The thousand faces of glass at Vitrum 2015: Innovative technologies, design and architecture, history and culture

Vitrum 2015, the 19th international trade show dedicated to machinery, equipment and special products for glass processing, opens today.

The glass industry will be in Milan thru to 9 October for a high-profile event that attracts companies and visitors worldwide to the Fiera Milano exhibition complex in Rho: visitor attendance exceeded 20,000 at the previous sessions, with more than half from other countries.The public at Vitrum 2015 will be able to view the best in technology applied to industrial glass, glass for the building industry, furniture and home interiors, and for the pharmaceutical and automotive industries during the 4–day event. The 2015 exhibition is all about innovation, with companies displaying their most cutting-edge production, among these leading international players in the industry.

At this special session of Vitrum, there will also be a special display area for the finest examples of Italian hollow glass production: Pavilion 24 will be hosting a group exhibition with some of the leading Gimav companies in this sector showcasing a complete lineup of hollow glass production: tableware, bottles, special glass for pharmaceutical use and containers. The area is an open space, with the Gimav members presenting their finest offerings.

Special events at Vitrum 2015

The busy 4-day program of special events is not to be missed.

At Vitrum 2015, the GLASS. THE GREAT UNEXPECTED exhibition is a showcase of the past, present and future of this special material. The three main sections: Glass in history and design, Glass the key player in architecture and Glass and new technologies offer an overview of how glass has been used in outstanding production by showing examples from history, high technology and innovation. The exhibition is sure to surprise even glass experts and professionals, who can admire objects and projects from 2,000 years ago to the present.

The GLASS.THE GREAT UNEXPECTED section focusing on research and experiments has been set up by the Polytechnic University of Milan: this is where the new applications of glass are presented, starting with the most avant-garde technologies. The concepts and prototypes on display were developed by students from the Polytechnic of Milan and the University of Applied Arts and Sciences in Freiburg at a workshop promoted by Vitrum at the two universities.

On Thursday, 8 October, a whole day will be dedicated to innovation in technology and production in flat and hollow, as a result of a joint effort with the Association of Italian Glass Technicians (A.T.I.V.), which has organized its 30th annual conference in partnership with Vitrum. The theme “Advances in glass processes: key innovation topics in hollow and flat glass” will be discussed by leading experts from the glass industry and the association. It begins at 9.45 am.

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