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Theme: Providing Effective & Efficient Solutions For Enhanced Productivity

 

After its successful debut in 2015, the influential Glass Processing Conference 2017 (GPC) returns for its third edition with the theme “Providing Effective & Efficient Solutions for Enhanced Productivity” on 22 November 2017 at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore.

Held in conjunction with Glasstech Asia 2017, a premier glass exhibition for South-east Asia, the well-established conference is pioneered and led by prominent industry experts.

With the dominant Asia Pacific region expected to retain its strong foothold as the largest processed glass market, the conference is set to engage leading glass and machine suppliers, processors, engineers and architects with presentations on the latest technologies and cutting-edge practices of the industry.  Glass Processing Conference 2017 aims to provide solutions to increase productivity for the entire glass processing industry.

Time Agenda

01:30PM

Delegate Registration

02:00PM

Opening Remarks

Mr. Gan Geok Chua
Chairman
Singapore Glass Association

02:10PM

Keynote Session

Digital Disruptions and its Impact on Façades

Mr. Michael Chin
Associate Principal and Façade Leader

Arup Façade Singapore

03:00PM

Tea Break

03:30PM

TPS Technology for Premium Insulating Glass in Commercial and Residential Buildings

Mr. Klaus Puschmann
Business Development & Product Management
Bystronic Lenhardt  GmbH

04:00PM

Industrial Glass Cutting 

Mr. Peter Pokoern
Director
Product Unit Industrial Glass Processing
Bohle AG, Germany

04:30PM

Automating Flat Glass Tempering Process

Mr. Miika Äppelqvist
Marketing Director
Glaston

05:00PM

Panel Discussion

Moderator:

Mr. Gan Geok Chua
Chairman
Singapore Glass Association

05:30PM

Closing Remarks & End of Conference

*Programme is subjected to changes


Our Speakers

Mr. Michael Chin
Associate Principal and Façade Leader
Arup Façade Singapore

Digital Disruptions and its Impact on Façades

Michael is an Associate Principal and the Façade Leader at Arup Singapore. He has 15 years of experience, 11 of which are with Arup. Michael leads one of the biggest façade engineering teams in this region, which have become known  for its total building envelope approach design expertise. Michael approaches design with a sustainability principle, with a focus on innovative and holistic building solutions which efficiently integrates passive and active systems. Considered as one of the industry leaders in building façade, Michael has been involved in a diverse range of high-profile, green regional projects. Prior to Arup, Michael was with a façade specialist contractor specialising in the project management of various projects. Michael is a chartered engineer and a member with the Institution of Engineers Singapore, and The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.


Abstract:

In the today’s increasingly complex building design environment, the need for an integrated and holistic approach to design is becoming more essential. The need for using digital tools and software as enablers are becoming an important part of ecosystem to achieve the final design intent, with the aim of achieving a holistic and integrated solution. Whether it is design softwares, robotics, parametric techniques or AI, they have assisted us in many ways to improve efficiency, handling complex geometries and design and produce better and coordinated design for production. This presentation will showcase some pertinent examples to demonstrate how these digital disruptions have influenced our design processes.

Mr. Klaus Puschmann
Business Development & Product Management
Bystronic Lenhardt  GmbH

TPS Technology for Premium Insulating Glass in Commercial and Residential Buildings


Abstract:

Existing insulating glass technologies are very different in their properties and the most advanced is the Thermo Plastic Spacer (TPS). TPS was introduced more than 25 years ago and is used in several applications: Residential and commercial buildings, automotive and railroad glazing, photovoltaic module encapsulation, solar thermal collectors and refrigerator cabinet glazing.

What makes TPS different to other insulating glass technologies? Its unique properties:

  • Excellent thermal insulation for unbeatable energy efficiency
  • Perfect edge quality and longevity proven and confirmed by institutes all over the world
  • Almost limitless design prospects in terms of glass shapes and sizes
  • Absolutely air-tight spacer joint and closed edge seal providing utmost Argon retention
  • Ideal sealing barrier against moisture penetration
  • Reduced condensation and consequently lower risk of mold formation due to warm edge spacer material
  • Savings in terms of heating and cooling costs
  • Visual aesthetics by the appearance and accuracy of the black TPS spacer
  • Lowest life-cycle cost and sustainable ecological footprint proven by eco-efficiency analysis
  • Superior compensation of external loads by the permanent elastic edge seal

More than 100 fabricators all over the world are able to provide architects and developers the unique TPS insulating glass technology. With references for all kinds of glazing in multiple applications the success story of TPS has also reached the Asian markets. Especially in Korea and Japan the windows in residential and commercial buildings are frequently glazed with TPS. In China, Taiwan and other APAC countries this technology is available since years and the reference buildings are impressing.

The production of TPS insulating glass is done with a CNC-controlled application robot. The all-in-one TPS material is a combination of sealant, desiccant and glass spacer without any metal embedded. These unique properties promote TPS to the most advanced insulating glass technology.


Mr. Peter Pokoern
Director
Product Unit Industrial Glass Processing
Bohle AG, Germany

Industrial Glass Cutting 

Peter Pokoern joined the Bohle AG in 1985. For many years, he was engaged in application engineering in all aspects of processing glass, e.g. optimal manual glass cutting, thick glass cutting and UV bonding. In 2001 he became the Marketing and Product Manager especially for automatic glass cutting and ever since concentrates on this aspect of processing glass. The thorough knowledge of glass physics and the many years of experience in close cooperation with customer‘s requirements have made Peter Pokoern a real expert when it comes to choosing the right wheel holder, the correct wheel angle and cutting force for the to obtain optimal cutting result


Abstract:

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Mr. Miika Äppelqvist
Marketing Director
Glaston

Automating Flat Glass Tempering Process

Miika Äppelqvist is a glass heat-treatment specialist who has worked in different management positions in glass heat-treatment and safety glass area. During the past 10 years he has been involved in the development and market launch of the latest glass tempering technologies. Currently he is head of Flat Tempering and Automation Business Unit in Glaston Corporation.


Abstract:

In the past 10 years flat glass tempering process has taken relatively slow paced steps towards process automation. A handful of fully automated process have been done, however the technology is not yet suitable for meeting the needs of average glass processor who delivers glass to architectural segment.

The emerging technologies related to data collection, data analysis and integrated intelligence are already available and will change the pace of development. We see already now a very fast development for the next three years regarding tempering process automation.

This presentation goes through the current automation levels of tempering furnaces and presents the required steps for automating flat glass tempering process.

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