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Interview

With SOPs in place, we’re convinced to

open our shows in 1st half of ‘22: Thomas

Schlitt, MD- Messe Düsseldorf India

Schlitt Talks To GB About How Exhibition Industry Is Recovering From

COVID-19 Onslaught

Ahead of glasspro INDIA and glasspex INDIA slated for March 2022, Messe Düsseldorf

India MD Thomas Schlitt explains to Glass Bulletin how the sector is emerging from the

shadow of the pandemic and what steps are being taken to ensure safety and hygiene at

these events.

Mr. Thomas Schlitt,

MD of Messe Düsseldorf India

Thomas Schlitt joined Messe Düsseldorf India as Managing Director in 2015. During his tenure at Messe

Düsseldorf India, he has focused on the core sectors, strengthened the existing trade fairs in India and

also extended the event portfolio. Previously, Thomas Schlitt held management positions in international

business development and sales in the MICE industry at renowned German trade fair organizations, i.e.

Messe München and Nürnberg Messe.

Please tell us about Messe

Düsseldorf GmbH & its

exhibitions in India?

Messe Düsseldorf GmbH is one

of the world’s largest trade fair

organizers with its own exhibition

grounds and offers its presence in

more than 150 countries around the

globe. We organize 50 international

trade fairs, among these are 24

leading events in the respective

industry sector.

Messe Düsseldorf India Pvt. Ltd.

is a fully owned subsidiary of Messe

Düsseldorf GmbH which is a global

player both as a trade fair organizer

and provider of trade fair-related

services for exhibitors and visitors.

Messe Düsseldorf India has been

successfully staging established trade

fairs like In-Store Asia, Medical Fair

India, FAMDENT Shows & Awards,

glasspex India, glasspro India,

pacprocess & food pex Mumbai,

India Essen Welding & Cutting, wire

India, Tube India, METEC India

and ProWine Mumbai. Besides

organizing successful trade fairs

in India, the company is also the

exclusive sales representative of

the Messe Düsseldorf Group for the

Indian Market and is canvassing

Indian customers to events of the

Messe Düsseldorf Group worldwide.

– India and the whole world

faced a very difficult time during

the pandemic in the last 18

months. The exhibition industry

is one the most affected. What

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Interview • 2

are your views about this?

Exhibitions and tradeshows have

survived, adapted and thrived despite

unprecedented times like pandemics

and other global challenges during the

past several centuries. However, the

COVID-19 situation has affected the

business adversely, particularly the

trade fair sector, not only in India but

across the world. We have witnessed

many trade shows being either

postponed or cancelled internationally

in the past 18 months.

Due to this situation new kinds

of platforms have been invented

in order to keep in touch with the

industry. Messe Düsseldorf India

has successfully developed and

implemented virtual events for

several industrial sectors. As industry

stakeholders, we are grateful to our

customers for their continued support

in our events.

– After a long period of pandemic,

things are getting better day

by day. When do you think

exhibitions in India will resume

normally?

Keeping in view the intensive

vaccination drive in India coupled

with the adoption of COVIDappropriate

behaviour with defined

Standard Operation Procedures

(SOP) at our trade fairs, we are

convinced to open our shows in the

first half of 2022.

– What are the new protocols to

be followed as an organizer of an

exhibition?

Messe Düsseldorf Group,

together with Messe Düsseldorf

India, has elaborated under the

title ‘PROTaction’, a comprehensive

hygiene and infection protection

concept in order to safeguard the

health of our customers, partners and

employees.

This hygiene and infection

protection concept has been

submitted to the Indian Authorities

for consideration at SOPs for reopening

of trade fairs in India.

– As we all know India has the

fastest growing economy in the

world. How can exhibitions play a

vital role for the industry?

India’s progressive economy is

anticipated to reach around $5 trillion

in the next few years with active

contribution from the manufacturing,

technology and services sectors.

The exhibition industry has always

played a pivotal role in strengthening

and growing the economy. Messe

Düsseldorf exhibitions worldwide,

including those in India, are of worldclass

reputation. Many of our events

have already established themselves

as leading events and are platforms

for the industry to create business

opportunities, to build cooperations

and to network.

– glasspro INDIA and glasspex

INDIA will be held in March 2022.

What are your plans to bring in

maximum exhibitors and visitors?

The tailor-made trade fair concepts

complement each other and create a

unique platform for the glass industry.

Comprehensive sales, marketing and

communication measures will ensure

that decision makers, stakeholders

and relevant media representatives

attend the events.

– You have added a new

segment to glasspro India i.e

fenestrationpro India. Tell us

about this new segment.

fenestrationpro INDIA is a show colocated

with glasspro INDIA to unite

the architects, fabricators, developers,

policymakers, façade consultants,

engineers, and stakeholders from the

Indian industry to drive discussions

on the design trends considering

energy-efficient building technologies.

– It is a very good coincidence

that United Nations has

announced 2022 as the

international year for glass. We

have glasspro India and glasspex

India in same year. Do you have

any plan to promote IYOG in your

glass exhibition?

By announcing the year 2022 as the

International Year of Glass (IYOG),

the United Nations underlined the

scientific, economic and cultural roles

of glass. Glass supports many vital

technologies, facilitates sustainability

and enriches our lives.

Messe Düsseldorf India, along with

its partners, is proud to host the IYOG

during our exhibitions - glasspex

INDIA and glasspro INDIA. We will

promote the importance of glass usage

along with AIGMF and International

Commission of Glass.

– You are organizing glasspro

India in close cooperation with

Glass Bulletin. Share your

thoughts on your association with

Glass Bulletin?

Glass Bulletin is India’s premier

journal for the global glass industry.

It is the ideal platform to publish

news, reports, product details, and

information about glass industry, both

in print and online.

Messe Düsseldorf India is proud

to be associated with Glass Bulletin.

This association of the leading media

and trade fair organizer is the perfect

combination, and it guarantees a

platform where business is generated.

Website: www.md-india.com

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Event

Glass in our lives: AIGMF names

photography contest winners on

Int’l Youth Day

Contest Was Announced As Part Of Activities After UN Approved 2022 As

International Year Of Glass

In May 2021, the General Assembly of the UNITED NATIONS approved 2022 as the

International Year of Glass. Many glass-related activities are planned worldwide. Among

these, AIGMF announced its first photography contest for the age group of 7-24 years on

the theme: Glass in our Lives.

Distinguished jury members

representing a cross section

of glass sectors and regions

decided the top thee photographs

out of approximately 7,000 entries

received from educational institutes

and the youth across India.

The jury comprised Mr Sanjay

Somany, former president of AIGMF

and CMD HNG Inds. Ltd; Mr Sanjay

Ganjoo, former president of AIGMF

and COO Asahi India Ltd; Dr Suman

Kumari Mishra, FNASc, Director

CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic

Research Institute and Adjunct

Prof. AcSIR and Ex-Dean Eng. Sc.

AcSIR; Professor Manoj Choudhary,

former president of Int’l Commission

on Glass, Adjunct Prof. Materials

Science & Engineering, The Ohio

State University and President, MKC

Innovations, LLC (USA); Dr Arun

K. Varshneya, Emeritus Professor

(Glass Science) Alfred University and

President Saxon Glass Technologies,

Inc. (USA); and Mr Dave Fordham,

publisher of Glass Worldwide (UK).

The first prize of Rs 20,000 was

given to S Christy Laura, aged

15 years, Class 10 student of Sri

Akilandeswari Vidyalaya, (Trichy)

Tamil Nadu. The second prize of Rs

10,000 went to Medhansh Singhla,

aged 8 years, Class 3 student of Delhi

Public School (Vasant Vihar) New

Delhi, and the third prize of Rs 5,000

was awarded to Brijesh Jethva, aged

22 years, from Junagadh, Gujarat.

“The AIGMF’s 1st Photography

Contest proved a worthy kickstart to

the Federation’s planned activities

for the International Year of Glass

2022 and Glass Worldwide was very

pleased to be involved in the process,”

said Mr Fordham, publisher of Glass

Worldwide.

“The jury were presented with

a vast selection of wide-ranging

photographs to evaluate under the

‘Glass in our Lives’ theme, many of

which were of a very high standard.

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AIGMF• 2

September 10, where an online

exhibition of selected photos of

the event would also be unveiled,

which would form a part of a touring

exhibition on the theme ‘Glass in our

Lives’.

Detailed coverage and best entries

will be published in Kanch (Glass)

and Glass Worldwide, preferred

international journal of AIGMF in

association with Kanch (a quarterly

journal of AIGMF).

Lucky 500 entries will be given

a specially designed empty Glass

Bottle made out of recycled glass

(manufactured by Hindustan National

Glass & Industries Ltd., under its

CSR initiative), carrying logos of

International Year of Glass 2022 and

Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan (Clean India

Campaign).

The winning entries can be

viewed at www.aigmf.com

Email: info@aigmf.com

Website: www.aigmf.com

All entrants should be commended

for supporting the initiative and

following a thorough judging process,

I offer sincere congratulations to the

winners,” he added.

“The enthusiasm shown by the

youth through a large participation

highlights the importance of glass in

our daily lives. Not just photographs

but some very good artwork of glass

decorations, paintings were also

submitted by the school children,

emerging out of this interesting

project. AIGMF would sincerely like

to thank the Education departments

of the Delhi government and other

states who helped us connect

with thousands of children on this

educative project,” commented

AIGMF Secretary Mr Vinit Kapur.

A formal award ceremony would

be held parallel to the virtual Annual

General Meeting of the AIGMF on

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Event

Successful premiere

for Glaston

Innovation Days

Several Current & Potential Customers From

Across The World Registered For The Six Sessions

Glaston successfully organized the first-ever Glaston

Innovation Days, a virtual customer event on the latest

innovations and trends in architectural, automotive and

display glass processing from June 16-18.

Several hundreds of Glaston

current and potential customers

from all over the world registered

for the total of six sessions in which

Glaston’s product and industry experts

shared their insights on the latest

developments in glass processing

technologies.

Hosted from a production hall at

Glaston’s premises in Neuhausen-

Hamberg, Germany, two live stream

sessions were run daily: one on the

latest developments in architectural

glass and the other focusing on the

latest news from Glaston’s automotive

and display glass technologies.

Digitalization and automation

In the architectural glass session, the

digitalization of the flat tempering

process was demonstrated with the

latest innovations such as online

fragmentation prediction for every

glass and the white haze detection

54 Glass Bulletin | July - September, 2021


Glaston • 2

using Artificial Intelligence (AI).

In addition, integrated lines and

a tempering process autopilot were

introduced. The autopilot reduces the

operator’s influence and offers process

control without parameters. A higher

degree of automation is also on the

agenda for the laminating process and

with the autopilot, the furnace will

learn to achieve the most optimal way

of running instead of operators having

to do adjustments manually.

The trend in flat lamination is a

growing use of structural interlayers

and for that Glaston introduced the

new convection control technology,

offering a significantly wider operating

window even with complex laminates.

For the insulating glass

manufacturing process, the new

arrissing machine MULTI’ARRISSER

was introduced via live demonstration

from the factory floor. Combining edge

arrissing, arrissing of the flat edge

and corner dubbing into one single

machine, the MULTI’ARRISSER

represents the proven cup wheel

technology for homogeneous and

uniform arrissing quality even at the

Glass Bulletin | July - September, 2021 55


Event

beginning and the end with a 5 to 10

times higher lifetime for glass edge

arrissing than any other arrissing

systems.

With a maximum speed of 60

m/min, the MULTI’ARRISSER is

the fastest single-head machine

worldwide.

In addition, the new

CORNER’REFINER for sealed

insulating glass units was

demonstrated, an automatic corner

treatment with spatula system and

corner roll for finishing to reveal

unloading operator from this work.

For swift customer support,

Glaston Virtual Engineer service was

presented with a Glaston specialist

advises and support customer’s

workforce virtually on-site using

mixed reality (MR) headset. The

solution gives cost savings of 10% -

40% per intervention as e.g. no travels

are required.

Highlights of automotive & display

glass session

In the automotive industry, thin glass

applications are a continuing trend.

For thin glass pre-processing Glaston’s

thin glass kit that can be installed as

an upgrade kit on new and existing

cells, was presented.

