glasstec 2014, the ultimate destination for the glass industry will be held from 21 to 24 October, and is expected to host delegates and visitors representing about 1,150 companies from 50 countries.

Trendcompass at will go online from the beginning of September to help industry stakeholders and visitors gain an overview of the trade fair’s innovations much before its opening in October.

The Trendcompass lists and bundles innovations from various exhibitors across trend categories including: Optimisation of process and product quality in glass manufacturing; Innovative technologies for thin-glass production; Innovative and smart glass for architecture, interiors and vehicles; Technical glass and special glass types as well as innovative thin glass (including fibre-optic applications); Lightweight and tough hollow and packaging glass; New products for processing in the glazier trade; and Recycling of glass composites.

The Industry Guide on the glasstec website will feature target group-specific overviews of the entire range of products to be displayed by glasstec exhibitors and the issues addressed in the supporting programmes for the core target groups of Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing, Finishing, Crafts, Architecture and Construction, Windows and Façades, and Solar.

The extensive supporting programme presented at glasstec 2014 for these target groups consists of the special themes, glass technology live with its associated symposium, the Crafts Center with its new feature Handwerk LIVE (Crafts LIVE), the Autoglass Arena and the glass art exhibition, as well as the Façade Center including the Professional Center Glass + Façade, and the new efnMobil.

The glasstec conference programme includes the Architecture Congress, the scientific conference on engineered transparency and the Solar meets Glass conference.

The comprehensive information provided on the Trendcompass and Industry Guide segments online in combination with the exhibitor database featured under Companies and Products will enable targeted preparation for visitors to glasstec 2014.