glas platz gmbh & co. kg in Wiehl-Bomig is a specialist for glass processing and the manufacturing of technical glasses. What started off in a barn in North Rhine Westphalia in 1975 as a glass works is now a high-tech company with four different product fields: powerglass® (LED in glass), display glass (anti-reflective, EMI-shielding and heatable front glasses for displays), operator glass® (touch screens made of glass) and glass sound® (glass loudspeakers).
In 1998 the powerglass® technology was patented. With this technology, glas platz was the first company worldwide to laminate LED in glass without any visible wiring. The LED are embedded in a transparent resin laminate and protected from environmental influences, seemingly floating inside the glass. With powerglass®, a passive sheet of glass can be turned into an active design element with integrated light points.
In the meantime, powerglass® has developed into the main product line. Architects and designers all over the world are using the technology for stunning projects, including glass balustrading at Dubai Airport Terminal 3 or media façade panels in interactive bus shelters in Seoul.
The latest product are powerglass® media façades which combine the building skin with LED communication technology. This is the future of powerglass®: communicate in glass!
powerglass® is completely made in the glas platz factory in Wiehl-Bomig. Quality made in Germany.