With significantly improved

performance parameters, the

new HYPERFEX grinding wheels

represents a revolution in edge

grinding, with a holistic view of the

overall process in pre-processing of

glasses for different application areas.

Furthermore, the new automotive

machine generation CHAMP Evo

with two optimization features was

introduced to the audience with the

first being a linear drive instead of the

spindle on the grinding machine for

higher precision and more dynamic

movements, and the other one a

honeycomb table on grinding machine

for higher precision and more

dynamic movements.

Showcasing developments in

Heat Treatment automotive glass

processing showed how Glaston’s

active convection technology improves

the process with coated, printed and

complex glass types and enables faster

heating.

The advantages of the new Matrix

Evo bending furnace, available

with different size and capacity

configurations to reduce cycle times,

was introduced, as well as the new

HTBS bending and tempering system

with the most dense control matrix in

the market to meet the highest quality

standards with bent tempered glass.

Included in the subscription-based

services, the digital upgrade packages

for operator and production support,

the Glaston Insight Automotive

PLUS as well as various Apps were

presented.

About Glaston Corporation

Glaston is the glass processing

industry’s innovative technology

leader supplying equipment, services

and solutions to the architectural,

automotive, solar and appliance

industries. The company also supports

the development of new technologies

integrating intelligence to glass.

Email: info@glaston.net

Website: www.glaston.net

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Company News

Naitri Enterprise scales new heights of

success

Has Installed Over 100 Glass Processing Machines, Along With Tempering,

Laminating Lines, In Just 3 Years

Surat-based glass tools supplier Naitri Enterprise is the authorized agent of Guangdong

Fushan Technology Co. Ltd in India since 2018.

Established in 2007, Naitri

Enterprise has now ventured into

glass machine parts like wheels,

drill bits, rubber parts, electric parts

and other accessories.

The company already deals in glass

processing tools like glass cutting, glass

polishing and glass designing materials,

and provides installation and after-sales

service.

It has been a Guangdong Fushan

authorised agent since 2018, and has

already installed more than 100 sets of

glass processing machines along with

tempering and laminating lines.

Initially, Naitri Enterprise began

its journey with supply of all kinds of

indigenous and imported glass tools and

glass machinery accessories. It offered

its customers a full range of products,

including glass cutters, wheel cutters,

glass drill bits, pliers, polishing belts,

grinding wheels, UV glue, UV light,

glass etching sticker rolls, design books,

glass bevel clusters in various sizes and

colours, t-cutters, glass vacuum lifters

and all kinds of glass cutting, polishing

and designing material.

It also dealt in glass machinery

accessories like diamond wheels, resin

wheels and polishing wheels etc. with

other glass machine accessories.

Its sales network covers many cities

in India. Its customer relationship

is based on commitment, mutual

trust, openness and co-evolution. The

firm knows its customers’ needs and

responds to them quickly. It also offers

new product training services.

Naitri Enterprise firm was founded

by Mr Suresh Patel, Mr Vipul Patel

and Mr Bhavesh Sheta jointly. Their

joint efforts have paid them well with

the result that this firm is well known

across the country for its high quality

products.

Email: bsheta@yahoo.com,

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Glass Bulletin | July - September, 2021 57


Company News

Bharat Safety Glass

forays into architectural

glass processing

Invests Heavily In Machinery For New Venture,

Sets Up Unit In Jamshedpur

Safety glass manufacturer Bharat Safety Glass Pvt Ltd

recently ventured into architectural glass processing.

soon.

The company organised puja for

the new venture on July 16, 2021.

Bharat Safety Glass had started its

safety glass business in 1988. Initially,

it had vertical toughened glass plant

setup for the automotive industry.

The company imported a laminated

machine from world famous brand

Tamglass (Finland) in 1998.

After its installation, the company

started to supply automotive glass as

OEM to Tata Motors, Bajaj, Mahindra,

Hindustan Motors and many more.

BSG then set up a horizontal

flat and bend furnace of LandGlass

(China) in 2012. The company got the

furnace customised from LandGlass

to produce the best quality automotive

glass. Along with CNC cutting

machine from Intermac, BSG also

installed a CNC work station from the

same company.

BSG Managing Director Tulsi

Ram Bhalotia is known as very a

caring and down-to-earth individual

in the industry. Since long, he has

taken utmost care of every employee

of the company, treating them as

family members. He provides them

accommodation, food, all type of

medical facility, among others.

Even amid the crises posed by the

COVID-19 pandemic, the company

stood firmly with its employees, as a

result of which no one has left the

company since joining. This type of

example is very rare for any industry.

Bharat Safety, a well-known

entity in the automotive glass

segment, recently invested

heavily in machinery for architectural

glass processing, setting up a new unit

in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.

The new setup is equipped with

the latest force convection tempering

furnace which is capable of tempering

9*16 feet jumbo size glass. It can

temper all types of high performance

glass available in the country.

It also has a jumbo size CNC

cutting line sourced from Intermac, a

double-edger for fast pre-processing

of glass, and the company has ordered

a high quality DGU (insulating)

machine which will be installed very

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Mr. Tulsi Ram Bhalotia,

Managing Director of BSG

Mr Bhalotia is has very rich

technical expertise and knowledge. He

had built an autoclave by himself. At

that time, people doubted its efficacy,

the autoclave is working even today

without any trouble. He also designed

and made from scratch his clean room

for lamination at a very low cost.

Technical Director Kartar Verma

first met Mr Bhalotia in 2006, and

they became good friends. Since

joining BSG, Mr Verma brought with

him his immense technical expertise

which provided a massive boost to the

Mr. Kartar Verma,

Technical Director of BSG

company.

During the Covid lockdown, even

though machines import was going

on but the lack of international travel

meant technicians and installation

executives were unavailable. But Mr

Verma intervened to prevent any delay

and himself guided the installation

process of all new machinery without

any trouble.

BSG’s product portfolio includes

fused glass, decorative glass and

high-performance architectural and

automotive safety glass, kiln formed

glass, fused glass, insulated glass,

laminated glass, fire-proof glass,

bullet-proof glass, reflective glass,

ceramic fritted glass, tempered glass,

low-E glass and so on.

Bharat Safety Glass Pvt Ltd is

known as a leading solution partner

in the glass processing industry for

tempered, laminated safety and

designer glass. It is an ISO 9001:2008,

ARAI, AIS-037, and E-certified

company.

It employs the latest glass

processing technology equipped

with CNC (CAD-CAM) glass cutting

machine for accurate profile cutting

and diamond edging, horizontal glass

bending and flat glass toughening

and laminating with force convection

technology.

Email: bsgpl_glass@hotmail.com

Website: www.bharatsafetyglass.com

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Company News

Vulcan Intelligent Tempering Line:

latest smart furnace from Jinglass

Firm Has Team In India For Installation & After-Sales Service, Avoiding

Problems Faced Due To Lockdown

The Vulcan Intelligent Tempering line recognizes glass and layouts, matches processing

settings from the cloud, and processes the glass, eliminating human errors entirely and

cutting operational costs.

Jinglass developed Vulcan, an

intelligent glass tempering

furnace in 2020, which improves

the quality of tempered glass,

especially in terms of flatness, stress

eveness and optical quality.

The latest Vulcan Intelligent

Tempering line, a Glass Industry 4.0

product, recognizes glass and layouts,

matches processing settings from the

cloud , processes the glass, and also

traces the quality, power consumption

and loss of productions.

It eliminates human errors entirely,

rendering glass processing enjoying

and relaxing.

The characteristics of the smart

control system include:

Huge database, automatic recipe

setting, frees the operator.

Recipe database keeps upgrading,

providing higher tempering flatness,

surface pressure evenness, and

optical quality.

All processing data saved in cloud

can be traced back even after glass is

delivered.

Detailed database; managing

required diagram becomes easy, and

with the help of iTemper app, clients

can easily get online support from

Jinglass professional technical team.

Can be upgraded for borosilicate

4.0 glass and high pressure fireresistant

glass tempering.

Jinglass mid-infrared jet-convection

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glass tempering furnace was warmly

welcomed by the market once it was

promoted in 2012. The mid-infrared

heating technology rapidly became the

best solution for high quality Low-E

glass tempering.

Jinglass in India

Jinglass entered the Indian market in

2015 and gained the confidence from

more and more clients in the country.

At present, more than 30 furnaces

from the company are running

steadily and reliably in here.

During the COVID-19 pandemic,

conduct of business became difficult

in India due to the lockdowns. In the

Indian flat glass market, maximum

machinery is imported from China.

And since international travel is

prohibited because of the lockdown,

installation of machinery became a

huge problem.

But not for Jinglass. The company

has a team in India which provides

professional installation, adjustment

and after-sales service of tempering

furnace to ensure their long-term

stable running.

This was an advantage Jinglass had.

It has installed a record 14 furnaces

since January 2020 in comparison

with any other international

toughened plant machinery supplier.

Jinglass won the trust and

confidence of the Indian glass

processing industry within a very

short span of time by supplying best

quality machines and giving worldclass

after-sales and service support to

its customers.

About the company

Jinglass Technology Co. Ltd. is a

high-tech enterprise specialised in

the development, manufacturing and

marketing of glass tempering furnaces

since 2003.

Email: young@jinglass.com

Website: http://en.jinglass.com

Facebook: JinGlass Machinery Co., LTD

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Company News

Clearstone Glass sets up new unit in

Siliguri, West Bengal

Equipped With World-Class Fully Automated Machinery With The Latest

European Technology

Clearstone’s new unit is located strategically to cater to the entire eastern Indian region,

and the neighbouring countries of Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh.

Mr. Raj Kumar Agarwal,

Director

Clearstone Glass, one of the

fastest growing glass companies

of eastern India, sets up the

most technologically advanced and

state-of-the-art glass processing unit

for manufacturing toughened glass,

heat strengthened glass, insulated

glass, laminated glass and decorative

glass.

The unit has a well-planned layout

for machines and working space for

minimum handling of glass during

movement from one section to

another.

The plant also has complete DG

power backup setup.

It is completely equipped

with a reverse osmosis (RO) and

demineralisation water (DM) plant

specially designed for handling high

performance coater glasses.

Specially planned for high

performance glasses, the

unit boasts of world-class

fully automated machinery

with the latest European

technology:

;;

Cutting line with 4 station Automatic

loader from Yinrui.

;;

Automatic Double edger from Hongda.

;;

Fabrication machines from Foshan

Global.

;;

Glass Washing machine from Junya –

designed for High Performance Glass.

;;

Jumbo Glass tempering furnace from Jin

Glass - Latest Convection technology.

;;

Insulating line from Weili with

Automatic Argon Gas filling.

;;

Lamination line from Fanding

Technology.

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Mr. Anup Goyal,

Managing Director

Mr. Lalit Kumar Agarwal, Director

Mr. Jaydeep Agarwal, Director

Very strategically located in Siliguri

– the chicken’s neck connecting the

north eastern states – will be catering

to the entire eastern Indian region,

along with the neighbouring countries

of Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh.

"We have planned and designed

this plant in such a way that we

can handle the most sensitive high

performance coater glasses with much

ease and perfection," Clearstone Glass

GM Bimal Dubey said.

The company is headed by its

directors – Mr Raj Kumar Agarwal,

Mr Lalit Agarwal, Mr Anup Goyal

and Mr Jaydeep Agarwal. In addition,

the company has a very experienced

and professional team with a

proven record of experience in glass

processing.

“Very rapid development and

innovation is happening in the glass

industry worldwide, our vision is to

manufacture the best quality glasses

and innovative glass products in

India along with creating awareness

regarding use of safety glasses,” said

Anup Goyal, the young and dynamic

managing director of Clearstone

Glass.

In a built-up area of over 45,000

sq ft, the plant has been established

with a vision of future expansion and

growth with a few advanced machines

lined up for future growth.

The international standards

of quality followed by Clearstone

Glass is as follows:

;;

Tempered: en12150

;;

HS: en1863

;;

Insulated: en1279

;;

Laminated: en12543

;;

Coated Glass: en 1096

;;

Fully equipped with BIS

standard quality and testing lab.

