At Gulf Glass, teams of contestants attempt to break through attack resistant high-security glass




The warning “Handle with care: fragile glass” might become a thing of the past at Gulf Glass 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.

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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Elisha Dessurne
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Taking place annually in Dubai since 1979, the event has launched hundreds of thousands of products boosting the expansion of emerging markets. It has facilitated partnerships, advanced knowledge and industry best practices, while serving as the gateway for international companies to access the Middle East, Africa and South Asia regions.

The Big 5 covers the full construction cycle; not only does it showcase products across dedicated sectors, it also runs alongside nine specialised events enabling industry professionals to source building solutions from around the globe for every stage of the construction projects: The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, Windows, Doors & Facades Event, Gulf Glass, HVAC R Expo, The Big 5 Solar, Middle East Stone, the Urban Design & Landscape Expo, and FM Expo.

The event includes high-level summits, practical seminars, CPD-certified workshops, and The Big 5 Impact Awards to foster collaboration, support best practices, and provide effective solutions to today’s industry challenges.

The Big 5 is organised by dmg events and is free to attend for all pre-registered visitors. 


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We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business through face-to-face events.

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