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August 2018

Press Contact:

Anne Meerboth-Maltz
Tel. (312)781-5185
Fax (312) 781-5188

Messe Düsseldorf North America
150 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 2920
Chicago, IL 60601


A highlight of glasstec 2018, International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing and Products, will be the 2-day expert conference “Function meets Glass” on challenges and solutions for manufacturing and finishing functional glass and the application areas for functional glass. The conference will bring together machinery manufacturers, producers and end users for a closer connection between theory and practice. glasstec will be held from October 23 – 26, 2018 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany

Functional glass opens up new markets but also requires adapted high-precision glass finishing technologies. At “Function meets Glass”, high-caliber speakers from science and industry will address both topics. Dr. Wilma Dewald of Volkswagen will talk about functional glass in the automotive sector. Other topics will include high-precision laser cutting techniques on complex surfaces and new coatings on glass.

“Function Meets Glass” tickets are available at The conference tickets include a 2-day visitor ticket for glasstec 2018 and participation in the glasstec opening event in the “Altes Kesselhaus” in Düsseldorf.

In addition, conference participants can also take part in a tour of the "glass technology live" special show, providing insights into current research projects and previously undisclosed and innovative products. For more information about the extensive glasstec conference program:

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