Mir Stekla 2017 Post Show Report

Mir Stekla 2017 combined high tech industrial production and artistic skills

The 19th International Exhibition for Glass Products, Manufacturing, Processing and Finishing Technology – Mir Stekla – combined high tech industrial production and artistic skills in its 2017 edition, with participants reaching their objectives.

Mir Stekla is a key event in the glass industry of Russia. Mir Stekla once again has confirmed its status as a major trade show which demonstrates fresh ideas and cutting-edge technologies in the glass industry in Russia and abroad. The show was highly evaluated by the glass industry leaders and professionals. Mir Stekla 2017 combined high tech industrial production and artistic skills. The participants reached their objectives, provided companies with new orders, and made lucrative contracts.
The event, which took up an exhibition area of 11,500 sq.m., with 197 exhibiting companies from 20 countries, and 8,000 visitors, took place 5-8 June 2017 at the Expocentre Fairgrounds, Moscow. It was organized by Expocentre AO, with the support of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the auspices of Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
International exhibitors included Glaston, TIAMA, Grenzebach Maschinenbau, Hegla, RHI Glass, Bystronic Glass, Heye International, Horn Glass Industries, Bottero, Intermac, Biesse, Dip-Tech, Emhart Glass, Bavelloni, BDF Industries, Pneumofore, Mountain Glass Technology, Landglass Technology, Lahti Precision, Sklostroj Turnov, Saint Gobain Sefpro, ?MCO, Vertech, Motim Kadko KFT, Nikolaus Sorg, Stara Glass, Domanovo Production and Trade Plant, Glasscommerce, and more.
Russian exhibitors (70+) included Borovichi Refractories Plant, Vremena Goda, Greenspacer, Salavatsteklo, Saratovstroysteklo, Caspian Flat Glass, Karat, Irbis Projects, Steklopack, Saratov Glass Institute, Steklo-Gaz, Steklo-Lux, Palina Coatings, Rusceramica, RZM TIC, Polema, etc.
Among these exhibitors, there were also 23 companies exhibiting for the first time.
Types of products on display: modern technology for glass production and processing, equipment and tools for the glass industry, art and decorative glass, stained glass, testing and measuring equipment, software, R&D.
ArtGlass Salon participants were well-known craftsmen making stained glass, lamps, vases, glassware, and glass jewellery. They put on display their products and demonstrated different art glass techniques.
Participants from Russia, China and other countries showcased new products, solutions and technologies at the trade show. The Novelties section was launched on the Mir Stekla official website. Here participating companies presented their products to show them later at Mir Stekla 2017.
The third Intellectual game “Young talents of the construction industry” for young architects and designers organized by Construction.ru Russian online journal. The game was devoted to application of translucent structures in architecture and called Arch BATTLE. The sponsor of the game was Pilkington Glass, one of the largest manufacturers of construction glass in Russia. It has recently extended a line of architectural glass at Mir Stekla 2017 and showcased young architects, jury and visitors a wide range of effective solutions for future architectural projects.
The Russian Conference “World of Glass 2017″ organized by Expocentre featured two sections: Production. Processing. Consumption and Windows. Doors. Facades. The reports were made by representatives of such as companies as Binder+Co, Stanki Mira, Interregional Institute of Window St. Petersburg, Preumofore S.p.A., VVS, Vertech, Yta, RZD Logistics, Ayrox Oy, Sparklike Oy, and others. The participants discussed the most relevant industry issues such as production of recyclable materials of glass waste for the modern glass industry of Russia; efficient technologies of glass decoration in architectural façade glazing; optimization of transportation expenses of glass enterprises; application of tempered glass as cladding; non-destructive control of gas filling of double glazing, etc.
The Conference on Improving Fire-Resistance of Translucent Structures was organized by Proffilling.
There was also a Presentation on Software for Production of Glass Containers, as well as a Presentation on Analysis of the Marketing Situation on the Russian Glass Market.
The next 20th anniversary edition of Mir Stekla is to run from 15-18 May 2018 at Expocentre Fairgrounds.