At the heart of the Caucasus and Caspian Sea Region area with 50 million inhabitants, resource and mineral rich Azerbaijan is a democratic republic of over 10 million people with a per-capita GDP of 12,500 US dollars. The Caspian Sea oil and gas fields are some of the largest in the world and the country also has significant deposits of precious metals, including gold and silver. In recent years Azerbaijan has experienced strong growth. In 2014 growth was 5%, while for the next three years (2015 -2017) it is forecast at between 3.6% and 5%.
Furnished area with name board and 2 roll-ups
A dedicated conference room with AV and IT facilities is available for participants wishing to make company presentations in English or Russian to visitors and the press, including workshops.
Shortly after the event, all participants at BAKU GLASS 2016 will receive the complete list of registered visitors in an excel file with their company data (see visiting ⇛ registration).
Company profile in the official catalogue distributed to all participants and dedicated page on the event website
BAKU GLASS 2016 offers a wide range of sponsorship opportunities to enhance company's presence: visitor lanyards and badges, newsletters, posters and banners, event catalogue, coffee areas, etc.
Glaston (also GPD Baku Gold Sponsor)
Şişecam (GPD Baku Gold Sponsor)
Sparklike Group (also GPD Baku Silver Sponsor)
Tuesday 1st March, 9.30 - 18.00
Wednesday 2nd March, 9.30 - 17.00
Visitors from outside Azerbaijan may need to apply for a visa.
Swiss company Buhler AG with its business unit Leybold Optics – pioneer in vacuum technology – introduces innovative industrial solutions for deposition of energy-saving, sun-protective and other functional coatings to glass factories and window-makers; also batch-type machines for multi-layer coating of precision optics components, ophthalmic lenses.
Since 1950, Schiatti Angelo Srl has manufactured machines for glass processing. The experience gained in more than 65 years of activity and more than 17,000 completed machines including straight and double edgers, straight bevellers, automatic arrising machines, drillers and glass loaders/unloaders make us an ideal partner for companies large and small both nationally and internationally.
Neptun presents the alternative to the traditional multifunctional centers. The innovative division of the work phases into CNC units which are independent from each other but completely integrated in the production flow, allows you to reach new targets in efficiency and production costs.
Instrument presentation; Working principles; Application fields; Models and variants; Benefits and limitations
Since 1957, the year of its foundation, Bottero has specialised in the production of glass working machinery and is one of the world’s largest equipment manufacturers in three sectors: flat glass, hollow glass and special equipment. Bottero’s continuous attention to detail and comprehensive range of products provides for its customers every need. From float glass lines to cutting tables with a wide range of automatic loading options, pre-processing and processing, high volume laminated lines and high speed bottle manufacturing machinery.
Bystronic Glass will present an overview about the latest machinery for the manufacturing of insulating glass, handling equipment and for the pre-processing of automotive glass. Bystronic Glass supports customers onsite with its own sales and service companies worldwide
Sparklike workshop discusses the latest developments in gas fill measurement. Sparklike, the developer of the world's first non-invasive gas analyzer for insulating glass, introduced recently a revolutionary laser technology to analyze gas concentration. Non-invasive technologies allow manufacturers to deliver tested IGU, without ever having to break the units.
Olivotto Glass Technologies is the World Leader in the supply of machinery and production technologies for hollow glass, from gob feeding to the entrance of lehrs for the production of any type of glass. Technologies, products and services coming from the best know-how of OLIVOTTO, ANTAS, LYNCH and LINDNER
PARK CAM has proved to be the most successful, brand new glass factory ever built over the past 3 years. Today, the factory runs two furnaces for a total capacity of about 1000 tons per day at an efficiency of a good 90%. Each workshop is equipped with state of the art equipment where Emmeti and Sipac have played their role by delivering the most automated cold end lines, each capable of handling up to 700 bpm without human intervention.
Thanks to non-contact inspection solutions and innovative software for image processing, IRIS Inspection machines is the leader in camera inspection. The EVOLUTION range of machines developed by IRIS inspect each bottle at 360° in high resolution. The in-house electronic and software developments allow to control difficult zones such as engravings or finish thread. This makes the EVOLUTION machines unique by giving glassmakers the best plant efficiency.
