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50th Rosenheim Window and Facade Conference

50th Rosenheim Window and Facade Conference October 11th + 12th, 2023


CO2 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.
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New glass with supreme toughness


Researchers at the University of Bayreuth, together with partners in China and the USA, have produced an oxide glass with unprecedented toughness.
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A sample of LionGlass

New glass cuts carbon footprint by nearly half and is 10x more damage resistant


Worldwide, 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.
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New ways for the recycling of flat glass

Flat glass - life cycle and recycling


How 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.
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Lars Wismer

glasstec and A+A under new management: Lars Wismer to become new Director


As 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.
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Facade Engineering Trends: Digitalisation is the key to transformation


Construction 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.
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Join key industry players at GlassPrint 2023


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Flat Glass Recycling: Current State of Play


The 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...
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Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV): From niche to mass market


Building-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.
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Decarbonisation in the Float Glass Industry


It 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...
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