Volume 41, Issue 5 - May 2006

Reviews&Previews

glasstec 2006 Provides Opportunities for All

Major international glass producers and converters as well as glass machinery producers and suppliers will showcase their latest products and strengthen their international contacts at glasstec 2006, which will be held in Düsseldorf, Germany from October 24 – 28, 2006.

In addition to the industry’s global players there will also be an increasing number of small and mid-sized companies exhibiting at the show. 

“For small and mid-sized companies it’s always worthwhile attending glasstec—especially when they manufacture special products such as bent and curved glass. An international trade fair like this provides companies with an ideal forum for presenting their products to a wide expert audience and to win new customers,” said Martin Nagel, federal master of the German Glaziers’ Guild and president of glasstec 2006. The Federal Association of Glazier Trades (BIV) will give companies the opportunity to participate within its group exhibit at glasstec 2006. 

“There is a growing market for coating flat glass. This is why it is so important for us to present our products to users at this international trade fair. This is the meeting place for the “who’s who” in the glass sector,” said Rudolf Fleischle, general manager of Fleischle Siebdruckmaschinen eKfm.

The glasstec show also provides suppliers of special glass with an opportunity to network and showcase products.

“We have exhibited at glasstec since 1986 because this trade fair has built up a comprehensive international customer base as the world’s largest forum for glass and glass design,” explained Wilhelm Gunkel, general manager of Tiffany Glaskunst GmbH. 
In addition to the large segments featuring glass and glass processing machinery, the diverse suppliers required for glass processing are also gaining increasing importance at glasstec—especially the glass fittings sector. 

“glasstec is the number one trade fair for the international glass and fittings industry. Our presence at glasstec 2004 was a resounding success,” said Mario Wille, general manager of MWE Edelstahl GmbH.

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