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  • When the glass industry comes to Greenbelt, Md., in mid-April every year for the Glass Expo, the consensus is, "it's always a great show!" This year was no different for the April 17 regional trade show hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Glass Association, a strong chapter organization of the National Glass Association. This year's event attracted more than 75 suppliers from across the country and...
  • glasstec 2014 will take place Oct. 21-24, 2014, in Düsseldorf, Germany. Exhibitor applications will be available online beginning June 2013. The event will once again run concurrently with solarpeq, International Trade Fair for Solar Production Equipment.For further information on visiting or exhibiting at glasstec 2014, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America.
  • Since the 1940s, the Glass House in New Canaan, Conn., has served as a place of inspiration and education across creative disciplines. A site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, it will host the 2013 Conversations in Context beginning this May, supported by Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope.During Conversations in Context, visitors will explore the Glass House compound during evening...
  • The 26th Annual Glass Expo, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Glass Association, will take place April 17, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Martin's Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Md. The table-top show is the only glass exposition in the Washington, D.C., area that features the latest products and services related to architectural glass and glazing, automotive glass and repair, curtain wall and storefront...
  • Check out more conference coverage from @KDevlinGlassThe major theme of the 2013 BEC Conference can be summed up in the title of its keynote presentation: Battle for the Wall."Our true competitors are solid surface walls," said Scott Thomsen, president of the Global Flat Glass Group, Guardian Industries, during his keynote talk. "There is pressure to lower the window-to-wall ratio worldwide. ......
  • Registration is now open for GPD Finland 2013, to be held June 11-15 in Tampere, Finland. Final program details will be available soon, according to GPD organizers. To register, visit www.gpd.fi. 
  • Glass industry representatives are gathering this week in San Diego for the 2013 Glass Association of North America Annual Conference. The conference kicked off Monday morning with the Decorative Division Technical Committee, covering a range of items including a new Glazing Informational Bulletin on the "Recyclability of Architectural Glass Products," to task group discussions on product color,...
  • The deadline for submitting an abstract for GPD Finland 2013 is December 17. To submit a paper for consideration, click here. More information about the event, scheduled for June 11-15 in Tampere, Finland, is available here.
  • The glass and glazing industry took one step closer to developing product category rules for windows during the American Architectural Manufacturers Association National Fall Conference in Albuquerque, N.M., yesterday.Product category rules (PCR) serve as the basis for environmental product declarations—also known as eco-labels—that disclose the life cycle environmental performance of a product....
  • Glass Performance Days will host the China edition of the event in Beijing, May 22-23, 2013, and organizers have announced a call for papers.GPD China 2013 will address energy management in buildings, particularly as it affects the future of glass technology in developing countries. Speakers interested in submitting papers can do so here. The deadline for submitting an abstract is December 31,...
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