GPAD 2019 Silver Sponsors


AVACO is a global supplier of thin-film processing equipment that specializes in sputtering (PVD) vacuum deposition equipment (in-line, cluster, and roll to roll type) and atomic layer deposition (ALD) equipment. In addition to the thin-film technology, AVACO provides full turnkey solution with various BEOL and factory automation equipment such as clean stocker, clean crane, and overhead transfer system for large-scale substrate including architectural glass. Derived from the expertise that is proven over a decade for delivering world class mass production PVD equipment that encompasses all aspects related to thin-film coating such as TCO, metal electrode, and dielectric layer in FPD (Flat Panel Displays) and PV (Photovoltaic) applications, AVACO is market innovator in the manufacture of architectural glass coating equipment for Low-e and Solar Control Layer System.



Dip-Tech, a Ferro company, is the manufacturer of Ceramic InkJet printing solutions, and one of the world’s leading suppliers of digital glass printers and digital ceramic inks. Dip-Tech’s technologically advanced printers and high-performance inks are complemented by expert consultation and international business development assistance. This winning combination of technology and business support enables new business opportunities for glass processors worldwide, and opens the door to unlimited possibilities in glass printing innovation and design.

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Machines and Wheels

Machines and Wheels is a full-service organization offering machinery, tools, and service to all glass machinery in. All equipment sold is serviced by factory trained technicians based in High Point, North Carolina. With over 100 years of combined experience, Machines and Wheels’ technical staff is second to none when it comes to diagnosing and resolving problems with machinery of all types.



Mappi is the leading manufacturer of tempering furnaces and high quality tempering systems for the glass industry. Our products stand out for their technologically advanced design and construction and simplicity of use. Mappi is active in both national and international markets due to its longstanding knowledge and experience with safety glass, using some of the most sophisticated technological innovations currently available. Furthermore, Mappi continues to maintain high standards of quality. Our latest product ATS J is one of the world’s largest furnaces for tempering flat glass. The machine is designed to meet all the needs of the market in addition to tempering larger sheets of glass. The project related to the new ATS J is truly ingenious as it has promoted the creation of a new range of products corresponding to the new needs of the construction market. It is also the result of the hard work of an Italian design department, in which Mappi has always invested.



Tremco specializes in the manufacture and sale of roofing materials and services, construction sealants, glazing and gaskets, waterproofing systems, air barrier and fire stopping systems and a host of custom-designed products, programs and services dedicated to the worldwide construction and maintenance and repair industries. We are committed to helping our customers develop and maintain high-performance buildings that operate with the lowest possible life-cycle costs.


Since 1985, Turomas-Tecnocat has been manufacturing heavy duty, innovative glass handling systems and cutting lines. Focused on a high level of automation, Turomas-Tecnocat has become the industry leader for all levels of glass cutting and glass handling. With a strong focus on use of the highest quality materials along with the latest electronic technology, Turomas-Tecnocat has achieved a reputation for reliability, automation and innovation.