Development and construction of batch and cullet systems – ZIPPE batch plants ensure that batch is fed fully automatically into the furnace with the exact consistency and homogeneity needed 24 hours a day, every day. From design, manufacturing, installation up to commissioning of plants – all out of one hand.
With the constantly growing costs of energy and increasing requirements for speed and accuracy of production, every factor that may improve production and bring savings is important. Thus the aim of these studies was the optimization of the whole process of the mold cooling on IS machines.
Glass Engineering & Contracting is a new division of Colorobbia Consulting of the Colorobbia group dedicated to the supply of integrated services. Thanks to the wide experience and expertise acquired in raw materials in glass industry, the GE&C Division aims at providing knowhow in R&D, design, realization, and supplying technical services in the main industries of flat glass, hollow glass, glass ceramics and technical glasses, as well as skilled contracting services necessary to these types of production. The Colorobbia group is specialized in the production and distribution of raw materials and half‐finished products for ceramic and glass industry. The head office is in Sovigliana, Vinci (Firenze) with 28 companies and more than 2000 employees in 18 countries.
With more than 125 year experience in glass melting HORN has a wide range of experience in the design, manufacture and supply of different furnace types for production of lighting ware, tableware, containers, cast glass, float glass, solar glass and technical glassware.
The popularity of glass construction is strongly on the rise. Glass offers spectacular design options, advanced materials, top-notch energy-efficiency, inspiring day-lighting and first class safety. GPD Baku 2016 presents the accumulated findings and recommendations of the world's leading glass specialists from the GPD Conference, now in its 25th year. Special focus is placed on the aspects of quality, energy efficiency, new product innovations, glass processing and safety.
13.30 - 13.50 Welcome Address
Michelsson Christer, Finnish Ambassador to Azerbaijan
Giampaolo Cutillo, Italian Ambassador to Azerbaijan
13.50 - 14.20 Welcome and Executive Summary of Global Glass Industry Trends of 2015
Jorma Vitkala, Chairman, Glass Performance Days
The Chairman of the Glass Performance Days Organizing Committee Jorma Vitkala analyzes glass industry developments and trends by reviewing the state-of-the-art as reflected by the GPD 2015 Conference. In addressing the future challenges facing glass design, construction and glass industry solutions Jorma Vitkala makes broad-based use of the 140 presentations of the conference and proceedings in a special Executive Summary of the highlights of the GPD in June 2015. The GPD has developed into the hub of the international glass industry as the leading forum for the presentations of innovations, new technologies, new industrial practices and above all energy-efficient solutions in the service of construction, design and interior decorating applications. The total number of addresses at the interactive conference sessions and workshops was around 140 and total expert attendance numbered 550.
14.20 - 14.50 Baku Hub - a fresh point of departure
Johann Sischka, Waagner – Biro
14.50 - 15.20 Building the Opus - Case study and history of a double curved glazed Dubai project
Agnes Koltay, Koltay Façades
The Opus project was initiated in 2006, with a futuristic 3D vision that exceed the limits of commonly used technologies. Commissioned by Omniyat, Zaha Hadid Architects developed a design resembling a cube with the core melted out. The 20 story building,- originally offices, later changed to mixed used- situated in Business Bay, Dubai, UAE, is fully glazed. The outer flat facades are neutral transparent glazed with silver mirror pattern, while the core area is dark blue 3D formed glazing. To achieve this vision, several glass processing technologies were studied, selected, specified – and some abandoned after further studies. Challenges included achieving the 3D double curved shape, achieving the color, achieving adequate performance for Dubai climate, dealing with the radiation focusing effect the geometry imposes, ensure seamless visual appearance among different support systems – roof, wall, soffit- , procure special materials in sufficient quantities in reasonable time and keeping the project affordable. Being involved from the beginning and acting as façade consultant to achieve expected project handover by the end of 2015, the presentation will give a summary of the project’s technical development.
