Volume 44, Issue 7 - July 2009
Reviews & Previews
Messe Düsseldorf, the organizer of glasstec, is revising the structure of the event in 2010. Organizers say a new title, “Glass Production - Processing - Products,” will convey that it is the only international trade fair reflecting the entire value chain of glass in all its facets. As part of the new concept, and as a reaction to exhibitor requests, the event will take place in only four days instead of five (Tuesday, September 28, to Friday, October 1).
As a reflection of the evolving glass market, glasstec 2010 also will cater to solar production technologies. The new solarpeq - International Trade Fair for Solar Production Equipment will take place concurrently with glasstec and is geared toward companies offering process engineering/production equipment for thin film and crystalline photovoltaics, including machinery and equipment for the production of solar applications or suppliers of components/raw materials.
Although the events will take place at the same time, glasstec will take place in halls 7-13 and 15-17 while solarpeq will be focused in hall 14 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.
“Over the last two to three years we have seen many exhibitors at glasstec founding their own corporate divisions for solar production technology,” says Joachim Schäfer, managing director at Messe Düsseldorf. “With solarpeq we now offer these customers a dedicated platform and all other companies in this segment the unique opportunity to benefit from the established international structures at