Edition 64 (October-December, 2021)

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GLASS BULLETIN is a publishing company, managed by a highly experienced editorial and administrative staff. It has a dedicated and responsible team for providing quality journals and related services to its readers. The company publishes GLASS BULLETIN which is the fastest growing top-notch journal of India for the global glass industry. It is published quarterly and circulated among glass manufacturers, glass processors, glass-machinery & tool manufacturers, art glass processors, glass dealers, architects, builders, aluminium fabricators, interior decorators and the automobile industry across the globe.

GLASS BULLETIN is the ideal platform, both in the print and digital media, for worldwide exposition of news, reports, products and exhibitions related to the glass industry. It is a one-stop solution for all queries and needs related to glass–machinery and technology, its innovation, product-procession and marketing in India. By its permanent columns, it enjoys the status of highest readership among all Indian glass journals.

GLASS BULLETIN is the media partner for international glass exhibitions in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou in China besides in other parts of the world, including Europe, India and the Middle East.

GLASS BULLETIN e-magazine, the first glass-related e-magazine of India, is also available online and on mobile phone, free of cost at http://www.glassbulletin.com


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Interview<br />

Mr. Amitoj Singh,<br />

Director, Bhambra International<br />

‘Want to take Bhambra International<br />

to new heights’<br />

Amitoj Singh Bhambra Speaks To GB About His Plans For Company Set Up<br />

By His Father & Grandfather<br />

Bhambra International is a leading manufacturer, exporter and supplier of a series of wellengineered<br />

glass processing machinery, glass drilling machinery, and glass processing<br />

accessories.<br />

50 Glass Bulletin | <strong>October</strong> - <strong>December</strong>, <strong>2021</strong>

Interview • 2<br />

Tell us about yourself and<br />

what made you to join<br />

Bhambra International?<br />

After high school, I did mechanical<br />

engineering from MDU University,<br />

Rohtak. By the time I was 20, I had<br />

gained some knowledge about this<br />

sector and hence, I joined my father<br />

in his business. Not only is this our<br />

family legacy which runs in my blood,<br />

my father’s dedication towards the firm<br />

wooed me in.<br />

– What are the advantages and<br />

challenges that you faced after<br />

joining a business set up by your<br />

grandfather?<br />

The major advantage was that all<br />

the groundwork had been laid by my<br />

father and my grandfather. Initial<br />

struggles were definitely eliminated<br />

like building a clientele, securing<br />

suppliers, employees and establishing<br />

a strong foothold in the marketplace,<br />

but it took hard work, diligence<br />

and entrepreneurial spirit to keep<br />

up. Bhambra International already<br />

had made a promising position for<br />

itself in the market with a capacious<br />

warehouse, advanced research<br />

centre, best quality products, robust<br />

examination facility, and extraordinary<br />

customer satisfaction. One of the<br />

biggest challenges I had to face was to<br />

maintain this hard-earned reputation.<br />

– What kind of new perspective are<br />

you looking for in the Indian glass<br />

machinery industry?<br />

Everyone knows that we are the first<br />

manufacturer of glass machinery in<br />

Indian and in the last five years since I<br />

joined, we have started manufacturing<br />

glass furnace in India itself. In the<br />

future, we have plans to manufacture<br />

all machines in India, and the overall<br />

vision for the entire industry would be<br />

to make in India with better quality,<br />

latest technology and competitive<br />

prices.<br />

– How did you deal with the Covid<br />

situation?<br />

It was definitely the most<br />

unexpected and uncertain of times<br />

with not just financial but mental<br />

challenges for a lot of people. It was<br />

very tough for us too just like everyone<br />

else, but we tried our best to help<br />

those in need, our engineers, labourers<br />

and staff members were in constant<br />

We have supplied more<br />

than 50 tempering<br />

lines, 1,800 glass<br />

polish machines,<br />

1,000 glass beveling<br />

machines and 2,000<br />

drill machines in the<br />

past three decades.<br />

support from us. It was certainly a hard<br />

situation but I hope we all could learn<br />

from this pandemic and be a little<br />

more humble and sensitive towards<br />

each other.<br />

– Bhambra International has a<br />

good name and fame in India.<br />

How is the company doing<br />

internationally?<br />

We have been in this industry for<br />

three generations and have made<br />

an exceptional reputation with our<br />

outstanding products. We have<br />

supplied more than 50 tempering<br />

lines, 1,800 glass polish machines,<br />

1,000 glass beveling machines and<br />

2,000 drill machines in the past three<br />

decades. Our well-engineered products<br />

with competitive prices and high<br />

value added services have helped us<br />

reach beyond the borders. We have<br />

supplied tempering furnace to African<br />

countries, Sri Lanka and Nepal, and<br />

other glass machines to Canada, the<br />

US, Bhutan and Pakistan.<br />

– Tell us about your glass machine<br />

ranges.<br />

We have many ranges like glass<br />

tempering furnace, grinding/polish<br />

machine, beveling machine, washing<br />

machine, drill machine, EVA laminated<br />

machine etc. Our range encompasses<br />

straight line edging machines,<br />

spindle beveling machines, spindle<br />

edge grinding machines, glass sand<br />

blasting machines, glass double edging<br />

machines, shape edging machines,<br />

etc. These products are precisionengineered<br />

using high grade raw<br />

materials and the latest technology.<br />

It is made available in specifications<br />

requested by customers.<br />

– Tell us about your bonding with<br />

your father Mr Balwinder Singh<br />

Bhambra. How were you motivated<br />

by him?<br />

We share not just an exceptional<br />

father-son relation but also a beautiful<br />

friendship. We are very open to each<br />

other and have honest conversations.<br />

He is my role model and my constant<br />

source of inspiration, and we strive<br />

to be the best today because of his<br />

vision and honest commitment<br />

towards everyone part of the Bhambra<br />

International family.<br />

– Our Prime Minister introduced<br />

the concept of ‘Make in India’.<br />

How is this slogan relatable in<br />

terms of your business?<br />

Yes, we strongly support this idea<br />

and it is part of our vision. We have<br />

been pushing ourselves to be selfsufficient<br />

and have had a positive<br />

response from our customers too. In<br />

the last four years we have installed<br />

more than 30 tempering processing<br />

units made under our brand Bhambra<br />

International.<br />

– What is your future planning<br />

to serve India as well the<br />

international glass machinery<br />

market?<br />

My future planning is to serve with<br />

more quality products and after-sales<br />

service to maintain our legacy in India<br />

as well as abroad. We follow stringent<br />

quality measures at each production<br />

and processing stage. We have a worldclass<br />

quality inspection cell and a<br />

robust R&D centre. Our quality panel<br />

does not leave a single stone unturned<br />

to ensure the highest standards.<br />

About the company<br />

Incorporated in the year 1980,<br />

Bhambra International has taken a<br />

giant stride in establishing itself as a<br />

noted player in the glass machinery<br />

sector.<br />

Website: www.bhambrainternational.com<br />

Glass Bulletin | <strong>October</strong> - <strong>December</strong>, <strong>2021</strong> 51

Interview<br />

Filtraglass and Climadrago: A successful<br />

partnership<br />

Filtraglass Is An International Market Leader In Water Filtration Systems For<br />

