As part of the new concept and as a reaction to exhibitor requests, the event will also take place in only four days instead of five (Tuesday, September 28 to Friday, October 1).
As a reflection of the glass market, glasstec 2010 will also cater to solar production technologies. The new solarpeq - International Trade Fair For Solar Production Equipment will take place concurrently with glasstec and is geared toward companies offering process engineering/production equipment for thin film and crystalline photovoltaics, including machinery and equipment for the production of solar applications or suppliers of components/raw materials. While the shows will be held at the same time, glasstec will take place in halls 7 - 13 and 15 - 17 and solarpeq in hall 14 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.
"Over the last two to three years we have seen many exhibitors at glasstec founding their own corporate divisions for solar production technology. With solarpeq we now offer these customers a dedicated platform--and all other companies in this segment--the unique opportunity to benefit from the established international structures at glasstec," explained Joachim Schäfer, managing director at Messe Düsseldorf. Exhibitor applications for glasstec and solarpeq 2010 will be available beginning next month.