Glaston is actively involved in developing its industry. We promote the development of both the industry and its technologies in our operations and with our partners.
Glaston is actively participating in international glass industry organizations such as NGA/GANA in the United States, China Glass Association in China, ABRAVIDRO in Brazil, Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau glass technology forum in Germany and in the flat glass associations in Germany and Finland.
In addition, Glaston is an active member, authorized by the Finnish national working group, in glass industry committees of CEN (European Committee for Standardization) and ISO (International Organization for Standardization) as well as in working groups preparing safety glass (tempered and laminated glass) standards.
Through these, the company’s representatives can influence the creation of industry standards and communicate through their practical experience the needs and requirements that the standards should cover.
The Glass Performance Days (GPD) conference, organized by Glaston, brings together all of the various stakeholders in the glass processing chain. The conference aims to gather together the latest information among sector actors and to promote the development of new areas of application and technological features.
The conference has been organized since 1992 and over the years more than 15,000 glass industry professionals have attended the event.
To boost the industry’s development and increase innovation, Glaston has twice organized a start-up event for the glass industry, Step Change. The event is a forum for innovators, potential partners, customers and investors. The event is organized in conjunction with the Glass Performance Days (GPD) conference.