Lisec displayed a scale model of one of its Austrian factories to show machinery and configuration options. Attendees could scan QR codes with their phones to get details.
Lovati introduced the Alcor100, combining automatic drilling and notching with manual glass handling to get to an affordable price point.
At Vitrum 2011, Fenzi Group celebrated its 70th anniversary; introduced two IG products, Butylver TPS and Butylver SS; announced the CEKAL certification of Chromatech Ultra, the steel and polycarbonate warm-edge profile by Rolltech; and highlighted its Duralux solar coatings.
Dino Fenzi, president of the Fenzi Group, middle, with his nephew, son and brother celebrating the company's and his 70th birthday during Vitrum 2011 in Milan, Italy.
Fenetech's U.S. and European teams reported good traffic and leads for their glass and window production software.
Bottero's Vitrum footprint showcased its modular, full laminating production line capabilities.
FOREL featured the EM Vertical Edge Grinding and Arrissing Machine. Seen here are the finished edge result possibilities: arriss, pencil, polished and flat grind. All can be done with rounded corners.
Bimatech, a division of Bottero Glass Technologies, introduced the Core CNC work center, capable of handling glass and stone.
Fenetech's software apps were well received by the European audience, according to Fenetech President Ron Crowl.
MoleMoreschi showcased some of the high quality products achieved using the company's machine wheels. Luca Moreschi noted that companies like Prada and Apple feature glass fabricated by MoleMoreschi wheels.
Vitrum Gourmet Festival
Over four days, seven Michelin starred chefs were featured for the first Festival of Gourmet Italian Cuisine—not like any trade show food you've ever seen or will, unless you travel to Milan in 2012 for the next Vitrum show.
MACOTEC introduced the Strato Advance 4.0 Multiprocess automatic laminated glass cutting line that cuts two pieces of glass simultaneously with a single cutting bridge.
Glaston made eight announcements at Vitrum. Glaston Bavelloni introduced a family of six Hiyon straight-line edger models: four for flat edging with arrises and two for variable angle chamfering. Albat+Wirsam unveiled a new abbreviated name and logo—A+W—and Glaston launched new Web-based ordering systems and a 5-year warranty program.