All Types Of Glass Industries<br />

One of the most recent systems installed by Filtraglass was a DG.365 at Climadrago, a<br />

company specialising in treatment of flat glass.<br />

Mr. Juan Felix,<br />

CEO Climadrago<br />

Filtraglass, with more than 15<br />

years of experience in the sector,<br />

specialises in the manufacture<br />

of water filtration systems for all types<br />

of glass industries, covering a wide<br />

sector of the automotive and optics<br />

industries, and the transformation of<br />

flat glass in general.<br />

Throughout its long history, the<br />

company has managed to become an<br />

international market leader, breaking<br />

new ground and exporting its systems<br />

to several different countries. Today, its<br />

water filtration systems can be found<br />

in the Americas, Europe and Asia.<br />

One of the most recent systems<br />

installed by Filtraglass was a DG.365 at<br />

Climadrago, a company with over two<br />

generations of experience in its sector,<br />

specialising in the treatment of flat<br />

glass. Its director, Juan Felix, explained<br />

just how important Filtraglass systems<br />

are to his company and the benefits<br />

they bring.<br />

– Why did you choose Filtraglass<br />

systems over others?<br />

For Climadrago, treating the<br />

water we use for glass is essential,<br />

which is why we conducted a study<br />

on the different systems available<br />

in the market. Although other<br />

comprehensive equipment are<br />

available, we believed that Filtraglass<br />

systems best suited our needs, and<br />

also offered us the most guarantees to<br />

achieve optimal results.<br />

– Why did you decide to buy a<br />

purification machine?<br />

We bought a water filtration<br />

machine to improve the quality of<br />

our products, something that is very<br />

important to us, and also to improve<br />

our efficiency, because having a<br />

filtration system reduces waiting times<br />

and therefore makes daily processes<br />

more efficient.<br />

– Have you experienced an<br />

increase in productivity since<br />

installing the machines?<br />

Definitely. Installing the system has<br />

given us, on the one hand, peace of<br />

mind, knowing that we are doing the<br />

right thing, that the water that comes<br />

into contact with our glass is properly<br />

filtered and free from potentially<br />

damaging impurities. And on the<br />

other hand, the guarantee of obtaining<br />

an optimum level of product quality,<br />

something that is very important for<br />

us, as it means our final customers<br />

are satisfied and we avoid having to<br />

deal with issues at a later date, which<br />

can eat up time.<br />

– How often do you change the<br />

water?<br />

We never change the water<br />

completely. We carry out daily checks<br />

of the water levels in the tank and add<br />

water from time to time to replace<br />

the water that evaporates or is lost<br />

while the machine is in operation,<br />

replenishing more or less according to<br />

52 Glass Bulletin | <strong>October</strong> - <strong>December</strong>, <strong>2021</strong>

FiLTRAGLASS• 2<br />

to four machines: two straight-line<br />

edging machines, a bevelling machine<br />

and a vertical panel saw. Not all<br />

our machines work at the same<br />

time, instead they take over from<br />

one another. For this reason, when<br />

installing the water recycling system,<br />

Filtraglass customised and optimised<br />

it for our specific glass handling<br />

machine set up.<br />

Climadrago is just one of the many<br />

companies in the world that already<br />

rely on Filtraglass systems, enjoying<br />

all their benefits, such as savings in<br />

water consumption, reductions in<br />

production line stoppages, extended<br />

service life for machinery and<br />

components, higher productivity,<br />

less environmental pollution, no<br />

clogging of pipes, reductions in<br />

coolant consumption and, finally, and<br />

very importantly, an improved final<br />

product.<br />

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how long it is operative. We no longer<br />

face issues related to a lack of water<br />

or overheating, since the water is kept<br />

always at room temperature.<br />

– Did you notice a big change in<br />

water consumption?<br />

At Climadrago, we are aware that<br />

water is our main asset, not only at<br />

a business level but also in terms of<br />

society as a whole. For many years<br />

we were of the belief that it was<br />

unlimited, but we are now coming to<br />

realise that nothing could be further<br />

from the truth. Since we installed the<br />

Filtraglass system we have reduced<br />

our consumption; our DG.365 has<br />

given us significant savings in water<br />

consumption and the most important<br />

thing is that it works with a simple<br />

filtration process, which we appreciate<br />

greatly.<br />

– Which machines do you use<br />

Filtraglass systems for?<br />

At Climadrago, we work with the<br />

DG.365, which we have connected<br />

Glass Bulletin | <strong>October</strong> - <strong>December</strong>, <strong>2021</strong> 53