Email: admin@clearstoneglass.com

Website: www.clearstoneglass.com

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Company News

WERU & LiSEC: Decades

of success based on deep

trust

A History Rich In Experience, Sustainable

Thinking & Attitude Of Never Being Satisfied With

Standards Achieved

WERU, a traditional German company that started out as

a carpenter’s workshop, is the oldest window production

factory in the country. The WERU GROUP’s more than

1,000 employees produce over 400,000 sashes and

around 10,000 front doors every year.

Behind WERU’s success

lies a history that is rich in

experience, sustainable thinking

and the attitude of never being

satisfied with the standards achieved.

WERU performs continuous quality

assurance from production to

installation, certified by the RAL

Quality Mark. Production takes place

at the three German locations in

Rudersberg (Baden-Württemberg),

Triptis (Thuringia) and Salmtal

(Rhineland-Palatinate).

WERU quality made exclusively in

Germany

WERU GmbH is one of Europe’s

leading manufacturers of windows

and front doors and can reflect back

on a success story of over 175 years.

WERU was founded in 1843 and

the product portfolio was expanded

through the merger with UNILUX

GmbH in 2014, to include wood and

wood-aluminium products and create

a comprehensive full range.

Behind the success of the

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companies lies a history that is rich in

experience, sustainable thinking and

the attitude of never being satisfied

with the standards achieved. Today,

the WERU Group positions itself

as a future-oriented company that

demands maximum individuality.

Modern windows, large lift-slide

combinations, front doors in all

material variants bring dynamics to

the home and in doing so enrich both

the façade as well as personal life.

WERU & LiSEC

WERU distinctly positions itself as a

complete solution provider. True to

the motto: Everything from a single

source. With LiSEC as a long-standing

business partner, the decision was

made in favour of a company with the

same objective.

The cooperation between WERU

and LiSEC began when WERU

started to manufacture insulating

glass. At that time (and still today),

LiSEC was the only company on the

market to offer complete systems,

from glass cutting to logistics,

including its own LiSEC software.

“Business is always conducted

between people. When two

strong brands come together for a

joint project, this means mutual

professional planning and concept

design, clean implementation by

both parties, and the pleasure of

being successful together,” said

Clemens Macarei, head of Product

Management at LiSEC and point of

contact for WERU for decades.

Trust as the basis for purchasing

decisions: WERU continues to invest

in LiSEC systems

In 2020, a new high-performance

machine for automatic laminated

glass cutting was put into operation:

the VSL-A. Following WERU’s

decision to invest further in the

laminated safety glass (LSG) sector,

the decision was very quickly made

in favour of a LiSEC system. The

purchase was made directly at the

trade fair.

“Data, facts and figures were very

important to us, in particular the

issue of material savings and how

the system adds up, in other words

the profitability. The confidence that

the machine would be a success was

very high, thanks to our experience of

outstanding cooperation with LiSEC

in the past,” says Jens Reimann.

VSL-A: High-performance system for

automatic laminated glass cutting

The VSL-A combines state-of-the-art

laminated glass cutting technology

and decades of LiSEC know-how in

automatic laminated glass processing.

Depending on the optimisation, up to

30 per cent higher cutting capacities

are possible. Automatic rotation of

the sub-plates is part of the standard

equipment, as is automatic residual

cut disposal, and reduces operator

intervention to a minimum. In

addition, two cutting heads ensure an

automatic tool change.

WERU places great value on

sustainability

The topic of sustainability is very

important to WERU. The traditional

company focuses on sustainable

production and material processes,

as well as smart, future-oriented

products. Not only when it comes to

glass, but across the entire production

process. The VSL-A supports this

by reducing glass consumption. On

average, 6 % glass consumption can

be saved by the VSL-A.

Future prospects: Mutual further

development of LiSEC & WERU to

continue

“Our cooperation with WERU is

characterised by a strong sense of

partnership. Both companies benefit

from the advantages of the other and

further develop together,” says Markus

Ensafi, LiSEC Sales Manager.

About LiSEC

LiSEC, with headquarters in

Hausmening/Amstetten, is a globally

operating group, and has been offering

individual and complete solutions in

the field of flat glass processing and

finishing for 60 years. The service

portfolio comprises machines,

automation solutions and services.

CREATING VISIONS, PROVIDING SOLUTIONS.

–Claudia Guschlbauer

Email: claudia.guschlbauer@lisec.com

Website: www.lisec.com

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Company News

Intermac India: Italian

technology now at your

doorsteps

Its Range Of Cutting Tables For Float Glass Is Ideal

For Integration Into Glass Cutting Lines Across All

Sizes

Achieving yet another remarkable milestone, Intermac

is now manufacturing state-of-the-art glass processing

machines with the same Italian quality workmanship and

precision at Biesse India’s Bengaluru facility.

Having launched the first-ever

glass-processing machine

range manufactured in India:

the Genius 38 and 61 CT-A Tech Glass

Cutting tables, makes Biesse India the

first and only manufacturer in India

to locally produce and export this

technology.

Intermac’s range of cutting tables

for float glass is ideal for integration

into glass cutting lines across all size

businesses. Intermac is a 35-year-old

division of Biesse Group that handles

the production and sale of machinery

for processing glass, stone and metal,

catering to a plethora of industries

from construction to interior design

and from automotive industry to

aviation. It also offers attentive,

personalised assistance to customers,

from pre-sales consultation to postsales

and spare parts services.

Intermac offers technical expertise

and benefits from a large network

that comes with the global industrial

leadership of the Biesse Group. Since

1969, the Group has been designing,

manufacturing and distributing

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machines, integrated systems and

software to process wood, advanced

material, glass, stone, and metal.

Biesse’s investment in India has

reached a whopping €20 million over

the last decade to better serve our

customers. Today the subsidiary has a

headcount of more than 700+ highskilled

employees and comprises two

plants at Nelamangala and Makali that

are spread over a sprawling 30,000+

square meters, equipped with the

most advanced minds, machinery and

manpower to design and manufacture

cutting-edge technology.

Intermac machines, now being

manufactured at the Bengaluru

facility of Biesse India, are all set to

fulfil and go beyond all its customers’

needs!

The main driving force for Biesse

India has always been the care for

customers. Biesse India identifies

quality, product value and customer

service as being essential for achieving

utmost customer satisfaction.

–Santosh B Holeyachi

Email: santosh.bh@biessemnfg.com

Website: www.intermac.com

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Company News

Şişecam reported investments of

TRY 838 million in first half of 2021

Company’s Net Sales Have Reached TRY 13 Billion In The First Half Of

The Year

International sales accounted for 64 per cent of Şişecam’s total sales during this period.

Capital expenditures were recorded at TRY 838 million and exports reached USD 327

million in the first half of the year.

A

global player in the glass and

chemicals industries with

production activities spanning

14 countries in four continents and

with sales to more than 150 countries,

Şişecam reported consolidated net

sales of TRY 13 billion for the six

months ending June 2021.

Şişecam CEO Görkem Elverici

commented on the company’s

results: “Despite the climate of

uncertainty caused by the pandemic,

Şişecam delivered a strong financial

performance in the first half of the

year, exceeding its performance in the

same period of the previous year.”

“Şişecam continued to create value

for its stakeholders with its proactive

decisions and practices that generate

value for its entire ecosystem. In the

coming period, we aim to continue

moving forward toward our global

goals. We plan to take the next steps

on our sustainable growth journey

with our transformation projects that

will render Şişecam future-ready,

our investment plans, and our robust

governance capabilities,” Elverici said.

Şişecam’s 2021 first half-year

consolidated net sales grossed TRY 13

billion and international sales of the

company – comprising exports from

Turkey and sales from non-Turkey

facilities – accounted for 64 per cent

of total revenue.

In the first half of the year,

Şişecam produced 2.7 million tons

of glass, 1.2 million tons of soda,

and 2.5 million tons of industrial

raw materials. During this period,

thanks to its proactive decisions and

practices that generate value for its

entire ecosystem, Şişecam achieved a

strong half-year financial performance

exceeding the same period of the

previous year, the era just prior to and

at the start of the pandemic.

As evidenced by the solid results it

recorded in the first half of the year,

Şişecam once again demonstrated

its strong corporate governance

capabilities by achieving a financial

performance that also exceeded

the same period of 2019, the prepandemic

period.

Despite the climate of uncertainty

caused by the pandemic, the

company delivered a strong financial

performance.

In his statement on the financial

results, Şişecam CEO Elverici

indicated that the company created

sustainable value for its entire

ecosystem in the first half of 2021, a

time when global pandemic-rooted

extraordinary conditions sustained

and in a climate marked by ongoing

uncertainty.

He added: “With consolidated

net sales totalling TRY 13 billion in

the first half of the year, we further

contributed to the macro economy

and the growth of anchor industries

to which we provide input with

our products, investments, and

employment opportunities. Şişecam

successfully reached its ambitious

targets in the first half of the year

thanks to its robust corporate

governance capabilities and agile

practices. Moreover, it delivered

a strong financial performance,

exceeding that of the previous

year which coincided with the prepandemic

period. Şişecam recorded

financial success that surpassed

not only the same period of the

previous year but also the half-year

results of 2019, which refers prior

to the outbreak of the pandemic.

We will continue to conduct our

business activities by leveraging our

robust competencies and agility. At

Şişecam, we aim to create value for

all our stakeholders by modifying

our business processes and plans

as needed in the coming period, for

which the extent of the impact of the

global pandemic remains uncertain.”

Thanks to the company’s functionbased

governance model, it will

more effectively manage its business

operations across four continents, the

CEO said.

In its 85th anniversary year,

Şişecam made one of the most

important decisions in its history:

To merge all of its business activities

under a single roof.

Görkem Elverici stated the

following about the transformation

initiatives that Şişecam has designed

to better prepare itself for the future:

“We have successfully completed

the merger process. This large-scale

consolidation was a crucial turning

point in terms of our long-term

strategies and competitive targets

in global markets. Immediately

afterwards, we focused on

implementing transformation projects

aimed at creating a more integrated,

digital, optimized, operationally

efficient organizational structure and

building Şişecam of the future.”

“To this end, we made a strategic

decision to introduce significant

changes to our governance model.

At Şişecam, different business fields

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– such as glass packaging, glassware

and chemicals – were formerly

managed independently within a

field of activity-based organizational

structure. Now, we have a functionbased

organization and management

approach,” he said.

“As a result, we no longer manage

our business processes on a business

line-basis, but rather based on

functions, such as Sales-Marketing

or Production. I firmly believe that

our new organizational structure

will ensure more effective and agile

management across our region of

operation spanning four continents

in various lines of business. The

experience and competencies we have

gained with a focus on product groups

will further expand Şişecam domain

of influence,” Elverici added.

Reaping rewards of strategic

decisions and best practices

Elverici stated that Şişecam is

currently reaping the rewards of its

Mr. Görkem Elverici, CEO of Şişecam

transformation efforts, digitalization

practices, and strategic decisions

during a time when business models

have changed profoundly due to the

global pandemic.

He elaborated: “As a result of the

challenges accompanying it, the global

pandemic offered organizations an

opportunity to test their decisions

and practices and revamp their

structure to align with the new

market conditions. During this period,

Şişecam also had the opportunity

to test once again its readiness for

the unanticipated developments, its

ability to make fast decisions, and

adaptability skills.”

“The successful projects and

competencies we developed on

our digitalization journey played a

critical role in managing this process

effectively. In addition, our strategic

positioning with respect to our

production activities spread across 14

countries on four continents enabled

us to navigate the negative effects

of the disrupted global supply chain

much more easily. In the coming

period, we plan to further boost the

economic value we generate and

our global competitive edge with

investments and projects that will

prepare Şişecam for the future,” the

CEO said.

Creating value for stakeholders with

new investments

Şişecam, the founder of the Turkish

glass industry and a global pioneer,

remains committed to making

uninterrupted investments that will

create value for all of its stakeholders

and supporting the growth of the

industries to which it provides input.

Elverici added: “Despite

the climate of uncertainty and

extraordinary conditions created by

the global pandemic, we continued

our investments without interruption

in line with our priority to meet our

customers’ glass demand and to

create value for the economies.”

“In the coming period, we aim

to create sustainable value for

our stakeholders while expanding

Şişecam’s global footprint with

strategic moves we will make in

the right areas by continuing our

investments with the same approach.

