Gear up to Learn, Network and Attend GANA’s
In 2013 exhibitors from more than 30 countries took part
in the China Glass expo. With plans well underway for the 2014 staging,
event organizers are optimistic that the event’s global presence will
continue to grow.
China Glass 2014, the 25th China International Glass Industrial Technical
Exhibition, organized by the Chinese Ceramic Society, is set to take place
April 14-17 in seven halls of the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.
According to event organizers, leading glass companies and suppliers from
around the world will exhibit at this year’s event. Companies based in
Italy, Germany and the United States are among those who will exhibit
China Glass 2013, held in May in Beijing, attracted more than 860 companies,
including 230 international companies, from 33 countries. www.chinaglass-expo.com
GPAD Educates in the Big Easy
A number of sessions covering glass fabrication topics are scheduled for
the upcoming Glass Processing Automation Days (GPAD) 2014. This year’s
event will be held March 20-21 at the JW Marriott in New Orleans. It is
sponsored by Fenetech.
Michael Spellman, Manny Borda and Giancarlo Jemma of IGE Glass Technologies
Inc. will address the past, present and future of glass fabrication.
Russ Slaybaugh of Diamon-Fusion International and Jim Arnold of GlasSource
will hold a session titled “What Else Can You Sell That Will Make You
88 Percent Profit?”
Nicola Lattuada of Adelio Lattuada will discuss vertical grinding: structural
glass, quality, flexibility and automation.
Nancy Mammaro of Mappi North America will address tempering, heat soak
A session titled “Insulating Glass Production and Process Automation Trends”
will feature Michael Schmidt of Forel North America, while Alysa Hoffmeister
of Dip-Tech North America will lead a session called “Digital Ceramic
Printing Evolution and Revolution.”
Clifton Green of TSS Sales & Service/Tenon is scheduled to lead a seminar
called “Automated Seaming and Furnace Batching Technology.” Craig Morris
of FeneTech will discuss “Fully Integrated Shower Door Designing Software,”
and Horst Schraml of Schraml Glastechnik – top drill will lead “Do We
Need New Systems for CNC Glass Processing?”
Richard Green of Ashton Industrial will discuss automated seaming technology
and Peter Pfannenstill of SoftSolution will address products to check
and improve quality.
Hermann Frey of LandGlass will address the evolution of glass tempering
as it relates to full convection.
Joseph Sais of IGE Glass Technologies will lead the final session of the
conference: “Past, Present and Future about the Treatment of Water in
IGMA Sessions Cover Emerging Technologies
The speaker line-up is set for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance’s
(IGMA) upcoming 2014 Winter Conference, scheduled for March 3-7 in San
Francisco. The first full day of the event will feature a meeting of the
Emerging Technology and Innovation Committee at the Lawrence Berkeley
On Wednesday, March 5, the Technical Services Committee will meet, and
Julia Schimmelpenningh of Eastman Chemical Co. will present “Safety Glazing:
Does It Make the Cut?” during a lunch presentation. Wednesday night also
will feature the annual themed networking session from IGMA with a special
“60s Magical Bus Tour” reception and dinner.
On Thursday, March 6, the Glass Safety Awareness Council and the Certification
and Education Committee will meet and a lunch presentation titled “Study:
How to Measure Volatile Fog Objectively” will be presented by Dave Cooper
and Jonathan Herndon of Guardian Industries Corp.
The rest of Thursday and all of Friday, March 7, will feature education
sessions for fabricators and installers.
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