Interview<br />

LiSEC introduces frame<br />

processing machine<br />

ARL-45F<br />

Guaranteed To Be Filled Correctly; Avoids High<br />

Material Costs & Condensation Complaints<br />

LiSEC places great importance on providing machines with<br />

which the production of high quality insulating glass units<br />

is standard.<br />

The filling heads of the ARL-45F at the highest position,<br />

ideal for filling very large formats<br />

The ARL-45F is another step in<br />

this direction. In the extensive<br />

LiSEC product range, automatic<br />

desiccant filling machines have<br />

been part of the standard range for<br />

many years. The ARL-45F raises<br />

the standard to a new level with the<br />

automatic filling amount check.<br />

In this interview, LiSEC<br />

product manager Ewald<br />

Schadauer will talk more about<br />

the configuration, functions and<br />

special features of this frame<br />

processing machine.<br />

Mr. Ewald Schadauer,<br />

Product Manager Insulating Glass<br />

54 Glass Bulletin | <strong>October</strong> - <strong>December</strong>, <strong>2021</strong>

Interview • 2<br />

System for fill quantity measurement<br />

– How is the ARL-45F configured?<br />

The ARL-45F is supplied with<br />

desiccant via a 200l drum. The<br />

height-adjustable frame clamp and<br />

two movable units are essential<br />

components. These moveable units<br />

contain a desiccant supply tank, a<br />

drilling unit, the desiccant transport<br />

with filling opening and a closing unit.<br />

– How does processing of the frame<br />

work?<br />

The desiccant is conveyed from the<br />

200l drum into the supply tanks. The<br />

operator inserts a corner of the frame<br />

into the clamp and starts the automatic<br />

process by pressing a foot pedal. The<br />

two drills are brought into position<br />

and drill a filling hole on the back of<br />

the profile. The two legs of the spacer<br />

frame are filled with desiccant and the<br />

two drilled holes are sealed with butyl.<br />

Then the clamp releases the frame<br />

again and the operator removes it from<br />

the filling machine.<br />

The ARL-45F drills the filling<br />

openings on the back of the profile<br />

and thus offers the possibility of<br />

filling rectangles and shapes of all<br />

conventional spacer materials. Filling<br />

at the back of the frame guarantees<br />

a stable process, even with delicate<br />

plastic materials. The modern control<br />

system and smooth operation make<br />

working with this machine incredibly<br />

easy.<br />

– What are the special features of<br />

the LiSEC ARL-45F?<br />

The ARL-45F particularly<br />

impresses with the optional automatic<br />

measurement of the amount of<br />

desiccant. With conventional<br />

desiccant filling systems, spacer frames<br />

are filled until no more material flow is<br />

registered and it is therefore assumed<br />

that at least two legs are completely<br />

filled. Even simpler systems only fill<br />

for a preset time without ensuring<br />

that a material flow is occurring at<br />

all. All these simple systems have one<br />

crucial problem in common: if the<br />

material flow comes to a halt due to<br />

a blockage, the spacer frame will not<br />

be sufficiently filled with adsorption<br />

material. The problem here is that the<br />

residual moisture contained in the air<br />

gap cannot be reliably absorbed by the<br />

insufficient amount of desiccant and<br />

the insulating glass units runs the risk<br />

of misting or becoming cloudy from the<br />

inside.<br />

In comparison, the ARL-45F<br />

ensures that there is sufficient<br />

desiccant in the frame. This volumetric<br />

measurement system is based on a<br />

precise filling level detection in the<br />

desiccant supply tanks and guarantees<br />

a precise recording of the adsorption<br />

material filled. Consumption costs<br />

can be further minimised by the<br />

optimisation of consumption in spacer<br />

production or by precise metering of<br />

the desiccant amount that is adapted<br />

to the size of the frame.<br />

– How exactly does this automatic<br />

filling work?<br />

So that the measured values<br />

obtained can be compared with the<br />

calculated amount for the currently<br />

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Interview<br />

Framework data acquisition by scanning the data matrix code<br />

filled frame, a data matrix code is<br />

printed on the inside of the frame<br />

profile during the spacer production.<br />

A scanner integrated into the<br />

ARL-45F evaluates the data matrix<br />

code and the correct desiccant filling<br />

quantity can be calculated using<br />

the available frame data such as<br />

dimensions, spacer width and profile<br />

material. If the amount filled is below<br />

the calculated value, the machine<br />

immediately reports a filling error and<br />

prompts the operator to turn and refill<br />

the current frame. This guarantees<br />

that no unit with insufficient desiccant<br />

finds its way into a window. In order<br />

to be able to prove this, all measured<br />

filling quantities are documented in<br />

the “Quality Pass” and stored in a file<br />

for evaluation by other systems.<br />

Standard functions<br />

;;<br />

Automatic drilling of the spacer<br />

frame on the rear side of the<br />

short and long frame leg<br />

;;<br />

Adjustment of the optimum<br />

working height by means of a<br />

pneumatic lifting device<br />

;;<br />

Automatic pumping of the<br />

granulate from a 200 l drum to<br />

the filling devices<br />

;;<br />

Simultaneous filling of two<br />

sides of the spacer frame with<br />

granulate<br />

;;<br />

Sealing the drilled hole with<br />

butyl<br />

Optional functions<br />

;;<br />

Measurement and<br />

documentation of the desiccant<br />

filling quantity<br />

;;<br />

Equipment for processing heatflexible<br />

spacers (Swisspacer,<br />

Multitech, Thermobar, TGI<br />

Precision)<br />

;;<br />

Processing of frames with a max.<br />

size of 3,500 x 1,200 mm<br />

Highlights<br />

;;<br />

Automatic drilling of the spacer<br />

frame on the rear side of the<br />

profile<br />

;;<br />

Measurement of the desiccant<br />

filling quantity: A device is<br />

installed in the two desiccant<br />

tanks, which measures the exact<br />

amount of desiccant filled per<br />

frame leg<br />

;;<br />

Intelligent networking with<br />

the production software: The<br />

required quantity of desiccant<br />

is calculated in advance and<br />

compared with the measured<br />

quantity through a connection to<br />

the IG LineManagement. This<br />

results in direct error detection<br />

during the filling process,<br />

meaning that timely intervention<br />

is possible. Documenting the<br />

process values facilitates the<br />

verification of faultless frame<br />

production to the end customer.<br />

About LiSEC<br />

Headquartered in Seitenstetten/<br />

Amstetten, LiSEC is a globally<br />

operating group offering individual and<br />

complete solutions in the field of flat<br />

glass processing and finishing for 60<br />

years. The service portfolio comprises<br />

machines, automation solutions and<br />

services.<br />


–Claudia Guschlbauer<br />

Email: claudia.guschlbauer@lisec.com<br />

Website: www.lisec.com<br />

Display of the current<br />

fill quantities<br />

56 Glass Bulletin | <strong>October</strong> - <strong>December</strong>, <strong>2021</strong>

Event<br />

4th glasspro INDIA to be held in Mumbai<br />

Will Showcase Latest Trends, Innovations In Flat, Processed Glass Products<br />

& Applications<br />

The leading international exhibition for flat glass processing, product and accessories will<br />

be held during March 3-5, 2022.<br />

2020, glasspro India and glasspex India<br />

were strategically planned for the first<br />

quarter i.e. March 2022, providing the<br />

entire industry a platform to network,<br />

engage and explore new business<br />

avenues.<br />

Messe Düsseldorf India in<br />

association with Glass<br />

Bulletin announces the 4th<br />

edition of glasspro INDIA scheduled<br />

from March 3-5, 2022 at the Bombay<br />

Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. The<br />

event will showcase the latest trends<br />

and innovations in flat and processed<br />

glass products and applications. It will<br />

also bring the latest glass processing<br />

solutions, tools, auxiliary products and<br />

services.<br />

The growth in the flat glass industry<br />

is driven by the increased use of<br />

processed and reflective glass, as<br />

Indian customers have become more<br />

aware of the importance of glass in<br />

effectively addressing the concerns of<br />

safety and energy efficiency.<br />

Considering the above imperative<br />

and the government’s vision of smart<br />

cities, the opportunities in the flat<br />

glass industry promises an upward<br />

trajectory. To meet the industry’s<br />

expectations, glasspro INDIA is an<br />

ideal platform as a one-stop destination<br />

for industry professionals to unveil the<br />

latest technological advancements,<br />

products and applications in the world<br />

of the flat glass industry.<br />

The show is supported by the<br />

Builders Association of India,<br />

Chhattisgarh Glass Association, Noida<br />

Glass Traders Association, Rajkot Glass<br />

Merchant Association, All India Glass<br />

Manufacturers’ Federation and The<br />

Madras Glass & Plywood Merchants<br />

Association, encouraging glasspro<br />

INDIA to bring together industry<br />

experts under one roof.<br />

The 2022 edition of glasspro INDIA<br />

focuses on adding new and diverse<br />

product categories, which also include<br />

the door and window segment, with<br />

the participation of more than 100<br />

exhibitors and around 5,000 trade<br />

visitors.<br />

glasspro INDIA 2022 will provide<br />

an opportunity to interact and<br />

network with industry experts and<br />

act as an experiencing centre for new<br />

technology, solutions and products.<br />

Concurrently with glasspro India,<br />

the seventh edition of the biennial<br />

glasspex India, international exhibition<br />

for glass production, processing and<br />

products, and the launch edition of<br />

fenestrationpro India, a show catering<br />

specifically to the door, window and<br />

façade segment, will be held.<br />

As the glass fraternity did not get<br />

any mass business opportunity since<br />

About Messe Düsseldorf India<br />

Messe Düsseldorf India Pvt. Ltd. is<br />

a fully owned subsidiary of Messe<br />

Düsseldorf GmbH which is a global<br />

player both as a trade fair organizer<br />

and as a provider of trade fair related<br />

services for exhibitors and visitors.<br />

Messe Düsseldorf India has been<br />

successfully staging established trade<br />

fairs like In-Store Asia, Medical Fair<br />

India, FAMDENT Shows & Awards,<br />

glasspex INDIA, glasspro India,<br />

pacprocess and food pex Mumbai,<br />

India Essen Welding & Cutting, wire<br />

India, Tube India, METEC India and<br />

ProWine Mumbai. Besides organizing<br />

successful trade fairs in India, the<br />

company is also the exclusive sales<br />

representative of the Messe Düsseldorf<br />

Group for the Indian Market and is<br />

canvassing Indian customers to events<br />

of Messe Düsseldorf Group worldwide.<br />

To know more, please visit:<br />

www.md-india.com<br />

About Glass Bulletin<br />

Glass Bulletin is the fastest-growing<br />

top-notch quarterly journal of India for<br />

the global glass industry. It is the ideal<br />

platform, in print and online, for the<br />

publication of news, reports, products<br />

details and exhibition information<br />

related to the glass industry.<br />

To know more, please visit:<br />

www.glassbulletin.com<br />

Website: www.glassproindia.com<br />

Glass Bulletin | <strong>October</strong> - <strong>December</strong>, <strong>2021</strong> 57

Event<br />

glasstec 2022 – Let’s go live<br />

glasstec Is Back Again At Last – Experience The Trade Fair Live And With<br />

All Your Senses<br />

The anticipation for glasstec 2022 is already strong now – as demonstrated by the<br />

comments and contributions from the industry with the motto “back again at last”.<br />

58 Glass Bulletin | <strong>October</strong> - <strong>December</strong>, <strong>2021</strong>

glasstec 2022• 2<br />

The new glasstec let’s go live<br />

trailer also makes visitors and<br />

exhibitors look forward to the<br />

trade fair.<br />

And that’s not all – the coming year<br />

will be a very special one for everyone<br />

working with the fascinating and<br />

versatile material that is glass as 2022<br />

was declared the International Year<br />

of Glass (IYOG 2022) by the General<br />

Assembly of the United Nations.<br />

The significance of this polyvalent<br />

material for society and our life will be<br />

made visible by means of a series of<br />

worldwide events and activities. One<br />

highlight will of course be glasstec<br />

as the world’s biggest event for the<br />

glass sector, which will be held at<br />

Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre from 20<br />

to 23 September 2022.<br />

With immediate effect, companies<br />

from the areas of mechanical<br />

engineering, industry and skilled<br />

crafts can register for glasstec 2022<br />

online using the direct link www.<br />

glasstec.de/2330. Enterprises that<br />

took part in 2018 and in glasstec<br />

VIRTUAL can use pre-filled and<br />

editable forms. Stand space allocation<br />

in the halls for exhibitors will start on<br />

<strong>December</strong> 1, <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

