhard Fremont, Calif. 12 E10
Glass Digest magazine New York 13 E23-2
Franklin Bronze & Alloy Co. Inc. Franklin, Pa. 12 C51
Fuchs Lubricants Co. Kansas City, Kan. 12 C51
George Ford & Sons Inc. Wyndmoor, Pa. 13 E23-6
Gerard Kluyskens Co. Inc. New York, N.Y. 15 A61
Glasslam N.G.I. Inc. Pompano Beach, Fla. 09 C14
Glasstech Inc. Perrysburg, Ohio 13 E07
Glastar Corp. Chatsworth, Calif. 09 E40
H.C. Starck Cleveland, Ohio 17 D14
Henry F. Teichmann Inc. McMurray, Pa. 13 D134
Homasote Co. West Trenton, N.J. 13 E23-5
Industrial Control Development Inc. Vancouver, Wash. 12 C69
Inex Vision Systems Clearwater, Fla. 13 A08
Inland Craft Products Co. Madison Heights, Mich. 09 B22
Interglassmetal Corp. Brighton, Mass. 13 E23-4
JT Hardware Inc. El Monte, Calif. 10 C68
Kokomo Opalescent Co. Inc. Kokomo, Ind. 09 C15
Merkle Engineers Inc. Galene, Ill. 13 A36
Messe Dusseldorf North America Chicago 13 C14-1
Micro-Tek Canada Inc. Mississauga, Ontario 15 D18
National Glass Association McLean, Va. 13 C14-4
New Hudson Corp. New Hudson, Mich. 13 D36
Paul Wissmach Glass Co. Inc. Paden City, W. Va. 09 C21
Poco Graphite Inc. Decatur, Texas 13 F07
Process Materials Inc. Livermore, Calif. 12 A67
Quantum Engineered Products Inc. Saxonburg, Pa. 13 E23-1
Ramsey Products Corp. Charlotte, N.C. 13 F06
Spectrum Glass Co. Woodinville, Wash. 09 B14
Stained Glass Overlay Inc. Orange, Calif. 10 A66
Stewart Engineers Allen Park, Mich. 13 D13-1
Strainoptic Technologies Inc. North Wales, Pa. 12 C25
Sturtz International. Mars, Pa. 13 D13-2
Thermedics Polymer Products Woburn, Mass. 13 C14-1
Toledo Engineering Co. Inc. Toledo, Ohio 13 F49
Tony & Dannie Hardware Corp. Ltd. North York, Ontario 11 G78
TruSeal Technologies Inc. Beachwood, Ohio 17 D17
Tuff Temp Corp. Southampton, Pa. 13 B36
Universal Photonics Inc. Hicksville, NY 10 H78
Uroboro Glass Studios Inc. Portland, Ore. 09 C13
USGlass Magazine Garrisonville, Va. 12 B29
Veeco Instruments Inc. Fort Collins, Colo. 13 C14-3
Venture Tape Corp. Rockland, Mass. 09 B16
Vesuvius Monofrax New York 13 E49
Virtek Laser Systems Waterloo, Ontario 13 D13-3
Visteon Glass Division,
Float Glass Operations Allen Park, Mich. 11 F26
Von Ardenne Coating Technology Fairfield, Calif. 12 E36
Ellen Giard Chilcoat is a managing editor for USGlass magazine.
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