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October 2018

Shape, Size and Automation

The real delight of glasstec ’18 is that it is chock-full of new and true innovation. Companies that geared their R&D departments back up after the recession have begun to bear fruit. They are serving up the most innovative of products at the show like a salad full of delightful and dazzling new fruits. The show, which runs through Friday at the Messe in Dusseldorf, Germany, is massive to be sure, but a great place to glance at creative new products, many of which will become ordinary over the course of the next few years. To see the show “in order” you would start in Hall 9, which is dedicated… Read More »

It’s THE Show

Okay, okay, I am writing this on the plane somewhere over the Atlantic. I’ll give you just one guess where I am going. You probably didn’t even need the guess because just about everyone in the industry knows that glasstec starts tomorrow in Dusseldorf, Germany. There is absolutely nothing like it anywhere else in the world, including in North America. glasstec sports hall after hall of products from thousands of exhibitors. They are viewed by more than 60,000 attendees from all over the world. This is my 16th trip to glasstec. My first show was in 1984 and, save for a year of recession in the late 80s and a… Read More »

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