As part of these efforts, we announced

that start of our first European

facility investment in glass packaging

industry, in Hungary,” he said.

“We expect this greenfield facility

investment with a capacity of 330,000

tons to be online 2023 and to reach

its full capacity by the year-end

2025. Capital expenditures focusing

on increasing our existing 2 million

ton flat glass production capacity

in Turkey by 25 percent are also

underway. We expect to achieve this

goal by both improving our existing

lines and investing in two new float

lines,” the CEO added.

Email: baharyasli@lobby-pr.com

Website: www.sisecam.com

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Company News

Ground-breaking ceremony for the new headquarters of ISRA VISION AG in Darmstadt.

(From left, CFO Martin Heinrich, mayor Jochen Partsch, company founder Enis Ersü, CEO Tomas Lundin, architect Gregor Kahlau)

ISRA VISION begins construction

of new HQ

Company Marks Dawn Of New Era With Traditional Ground-Breaking

Ceremony In Darmstadt, Germany

More than three decades ago, ISRA VISION was founded as a spin-off of TU Darmstadt

and developed into a world-leading machine vision technology company in the

subsequent years.

The founder and CEO of ISRA

VISION, Enis Ersü, stepped

back from active professional

life at the end of June 2021. As

part of the company’s succession

planning, ISRA VISION entered into a

strategic partnership with the Swedish

industrial group Atlas Copco, forming

the heart of the new Machine Vision

Solutions division. With a strong new

management team, the foundations

are now being laid for the successful

future development of the company.

ISRA VISION AG is marking the

dawn of a new era of growth with a

traditional ground-breaking ceremony

to mark the start of construction

of its new headquarters building in

Darmstadt, Germany.

The new headquarters is located on

a property measuring around 15,000

square metres in the city’s “Knell”

development district with its historic

water tower at Frankfurter Straße. Set

to be constructed in two stages, it will

consist of three connected buildings

housing offices and development

laboratories, as well as demonstration

and assembly halls.

The project was designed by the

local architecture firm fs Architekten.

It will give ISRA VISION the space

it needs for future development

and a constantly growing workforce.

Designed to the latest energy

standards, the building will grow over

time and will offer space for around

960 employees once fully constructed.

As construction begins, the

company owes special thanks to

the mayor of Darmstadt Jochen

Partsch and the city of Darmstadt,

who provided excellent support in

the search for a suitable location.

The plans for the new headquarters

were put in place several years ago

by company founder Enis Ersü,

who recently retired from active

professional life.

In 2020, the globally active Atlas

Copco group joined forces with ISRA

VISION as a strategic partner, while

also remaining committed to the

plans for the new headquarters. The

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What it will look like: the new company headquarters of ISRA VISION AG in Darmstadt.

preliminary work was done with the

help of Felix Schneider from Gerhard.

Architekten in Darmstadt and Horst

Ulrich Werb on behalf of Schindler

& Werb AG, allowing the foundation

stone of the new building to be placed

together with the planners and

tradespeople involved in the project.

ISRA VISION’s new chairman of

the Executive Management Team,

Tomas Lundin, was joined for the

ceremony by company founder Enis

Ersü, Chief Financial Officer Martin

Heinrich and Mayor of Darmstadt

Jochen Partsch.

The start of construction of the

new headquarters represents not only

the beginning of a new chapter in the

company’s history, but is also a sign

of its dedication to the city and the

local area. ISRA VISION was formed

in 1985 as a spin-off of the Technical

University of Darmstadt. Together

with its subsidiaries, ISRA VISION AG

has grown to become the world leader

in surface inspection of web materials.

It is also one of the world’s leading

providers of image processing

(machine vision), specializing in 3D

machine vision, especially for 3D robot

vision. With its new strategic partner

Atlas Copco, the ambitious company

has big plans. The ground-breaking

ceremony is therefore also the start of

a promising and successful future.

Despite its status as a global

More space for ISRA VISION AG: New headquarters in Darmstadt

with 960 workspaces.

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Company News

High-tech and sustainable: ISRA VISION AG is building its new

headquarters in Darmstadt in keeping with ecological principles.

player, ISRA feels right at home

in Darmstadt. The company has

maintained close relations with

the Technical University and the

Darmstadt University of Applied

Sciences, along with other research

institutions like the Fraunhofer

Institute.

The start of construction also

helps ISRA VISION position itself

as an employer with an exciting

future in the region, creating the best

conditions to promote young talent.

The new site is set to create countless

new jobs, with the company looking

for both fully trained specialists and

talented youngsters in particular.

Alongside this, consideration is also

being given to providing a home and

space to develop for start-ups that

represent a good technological match

for ISRA VISION at the premises.

For staff, the building will provide

an inspiring work environment that is

in harmony with the company’s values

and responds to ecological challenges.

Designed with environmental

protection in mind, the headquarters

will be built in line with the

Effizienzhaus 55 standards (an energy

standard for buildings, introduced by

KfW).

It will also feature a high proportion

of green spaces and charging facilities

for electric vehicles and bicycles,

and will be constructed using clean,

low-noise methods. The completion

of the first construction section and

moving in to the new headquarters are

planned for the turn of 2022-2023.

–Nicole Rüffer

Email: nrueffer@isravision.com

Website: www.isravision.com

Construction begins on the ISRA VISION AG headquarters in Darmstadt: Offices,

development labs and demonstration and assembly halls for the growing company.

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Company News

Şişecam Neutral 70/37

wins Facade Material of

Year Award 2020

Product Maximizes Energy Savings By Providing

Outstanding Thermal Insulation, Efficient Solar

Control

One of the largest flat glass manufacturers in Europe,

Şişecam Flat Glass continues its R&D and investment

activities without slowing down.

Şişecam offers innovative solutions

to the changing and developing

needs of the market. It received

the “Facade Material of the Year

Award” for the eighth time with its new

product, Şişecam Temperable Solar

Control Low-E Glass Neutral 70/37

which is developed for architectural

category as a result of R&D studies.

With 1.0 U value, Şişecam

Temperable Solar Control Low-E

Glass Neutral 70/37 maximizes energy

savings by providing outstanding

thermal insulation and efficient solar

control.

Neutral 70/37 provides high light

transmittance while reducing the need

for artificial lighting. Also shows all

the details of nature thanks to its low

reflection and transparency.

Neutral 70/37 has also the same

colour and performance in annealed

form that provides solutions for

residential buildings, villas and store

front glazing where transparency and

low reflection are required.

With its outstanding thermal

insulation and solar control

performance, Neutral 70/37 reduces

heat loss and decreases solar energy

transmission by 50 per cent compared

to ordinary IGU. Thus, Neutral 70/37

creates comfortable living spaces in

summer and winter by saving heating

and cooling expenses.

Website: www.sisecam.com

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Company News

AIS, Vishakha Group ink pact to set up

India’s largest solar glass plant

Located In Gujarat’s Mundra, The Unit Is Expected To Be Commissioned

Within 18-24 Months

Asahi India Glass Limited (AIS) and Ahmedabad-based Vishakha Group announces

partnership and investment for setting up India’s largest solar glass manufacturing plant

at Mundra.

AIS and Vishakha group have

announced a joint venture into

solar glass with an in-principle

agreement for setting up of India’s

largest and state-of-the-art green field

solar glass plant at Mundra, Gujarat,

with phase-1 glass manufacturing

capacity of up to 3 GW of the

installable capacity of solar power

plants.

The plant is expected to be

commissioned within 18-24 months.

AIS will take a minority stake in the

solar glass business.

Vishakha Group is well-established

and one of the largest manufacturers

of flexible polymer packaging. It

also has manufacturing facilities for

other key components in the entire

solar panel value chain viz., solar

backsheets, EVA encapsulant sheets

and solar module aluminium frames.

As part of its commitment to the

Paris Climate Agreement, India has

now embarked on an ambitious target

of generating 450 GW of renewable

energy by 2030. This has led to a surge

in demand for solar power in India,

resulting in a huge demand for solar

power equipment or panels and solar

glass.

Mr Sanjay Labroo, Managing

About Asahi India Glass Limited (AIS)

Director & CEO of AIS, said: “Although

a different market segment, solar

glass is still an adjacent business to

the existing businesses of AIS. We are

delighted to partner with Vishakha

group in their vision of creating the

entire ecosystem and value chain for

indigenizing solar energy generation in

India.”

Mr Jigish Doshi, Chairman of

Vishakha Group, said: “India has

been one of the few nations that has

accelerated its global commitment

towards climate change and we intend

to do our part to achieve the renewable

energy target. The joint venture into

solar glass manufacturing will support

the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative of

the government of India, contribute

in achieving energy independence

and lead to massive job creation in the

Gujarat region. We are delighted to

partner with AIS in this new journey.

We plan to compliment the technical

expertise and experience of AIS with

synergies from our other businesses in

the entire solar value chain.”

Asahi India Glass Ltd is India’s leading integrated glass company engaged in production and delivery of nextgeneration

glass products and solutions to retail and institutional customers. AIS provides end-to-end solutions

across the entire value chain in both automotive and architectural glass segments.

For more information, visit www.aisglass.com

About Vishakha Group

Ahmedabad-based Vishakha group is an established player in flexible polymer packaging, drip irrigation systems

and pipes, solar backsheets, solar encapsulant films, solar module aluminium frames and material handling

solutions.

For more information, visit www.vishakha.com

Source: www.aisglass.com

74 Glass Bulletin | July - September, 2021


Company News

Taiton Architectural Hardware opens

Experience Centres in Hyderabad, Delhi

Offers Platform To Touch And Feel Next-Generation Luxury Products, Assess

Quality

The world of Taiton offers the largest and the most comprehensive product range which

has been intelligently crafted to suit the modern hi-tech commercial and residential

establishments.

COME AND EXPLORE THE WORLD OF TAITON

To offer architects, designers,

builders, contractors,

fabricators and homeowners

a platform to touch and feel nextgen

luxury products and assess the

quality of our high-end products,

the company has opened up Taiton

Experience Centres at Hyderabad and

New Delhi.

The Delhi experience centre

features exclusive options in

architectural hardware solutions for

commercial and residential spaces.

For hospitality solutions, Taiton

offers a wide range of latest technology

like RFID locks, DND systems,

elevator control systems, acoustic

sliding wall partitions, automatic

doors, shower cubicles, spider fittings,

glass and wooden door hardware and

SS glass railings. All of these are on

display at the centres.

For residential projects, the design

and style would certainly charm

customers to possess from Taiton’s

wide range of products like exclusive

luxury shower enclosures in different

finishes and designs.

A unique product for privacy in

open offices is available in the form

of smart switch film. The company

has its own manufacturing facility to

ensure quality and curb the lead time.

The Experience Centre in

Hyderabad is spread over an area of

8,000 square feet. It majorly displays

various kind of automatic doors,

vibrant, luxurious and exclusive range

of Taiton Maxia shower cubicles, and

SS glass railings among the other

products.

Taiton is a quality conscious

company, and never compromises with

quality. To ensure that, it conducts

elaborate research on the materials

used and the prevailing market

trends. The company ensures that its

products undergo strict quality checks

on various parameters like durability,

finishing and robustness before they

are delivered to customers.

Its diversified product portfolio

is strategically divided into nine

verticals. In the current dynamic

world, infrastructural development

is witnessing rapid advancement,

and hence, there is a requirement to

continuously innovate the products,

utilizing the latest technologies to

offer solutions that match perfectly to

the need of modern customers.

Taiton will keep challenging itself in

the new era, dedicating to supply more

beautiful and high quality products for

a better living. It offers prompt and

courteous delivery of products and an

efficient customer service.

Exceptional functional and

technical expertise coupled with

extensive industry knowledge

makes Taiton the ideal choice for

implementation of your desires into

reality.

E-mail: taitondelhi@taiton.in

Website: www.taiton.in

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Company Report

Toughened, safety glass processor J K

International spreads its wings

To Offer Completely Customized Solutions, From Design Consultation To

Glass & Hardware Selection

Toughened and safety glass manufacturer J K International began its journey with a unit

in Himachal Pradesh in 2004 and expanded to set up a second one in Jalandhar, which

began production in 2015, under the guidance of its mentor Mr S S Kang.

