Volume 26, Issue 6 - November/December 2012

From the Editor
Just Glass?

You have to admit, glass is a pretty cool substrate, people just don’t know it. Sure, most people look at their windows and think, “Hmph. It’s just glass.” Just glass? That “just glass” could be helping to keep your client’s energy bills down, provide them with a safe and secure environment and amazing views. And, let’s all admit it, don’t the houses with all the big windows grab your customer’s attention first? So it’s not “just glass;” there’s a lot to it … but what’s next? Check out the feature on page 22 for a look at some emerging developments.

If you want an idea of what the future holds for glass, a great place to start is the bi-annual glasstec trade fair held in Düsseldorf, Germany, which took place in late October. Stroll through the event’s glass technology live pavilion and you can get an idea of what may be in store.

If you’ve never been, it’s something to experience. The next glasstec will take place in 2014 in October.

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