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The GlassSMASH Challenge is on at Gulf Glass 2019!

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25 Sep 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.

The GlassSMASH Challenge is on at Gulf Glass 2019!

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.

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