Last month, the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) technical team hosted a highly successful Architectural Glazing Conference in Dubai.

The event, which attracted over 100 international delegates was sponsored by Emirates Glass, Gulf Glass Industries Ltd, Kuraray, Momentive and Filmtek and was organised in conjunction with Members of the GGF MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Region.

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Steve Rice, GGF Director of Technical Affairs commented on the conference’s success.

“It was an excellent couple of days with the speakers and panels covering topical issues affecting the performance and the international technical standards of glass. I would like to thank our sponsors, speakers and hosts for making the event a great success.”

The impressive line-up of speakers included technical experts from the GGF, each of the Sponsors and GGF Member company, Saint-Gobain.

The topics covered included:

  • Grenfell Tower fire and its impact on industry standards
  • Sealant compatibility
  • The performance of laminated glass
  • The anisotropy of glass
  • Security glazing
  • Acoustic glazing
  • Adhesive backed polymeric

Chairman of the MENA region, Pascoal DSilva of Gulf Glass Industries (GGI) commented,

“The conference was most worthwhile with superb presentations from industry experts who provided important technical updates and information. All delegates I have spoken with found the conference to be both enjoyable and highly useful for their businesses. I would like to thank the GGF for their participation and support.”

To find out more about the GGF MENA region please contact Steve Rice via email or visit: