All The Latest Glass Developments Under One Roof For The First Time Ever In The UK: GP&T 2003

The UK’s first and only trade exhibition dedicated to the glass industry - The Glass Processing & Technology (GP&T) conference and exhibition - will shortly be opening its doors on 11th, 12th and 13th November 2003 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

With many of the glass industry’s biggest names taking part, and with just about every conceivable aspect of the industry to be included, the event promises to be indispensable to UK specifiers, architects, designers and other glass industry professionals.

One of the many advantages offered by the event is a comprehensive seminar and conference programme to run alongside the exhibition. This wide-ranging programme will address some of the most major issues that the industry is currently facing, and provide a glimpse of future technologies and practices. Included in this is GPD UK, a conference organised by the same team behind Glass Processing Days (GPD), the glass industry’s leading conference in Tampere, Finland. GPD UK has been launched to bring fresh insight and invaluable information to the UK market.

Other features of the GP&T 2003 programme will include a series of seminars, Industry Insights, hosted by leading trade body the Glass & Glazing Federation (GGF) and The Architect’s Forum, hosted by Pilkington Activ™ and supported by leading architectural industry magazine The Architect’s Journal. The Architect’s Forum at GP&T 2003 will present a programme of conference sessions aimed at architects and other key specifiers of flat glass, where six significant projects, chosen for their exemplary use of glass in their construction or detailing, will be presented, discussed and analysed by members of the design and construction project teams.

In terms of product innovation, GP&T 2003 will offer visitors the chance to see the latest offerings from over 100 key exhibitors, representing all facets of the glass industry. Household names Pilkington and Glaverbel are two of the event’s launch partners and will both be hosting stands at GP&T 2003, as will fellow launch partners Rankins Glass, Bohle, Ritec and machinery giants Bystronic Glass, Promac, Tamglass and Willian Design Ltd.

Products to be introduced for the first time in the UK at GP&T will include Ipasol Neutral 73/39, a solar control glass from German based manufacturer and processor Interpane Glas Industrie AG, and the topDRILL machine from Austrian manufacturer Schraml, which the company claims is the first machine to be invented for vertical double-sided glass drilling. Other innovations will include the MTC Protection Cover from vacuum lifting equipment manufacturer Alan E. Wheeler & Son, which claims to eliminate the marking of coated glass by any type of suction pad, and the Vetrocolour Glass Coating System from Unilam International Ltd, which allows the specification of any RAL or B.S. colour in an opaque, metallic, transluscent or transparent finish.

To find out more about the unique opportunities offered by GP&T 2003, pre-register to visit or sign up for conference modules, go to the GP&T website at or call the hotline on +44 (0) 870 429 4534, or fax your requirements to +44 (0) 870 429 4535.

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