GGF MENA forum sheds light on architectural glass development and performance

Dubai Investments and Emirates Glass host international industry experts - Dubai Investments PJSC [DI], the leading investment company listed on Dubai Financial Market, and its glass subsidiary Emirates Glass LLC – one of the largest processors of flat architectural glass in the region, jointly hosted the International Architectural Glass Conference, held under the aegis of Glass and Glazing Federation [GGF] MENA last week.    The one-day conference, held at Dubai Investments headquarters in Dubai Investments Park, focused on different aspects on glass industry, presented by specialists and experts from leading international glass companies and related industries.  The international panel of speakers included Emirates Glass National and International Sales Manager Phil Higgins, who shed light on glass fracture through the presence of Nickel Sulfide, while Benoit Georges, Technical Manager of Saint-Gobain Middle East FZE, spoke on building energy efficiency.  John Reeves of The Glasshouse LLC spoke on safe and secure glazing, while Andy Dean of WSP Group highlighted fire-resistant glazing and Steve Lipscombe of GGF underlined the acoustic performance. Rizwanulla Khan, Executive President of Emirates Glass, said: “Emirates Glass LLC is committed to offering the industry’s best practices across its product range, and is steadfast on maintaining the best efficiency in its manufacturing, design and performance processes. The company’s support and participation in the GGF forums reinforces its dedication to the sector’s advancement across the region.”  Recognised by governments and organisations internationally, GGF plays a crucial role in setting standards such as building regulations, construction product regulations, European Committee for Standardization (CEN) standards, and associated rules that govern the construction of buildings.

The GGF is also the voice of the industry and helps influence policies in construction. Emirates Glass is one of the founder members of GGF MENA Chapter.

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