15.20 - 15.50 Towards Higher Quality and Energy Efficiency. The latest development in glass heat treatment solutions
Miika Äppelqvist, Glaston Finland Oy
Glass business is facing more global competition today than ever before. This means that all glass processors, local or global, need to prepare themselves for global competition. This presentation sets the framework for global quality and energy efficiency requirements for heat-treated glass. First, this presentation goes through the current heat-treated glass quality requirements and gives practical quality requirements for façade glazing. Reaching the quality requirements is becoming even more challenging as the buildings are made to more energy efficient. From façade point of view, this means new high-performing coatings and integrated intelligent glass solutions that change the way glass can be heat-treated and the requirements set for the glass. This presentation will also cover the latest technologies used to meet the growing quality demands globally in and neighboring countries of Azerbaijan. We will also paint the future for growing quality requirements and how glass processors can prepare themselves for the future requirements.
16.20 - 16.40 Expectations of Architecture from Glass and Şişecam Flat Glass New products
Ekin Safkan, Şişecam Flat Glass
What are the expectations of architecture from glass? With the latest architectural trends, glass area on the buildings are expanding to create more transparent buildings with increasing safety requirements. The green building certification systems require buildings with natural light, maximum heat and solar control. We are the one’s who are creating solutions for architectural glass. 80 Years of Experience, Innovative Approach, 21.000 Employees... We are Şişecam... Şişecam Group is the leader in Business lines encompassing all areas of glass production including Flat Glass, Glassware, Glass Packaging, and Chemicals. Our large range of products for architecture; offers architects unlimited creativity; about insulation, decoration, safety and security. We are producing valuable products which enhance people’s lives and environment. As a global manufacturer we are providing solutions to the majör needs and challanges of our times, now and in the future.
16.40 - 17.00 Technologies for Non-Invasive Measurement of Gas Fill for Insulating Glass
Miikkael Niemi, Sparklike Ltd.
Sparklike workshop discusses the advantages of gas fill for thermal performance and the latest developments in gas fill measurement. Sparklike is the developer of the world's first non-invasive gas analyzer for insulating glass. Non-invasive technologies allow manufacturers to deliver tested IGU, without ever having to break the units.
17.00 - 17.20 The rise in laminated glass – Adding safety and durability to modern design
Miika Äppelqvist, Glaston Finland Oy
Lamination only recently has really started to gain momentum in global perspective. This growth has been fueled by three main factors: safety, more creative architecture designs and the increasing use of glass as a structural element. Regulations are becoming stricter, requiring glass providers to move forward to safer building solutions. Modern architectural designs are calling for more complex glazing solutions. Coated glass, screen printing, multilayer lamination is increasingly finding its way into today’s architecture. Lamination is now presenting a business opportunity to glass processors world-wide. However, with all the ongoing trends there are many things to consider when thinking of entering the laminating business. This presentation goes through some of the major trends in lamination and their impact in selecting right processing technology.
17.20 - 17.45 Basic theory of tempering
Jorma Vitkala, Glaston Finland Oy
This presentation is intended as a brief into the state-of-the-art in the glass tempering theory and specially tempering of Low-E glass. The trend of architectural glass towards larger and larger sizes causes a growing need for glass processors related to large sizes and coated products. The balancing of process efficiency and economy with quality is a central issue, for limiting or eliminating roller wave, end curving and frame effects. Views on end and edge curving and its effects on the quality aspects of laminated glass are also briefly discussed.
The Glass Performance Days (GPD) is an independent forum dedicated to the development of the global glass industry through education. This is done by holding conferences in different countries. Currently the conferences take place bi-annually in Finland (where GPD also holds workshops and a glass exhibition), India and Brazil every two years and in China every year. In 2016, GPD will land in Azerbaijan with GPD BAKU.
The success factors of the Glass Performance Days are obvious. When experts get together to talk business at a focused event, ideas are born, shared and debated. They are also discussed by very knowledgeable people with practical experience and high level vision; as a result they become real industry applications much more quickly than would otherwise occur. With today's rapid pace of change this has created distinct competitive advantages for those who take part.
GPD is not only about exchanging information on what is known today: it also sows the seeds for tomorrow. With a history spanning more than two decades, the GPD conferences can claim to have laid part of the foundations on which the industry stands today.
Holiday Inn Baku is situated at the heart of the city's main business and leisure district, close to Port Baku Shopping and Entertainment Centre. Holiday Inn Baku features 223 guest rooms and suites with breathtaking views over the Caspian Sea and the bustling City of Baku. BAKU GLASS 2016 will be held in the Grand Ballroom and Foyer which can accommodate up to 500 delegates and will also make use of the conference and meeting rooms on the same floor.
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