The warning “Handle with care: fragile glass” might become a thing of the past at Gulf Glass 2019.
Middle East’s largest event dedicated to the glass industry is disrupting the old notion of glass being a fragile material at its GlassSMASH challenge this year. From 24 to 26 September at the Dubai World Trade Centre, visitors test firsthand the strength of an attack resistant high-security glass by Vetrotech Saint-Gobain: VETROGARD.
Teams of contestants are presented with a clean slate of VETROGARD glass along with tools to attempt breaking through the glass. After 20 tries each, a glass expert from Vetrotech Saint-Gobain measures the impact created on the glass to declare a winner.
Anoop Sreekumar, Specification Manager- Middle East Markets at Saint-Gobain, said:
"Vetrogard Attack, the glass we are presenting at the GlassSMASH challenge, is a laminated attack-resistant glass solution. It consists of a multi-layer lamination of various interlayer films and glass panes resisting manual attacks, forced intrusion and escape."
Vetrogard is developed and manufactured by Vetrotech Saint-Gobain, a business unit within the Saint-Gobain organization focusing on developing high performance and security glazing solutions.The glass is certified to EN 356- Glass in building, security glazing, testing and classification of resistance against manual attack.
Gulf Glass, the region's largest glass event, is co-located with Windows, Doors & Facades Event, Middle East's most important event for the windows, doors and facades industries.
Organised by dmg events, Gulf Glass and Windows, Doors & Facades Event are sponsored by Schüco, Reynaers, Mountain Glass, Glass Source, AGC Obeikan, Dow, Advenira, Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants, Vetrotech Saint-Gobain and Dubai Creative Group.
The events, which will return in 2021, are free to attend, and run from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm daily, from 24 to 26 September at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Maktoum and Sheikh Rashid Halls.
To know more about Gulf Glass, visit www.gulf.glass.