"

Born in 1950, Mr Kang did his matriculation in 1966 from Ropar (now a district of

Punjab). After completing his post-graduation in 1974, he first joined Bhambra

Management Board in audit section.

His experience of corporate costing, budgeting and planning logistic changed his way

of working and taught him how to take quick decisions based on facts and figures.

Customer service and punctuality have always held top priority for Mr Kang. He

always planned in advance to meet new challenges. Under him, J K International

adopted new practices. It defined everything, measured every progress.

He won the Glass Bulletin ‘Best Glass Processor Award’ in 2018. Mr Kang has worked

as vice-chairman and general secretary in ‘FOSG’. He has also been a jury member of

Glass Bulletin Awards.

"

Mr. S S Kang,

Chairman & MD of JK international

In 2015, J K International set up its

Jalandhar plant as an integrated

unit for production of laminated

and toughened glass. It is equipped

with machinery from Jin Glass

having the latest in force convection

to produce the best toughened glass

without waves or bends.

Its product portfolio includes

toughened glass, bending toughened

glass, double insulated glass, curved

tempered glass, bullet proof glass,

laminated glass and automotive glass.

The unit also has machinery from

LWDY Lewei Science Technology

from China. It has added other latest

machinery like CNC cutting line, fully

automatic DGU, double-edger line,

and automatic glass cutting machines.

The company has glass bending

machinery producing wind screens

for luxury buses as well as bullet-proof

glass for VIP vehicles.

In 2019, the company expanded

to uPVC doors and windows in

collaboration with Kommerling, a

brand under the Profine Group of

Germany, a leading manufacturer in

the sector. The unit began production

in August 2020.

In 2021, despite the coronavirusinduced

lockdown, J K International

decided to venture in aluminium

door and windows in collaboration

with Italian company Aluk Building

Systems, a global leader in aluminium

systems. J K International will now

offer completely customized solutions,

right from design consultation to glass

and hardware selection, to deliver

value to its customers.

J K International works on

provideing complete solution in

aluminium building system that

combines aesthetic appeal with

exceptional performance window and

door systems, sliding door, folding

door, curtain walling and shutters and

louvers.

For this, a unit spread across

20,000 square feet is under

construction which will be ready

in August 2021, and production is

expected to start a month after that.

The company already has orders in

hand.

J K International has been ZED

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J K International• 2

Mr. Bikramjit Singh Kang,

Director of JK international

and its glasses are now ISI certified

from the Bureau of Indian Standards.

Also, the company has got E-marking

(assessment of quality system and

control) approval for European

standards.

Mr Kang began his career in 1976

with Mahavir SPG Mills, where

he worked for 22 years in various

departments, holding different

positions. Important positions he held

included statistical officer, costing and

budgeting section, above all planning

and logistic. In planning and logistic,

Mr Kang mastered planning, which

later on become the backbone of his

carrier.

During his service, Mr Kang set up

a small safety glass business, Sunfex

Glass Works, which started producing

PVC laminated safety glasses in

Hoshiarpur. This made his presence

felt in bus body glass. Back then, his

wife, Mrs Jaspal Kaur, used to look

after the business. Mr Kang used to

help her during mornings, evenings

and on holidays and Sundays.

In 1996, he set up a new

partnership firm in the name of J K

Toughened Glass in Jalandhar city. For

two years, he used to attend office at

J K Toughened after his workday at

Mahavir was over. In 1998, he decided

to take premature retirement from

Mahavir Spinning Mills Hoshiarpur to

focus on his new venture.

Ms. Manpreet Kang,

CEO of JK international

certified by the Quality Council of

India and the Ministry of MSME,

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Company Report

In the beginning, J K Toughened

Glass was making only flat glass.

In 1999, it set up another plant to

produce bend toughened glass for

bus body. In 2000, the company

started making bend toughed glass

for sweets display counter. In 2001,

J K Toughened got a fabricated

horizontal bend glass machine for

making toughened bend glass. Soon,

the company made its presence felt in

good quality display counter glass.

In 2004, Mr Kang and his

partner decided to further expand

and established J K International

in Himachal Pradesh. Here it had

two vertical plants to make flat or

bend glass for bus body application.

In 2007, the company established

horizontal toughened flat and bend

glass and replaced the vertical plant.

In 2012, the company expanded

further and imported laminated

glass machinery from LWDY for J K

Toughened Glass Jalandhar. Then

in 2014, Mr Kang and his partner

decided to part ways after 18 long

years of partnership. The Jalandhar

business, J K Toughened Glass, went

to his partner, while J K International

went to Mr Kang.

Customer service and punctuality

have always held top priority for Mr

Kang. He always planned in advance

to meet new challenges. Under

him, J K International adopted new

practices. It defined everything,

measured every progress.

He won the Glass Bulletin ‘Best

Glass Processor Award’ in 2018. Mr

Kang has worked as vice-chairman

and general secretary in ‘FOSG’. He

has also been a jury member of Glass

Bulletin Awards.

Born in 1950, Mr Kang did his

matriculation in 1966 from Ropar

(now a district of Punjab). After

completing his post-graduation

in 1974, he first joined Bhambra

Management Board in audit section.

His experience of corporate

costing, budgeting and planning

logistic changed his way of working

and taught him how to take quick

decisions based on facts and figures.

His son, Bikramjit Singh, entered

the business in 2006. He was trained

in handing all technical issues. He

went on to win the Glass Bulletin

Award for Young Entrepreneur in

2017.

In March 2013, Bikramjit Singh

got married to Manpreet, an assistant

professor at the Lovely Professional

University in Jalandhar. She also

joined the business and took charge of

the HR and the accounts departments

to further help in making the

organisation stronger.

Email: bjskang@gmail.com

Website: www.jkglasses.com

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Product Hunt

HEGLA is showing the ProLam LSR, a newly developed cutting system for LSG equipped for the first time with the time-saving laser diode heating

technology as a system in series production. Up to 20 per cent and more productivity can be achieved with the new technology.

Demanding pane composites with up to ten-ply interlayer can be

separated in a short cycle time with the new laser diode heating

system. The precise application of heat to the cut contour means

that the surrounding area virtually remains cold, preventing later

delamination to the maximum extent possible.

HEGLA at Milan’s Vitrum

To Focus On Glass Cutting, Its Automation &

Performance Increase

HEGLA Group’s range of topics at Vitrum could scarcely be

wider, but it is an example of just how diversely the glass

industry has developed in recent years.

Faster cutting, more information,

perfect tempering

On the one hand, the focus is

on glass cutting, its automation and

performance increase. Interested

visitors gain insight into HEGLA’s

mechanical engineering. On the other

hand, the opportunities of networking,

digitalisation and integrated processes

will also be showcased, making it clear

how important these issues currently

are from the Group’s point of view.

Laser diode heating increases

productivity in LSG cutting

HEGLA is showing the ProLam LSR,

a newly developed cutting system for

laminated safety glass equipped for

the first time with the time-saving

laser diode heating system as a

machine in series production.

“Productivity in LSG cutting can be

increased by twenty per cent or more

with the new heating process,” said

HEGLA Managing Director Bernhard

Hötger, emphasising one of the

advantages of the new technology.

The laser applies the bundled

heating energy precisely to the cutting

contour, reaching the PVB inerlayer’s

transformation temperature much

more quickly than the usual heating

tubes. The laser beam weakens only

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Product Hunt

Once the surface-friendly marking has been applied by laser

printing, it remains permanently attached to the glass throughout

the entire product life cycle.

Track & trace is put into practice at HEGLA boraident. Via

automatic scan or manually with an app, production progress

can be recorded and tracked even years later.

length, and requires only a short bootup

time,” Bernhard Hötger added.

Unique glass marking for digital

added value

Individual glass marking, data capture

and storage, and product tracking are

the main focus at HEGLA boraident.

In line with this, the mobile laser

printing solution ESGuardM will be

shown together with the UniColor

laser printing process.

Compared to CO2 laser marking,

this technology leaves the surface

completely undamaged. Once the

scratch-, smudge- and weatherresistant

marking consisting of a logo,

QR code or alphanumeric characters

has been applied, it remains firmly

attached to the glass.

slightly as it passes through the

interlayer, so that even demanding

glass laminates of up to ten-ply

interlayer can be separated with

shorter processing times.

The new process also has a positive

effect on edge quality: the interlayer

remains cold outside the cutting area,

thus preventing later delamination

and enabling additional cuts without

cooling times. The system reduces

energy costs as well. “The laser

diode strip has a divided design,

automatically adjusts to the cutting

With the HEGLA-HANIC Cockpit, performance-relevant

information can be displayed and tracked. It gives employees

more information and makes it easier for production managers to

make decisions.

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HEGLA • 3

Glass that’s as perfect as it gets – HEGLA-TaiFin’s claim regarding the performance of CTF

furnaces could not be more passionate. This is why perfect flatness and optical quality are

the hallmarks of these tempered panes.

“Depending on the integration, the

captured data on the product can be

stored either in the ERP or another

system. All it takes is one scan to

retrieve the information, call up a fire

protection certificate or reorder an

identical product,” explained Head of

Development Dr Thomas Rainer. As a

rule, laser marking is integrated into

operations step by step with the aims

of triggering production steps through

automatic scanning, simplifying

shipping processes or tracing process

steps from production and shipping to

the construction site. “With marking

and unique identification, it’s also

possible to fully digitise and track

production,” said Dr Rainer.

Real-time tracking for the

optimisation of integrated processes

“Capturing processes in real time is

also advantageous for higher-level

software such as ERP, MES, waste

optimisation and capacity planning,”

said Dr Jan Schäpers, Managing

Director of HEGLA-HANIC, the

software specialists.

The large amount of data

collected by scanning and sensor

technology can be used to analyse

and optimise processes in depth. The

display of information in a HEGLA-

HANIC Cockpit helps to improve

the employees’ overview and gives

production managers an improved

basis for decision-making. With

appropriate integration into ERP and

production planning software, many

of these interventions take place

automatically.

For example, the continuous

optimisation system continuously

adjusts the cutting plans or rearranges

the sequence of units at the

processing steps according to current

demand.

For visitors who want to get a

personal impression of HEGLA-

HANIC’s solutions on site, the

company will show demo views and

test systems at Vitrum – systems

featuring even better performance

and usability on a new platform with

inclusive updates.

Perfect flatness and glass quality

Tempered glass in perfect optical

quality and flatness is the passion

of HEGLA-TaiFin, the HEGLA

Group subsidiary that will also be

represented at the joint stand. With

the CTFe, the company offers a

unique tempering furnace in which

the thermal heat is transferred by air

circulation from closed convection

boxes. The glass surface is never

exposed to the direct radiation of the

radiant heaters, so that both coated

and uncoated glass can be finished

with the highest optical properties.

“The Viprotron and LiteSentry

scanners, for example, consistently

confirm the premium quality of the

tempered glass with isotropy values

above 95 per cent,” said Jarno

Nieminen from HEGLA-TaiFin.

While the CTFe is ideally suited for

demanding facade glazing, the Finnish

company is now introducing three

new furnaces that have been specially

designed to meet the requirements of

insulating, interior or sanitary glass.

You will find the HEGLA Group at

Milan’s Vitrum in hall 22P at stand

U01-Z08.

–Carsten Koch

Email: carsten.koch@hegla.de

Website: www.hegla.com

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Product Hunt

Hana demountable glass

partitioning & framed

shower sliding systems

by Ozone

Flexible, Easy To Install, Cost-Efficient Solutions

For Modern Offices, Residential & Commercial

Spaces

Hana glass partitioning system from Ozone is one of the

most flexible, easy to install, and cost-efficient solutions for

modern-day offices, residential and commercial spaces. It

enables creating transparent, clean lines and minimalistic

visual appeal to space.

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Ozone • 2

Ozone, the leading player in

the architectural hardware

segment, introduces

demountable glass partitioning

solutions for offices, residential, hotels,

hospitals, and other commercial

spaces. These newly introduced

partitioning solutions have been named

“Hana Partitioning Systems”.

Hana Glass Partitioning Systems

are designed to complement modern

architectural interior trends. These are

easy to install aluminium frame profiles

for glass to glass and glass to wall

applications. These can be combined

with various sliding and swing door

hardware derivatives to create multiple

solutions as per the needs, such as

single glass swing door solution, double

glass swing door solution, wall to glass

swing door solution, and sliding door

solutions.

