Global Glass Industry Booming In Dubai
September, 27th 2017
The demand for glass and glass related products is booming, approximately 10,000 construction projects are currently active in the GCC which makes Dubai the regional hub for global manufacturers to meet and do business, said experts at a key industry event in Dubai.
The largest flat and container glass event in the region, Gulf Glass 2017 opened its doors yesterday and will run until tomorrow (September 27) at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Over 140 exhibiting brands from 27 countries are taking part in it.
German exhibitor Jan Ziesak, the sales director of Cerion Laser, said: "Just look outside: it’s full of facades and glass everywhere, which we can process and decorate; there are immense opportunities here."
The company has sold its first glass processing machinery in Saudi Arabia four months ago, and prominent in the UAE market.
"Bringing the latest in laser technology to process glass with both surface marks and subsurface engraving, Cerion Laser promises low production costs and unprecedented opportunities for decorative glass that the outdated sandblasting techniques cannot provide. “Glass is the new artwork for interior design and building materials," stated Ziesak.
“From shower products to anti-slip floor products with decorative or satin glass, , to the latest satin mirrors,” Turkish exhibitor Yourglas is exporting its entire range of glass solutions to the UAE.,
The sales and marketing manager of the company Alkim Tatli said "We export in 55 countries, from Canada to New Zealand, but the Gulf region is a special market for us, where we have many ongoing projects and clients,"
SGU Glass Technologies Company, Chinese exhibitor, said that the UAE and GCC markets were doing great, and there was a lot of potential in the region.
"That’s why we brought our machines to Gulf Glass, which actually attracted big crowds to our stand," remarked company representative Jennifer Xun.
SGU Glass Technologies is displaying the 2.5m wide and 3.6 m long glass grinding machine which is one of the many products it is exporting to UAE based glass processing companies, she revealed.
Glass is a major packaging material that is also 100 per cent recyclable plus a decorative solution for the building and interior design industries.
Gulf Glass is a major event for all things glass: it hosts suppliers of finished products, glass production technology and machinery, glass processing & finishing solutions, tools, measurement, replacements and spare parts, testing & control technology, as well as auxiliary equipment and fitting.