Themes trending in 2022<br />

glasstec is a marketplace, trendsetter,<br />

innovation and information platform<br />

for the global glass industry. In<br />

addition to the extensive ranges<br />

exhibited on the themes glass<br />

manufacturing/production<br />

engineering, glass treatment and<br />

finishing as well as numerous glass<br />

products and applications, glasstec<br />

2022 will again offer a unique and<br />

comprehensive line-up of side events<br />

from practice and science.<br />

This programme follows the five<br />

trend themes of the trade fair, which<br />

are seen by experts as essential<br />

and global themes for the future<br />

development of the sector and society<br />

at large.<br />

;;<br />

Climate: innovative solutions<br />

that save the climate<br />

;;<br />

Urbanisation: future-proof<br />

cities with glass<br />

;;<br />

Value: adding value re-thought<br />

;;<br />

Resources: saving use of raw<br />

materials, skilled labour and<br />

energy<br />

;;<br />

Well-being: what glass does for<br />

our lives<br />

glasstec update: Topic of the future<br />

– decarbonisation<br />

As early as November, the first event<br />

will be staged with a view to the<br />

coming glasstec and the central trend<br />

themes. From 25th to 26th November,<br />

the glasstec update “International<br />

glasstec Conference” will focus on the<br />

topic of “carbon neutrality with glass”.<br />

The first day will be all about the<br />

industry. Future models for a CO2 and<br />

climate-neutral glass production as<br />

well as technologies and roadmaps to<br />

reach these goals will be introduced<br />

and discussed.<br />

On day two, architects, scientists<br />

and glass producers will reveal the<br />

construction methods, innovations<br />

and products that can help us work<br />

towards a climate-neutral society.<br />

Tickets and the complete programme<br />

will be available at www.glasstec.de<br />

starting in early <strong>October</strong>.<br />

THE HUB: glass technology live and<br />

Road to glass technology live<br />

At glasstec 2018, the university<br />

network of the four technical<br />

universities Darmstadt, Delft,<br />

Dortmund and Dresden provided<br />

fresh ideas at the special show glass<br />

technology live. The special show<br />

demonstrates the concentrated<br />

innovative power of the industry<br />

and will again be an important part<br />

of glasstec 2022. For a review of the<br />

most exciting and innovative exhibits<br />

at glass technology live 2018, visit<br />

www.glasstec.de/throwback.<br />

In order to increase the<br />

anticipation for the coming glass<br />

technology live even further, a series<br />

of video interviews will be published<br />

this year as well as next year. The<br />

curators responsible for the exhibits<br />

will be visited in their creative<br />

domains. Exclusive insights into their<br />

research will be provided and details<br />

on the plans for the coming glass<br />

technology live will be shared.<br />

Think Tank: glasstec conference<br />

In 2022, the special show will again<br />

be complemented by the glasstec<br />

conference. This umbrella brand<br />

combines topics from theory and<br />

practice and offers cross-sectoral<br />

conferences on themes of relevance<br />

for both today and the future.<br />

Everyday visitors at glasstec 2022 can<br />

learn about current developments<br />

and trends in the sessions on glass<br />

production, processing technology and<br />

products.<br />

Also forming an integral part of the<br />

programme of ancillary events are<br />

the scientific conference “engineered<br />

transparency” and the international<br />

Architecture Congress.<br />

Crafts Center and glasstec challenge<br />

At the Crafts Center, companies will<br />

present the latest glass products, tools<br />

as well as mounting and lifting aids<br />

for glass processing craftsmen. At the<br />

“glasstec challenge” young glaziers<br />

from all over Germany will compete<br />

for the first time to secure their place<br />

as a participant in the WorldSkills<br />

event. At the glass art exhibition “glass<br />

art” international galleries will exhibit<br />

their objects and interpretations of<br />

and with glass.<br />

The START-UP ZONE: Where<br />

youngsters of this industry<br />

introduce themselves<br />

The premiere of the START-UP<br />

ZONE in 2018 received extremely<br />

positive feedback. Fifteen young,<br />

international companies used the<br />

premiere to make contacts, build<br />

networks and meet decision-makers.<br />

This exhibition offering targets<br />

companies that have been on the<br />

market for less than 5 years, have<br />

annual sales or a balance sheet total<br />

of under EUR 5m and employ less<br />

than 20 staff.<br />

– Brigitte Küppers<br />

E-mail: KueppersB@messe-duesseldorf.de,<br />

KraussD@messe-duesseldorf.de<br />

Website: www.glasstec.de<br />

Glass Bulletin | <strong>October</strong> - <strong>December</strong>, <strong>2021</strong> 59

Company News<br />

Compact knowledge: With the fact sheets, sedak, the glass<br />

specialist from Gersthofen, is passing on its technical knowhow.<br />

Picture: sedak<br />

sedak starts fact sheet series<br />

Expert Knowledge In Compact Form<br />

Specialist knowledge about glass directly from the source of new ideas: This is what the<br />