This new Hana collection also

includes a minimal sliding system and

a framed shower sliding solution. The

minimal sliding system is designed to

create a contemporary sleek look to

the area and is apt to use for creating

office cubicles, meeting rooms, and

conference rooms. On the other

hand, framed shower sliding system is

offered in 02 variants; 180-degree and

90-degree applications.

Main highlights of Hana Partitioning

Solutions:

Clear and unobstructed view

Easy and cost-efficient installation

Modern look

Swing door solutions

Sliding door solutions

Framed shower sliding solutions

Customizable system

Hardware can be selected as per

specific needs

Available in Black Matt and Satin

Anodised finishes

Hana glass door partitioning profiles

are suitable to use with 10 mm and

12 mm toughened glass, having a

weight carrying capacity of 45-100 kg.

These can be used to create partitions

up to 3,000 mm height and door

configuration with over panel and

sidelight.

Hana framed shower sliding system

is suitable for 8 mm toughened glass

and can be used to create shower

partitions up to 2,000 mm in height.

Hana Partitioning System is available

in AN and BM finishes with hardware

choices in AN, SSS, and BM finishes

to deliver well-synergized colourcoordinated

interior partitioning

solutions.

Glass wall partitioning systems are

in great demand due to the various

advantages they bring to space and

occupants. They enable a transparent

view that leads to better light and

energy flow hence creating livelier

space. The installation does not take

a lot of time and is flexible enough

to divide the interior space into the

functional area without the loss of

space.

Hana Partitioning System are

available at authorized Ozone

hardware stores across India.

Email: customercare@ozone-india.com

Website: www.ozone-india.com

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Product Hunt

Unmatched clarity: Flotal Mirror

by Sisecam

From Europe’s No.1 Flat Glass Producer, Comes A Mirror With Distinct

Features, Indisputable Quality

Unmatched clarity from

Flotal family of mirrors (Flotal E & Flotal Ultra Clear), an indispensable decorative element

for Europe’s interiors, owes No.1 its brilliance Flat to Glass years of research Producer and development, and use of

advanced technology.

What is Flotal?

BRONZE

ULTRA CLEAR Sisecam Flat Glass, a company that

has made its mission to develop and

use advanced technologies in mirror

production, started producing the

Flotal Mirror made from Float Glass

with Float Technology in 1982. The

What is Flotal?

company set out with a quality motto

of perfect image and perfect quality to

form the Flotal family with 2 different

Şişecam Flat Glass, a company that has made its mission to develop and use advanced

options (Flotal E and Flotal Ultra

technologies in mirror production, started producing the

Clear).

Flotal Mirror made from

Float Glass with Float Technology in 1982. The company set out Flotal with E a and quality Flotal Ultra motto Clear of

perfect image and perfect quality to form the Flotal family with 2 different options

provide brand new dimensions to

(Flotal E and Flotal Ultra Clear).

spaces with distinct features and

indisputable quality suitable for any

CLEAR Flotal E and Flotal Ultra Clear provide brand new GREY dimensions space to and spaces in line with with the distinct aesthetic

concept of any era.

features and indisputable quality suitable for any space and in line with the aesthetic

From furniture to bathrooms,

concept of any era.

homes to shops, studios to gyms,

Flotal the indispensable decorative

From furniture to bathrooms, homes to shops, studios to gyms, element Flotal of interiors the indispensable

combines

decorative element of interiors combines perfection, durability, perfection, quality, style durability, and quality, brilliance style and

to add light and depth to any space.

brilliance to add light and depth to

any space.

Thickness: 3mm, 3.5mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm & 8mm.

Thickness: 3mm, 3.5mm, 4mm,

5mm & 6mm.

Şişecam Silver-coated Mirror Flotal E products have the below-mentioned

Sisecam Silver-coated Mirror Flotal E products have the below-mentioned

advantages over other mirror:

advantages over other mirror:

CE CERTIFIED

C E C E R T I F I E D

Our Şişecam Mirror Flotal E product is

and complies

with all norms of the latest European EN1036-2:2008 standards.

Brightens & broadens

interior spaces with

Produced using

Better image

eco-friendly methods quality

superior reflectivity

Clear Mirror | Ultra Clear Mirror | Bronze Mirror | Grey Mirror

+

Superior brightness

due to high silver

concentration

Copper-free

Pb

Lead-free

High moistureresistant

High corrosionresistant

Durable

Made using a new generation

of low iron glass that offers

a perfect reflection

84

Glass Bulletin | July - September, 2021

TRUE

REALITY


TRUE

REALITY

Şişecam• 2

Parameters

Brightness

(Subject to adherence of

EN 1036 standards and other

assessments)

Clarity

(Subject to optical quality tests

to determine reflectivity)

Durability

(Subject to corrosion and paint

resistant tests to determine

longevity)

*Conditions apply.

Şişecam Mirror Flotal E

REFLECTANCE > 97%*

for superior reflectivity and brighter images

BEST-IN-CLASS CLARITY

that ensures true and life-like reflections

HIGH DURABILITY

for a long-lasting and immaculate performance

www.flotal.com

Clear Mirror | Ultra Clear Mirror | Bronze Mirror | Grey Mirror

Features of FLOTAL E Grey and Bronze Mirror

Antique Look

For Unique

Interior Element

Anti Glare

To Reduce Reflection

of Ambient Lightings

Soothing

Environment

For Bigger Perceived Space

with Soothing Reflection of

Ambient Lightings

Aesthetic

Adds Value to the Colour

Theme of the Interior Design

Grey Mirror can be applied as part of a Greyscale interior

colour theme, where it fits in seamlessly with White-Grey

& Black colour interiors.

Bronze Mirror can be applied in a Beige scale interior colour

theme, fitting in seamlessly with varied shades of Brown

& Chocolate colour interiors.

Features of FLOTAL E Ultra Clear Mirror

+

Maximum

Brightness in

Reflection

Natural

Reflection

Natural

Vision

High Definition

Mirror

Environment

Friendly

Adds High

Depth

Coloured Sisecam mirror Flat Glass from Şişecam Flat Glass gives creative freedom to enhance the ambience of

all over the world, Sisecam o_ers input to the construction, furniture,

any Sisecam space is with a leading a plethora flat glass of versatile right applications:

glass solutions to the customers energy and home appliances

producer globally in terms of

for flat glass with its products that industries, Sisecam contributes to

production capacity. Carrying out ensure energy savings, noise control, sustainable development with ecofriendly,

its Residential flat glass production Apartments activities safety and security, design and high

innovative and energy-e_cient

in its 10 facilities located in 6

technology.

products. Sisecam’s power comes

countries, Bedrooms/Bedroom Sisecam operates Wardrobes in

Sisecam conducts flat glass

from not only its wide range of

three main business lines consisting operations in three core business products and production capacity

of architectural Living Rooms glass, solar Barsenergy

lines: architectural glass (e.g. flat but also from a strong and long-time

glass and home appliances glass. glass, patterned glass, laminated glass relationship approach with its business

Showcase Doors/Cabinets Lobbies

Providing glass consultancy for and coated glass), energy glass and partners, and that partnership is

various prestigious projects from home appliances glass. Providing focused on growth mutually.

Passages

Lifts/Elevators

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Brightness in

Reflection

High Definition

Product Hunt Mirror

Reflection

Environment

Friendly

Vision

Adds High

Depth

Coloured mirror mirror from from Sisecam Şişecam Flat Glass Flat gives Glass creative gives freedom creative to enhance freedom the ambience to enhance of the ambience of

any space with with a plethora a plethora of versatile of versatile applications: applications:

Residential Apartments

Bedrooms/Bedroom Wardrobes

Living Rooms

Bars

Showcase Doors/Cabinets

Lobbies

Passages

Lifts/Elevators

Hospitality & Entertainment

Bedrooms

Hotel Lobbies

Bathrooms

Hotel Corridors

Wall Decor

Partitions

Lifts/Elevators

Restaurants/Restro Bars

Restrooms

Gymnasiums/Gyms & Swimming Pool Changing Rooms

About Sisecam

Clear Mirror | Ultra Clear Mirror | Bronze Mirror | role Grey in flat Mirror glass, glassware, glass

packaging, chemicals, automotive,

glass fiber, mining, energy and

recycling business lines.

As a company at international

scale with its 85 years of experience,

22,000 employees, production

activities spanning 14 countries on

four continents, and sales in 150

countries, Sisecam continues on its

journey to become one of top three

global producers in its all-main

business lines.

One of the most established enterprises in Turkey, Sisecam is a global actor in

business lines including flat glass, glassware, glass packaging and glass fiber

as well as soda and chromium chemicals. Sisecam, which is globally one of

the three largest producers in glassware and the five largest producers in glass

packaging and flat glass today, is the world’s eighth largest soda producer as well

as the world leader in chromium compounds. Operating in Turkey, Germany,

Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Russian

Federation, Georgia, Ukraine, Egypt, India and the USA, Sisecam plays a leading

About Şişecam

One of the most established enterprises in Turkey, Şişecam is a global actor in business lines including flat glass, glassware, glass packaging and

glass fiber as well as soda and chromium chemicals. Şişecam, which is globally one of the three largest producers in glassware and the five largest

producers in glass packaging and flat glass today, is the world’s eighth largest soda producer as well as the world leader in chromium compounds.

Operating in Turkey, Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Russian Federation, Georgia, Ukraine, Egypt,

India and the USA, Şişecam plays a leading role in flat glass, glassware, glass packaging, chemicals, automotive, glass fiber, mining, energy and

recycling business lines.

As a company at international scale with its 85 years of experience, 22,000 employees, production activities spanning 14 countries on four

continents, and sales in 150 countries, Şişecam continues on its journey to become one of top three global producers in its all-main business lines.

Global

player

Exports to over

150 countries with

operations in 14

countries on 4

continents

85 years of

experience

Revenue of more

than 3.1 Billion

U.S.D.

Workforce of

nearly 22,000

people

27 Research

laboratories

One of top 3

global producers

in its all-main

business lines

Website: www.sisecam.com

Şişecam Flat Glass

Şişecam is a leader in Europe and the world's fifth-largest flat glass producer in terms of production capacity. Carrying out its flat glass production

activities in its 10 facilities located in 6 countries, Şişecam operates in three main business lines consisting of architectural glass, solar energy glass

and home appliances glass. Providing glass consultancy for various prestigious projects from all over the world, Şişecam offers right glass solutions

Glass Bulletin | July - September, 2021

to the customers for flat glass with its products that ensure energy savings, noise control, safety and security, design and high technology.

Şişecam conducts flat glass operations in three core business lines: architectural glass (e.g. flat glass, patterned glass, laminated glass and coated

glass), energy glass and home appliances glass. Providing input to the construction, furniture, energy and home appliances industries, Şişecam

contributes to sustainable development with eco-friendly, innovative and energy-efficient products. Şişecam’s power comes from not only its wide

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Product Hunt

Şişecam launches Solar

Control Low-E Glass

Neutral 50/33

Creates Comfortable Living Areas With Optimum

Light Transmittance, Efficient Solar & Heat Control

The leader of flat glass market in Turkey and largest flat

glass manufacturer in Europe, Şişecam offers innovative

and developed products by research and investment

activities.

Şişecam recently launched a

new product, Solar Control

Low-E Glass Neutral 50/33,

which creates comfortable living

areas by providing optimum light

transmittance, efficient solar and heat

control.

One of the largest flat glass

manufacturers in Europe, Şişecam

continues its R&D and investment

activities without slowing down and

offering innovative solutions to the

changing and developing needs of the

market.

While Şişecam improves

quality of life by its innovative and

environmentally-friendly products

with sustainable technology, it also

contributes effectively to the fight

against climate change by minimizing

energy consumption.

Şişecam Solar Control Low-E Glass

Neutral 50/33, provides solutions for

projects such as residences, schools

and small/medium sized commercial

buildings where optimum daylight

transmittance, neutral appearance

and efficient solar control are

necessary.

Thanks to its efficient solar control

and thermal insulation properties,

Şişecam Solar Control Low-E Glass

Neutral 50/33 reduces heat loss by 50

per cent compared to ordinary IGU.

