China Glass Provides Unique International Opportunity

May 29th, 2015 by Editor

Attendance at China Glass 2015 last week in Beijing was lighter than in recent years, but exhibitors in the glass and glazing industry were once again pleased with the opportunity the event provides to connect with a broad international audience.

At China Glass 2015, Quanex, Sparklike and Inagas showcased their products together to demonstrate the link between materials, gas fill and measurement in insulating glass units.

At China Glass 2015, Quanex, Sparklike and Inagas showcased their products together to demonstrate the link between materials, gas fill and measurement in insulating glass units.

From an international standpoint, Quanex director of international marketing Ramsey Bader considers China Glass second only to glasstec. “And the reason is that it attracts such a big crowd from all over the world,” he says, noting that the event fields attendees everywhere from Australia to Latin America, in addition to all of the more obvious regions. “… It truly is an international show, and that’s why it’s so important to us.”

As far as the Chinese market is concerned, Bader says it encompasses “some exciting capabilities in multiple areas of industry,” notably massive bent glass projects. “Their capabilities with tempered and laminated large-size glass is something you hardly find anywhere else.”

He says a big focus for Quanex in the market is that its spacer is flexible and that it’s important to learn about ways the company can provide solutions for big glass applications in the Chinese industry.

Stefano Pozzi, general manager of Fenzi Group’s Chinese branch, says Fenzi received very positive feedback from attendees of the show.

Fenzi, in fact, has maintained a presence in the region for some time, having exported mirror-backing paints, particularly to China, back in 1980. Today, the group’s local operations and production hub “is a fully active plant that continues to grow with the introduction of new products and the expansion of existing ones,” according to a release from the company.

“In China, it is crucial to be increasingly competitive in all areas,” says Pozzi. “Consistency is prime, along with offering products of very high quality. It is a challenge we committed to 10 years ago and that today ensures us a key niche and a leadership position. We plan to continue along this path and trust that, to a large extent, 2015 will reflect last year’s results, which were very favorable for the group.”

Sparklike, showing its new Glassgas Laser, which is capable of measuring insulating glass through triple glazing and coatings, joined Quanex and Inagas in a joint exhibit. The event provided Sparklike and the other companies an opportunity to demonstrate how each product works together.

Sparklike has collaborated with Quanex in China for the past five years.

“Showcasing our products together allows us to address a broader topic of quality insulating glass,” says Miikkael Niemi, Sparklike CEO. “When the manufacturer is already interested in producing high-quality insulating glass, it’s natural then to discuss how to measure the produced glass products. For customer point of view, it’s easier to understand the link between materials, gas fill and measurement when we all come together like this.”

Niemi says that while the overall pace at China Glass was somewhat slow, “we were really pleased to have met so many interesting new contacts. The discussions we had were concrete and actionable.”

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