new fact sheets from sedak provide.<br />

The first themes to be<br />

covered are “anisotropies”,<br />

“bullet-resistant glass” and<br />

“lamination”. Compact and easy to<br />

understand but technically detailed,<br />

the information sheets focus on<br />

specific technical aspects of glass.<br />

With oversized glass panes and<br />

the development of pioneering glass<br />

technologies – especially lamination<br />

and printing techniques – sedak has<br />

become a technology leader in the<br />

industry.<br />

The company has now published<br />

this expert knowledge in fact sheets<br />

for specific areas. This provides<br />

specialists in architecture and civil<br />

engineering with compact, easily<br />

understandable and yet technically<br />

detailed information on glass quality,<br />

production technologies and design<br />

etc.<br />

These are the initial themes:<br />

• Anisotropies explains which<br />

factors of influence cause optical<br />

irregularities to occur and which<br />

possibilities there are to reduce them.<br />

• Bullet-resistant glass provides<br />

an overview of the different bullet<br />

resistance classes and explains which<br />

level of protection can be achieved<br />

with which glass construction.<br />

• Lamination discusses the<br />

determining factors for high-quality<br />

glass laminates and compares different<br />

lamination procedures.<br />

With bird protection and printed<br />

glass, further themes are already being<br />

prepared. The fact sheets are available<br />

free of charge as PDF downloads at<br />

sedak.de.<br />

About the company<br />

Founded in 2007 in Germany,<br />

sedak has used its pioneering spirit<br />

to establish itself as a premium<br />

manufacturer of large-format<br />

insulated and safety glass. sedak has<br />

evolved their glass as a construction<br />

material for all-glass facades and roofs.<br />

sedak<br />

– Jan Birkenfeld<br />

Email: j.birkenfeld@pr-neu.de<br />

Website: www.sedak.com<br />

60 Glass Bulletin | <strong>October</strong> - <strong>December</strong>, <strong>2021</strong>

Company News<br />

Sisecam invests in two Turkish float<br />

glass manufacturing facilities<br />

The Float Lines For Architectural And Automotive Glass Will Meet Rapidly<br />

Rising Demand In The Country<br />

Şişecam’s Chairman Dr Ahmet Kırman confirmed the float glass manufacturing<br />

investment during the official lighting of a furnace in Ankara, Turkey.<br />

Şişecam is to invest USD474<br />

million in two float glass<br />

manufacturing facilities. The<br />

glass manufacturer confirmed the<br />

investment during the official opening<br />

of a second furnace at its Ankara,<br />

Turkey, flat glass manufacturing<br />

facility.<br />

Turkish President Recep Tayyip<br />

Erdoğan was in attendance at the<br />

lighting ceremony, alongside a number<br />

of dignitaries, including Sisecam<br />

Chairman Dr Ahmet Kırman.<br />

Dr Kırman confirmed Şişecam will<br />

make two new investments in Turkey<br />

with a total value of more than TL 4<br />

billion (USD474 million) and said:<br />

“In line with our goal of meeting the<br />

rapidly rising glass demand in our<br />

country and creating sustainable value<br />

for all our stakeholders, two new floats<br />

for architectural and automotive glass.<br />

“By establishing a brand new<br />

facility for the line with a daily<br />

capacity of 1,200 tons in the field of<br />

architectural glass, we will realize<br />

one of the five flat glass investments<br />

with the highest capacity in terms of<br />

ongoing investments in the world.<br />

“Our auto glass float line<br />

investment with a daily capacity<br />

of 750 tons will be the symbol of<br />

Şişecam’s vision and technological<br />

competencies with its special design<br />

and high capacity.<br />

“We are proud of the fact that we<br />

have been contributing to our country<br />

for 86 years with the investments we<br />

have made, the sectors we support<br />

the growth of and the employment we<br />

provide.”<br />

Website: www.sisecam.com<br />

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Company News<br />

Kunal Enterprise ties up<br />

with Italy’s Cugher Glass<br />

Will Now Provide Glass Screen Printing Solutions<br />

Across India<br />

Kunal Enterprise is a leading complete solution provider in<br />

industrial printing/packaging industry, specifically in the<br />

screen printing genre in India since 2001.<br />

Mr. Kunal Gandhi, Joint MD, and Mr. Ajay Gandhi, Chairman & MD, Kunal Enterprise<br />

Kunal Enterprise serves its<br />

customers all over India with<br />

the best-in-class products and<br />

technology from all across the globe.<br />

The company is renowned for<br />

providing the best automatic (cylinder/<br />

flatbed/roll-to-roll) and semi-automatic<br />

screen printing machines, industrial<br />

dryers, pre-press equipment, screen<br />

printing inks and accessories for<br />

segments such as automotive, textile<br />

and ceramic transfers, membrane<br />

switches, value addition packaging<br />

and point of purchase jobs, plastic<br />

cards and security printing, flexible<br />

electronics, solar and fuel cells, etc.<br />

It has experienced professionals for<br />

after-sales service and managers for<br />

business development and marketing.<br />

For Kunal Enterprise, the mission is<br />

to purvey state-of-the art technology<br />

to the Indian printing industry. It has<br />

a team of people who keep on looking<br />

towards new areas and spend time in<br />

research and development in printing<br />

especially in industrial printing<br />

applications.<br />

Recently, Kunal Enterprise entered<br />

an association with Cugher Glass,<br />

Italy, to provide glass screen printing<br />

solutions across India.<br />

For more than 50 years, Cugher<br />

has been offering a wide range<br />

62 Glass Bulletin | <strong>October</strong> - <strong>December</strong>, <strong>2021</strong>

Kunal Enterprise • 2<br />

of solutions that cover the entire<br />

production process from silk screen<br />

printing, drying, handling and<br />

inspection in segments like automotive,<br />

architectural, home appliance and<br />

solar module. Cugher is the ideal<br />

partner for companies that print on<br />

flat surfaces, it is able to provide highly<br />

customised solutions according to<br />

customer production needs.<br />

Cugher provides complete solutions in<br />

;;<br />

Handling: The high range of<br />

Cugher handling products<br />

allows transportation and<br />

stacking of glasses with any<br />

dimension and shape in all<br />

directions inside production<br />

plant.<br />

;;<br />

Dryers: All Cugher dryers<br />

comply with the highest<br />

energy standards and are<br />

designed as an integral part<br />

of the line, with the possibility<br />

to study and realize different<br />

temperature curves in each<br />

module, to ensure an improved<br />

productivity.<br />

;;<br />

Print: The machine is able<br />

to satisfy specific production<br />

needs and represents the<br />

perfect solution for huge<br />

batches and squared/<br />

rectangular glasses that have to<br />

be printed quickly and precisely.<br />

;;<br />

Vision systems: The system,<br />

typically installed downstream<br />

the washing machine, is able<br />

to scan the whole glass and<br />

detect any defect present on<br />

the raw glass such as scratches,<br />

breakages, air bubbles, chips,<br />

contaminations, water drops,<br />

wet edges.<br />

It is a modular type setup, wherein<br />

a customer can buy the entire line or a<br />

part of the system and integrate it into<br />

the existing setup.<br />

Automotive<br />

The automotive division provides silk<br />

screen printing lines with high level of<br />

automation, precision and repeatability,<br />

for automotive car sets, tempered and<br />

laminated.<br />

Home appliances<br />

Mono and multicolour silk screen<br />

printing on rigid surfaces, flat glass<br />

for special applications, household<br />

electrical appliances, cooktops, flat<br />

screens and photovoltaic cells.<br />

Building and interior design<br />

Tailor-made solutions for silk-screen<br />

printing and handling on float,<br />

tempered, laminated glasses, with civil<br />

and industrial applications that go from<br />

windows and balconies to furnishing<br />

elements and shower enclosures.<br />

Solar glass module<br />

The photovoltaic glass screen printer,<br />

prints the white matrix onto PV glass to<br />

increase power reflection to generate<br />

efficient conversion of solar radiation<br />

into electricity.<br />

Cugher machines have high<br />

productivity up to 1,028 glasses per<br />

hour with repeatability precision 0.08<br />

mm. It has automatic centering system<br />

for extremely asymmetric double<br />

glasses.<br />

All the big glass companies like<br />

Asahi Glass, Saint Gobain, Sisecam, etc<br />

have Cugher screen printing machines<br />

in their plants across the world. In<br />

India, Cugher has its machine in<br />

Asahi. There will be more installations<br />

in the near future as talks are on with<br />

four more prospective customers.<br />

E-mail: kunalgandhi@kunalenterprise.com,<br />

uday@kunalenterprise.com<br />

Website: www.kunalenterprise.com<br />

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Company News<br />

“The decision to implement new software is also a question of trust, mutual goals and constructive collaboration,” said GKT Managing Director Peter Egg (left), expressing his pleasure about the<br />

successful collaboration with HEGLA-HANIC and the company’s managing director, Dr. Jan Schäpers (right).<br />

GKT Group invests in digital future<br />

with new software<br />

Switches To ERP & Production Planning Software From HEGLA-HANIC<br />

For many years, investment in machine pools and automation promised both competitive<br />

and quality advantages, but today software is just as important.<br />

The future of the glass sector is<br />

networked and digital. There are<br />

many reasons for this, including<br />

growing cost pressure, the increasing<br />

proportion of complex products and<br />

the goals of Industry 4.0. As a result,<br />

requirements are continually rising to a<br />

higher level.<br />

New machine generations with<br />

more sensors, high-tech control units<br />

and extensive options are not only a<br />

consequence of this development, they<br />

also contribute to the transformation.<br />

With a significantly higher throughput<br />

and increasingly common system<br />

daisy-chaining, process complexity has<br />

increased to the point that intelligent,<br />

user-friendly and flexible software is<br />

necessary for companies that want to<br />

produce at full potential.<br />

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HEGLA-HANIC • 2<br />

The level of digitalisation and automation in Production was significantly raised. Marcel Müller, trainee in flat glass<br />

technologies, is able to instantly track pending orders and processing progress and, in close coordination with the other<br />

departments, can ensure that orders are completed on schedule and with the quality required.<br />