Therefore, effective heat insulation

in winter is provided and heating

expenses are reduced.

It also decreases solar energy

transmission by 45 per cent compared

to ordinary IGU. Therefore, it

keeps cooler in summer and

cooling expenses are reduced. In

addition to energy savings, it creates

comfortable living spaces by providing

optimum light transmittance with its

transparency.

Also in winter, cold spots and in

summer, hot spots by windows are

eliminated and heat inside the room

is radiated equally. Neutral 50/33

provides extremely high levels of

protection against UV radiation over

70 per cent, therefore helps to reduce

fading and ageing effects. Neutral

50/33 has also the same colour and

performance in temperable form

which can be used in the same

project.

Email: kubraaydin@lobby-pr.com

Website: www.sisecam.com

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Technical Article

Smart architectural glass – dynamic

and multifunctional

Let’s go back to that perfect scene in a high-tech apartment and examine the

setting from a practical point of view. Smart architectural glass means dynamic, truly

multifunctional glazing.

The windows in such homes

can adjust to outdoor

conditions automatically

or manually. Just one click of a

smartphone button activates a

reactive tint that restrains heat and

glare.

As a result – we get enhanced

living comfort and energy savings

without compromising the view.

Complete protection from aggressive

UV rays, insulation from the sounds

of densely packed apartment

buildings, plus assured safety and

security – all these are included too.

Emerging technologies, such as

special nanocomposites applied

during glass production, have turned

this pleasant dream into established

reality at an affordable price.

Drivers pushing in favour of smart

Remember, the technology for such

a reality is already available. And

as commercial prices of emerging

innovations are dropping, regulations

throughout the world are tightening,

forcing action to be taken sooner to

reduce energy consumption or even

create energy.

In California, there are state

subsidies for products and buildings

that use smart glass, whereas Europe

adopted the Energy Performance of

Buildings Directive (EPBD) in 2010.

This EU directive requires all new

buildings to be practically zero energy

ones by the end of 2020.

The next level up with BIPV glass

Building-integrated photovoltaic

(BIPV) glass, with controlled

transparency, is just one example

of emerging technologies in the

architectural glazing industry that is

especially relevant because of the new

directive.

Currently, buildings are responsible

for around 36% of the EU’s CO2

emissions. In the near future,

however, they have the potential

instead to supply some 30% of the

EU’s energy demand. Therefore,

switching to on-site solar energy

generation integrated right into the

window glass is one key to live up to

this potential.

While most standard solar cells

use visible light to produce electricity,

innovative alternatives do not have

to steal precious ambient light.

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Integrating the PV panes with a

color-switching technology, such as

electrochromics (EC), opens up a

way to produce energy while still

transmitting enough light, blocking the

radiation or providing shading when

necessary.

Hello, Helio

Today, ‘electrochromic glass’ is a

synonym for ‘smart glass.’ And if the

term may still sound new to someone,

statistics prove that in a couple of

years, most everyone will be aware of

its benefits.

Technically, EC glass is a composite

of layers of glass and chemical

materials that respond to light and

heat, adjusting glass transparency

when electrical voltage is applied –

exactly what is required for dynamic

architectural glazing or newgeneration

BIPV.

California-based Heliotrope

Technologies is one company currently

working on innovative nanocrystalbased

glazing compositions to develop

the technology several steps further.

The main advantage of the

Heliotrope NanoEC solution

over others is substantially lower

production costs, combined with

unrivalled aesthetic qualities in

terms of the glass colour and haze. In

addition, heat and light transmissivity

can be regulated more precisely and

quickly. The result is a mass-market

solution at a competitive price.

Sustainable luxurious living

When it comes to the possibilities of

glass, breaking through limitations is

only a question of imagination and

time. Scientists, chemists, coating

manufacturers, glass processors and

technology suppliers are working

together to push the boundaries to

the max and furnish our homes with

unseen comfort and a well-controlled

amount of seen light.

Entire towers with switchable glass

will be able to control the temperature

according to the weather or individual

units can adjust to their residents’

preferences. Even an entire area of

towers can be connected to each other

– to create energy for their occupants

and not only block the sunrays.

In the US, the trend in many

southern states is to dim the glass to

block the heat of the sun and reduce

the need for air conditioning. Europe

is more concerned with the colour

of the glass and how a building looks

on both the inside and out. When a

façade changes colours, it influences

how a building looks and helps save

energy. In any case, it is an ingenious

way to eliminate curtains or blinds, as

their impact is simply built into the

glass itself.

And no, this is not just another

fancy upgrade or expensive consumer

option, but an important move toward

smarter and more environmentally

conscious living.

–By Juha Liettyä

-------------------------------------------------

Source: https://www.glastory.net

Email: info@glaston.net

Website: www.glaston.net

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Technical Article

Glass handling tips

Mishandling Glass Can Lead To Injuries; Simple Safety Measures Can Help

Avoid Untoward Incidents

Glass handling accidents are quite frequent in India, making human safety a big concern

for the glass industry, but the country still lacks proper guidelines and laws.

Glass is a very fragile material

if we talk about annelid glass.

When annelid glass breaks, it

breaks into very sharp-edged pieces

which can seriously injure people and

may even may cause death.

Proper handling of glass is a very

important part in any glass factory

or warehouse. Nowadays, glass

manufacturing companies are making

jumbo size glasses. These are very

heavy, and manual handling of big glass

poses risks.

The consequences for mishandling

glass can include punctures, crush

and strain injuries, severe cuts,

amputations and even death.

Observing proper glass handling

techniques is a major aspect of safety

in any workplace where large volumes

of glass are handled daily.

The cost of glass handling

equipment is nothing compared to the

value of a human life. There is a wide

range of glass handling equipment

available. It is a request to glass

associations and government bodies

to come together and frame proper

guidelines for glass handling.

Glass handling accidents can be

minimised if glass companies ensure

that every worker wears

Helmet

Upper arms and shoulder protection

Gloves and cuffs’

Apron

Safety footwear

Owner of glass companies have

to shell out a lot of compensation to

workers who sustain injuries or face

any causality during manual glass

handling.

Glass Safety Tips for Manufacturers

and Commercial Glass Handling

Glass is a fragile material with a

plethora of applications in residential

and commercial projects. The glass

industry is growing with every

passing day. More and more glass

fabricators and glaziers are entering

the market.

However, handling glass in its

primitive form is not a child’s play.

Mishandling the glass sheets can

result in severe cuts, injuries,

and even death. We can avoid

such accidents by following safety

measures. The experts have stated

strict precautionary rules for

handling the glass. Here, we will

discuss the safety tips when dealing

with glass.

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Glass Handling Tips• 2

Safety tips for employees

In the glass industry, employees

who are directly handling glass

sheets are particularly vulnerable

to accidents. So a few general rules

and tips for workers:

Glass carrying techniques

Workers are often involved in loading

and unloading glass sheets. Make

sure to carry glass on your side. Use

both hands to handle the glass sheet

no matter how lightweight it is. It

seems easy though, but never carry

glass sheet under your arm or over

your head. Always use two employees

to move larger glass sheets. Don’t rush,

move slowly and in harmony with the

other person.

Always wear safety gear before

handling glass. Check the glass before

moving it. Make sure that it isn’t

damaged to avoid any spontaneous

breakage. Use the proper hand and

body positions to handle the glass.

Keep the corners of the glass sheets

safe by avoiding bumping into any

surface.

When setting the glass on the floor,

gently place the long side of the glass

first. Prefer placing the glass on soft

or padded surfaces. You can also use

blankets or other cushioning agents to

keep the glass safe.

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Technical Article

Handling broken glass

Broken glass is a common sight in

the glass industry. Even with safety

measures, it’s subjective that you

would see some glass pieces on the

floor. Therefore, it’s necessary that

everyone who enters a glass unit has

safety shoes on. Sometimes, small

and almost invisible shards are on

the floor that are enough to cause an

injury.

If you see broken glass, don’t stand

or walk on it, even with safety shoes

on. Never crush broken glass into

smaller pieces with foot or hand.

Don’t pick up broken glass with your

hands. Never hold on to the broken

glass sheet to try and stop it from

breaking any further. Move out of the

way and go to a safe space.

Working with glass

Working with glass is quite

challenging. You have to follow

multiple safety guidelines to keep

yourself safe. Educate yourself with

the safety protocols. Be mindful of the

hazards all the time. Be aware of your

surroundings and the team members

all the time. Inspect each element for

any potential hazard before using it.

Keep the simple safety rules in mind

and use them to avoid any undesirable

situation.

One of the most popular tasks

is glass cutting. If you are handling

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Glass Handling Tips• 4

orders of custom cut glass, mirror

cut to size, glass shelves cut to size,

or tempered glass cut to size, make

sure to use safety goggles and gloves.

Creating custom cut glass is trickier

than any other job so make sure

to take necessary precautionary

measures. The manufacturing process

of tempered glass cut to size is also

quite extensive and grave, so be

conscious of the risks.

Glass goes through different

manufacturing steps to achieve the

custom cut. Different chemicals are

also used during the process, some

of which can be toxic. Handling such

chemicals requires special care that

everyone should take.

Handling undesirable situations

Even if the work environment is

ideal and everyone is following safety

protocols, accidents may happen. The

possibility of human error is always

there. But managing an undesirable

situation is what makes all the

difference!

Ideally, there should be a doctor or a paramedic’s team on duty all the time

who can handle any such situation. Workers should also be trained for providing

first-aid to their fellow colleagues.

In case of an accident, take the victim to a safe place. Immediately call a

doctor, get help from the related personnel, and give him the necessary first-aid.

Using safety equipment

Special safety gear is designed for

glass industry workers according to

their job specifications. The glass

handlers usually use cut-resistant

gloves, sleeves, and aprons while

the glass moulders use heatresistant

safety equipment.

Make sure to wear proper safety

equipment. Replace any damaged

safety.

Prevention is better than cure

so never twirl thumbs on wearing

the safety equipment. Supervisors

should direct strict orders for

workers to put on safety gear.

They should ensure that safety

gear is functional and the work

environment is safe for workers.

In brief!

It’s the duty of the supervisors and directors to educate their staff on risks

and safety measures. Workers should receive proper training before getting

into the working field. Make sure to meet safety protocols. It’s better to be

safe than sorry!

Source: This article is sourced from

https://www.glassgenius.com

Only cosmetic changes have been made by Glass Bulletin

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Event

LiSEC Campus: Digital

trade fair on company’s

60th anniversary year

In Addition To Theme Days & Expert Talks,

Company Presented Three Innovations Virtually

LiSEC’s second virtual trade fair took place from 15 to 17

June, 2021. In the spirit of digitalisation, LiSEC once again

presented itself as a leading supplier in the field of flat

glass processing in its 60th year of business: an interactive

world of experience in virtual space.

In addition to three different theme

days, interesting expert talks and

many opportunities for interaction,

three innovations from LiSEC

were also presented virtually to the

international visitors: the new DSC-A

cutting table, the RHF A25/25 robot

system for automatic frame mounting

and the LiS.dispatch software

programme.

LiSEC innovations within reach

At the LiSEC Campus, visitors moved

through a future-oriented showroom

concept - all about the latest

machines, software as well as service

and innovative individual and system

solutions in the field of flat glass

processing and finishing.

Visitors got to experience machine

holograms, 3D models, product

demonstrations, live presentations

and insights into production.

The new LiSEC cutting table: DSC-A

On the first day of the fair, the new

LiSEC cutting table DSC-A was

revealed at the virtual campus. The

automatic glass cutting machine of

the DSC-A series combines the latest

drive technology with decades of

LiSEC know-how in processing flat

glass for every requirement.

A completely newly developed

structure of the table as well as a new

cutting bridge and a new cutting head

improve the stability and precision of

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LiSEC • 2

the cutting process. A powerful low-E

deletion system with grinding wheel

in combination with a strong vacuum

system for all common types of special

coatings ensure a residue-free and

fast low-E deletion result.

This first day of the fair was

completely under the motto “We take

care of it”. Three exciting expert

interviews awaited the visitors:

the talk by the management team

(“Management Insights: We take care

of it”), which addressed LiSEC’s core

technologies, the consulting concept,

the steps for a successful future and

other topics. In the talk “Technology

Insights: We take care of it”, LiSEC

experts from product management

talked about guidelines and LiSEC

core competencies in insulating glass,

cutting, laminating, processing and

software, among other topics.

