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INNOVATIVE MATERIALS 1 2020

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Challenging Glass 7 On 18 and 19 June 2020 the seventh edition the international conference ‘Challenging Glass’ will be held in Ghent, Belgium. Again, the congress promises to present a great amount of knowledge and development in the rapidly evolving domain of glass applications in construction. With participants from all over the world, more than 100 presentations of high-quality papers and inspiring keynote presentations, the conference promises once again to be a great success.

As the name suggests, Challenging Glass focuses on contemporary challenges in glass, glass products and glass constructions. These challenges are very diverse and are found in areas like sustainability, (upgrading and reusing existing glazing); structural safety, (hybrid glass-steel components); innovative products (such as ultra-thin and ultra-strong glass); energy-efficient glass products (vacuum glass); realization of increasingly complex glass projects and so on. To achieve this, Challenging Glass collects not only the international developments within the scientific glass research world, but also invites leading designers and constructors, together with innovative companies and market leaders, and this on a global scale. Nevertheless, the conference remains very accessible: in addition to a high technical level, Challenging Glass also offers a unique informal networking opportunity where a multidisciplinary mix of renowned experts together with young

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