Overarching machine optimisation<br />

and centralised software solution<br />

At the beginning of this year, the<br />

GKT Group from Brakel in Germany<br />

(Eastern Westphalia-Lippe) geared<br />

up for the future by expanding<br />

its production technology and<br />

implementing a new software system.<br />

For even greater flexibility, automation<br />

and further growth, the company<br />

invested in a double edging and drilling<br />

machine, a highly automated float glass<br />

cutting system with a breakout system<br />

and an insulated glass line.<br />

Almost in parallel, the company<br />

switched to an ERP and production<br />

planning software from HEGLA-<br />

Peter Egg is the managing director of the GKT Group in<br />

Brakel in the second generation. The company was founded<br />

in 1978 and employs around 150 people. Its portfolio<br />

includes insulated glass, toughened glass, LSG, inner<br />

mullions for insulated glass and much more for regional and<br />

international customers.<br />

HANIC that drives the machines and<br />

processing lines according to need.<br />

It optimises individual production<br />

steps, automates them in precise<br />

synchronisation with the cycle, and<br />

monitors and transparently maps them.<br />

For the newly implemented ERP<br />

functionality, all processes – such<br />

as order entry, work preparation,<br />

purchasing, warehouse management<br />

and logistics – are centrally pooled and<br />

directly accessible.<br />

Higher complexity, shorter cycles<br />

“Every system has its time,” said GKT<br />

Managing Director Peter Egg with<br />

conviction. “We were well positioned,<br />

Dr. Jan Schäpers is the managing director at HEGLA-HANIC<br />

from Bochum, the specialist in software for glass-processing<br />

companies. At GKT, new ERP and PPS software, as well as an<br />

app for shipping support, were recently implemented.<br />

our processes functioned properly and<br />

we probably could have continued to<br />

work with the existing software.”<br />

However, our experiences in recent<br />

years showed that the complexity<br />

of incoming orders would continue<br />

to increase, as would customers’<br />

desires for shorter delivery times and<br />

ultimately, the competitive pressure<br />

driving faster and faster cycle times, he<br />

said.<br />

“As a medium-sized provider, we are<br />

appreciated for delivering on schedule,<br />

for our high quality, broad product<br />

spectrum – and for our flexibility,”<br />

reported Egg.<br />

That is why his project requirements<br />

included creating an overarching,<br />

company-wide data structure with<br />

even greater clarity and transparency<br />

in the spirit of integrated corporate<br />

management. Simple visualisation of<br />

KPIs, along with real-time access to<br />

every single order and an overview of<br />

the available capacity on the toughened<br />

glass furnace or the insulated glass line,<br />

were on his shopping list.<br />

The goals of maximum cycle<br />

time optimisation, process support<br />

for automated and semi-automated<br />

workflows and optimal dovetailing were<br />

defined in partnership with HEGLA-<br />

HANIC.<br />

Networked work areas with<br />

integrated processes and data<br />

Since the production processes and<br />

commercial tasks were migrated to the<br />

new system, the individual work areas<br />

are networked even more closely. For<br />

example, all orders are first recorded<br />

in the ERP and then broken down into<br />

their processing steps by the system.<br />

Warehouse inventories are<br />

checked and, if required, a purchase<br />

requisition is generated that can be<br />

digitally exchanged with one or several<br />

suppliers. The PPS takes factors such<br />

as delivery dates, machine capacity,<br />

inventory and material utilisation into<br />

consideration while optimally compiling<br />

orders and then forwards them to the<br />

relevant production stations as a work<br />

order.<br />

“For our production, this means a<br />

high level of automation and daisychaining<br />

the individual processing steps<br />

with short cycle times and a degree of<br />

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Company News<br />

HEGLA New Technology developed a tablet app specifically for GKT and its process requirements. It completely digitalises,<br />

documents and simplifies the workflows in picking and shipping. Employee Björn Götz uses it for fast access to comprehensive<br />

information. He can view all the data he requires and react flexibly.<br />

workflow perfection that is impossible<br />

to achieve without the corresponding<br />

software support,” explained Dr. Jan<br />

Schäpers, the managing director of<br />


The new software also contributes<br />

other benefits when it comes to<br />

handling complex and precisely<br />

timed workflows, and above all, work<br />

preparation. Production progress can<br />

be tracked and machine capacity can<br />

be viewed at any time, and if priorities<br />

change, a machine malfunctions or an<br />

urgent order comes in, managers can<br />

react immediately.<br />

The existing production plan is<br />

adjustable based on recommended<br />

or free parameters. “In this way, it<br />

is possible to ensure a continuous<br />

production flow even in the face of<br />

unexpected incidents, either manually<br />

or through the user-friendly system,<br />

across all processing stations,” added<br />

Schäpers.<br />

Accelerated processes through<br />

centralised data management<br />

“We were able to boost the level<br />

of digitalisation and automation in<br />

Production. The status of production<br />

orders can be viewed at almost any<br />

workstation, which dramatically<br />

accelerates our processes and ensures<br />

that orders are completed on schedule<br />

and with the quality required,” said<br />

Peter Egg.<br />

The master and order data are<br />

centrally filed, making them available<br />

error-free to Accounting, Production<br />

and even Logistics. The processes for<br />

recording orders were also simplified.<br />

With the integrated CAD module,<br />

processing has been automated using<br />

saved templates and a customerspecific<br />

free form can be either directly<br />

drawn or imported as a DXF file.<br />

The position of a hole or mullion<br />

can be directly saved in the system<br />

and automatically transferred to the<br />

production system. The software also<br />

has a shipping module that provides<br />

digital added value and direct feedback.<br />

As soon as a unit is sent to shipping,<br />

feedback is sent to the order system,<br />

enabling production progress to be<br />

tracked transparently and at any<br />

time. To provide integrated support to<br />

Shipping, HEGLA New Technology<br />

developed a tablet app specifically for<br />

GKT and its process requirements. It<br />

completely digitalises, documents and<br />

simplifies the workflows in picking and<br />

shipping.<br />

In the new HEGLA-HANIC system,<br />

the next (external) digitalisation step<br />

has already been completed for GKT.<br />

Both customer orders and in-house<br />

orders for purchased parts and services<br />

can be digitally exchanged between the<br />

IT systems.<br />

Re-evaluation of the value chain<br />

“The decision to implement new<br />

software is also a question of trust,<br />

mutual goals and constructive<br />

collaboration,” explained Egg. Together,<br />

the companies created a vision and<br />

were able to implement it in a very<br />

short time. The agreed-upon project<br />

duration of only seven months was<br />

comparatively short.<br />

The successful implementation<br />

shows all the more how focused the<br />

analysis and optimisation of processes<br />

and their integration into the software<br />

can be, even in a project with such a<br />

high level of complexity. GKT Managing<br />

Director Peter Egg designed the timing<br />

to support another goal for the wellbeing<br />

of his employees: the project<br />

schedule needed to be as compact as<br />

possible in order to avoid unnecessary<br />

stress for the participants.<br />

About the company<br />

The GKT Group’s product portfolio<br />

includes insulated glass, single-pane<br />

safety glass, laminated glass and<br />

mullions for insulated glass in a wide<br />

variety of designs and combinations.<br />

Email: info@hegla-hanic.de<br />

Website: www.hegla-hanic.de<br />

The PPS takes delivery dates, machine capacity and<br />

inventory into consideration while optimally compiling<br />

orders and forwards them to the relevant production<br />

stations as work orders. Here in Cutting, for example, Daniel<br />

Bonsch can access the status of each individual process,<br />

prioritise workflows and monitor progress in real time.<br />

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Company News<br />

To consolidate its service and sales network, the HEGLA Group opened a sales and service subsidiary in Poland on <strong>October</strong> 1,<br />

<strong>2021</strong> . Michał Siergiejewicz and Thomas Wellendorf will share responsibility for the new location. They have been active in the<br />

