Glass products exhibition opens in HCM City

Thursday, Nov 24, 2016 17:25

Visitors at the Glasstech Asia 2016 that opened at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in HCM City yesterday. — VNS Photo

The latest industrial and consumer products and technologies in the glass industry are on display at the 14th International Glass Products, Glass Manufacturing, Processing and Materials Exhibition (Glasstech Asia 2016) that opened in HCM City on November 24.

It has attracted 163 exhibitors from 15 countries and territories, including Germany, Singapore, the UK, China, Taiwan, and Viet Nam.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Ho Quynh Hung, chairman of the Viet Nam Glass Association, said in Viet Nam the industry has developed strongly in recent years, and there are more than 300 firms now.

Global demand for flat glass is expected to increase by 6.6 per cent a year to nearly 10 billion square metres by 2018.

With their rapid economic growth and boom in the construction industry, Asia-Pacific countries including Viet Nam account for 50 per cent of the world’s glass consumption.

Glasstech Asia 2016 is being held together with the 11th Specialized International Exhibition for Hollow Glass Manufacturing, Machinery, Equipment & Glass Products Industry (Hollow Glass Asia) and the first International Windows, Doors, Skylights, Curtain Wall and Facade Technology Exhibition (FENESTRATION Asia 2016).

The exhibitions, on at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre, are expected to provide a platform for industry players across the globe to tap into the growing Southeast Asian market. — VNS

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