05.09.2023CO2 reduction in existing buildings and dealing with climate extremes are the focus of this year's 50th Rosenheim Window Days on October 11th and 12th, 2023.
04.09.2023Researchers at the University of Bayreuth, together with partners in China and the USA, have produced an oxide glass with unprecedented toughness.
24.08.2023Worldwide, glass manufacturing produces at least 86 million tons of carbon dioxide every year. A new type of glass promises to cut this carbon footprint in half.
11.07.2023How can we succeed in improving the eco-balance of the flat glass industry? The 33rd meeting of the Industry Working Group Research & Technology in April 2023 dealt with sustainability in the construction industry, a soft start for flat glass reuse with IG2Pieces and the recycling of PV modules.
15.11.2022As of 1st of December 2022 Lars Wismer (49) will lead the team of glasstec, the world’s leading trade fair for the glass sector, as well as A+A, International Trade Fair for Safety, Security and Health at Work.
27.07.2022Construction will have to change fundamentally over the coming decades due to the requirements brought on by climate change, dwindling resources and the energy transition. glasstec discussed the major trends in facade engineering with Dipl.-Ing. Jochen Hölscher, Managing Director of the medium-sized façade construction company Hölscher.
07.06.2022The construction sector is the biggest consumer of resources and energy in Germany. There are still too many valuable and dwindling resources used for new construction and hardly any “real” material cycles based on the "closed-loop recycling" model are used when buildings are demolished. The ift Rosenheim and the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC have studied how flat glass...
10.05.2022Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) have until now only been a niche feature in architecture. 2045 climate targets and future independence from fossil energy and fuel imports mean sustainable power generation via BIPV could potentially become a mass market.
11.04.2022It is not just advancing climate change and the need to reach carbon neutrality by 2045 but also our current dependency on fossil fuel imports that make it clear there is no alternative to switching to renewable energies and new technologies. How can the energy-intensive float glass industry so far heavily dependent on natural gas become carbon neutral by 2045...