Delegates hail success of Glassman show in Mexico

Glass industry professionals have reported success Glassman Latin America event in Mexico last week.

More than 1,300 people visited the show in Monterrey, Mexico, which focused on the glass manufacturing industry and its processes.

Topics such as decarbonization, digitalization and supply chain issues were among the topics of discussion between the 87 exhibiting companies and delegates at the show.

The event also included a conference where nine glass technology suppliers presented papers on a variety of production processes.

It was the first glass industry-focused trade show since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and, for many delegates, an opportunity to see old friends for the first time in several years.

Visitors among the 1,335 attendees came from Mexico, the United States, Colombia and Paraguay, while exhibitors came from countries as varied as Germany, Turkey, Italy, Poland, France, Mexico and the UK.

Andrea Cella, Regional Sales Manager at Antonin, said, “It was a very interesting show, we noticed a large number of customers from Mexico and South America, with many visits to our booth, we are very satisfied.”

Italian decoration exhibitor Fermac said, “It was an exciting show with great conversations – the glass industry in Mexico is alive and well!”

Hans Mehl, owner of MGFS Glass Factory services said, “Congratulations, one of the best shows since we’ve been on it. Keep up the good job. See you in 2024.”

Pedro Garcia Sanmiguel, Application and Sales Manager at OPSEUsaid: “An incredible Glassman that Valoref Saint-Gobain will remember.”

German Glass Container Printing Group ISIMAT said, “The two days at Glassman Latin America turned out to be a great success for ISIMAT. We were constantly busy and had many interesting conversations with customers, partners and industry friends.

“A big thank-you!’ to everyone who took the time to stop by our stand!”

Exhibitors focused on all aspects of the glassmaking process, from the batch room to furnaces, annealing, inspection, palletizing and decorating.

A more detailed review with comments from fair attendees will appear in a print issue of Glass International.

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