Concerns in glass industry highlighted
Dubai, May 28, 2013
International experts, investors and manufacturers discussed the concerns that affect stakeholders in the glass industry and focused on the need to reinforce construction glass products for ensuring their longevity at a forum recently.
The day-long Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) Mena Spring Technical Forum 2013, titled ‘Building with Glass – Problems, Solutions and Prevention of Glass Failure’, was held at the Park Hall Auditorium in DI House at the Dubai Investments Park.
Ziad Yazbeck, senior vice-president, sales and marketing of Dubai-based Glass said: “We believe in the need for constant review of industry practices to ensure the highest efficiency in the region’s manufacturing and design processes. The Glass and Glazing Federation offers access to international industry specialists and enables knowledge-sharing amongst peers."
“Glass LLC is committed to delivering the best standards across its subsidiaries and varied product lines. Our continued support towards the GGF and its forums also highlights our dedication to the sector’s advancement in the region," he added.
Several experts in the field discussed the benefits of heat-strengthened glass in glass-based construction; reasons that affect glass facades, which lead to breakage and depreciation of modern glass buildings; the importance of utilizing glazing sealants that have corresponding compatible gaskets, tapes, spacers and blocks to ensure resilience of the structure; high strength structural sealants that offer new freedom in design; and insights on ‘Curved Glass Processing’. - TradeArabia News Service