Glassprint 2017 Attracts Record Attendance
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Press release from the issuing company
The largest-ever GlassPrint conference and exhibition was successfully staged in November and presented the latest decoration trends and developments to the international audience that gathered in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Staged for the seventh time and powered by glasstec, a record attendance of over 200 attendees travelled from 28 different countries, not only from throughout mainland Europe and United Kingdom but also from long distance destinations such as Chile, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, Korea, South Africa, Taiwan and USA. Key stakeholders represented included glassmakers, decorators and brand owners such as AB InBev, AGC, ARC, Ardagh, Blase, BSH, Bormioli Luigi, Corning, Gürallar, Heinz-Glas, Kurz, Libbey, O-I, Pasabahce, PSL, Saint-Gobain, Schott, The Absolut Company, Verallia, Vetropack and William Grant.
Opening with a keynote address covering glass printing trends, technologies and geographic markets by Dr Sean Smyth of Smithers Pira, technical experts working for various companies in the glass decoration sector then delivered a series of presentations that demonstrated processes and ideas to add extra value to the end product, cut production costs and make processes more efficient:
Five additional keynote addresses were made covering the flat and hollow sectors. Marcello Montisci, Chairman of the FEVE Marketplace Committee and Head of Corporate Sales, Marketing and Planning for the Vetropack Group, looked at current and future challenges and opportunities for the container glass industry, while Bertrand Cazes, Secretary General of Glass for Europe, presented ‘Healthy buildings and what it means for flat glass’. Later, Dr Johann Overath, Director General of Bundesverband Glasindustrie e.V., evaluated the current situation and trends in the German glass industry and an update of glasstec 2018 was provided by Birgit Horn, project director at Messe Düsseldorf, and Professor Ulrich Knaack of the Technical University of Darmstadt.
Anyone who missed GlassPrint 2017 and would benefit from viewing the proceedings can visit www.esma.com/shop/glassprint to purchase the presentations.
ColorGATE, Curvink, EPTA Inks, Fermac, FERRO, Gallus, glasstec / Messe Düsseldorf, Glass Global, Global Inkjet Systems, Grünig-Interscreen, HEIG-VD / HES-SO University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Heraeus, ISIMAT, KBA Kammann, KIWO / Kissel + Wolf, Lüscher, Marabu, Mimaki, Ormo Print, Peyer Graphics, Pröll, RK Siebdrucktechnik, RUCO, SAATI, Sefar, SIAK Transfers, SignTronic, Sun Chemical, Tecno5 (Cerve), Tiger Coatings and Uviterno.
Sponsors and organisers
After reaffirming its importance on the global glass events calendar, the organisers are already planning to repeat GlassPrint in 2019 and interested parties can register their interest at www.glassprint.org
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