glass industry for years and have extensive networks.<br />

HEGLA strengthens<br />

service, sales network for<br />

Eastern Europe<br />

Opens Subsidiary In Poland For Proximity To<br />

Customers, And To Meet Requirements Of Rapidly<br />

Growing Market<br />

The sales and technology team at the new location will<br />

provide direct support for all projects, enquiries and<br />

service cases in the region and offer fast local assistance<br />

when spare parts are required.<br />

subsidiary is a further<br />

hub in our HEGLA network.<br />

“The<br />

We are establishing it to<br />

position ourselves as a reliable partner<br />

for further growth,” said Jochen H<br />

Hesselbach, CEO of the HEGLA<br />

Group.<br />

Added value with an expanded, local<br />

service team<br />

The expanded team in Wrocław<br />

supplements the HEGLA Group’s<br />

global sales & service locations. The<br />

group is also setting up a software<br />

centre in the subsidiary that will<br />

provide customers with programming<br />

services for both HEGLA and HEGLA-<br />

HANIC.<br />

“In Michał Siergiejewicz, we are<br />

pleased to have found a managing<br />

director who has many years of<br />

experience in the glass industry and an<br />

outstanding network that stretches well<br />

beyond Poland,” emphasised HEGLA<br />

GROUP COO Bernhard Hötger. “Along<br />

with his co-managing director, Thomas<br />

Wellendorf, we are extremely well<br />

positioned for the region in future.”<br />

Team with many years of industry<br />

experience<br />

Michał Siergiejewicz (38) has been a<br />

recognised dialogue partner in all areas<br />

of the glass industry since 2011 and is<br />

considered a professional consultant.<br />

Thomas Wellendorf (51) has worked<br />

at the HEGLA Group since 2003. As<br />

head of sales for northern and eastern<br />

Europe and Russia/CIS, he has worked<br />

closely with our customers for many<br />

years.<br />

“Thomas Wellendorf is one of<br />

the colleagues at HEGLA who both<br />

experienced the transformation of<br />

glass processing operations and left<br />

a mark on it with networked and<br />

automated line solutions,” added<br />

Hötger.<br />

In future, the new subsidiary will<br />

also bring HEGLA-HANIC, HEGLA<br />

boraident and HEGLA-TaiFin even<br />

closer to customers. The technology<br />

and software team will strengthen the<br />

HEGLA subsidiaries’ global presence<br />

and service network.<br />

About the company<br />

The HEGLA Group provides system<br />

solutions for the storage, cutting,<br />

processing, and sorting of flat,<br />

automotive, and functional glass.<br />

–Carsten Koch<br />

Email: carsten.koch@hegla.de<br />

Website: www.hegla.com<br />

Here’s to good collaboration, even greater proximity to customers and on-site service: Michał Siergiejewicz<br />

(Managing Director of HEGLA Poland) and Bernhard Hötger (COO of the HEGLA Group)<br />

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Company News<br />

LiSEC breaks its order intake record<br />

Company Attributes Success To Its Highly Automated Projects In Poland,<br />

New Zealand, The US & Bosnia<br />

The year <strong>2021</strong> has been successful for LiSEC. This success clearly shows that LiSEC’s “all.<br />

in.one:solutions” approach is winning over customers.<br />

For the second time this year, the<br />

company has managed to hit a<br />

monthly order intake volume of<br />

more than 30 million euros.<br />

Order intake at a record level<br />

In February <strong>2021</strong>, LiSEC posted a<br />

monthly order intake volume of more<br />

than 30 million euros – for the second<br />

time since the company’s founding.<br />

With an order intake of €34.5 million,<br />

the global leader in technology for<br />

innovative individual and complete<br />

solutions in the field of flat glass<br />

processing and finishing was able to<br />

set a new benchmark in August <strong>2021</strong>,<br />

celebrating the highest monthly order<br />

intake in the company’s history.<br />

This success is mainly attributable<br />

to recent, highly automated projects<br />

carried out by LiSEC in Poland, New<br />

Zealand, the USA and Bosnia, and<br />

thus the trust that customers in these<br />

countries have placed in reliable<br />

LiSEC solutions.<br />

The company managed to hit its<br />

<strong>2021</strong> order intake target for machinery<br />

and software by the end of July.<br />

“We are very proud that we have<br />

already hit or exceeded all of our<br />

order intake targets for fiscal year<br />

<strong>2021</strong>. Firstly, I would like to thank our<br />

customers for the huge amount of<br />

trust they have placed in our solutions<br />

and in ourselves as an all-in-one<br />

solutions provider to the flat glass<br />

processing industry.<br />

“Secondly, I would like to<br />

thank our sales team in Germany<br />

and abroad for their outstanding<br />

performance. Our pioneering role<br />

in product development, which is<br />

years in the making, coupled with<br />

our production expertise in the glass<br />

industry, which is brought to bear in<br />

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LiSEC • 2<br />

our sales consultation work, is hugely<br />

appreciated by our customers. We<br />

can be proud of this,” says Christian<br />

Krenn, Director of International Sales,<br />

commenting on the impressive order<br />

intake volume.<br />

Oliver Pichler, CFO, is also proud<br />

of this success: “We’ve managed<br />

to break a few of LiSEC’s financial<br />

records already this year. We are<br />

currently heading for a 60% increase<br />

in our order intake volume in <strong>2021</strong>. In<br />

addition to the commercial success,<br />

I am particularly pleased that after<br />

2020, the year of the pandemic,<br />

our customers’ willingness to invest<br />

has shot up again, and a growing<br />

number of customers are recognizing<br />

the benefits of our innovative<br />

comprehensive system solutions,<br />

such as those we have successfully<br />

implemented in New Zealand and<br />

Austria in recent months, and are<br />

therefore choosing to partner with<br />

LiSEC.”<br />

Positive feedback on LiSEC “all-inone<br />

solutions”<br />

High-quality machines, innovative<br />

software and reliable after-sales<br />

service – at LiSEC, customers get<br />

everything from a single source. Our<br />

experts will help you to find the ideal<br />

solutions from the word go. “If we<br />

are to cement our customers’ trust<br />

not only in our individual solutions<br />

but also in our all-in-one: solutions<br />

and keep it that way over the long<br />

term, then all of our company’s<br />

products, services and segments<br />

must be seamlessly interlinked. To<br />

this end, we have systematically<br />

optimized our internal structures<br />

over the past few years and will<br />

continue to do so,” says CEO<br />

Gottfried Brunbauer, emphasising<br />

how important customer orientation<br />

and innovative, integrated<br />

comprehensive solutions are to<br />

LiSEC<br />

LiSEC at Vitrum <strong>2021</strong><br />

LiSEC unveiled new technology brand<br />

LiTEC for the first time. Those who<br />

were unable to attend the trade fair<br />

in person will have the opportunity to<br />

view the new products at the LiSEC<br />

Virtual Campus<br />

About LiSEC<br />

Headquarters in Seitenstetten/<br />

Amstetten, Austria, LiSEC is a globally<br />

operating group offering individual<br />

and complete solutions in flat glass<br />

processing and finishing for 60<br />

years. Its service portfolio comprises<br />

machines, automation solutions and<br />

services.<br />


–Claudia Guschlbauer<br />

Email: claudia.guschlbauer@lisec.com<br />

Website: www.lisec.com<br />

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Company News<br />

Optimal bird protection, maximum<br />

transparency from sedak<br />

Effectiveness Confirmed By Collision Laboratories Institute In Hohenau-<br />

Ringelsdorf, Austria<br />

sedak has managed to achieve optimal collision protection (efficiency: collisions reduced<br />

to 10 per cent) whilst printing less than two per cent of the glass area.<br />

Maximum transparency, optimal<br />

bird protection – for almost<br />

any glass type and with a<br />

format of up to 3.60 x 20 metres:<br />

Bird-free: The patterns ensure that birds see the glass panes. They are thus protected from collisions. The image printed by<br />

sedak (a registered design) thereby requires less than two percent of the glass area – the lowest value ever achieved.<br />

Photo: Kjersti Joergensen (Kjorgen, Dreamstime), sedak<br />

with the innovative sedak printing<br />

(a registered design) less than two<br />

per cent of the glass area needs to be<br />

printed in order to largely eliminate<br />

bird collisions. The high effectiveness<br />

has been confirmed by the institute<br />

“Collision Laboratories” (Hohenau-<br />

Ringelsdorf, Austria).<br />

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sedak • 2<br />

Scientifically confirmed effectiveness: An analysis by “Collision Laboratories<br />

– Biological Station Hohenau-Ringelsdorf” (Austria) shows that both of the sedak patterns provide a high level of bird<br />

protection. The institute is the only one in the whole of Europe that performs this kind of investigation.<br />