How LiSEC accompanies

customers along their way and how

customized solutions are found was

the topic of the expert interview

“Customized solutions: We take care

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Event

of it”.

The new RHF A25/25 robot system

for automatic frame mounting

On the second day of the fair, an

innovation from the field of insulating

glass production awaited visitors: the

RHF-A25/25. A system of fixed and

dynamically moving clamps ensures

optimum alignment and the safe

transport of frames with butyl applied

to both sides. The robot arm mounts

the stably clamped frame precisely

on the glass with high positioning

accuracy.

This day at the virtual LiSEC trade

fair revolved around the theme of

“reliability”. The “strong basis” is

characteristic for LiSEC. With the

longevity and robustness of LiSEC

machines come issues of product

maintenance (LiSEC Longlife,

GLASTRONiC, LiSEC spare parts,

etc.) - these were discussed in one of

the three expert talks that took place

that day.

“Strong Partnership: Hubs” showed

the new, optimized global branch

structure at LiSEC and provided

insights into the new processes or

emerging benefits for the customer.

Finally, on the second day of the fair,

a talk on “Strong into the future:

Sustainability” took place, which

mainly focused on the advantages

of sustainable options at LiSEC

machines or software.

The new LiSEC Software: LiS.

dispatch

The third day of the fair was generally

dedicated to the innovations or

industry novelties presented by LiSEC

during this fair. In particular, an

innovation from the field of software -

LiS.dispatch - was presented.

LIS.dispatch provides

straightforward support when

planning entire delivery routes and

throughout the complete delivery

process by means of a mobile app.

The smart device reports the current

position of racks that have been

delivered and provides confirmation

through the customer’s signature

and photos. The system also issues a

real-time status overview of current

deliveries.

The expert talks focused primarily

on the future of glass processing. A

management talk on digitalization

and the spirit of innovation at LiSEC,

as well as two technical expert talks

on the topics “Innovations: Thinking

one step ahaed” and on the topic of

unmanned manufacturing rounded

out the day’s content program.

LiSEC was pleased about a

large virtual rush or interest on

the exhibition days and registered

numerous discussions with LiSEC

experts worldwide as well as accesses

to the interactive media. If you

missed the LiSEC Campus within the

exhibition period, you are welcome to

make up for your virtual visit: Simply

register at campus.lisec.com.

About LiSEC

Headquartered in Seitenstetten/

Amstetten, LiSEC is a globally

operating group offering individual

and complete solutions in the

field of flat glass processing and

finishing for 60 years. The service

portfolio includes machines,

automation solutions and services.

LiSEC develops and fabricates

glass cutting and sorting systems,

single components and complete

production lines for insulating glass

and laminated glass fabrication as well

as glass edge processing machines and

tempering machinery.

CREATING VISIONS, PROVIDING SOLUTIONS.

–Claudia Guschlbauer

Email: claudia.guschlbauer@lisec.com

Website: www.lisec.com

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Product Hunt

Mr. Dev Chandwani,

Business Development Director (India)

Deceuninck Profiles India Pvt. Ltd.

ZenFold: New

generation slide

& swing doors by

Deceuninck

A Versatile System Designed With The Modern

Home And Business In Mind

Doors and windows connect the occupants to the outside

world. Bigger the door, better the natural ventilation and

lighting, which is the need of the hour with the ongoing

pandemic and the resulting work from home culture.

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Product Hunt

Deceuninck, one of the leading

producers of uPVC profiles for

doors and windows, has come

up with a unique slide and swing

doors system, ‘ZenFold’, in the Indian

market.

The swing and slide doors which is

also known as wave doors/open max/

magna-slide systems are like bi-fold

doors, but each shutter can slide inline

with the frame. This saves a lot of

space and adds novelty to the door.

ZenFold is a state-of-the-art

multiple panel door that allows

owners to maximize their living space

and transforms ordinary rooms to

open up spaces in a way no other

‘patio’ door can do.

Designed with the modern home

and business in mind, the new

generation Slide & Swing system is a

versatile system that works perfectly

for your home, office and restaurants.

Big open spaces are accentuated with

the Slide & Swing - A door for all uses.

Its hingeless system with freefloating

panels allows users to control

the opening to fit their needs. All

constraints inherent to the “hinged”

systems have been stripped away.

Since it does not have panel-to-panel

hinges, you choose how your door

opens.

With Zenfold, users get to decide

how many panels are opened or closed

at any a time. By having independent

panels, this latest system adapts to

any need for opening or ventilation.

Generally, the height of the doors is

restricted by the roof height which is

around 3m to 3.5m in India, of which

the door height is normally between

2.1m to 2.4m.

In order to increase ventilation,

the only option to achieve maximum

opening is to go wide. There are many

options for these kind of openings –

;;

Multi-Track Slider: 2 to 6

shutters or more with 33% to

50% opening

;;

Casement Doors: Generally,

width is limited to 900mm with

double shutter 1800mm. For

bigger openings, one would

need mullions

;;

Lift and Slide Doors: High

performance doors with single

shutter size of 6sqm. Offers

superior air and water tightness

;;

Bi-Fold Doors: Casement

Doors with shutters sliding and

folding to one or either side of

the opening. Very useful as it

offers excellent ventilation and

utility for balconies and patios

;;

ZenFold: Like Bi-Fold with the

shutters sliding inline with the

frame. This enables usage of

the space in front of it. Only

the traffic door area needs to be

kept free

Zenfold is based on time-tested

70mm Zendow system with a 5

Chamber system which offers

an excellent sound and thermal

insulation. This new age system

ranks high on energy efficiency as the

profiles are EPD certified with Low

heat transmission coefficient as Uf

value is 1.3 W/m2K. The system is

designed for wind resistance as per IS

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Deceuninck• 3

875-Part 3 and comes in both inward

& outward opening options.

The shutter size can be up to

900mm X 2,100mm and can be used

to make windows too with 1,200mm

height. The profile comes with TPE

weldable gaskets for superior air and

water tightness. Glass thickness can

be up to 44mm with either double

or triple glazing options and it comes

with a GI Galvanized reinforcement

for ensuring structural strength. The

bottom rail is aluminium and the

slides of the system are made of nylon.

It has more surface contact and nopoint

contact like wheels in the railing

making it more durable and easily

operable.

The system uses a unique hardware

that can convert standard windows

and doors into swing and slide system.

There are no limitations to the width

as we can add multiple panels to it.

Providing us with an uninterrupted

panoramic view of the outdoors

with minimal partitions, ZenFold

also has invisible hardware on the

sliding shutters with the concealed

hinges on the traffic door. The doors

interlock together creating a solid wall

that is extremely secure and it has

Interlocking panels with Multi-point

Locking system.

Deceuninck is one of the few

suppliers with a strong focus on

high performance doors and colour

profiles. The company offers a wide

variety of colour lamination profiles

for the slide and swing windows and

doors.

ZenFold allows seamless integration

of your outdoors with your indoors

and it is ideal for balconies, patios,

terrace gardens, etc.

The high performing and best

in class windows and doors of

Deceuninck Profiles have made

a mark in the retail segment.

Established in 1937, Deceuninck

completed 80 years of sustained

growth in the industry in 2017. With

its 14 production and 22 warehouse

facilities spread across the world.

India and Thailand are two gateways

to Asia for the Deceuninck group and

its growing strong in these markets

too.

In India, Deceuninck has set two

warehouses with stocking capacity up

to 1,000 tonnes of profiles and custom

hardware in addition to special

reinforcements for high performance

doors.

Deceuninck was the first to test its

sliding systems at Win wall, Chennai

for high wind pressures – 2.4 KPa

proof load. To step up its technical

supremacy, Deceuninck has set up

in-house testing facility to ensure

customers can check their windows

and doors so that they can confidently

offer the right systems for projects.

Email: info@deceuninck.in

Website: www.deceuninck.in,

www. 123windows.in

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Interview

Mr. Manish Bansal,

Director & CEO, Window Magic

Having acquired a degree from the University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom, Mr Manish Bansal is the current CEO and Director of

Window Magic, a leading uPVC brand in India, today. Bansal is a successful business leader prospering in the building and construction

equipment industry. He played a significant role in transforming Window Magic into a profitable venture. His clear vision, commitment to

quality standards, market & consumer foresightedness added new insights to Window magic as a company.

Bansal carries a distinct expertise in global strategic management, including development, expansion, and turnaround initiatives. His

belief and understanding of future market trends have helped in popularizing uPVC products in India. Bansal has successfully established a

reputation of being a dynamic, visionary, and strategic leader of the industry.

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Interview • 2

Indian uPVC segment likely to grow

30 pc in 10-15 yrs: Window Magic

CEO Manish Bansal

Window Magic Offers Advanced uPVC Windows, Doors With Sound

Insulation, Multi-Lock System

Bansal explains the advantages of uPVC and why it is in great demand, noting that with

the increase in consumer aspirations, premium quality products have achieved higher and

faster market penetration.

What kind of doors and

windows have the best

market potential in

India?

There is a great demand for

windows and doors that need lower

maintenance and are made of energysaving,

efficient materials. Beyond

aesthetics, windows are expected to

perform other functions including

optimizing day-lighting, & energy

conservation.

With the increase in consumer

aspirations, premium quality products

have achieved a higher and faster

market penetration globally. To

comply with the modern construction,

Window Magic offers a variety

of fenestration solutions which

include customized, innovative, and

engineered products.

Our uPVC windows and doors

come with several benefits like sound

insulation, multi-lock system, smooth

functioning, etc. These utilities play

a vital role in fulfilling the required

essentials of a modern building

effectively and efficiently.

– What is the uniqueness of

Window Magic doors and

windows?

Window Magic offers uPVC

windows and doors which are the

most advanced offerings in the

construction segment. uPVC stands

for unplasticised polyvinyl chloride.

This material is a chemical compound

consisting of carbon, chlorine, and

hydrogen.

uPVC is very much economical

and easy to produce as compared to

timber. The material is eco-friendly

and results in preventing deforestation

by reducing the use of wood and

timber for producing windows and

doors. Our products are energy

efficient, potentially saving energy up

to 25 per cent to 30 per cent.

To serve the smart cities in the best

possible way, Window Magic, with

the innovative and latest German

technology, brings out the finest

customized fenestration solutions as

per the environment and in tune with

the customer’s needs.

– Could you shed some light on the

market share?

The fenestration market is growing

rapidly due to the rising awareness

amongst builders and consumers. As

per the Indian uPVC market report,

the next 10-15 years will see an

estimated 30 per cent growth in the

segment, also, the uPVC segment is

expected to contribute around 10-12

per cent to the doors and windows

industry.

The Indian fenestration industry

has undergone quite a remarkable

transformation due to the introduction

of several newer technologies. As per

the current report, the Indian uPVC

windows market is expected to grow

at a CAGR of 7 per cent, to reach over

INR 17,000 crore by FY-2020 in terms

of revenues.

– Can you cite an example where

Window Magic’s products have

been used?

Designer windows and doors play a

significant role in aesthetics, design,

and energy performance of any

building. Window Magic’s product has

been used in many sectors including

residential projects and institutions

like schools and colleges. Also, it has

been used in luxury houses, hospitals,

industrial hubs and government

buildings.

Aabout the Company

Setup in 2002, “Window Magic”, a division of

Window Magic India Pvt Ltd is a part of the JV

Group. It emerged from collaboration with the

Profine Group of Germany, the world’s largest

manufacturer of uPVC profiles operating under

the brand name of Kommerling. As a company

today, with years of experience, it has succeeded

in building up a range of state-of-the-art

technologies to manufacture windows and

doors, profile lamination in various colours,

insect screen and glass solutions.

Window Magic’s myriad products include

casement windows and doors, tilt and turn

windows, sliding windows and doors, designer

window, conservatory and lift and slide doors.

Email: info@windowmagicindia.com

Website: www.windowmagicindia.com

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The gauge is designed for measuring roller wave and edge-life (edge

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The length of the gauge base is 16” (406mm) with Composite structure of Aluminum

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to operation and POM bottom gives protection to glass surface soft coating.

The main technical parameter of the instrument are as follows :

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