Volume 49, Issue 2 - February 2014


Gear up to Learn, Network and Attend GANA’s Annual Conference

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 this year.

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 and laminating.

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 Glass Processing.”

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 National Laboratory.

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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