The Chinese glass industry has performed ahead of expectation in fields of output and profit in 2017. In the second half of 2017, flat glass manufacturers have witnessed a rising product price and a roaring business profit. The total output of flat glass industry in the first 11 months of the year 2017 is 730.65 million weight cases with a 3.9-percent rise compared with the same period last year. According to data released from the National Statistics Bureau (NSB), the gross output of the flat glass industry is expected to achieve 800 million weight cases for 2017, up 3.36 percent compared to 2016 when a profit reached around RMB 10 billion. The Chinese glass industry has entered a new stage of the supply-side structural reform, cutting overcapacity, shoring up weak spots, adjusting structure, ensuring growth and increasing benefits in 2017. Driven by industry innovation and new technology, new equipment, new products and new looks created by large enterprises, the Chinese glass industry is refreshing in development and industry upgrade. It has also taken on some new development tendencies, meanwhile, the repetitive, extensive and quantitative development pattern of the glass industry were replaced by a new pattern including middle- and high-end development and green development.

2018 is playing a bridge role in the implementation of the 13th five-year plan and a starting year for carrying out the spirit of the 19th national congress of the CPC. Along with further progress of supply-side structural reform, the Chinese glass industry will face a new situation including further work on cutting overcapacity and energy efficiency, stricter environmental protection standards and further deepening of adjustment of glass industrial restructuring. But, it also should be noticed that the Belt and Road Initiative, Coordinated Development for the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region, Consumption Upgrading of Chinese Market and Intelligent Manufacturing Revolution will bring new business opportunities and industry progress for international production capacity cooperation, the market for architectural glass and the market for glass exports. Meanwhile, under a background of adjustment of glass industrial restructuring, glass processing companies will increase demands for new technology and new equipment, surely.

Through CHINA GLASS EXHIBITION, which will be a focus of the global glass industry again in 2018, the global glass community will witness a notable recovery of the Chinese glass industry. CHINA GLASS 2018 is the biggest glass trade fair in Asia, which covers glass sectors like: glass products and application, glass manufacture technology and equipment, glass processing machinery and raw materials and refractory. CHINA GLASS 2018 will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) on April 19-22, 2018. CHINA GLASS EXHIBITION has been held 28 times successfully since it started in 1986. This grand exhibition always shows the latest prospects in the global glass industry by a visual angle of professionalization and internationalization. CHINA GLASS 2018 is committed to building an innovative and efficient platform for technology exchange and business talk for the global glass industry.

CHINA GLASS 2018 has an exhibition area of more than 80,000 square meters in seven halls at SNIEC. By now, there are 825 enterprises have confirmed their booths of CHINA GLASS 2018, including 585 domestic companies and 240 overseas companies. It will attract famous company leaders, engineers and more than 40,000 global glass industry insiders attending this event.

Well-known brands of the global glass industry have confirmed their participation. Many Chinese companies will take the stage at CHINA GLASS 2018, such as China Building Materials Academy, Triumph International, North Glass, Luoyang Float Glass Group, China Yaohua, China Glass Holdings, Jinjing Group, CSG Holding, Shanghai SYP Glass,  TAIWANGLASS, Xinyi Glass, Land Glass, Mountain Glass, Kibing Glass, Shahe Glass Group, HIHO Glass, Sinoma Advanced Materials, SHANXI LIHU, Ruitai Materials Technology, Flat Glass Group, Liaoning North Glass Machine, Lewei Science & Technology, Guangdong Fushan Glass, EI Automation Equipment, GOLIVE, South Glass Technology, Tenon(Beijing), Beijing MGM Glass, Anhui Yinrui, Hangzhou Jinggong, Yuntong Glass, Beijing BOZA, Beijing Hanjiang Automatic, Shandong Fangding, Jinan Weili, Zhijiang Silicone, Chengdu Guibao,  Shandong Sanjin Glass, Weifang Sanjiang, Guangzhou Mr. Glass, Tengzhou Huayang, Guilin Champion Union, Zhengzhou Yuandong, Hengfa Aluminum, and Huafu(Chengde)Glass.

International glass enterprises are upbeat toward this upcoming glass exhibition and many of them will show up at CHINA GLASS 2018, including LiSec, Corning, Glasston, Bystronic Glass, Dip-Tech, Kuraray, Von•Ardenne, Bohle, Grenzebach Machinery, Beijing SEPR, AGC, Carl Zeiss, Honeywell,  Saint-Gobain, OMCO, Vesuvius, Bottero, Intermac, etc.

Unlike previous traditional promotion of brands’ exposure, many international companies increased booth size and will bring equipment for a live demonstration at CHINA GLASS 2018. This fully showcases the confidence of western companies in China’s economic environment and their interests in CHINA GLASS 2018. Statistically, there are more than 100 exhibitors whose booth size exceeds 100 square meters. North Glass has confirmed an 800-square-meter booth and LiSec’s booth will reache 775 square meters. They are the biggest booth holder at domestic area and international area, respectively.

At present, as an authoritative innovative display platform of the global glass industry, CHINA GLASS 2018 will hold more than ten seminars or promotional meetings, which cover hot topics of the glass industry, such as glass energy-saving technology, vacuum glass production technology and oxy-fuel furnaces with novel oxygen and natural gas preheating technology. CHINA GLASS EXHIBITION is always specialized to build an international business talk platform based on a technical exchange. This grand exhibition is contributing its efforts to pushing the development of new products, new technology and new thought in the glass industry.

CHINA GLASS 2017 is steadily promoting its preparation and organizational work based on the concept of professionalization, internationalization and scale-up development. The organizer has been engaged in exploring new approaches to provide better service for exhibitors and visitors, such as integrating industry resources accumulated over decades, taking full advantage of new media platform and internet tools and pushing event promotion works online and offline. CHINA GLASS 2018 has professional marketing and service teams that are able to offer quality exhibition services and marketing advice to all of the exhibitors and visitors. CHINA GLASS 2018 is focused on building an efficient communication platform for technology exchange and business talks.

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From Beijing ZhongGui Exhibition Co., Ltd.