Picture: sedak, René Müller<br />

Large-area glazing on buildings –<br />

regardless of how heavily structured it<br />

is – brings with it the risk of not being<br />

seen by birds. Reflections of trees or<br />

particular lighting conditions cause<br />

danger for birds as they have only<br />

limited spatial vision. Therefore, there<br />

are various solutions on the market<br />

designed to reduce bird collisions. The<br />

basis of the idea is to make the glazing<br />

recognizable for birds without having<br />

too much negative effect on the view<br />

through the glass.<br />

Now sedak has managed to achieve<br />

optimal collision protection (efficiency:<br />

collisions reduced to 10 per cent)<br />

whilst printing less than two per cent<br />

of the glass area. The glass processing<br />

company has thereby achieved two<br />

new records: no other bird-protection<br />

glass needs so little printed area for<br />

its protective effect; at the same time<br />

it achieves a higher level of protection<br />

(defined according to norm ONR<br />

1040) than the alternative concepts.<br />

This has been confirmed by a<br />

scientific analysis performed by the<br />

internationally recognized institute<br />

“Collision Laboratories” (Hohenau-<br />

Ringelsdorf/Austria), which specializes<br />

in bird protection.<br />

The scratch and UV-resistant<br />

patterns are put onto the glass using<br />

digital printing. When it is further<br />

processed into laminated panes, the<br />

printing is on the outside (POS1).<br />

Thus insulation and safety glass with<br />

highly effective bird protection can be<br />

created up to a format of 3.60 x 20<br />

metres.<br />

Aesthetically pleasing and variable<br />

through digital printing<br />

Depending on customer requirements,<br />

two variants are available: dots or<br />

squares, arranged in a homogenous<br />

grid. An optically different but equally<br />

effective alternative is offered by<br />

sedak: printing with precious metal<br />

colours.<br />

The printed image and colour tone<br />

have a discreet, elegant and aesthetic<br />

appearance. The printing is thus<br />

also ideally suited to sophisticated<br />

architectural design.<br />

As a specialist for glass in extralarge<br />

formats, the production expertise<br />

is already available at sedak: ceramic<br />

printing up to the maximum size is a<br />

mature technology here.<br />

The trend towards more<br />

transparent architecture with a high<br />

percentage of glass is now realizable<br />

in sophisticated and aesthetic variants<br />

with a particularly high level of<br />

protection for birds.<br />

What protects birds?<br />

Many songbirds do not recognize<br />

glass as an obstacle but see<br />

reflections that fool them into<br />

thinking it is a tree, for example,<br />

or they mistakenly think they can<br />

fly through glazing on corners<br />

of buildings. Light sources or<br />

particular lighting conditions can<br />

also confuse birds. Bird protection<br />

therefore has the aim of making<br />

glass recognizable for birds – whilst<br />

reducing the transparency as little<br />

as possible. The larger the glazed<br />

area (regardless of how strongly<br />

it is structured), the higher the<br />

risk for the birds. In recent years,<br />

new protective concepts have been<br />

developed to avoid bird collisions<br />

or reduce them significantly. The<br />

most effective protection for largeformat<br />

glazing is offered by digital<br />

printing. Previously, however, a<br />

high level of protection required<br />

seven to fifty percent of the glass<br />

to be printed. The sedak solution<br />

provides the current optimum<br />

protection whilst at the same time<br />

having by far the lowest percentage<br />

of printed area.<br />

The effectiveness of glass<br />

against bird collisions is measured<br />

as a percentage; the lower the<br />

value, the better the protection.<br />

The value shows how high the<br />

rate of collisions is in comparison<br />

with conventional glass. The<br />

Vienna Environmental Advocacy<br />

Organization (Wiener Umwelt<br />

Anwaltschaft, WUA) recommends<br />

using highly effective glass with<br />

values of ten percent or less. They<br />

classify glazing with values of<br />

between ten and twenty percent as<br />

conditionally suitable.<br />

About the company<br />

sedak, the glass manufacturer in<br />

Gersthofen, Germany, has developed<br />

into the world’s technology and<br />

innovation leader for large insulating<br />

and safety glass. With a 15-year<br />

experience of manufacturing oversize<br />

glass, sedak is regarded as a specialist<br />

in this know-how intensive segment.<br />

sedak<br />

– Tatjana Vinkovic<br />

Email: tatjana.vinkovic@sedak.com,<br />

j.birkenfeld@pr-neu.de<br />

Website: www.sedak.com<br />

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Company News<br />

Glaston signs deal worth EUR 5 million<br />

Will Provide Insulating Glass And Heat Treatment Machinery Within Second<br />

Quarter of 2022<br />

Glaston’s advanced glass processing technology will allow production of heat treated and<br />

insulated glass units up to a jumbo size of 2.8m by 6m.<br />

Glaston group has signed a<br />

close to EUR 5 contract for<br />

insulating glass and heat<br />

treatment technologies machinery with<br />

a customer in the Americas. The order<br />

is booked in Glaston’s received orders<br />

for the third quarter in <strong>2021</strong>. The lines<br />

will be delivered within the second<br />

quarter of 2022.<br />

More stringent safety and quality<br />

regulations in commercial building<br />

construction bring new requirements<br />

to the market, and advanced glass<br />

processing technology is needed in<br />

order to meet the stipulations for the<br />

end product. In addition, there is a<br />

growing demand for large glass units<br />

for facades.<br />

To fulfil these needs, the customer<br />

was looking for a solution that can<br />

ensure reliability and high uptime<br />

in their production. They decided<br />

to choose a combination of Glaston<br />

technology that allows them to produce<br />

heat treated and insulated glass units<br />

up to a jumbo size of 2.8 x 6 metres.<br />

Both the Thermoplastic<br />

Spacer (TPS®) Insulating Glass<br />

manufacturing line and the flat glass<br />

tempering line are equipped with the<br />

highest level of automation suitable for<br />

high-end glass processing, maximizing<br />

the throughput.<br />

In addition, the unique Glaston<br />

Vortex Pro convection system of the<br />

tempering line is improving the control<br />

of air placement onto the surface of<br />

the glass which allows the operator to<br />

precisely control the thermal profiles<br />

and ensure the quality of the heating<br />

process and efficiency.<br />

“The ease of use combined with<br />

ensuring the quality of the end<br />

products and efficiency in glass<br />

processing were elements our<br />

customer was looking for. Glaston’s<br />

product portfolio met these needs and<br />

provided the level of automation and<br />

machine reliability that was essential<br />

to our customer,” says Joe Butler,<br />

Glaston’s SVP Sales and Services in<br />

the Americas.<br />

About the company<br />

Glaston is the glass processing<br />

industry’s innovative technology<br />

leader supplying equipment, services<br />

and solutions to the architectural,<br />

automotive, solar and appliance<br />

industries.<br />

Email: info@glaston.net<br />

Website: www.glaston.net<br />

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Company Report<br />

Ceramic rollers for glass tempering<br />

furnaces by Freedom Ceramics<br />

For Over 15 Years, Company Has Been Making Ceramic Rollers As Per Its<br />

Customers’ Glass Requirement<br />

Main products are ceramic roller tables for float glass lines, horizontal tempering<br />

furnaces, ceramic devices for steel and metallurgical industries, and fused silica crucibles.<br />

As we all know, glass has become<br />

an indispensable item in our<br />

lives, work and study. Glass is<br />

being used in buildings, automotive<br />

sector, photovoltaic power generation,<br />

and even in more demanding roles<br />

such as display screens, touch screens,<br />

furniture and home appliances.<br />

Freedom Ceramics SUZHOU<br />

has been producing ceramic rollers<br />

for glass tempering furnaces for<br />

nearly 15 years now. According to<br />

the difference in the production of<br />

glass by customers, the company has<br />

categorised its product portfolio into<br />

architectural glass ceramic rollers,<br />

solar glass ceramic rollers, and<br />

electrical glass ceramic rollers.<br />

The main difference among them<br />

is in the technical parameters of the<br />

finished ceramic rollers such as the<br />

difference in diameter tolerance,<br />

roughness, T.I.R. (tolerance in<br />

rotation), purity and density. The<br />

company makes its ceramic rollers<br />

according to the requirement of its<br />

different categories of customers.<br />

Freedom Ceramics has customers<br />

all over the world. Tempering machine<br />

manufacturers like Glasstech Inc,<br />

Keraglass Industries, SRL, North<br />

Glass, Land Glass, Mountain Glass,<br />

Yuntong Glass, Soutech Glass, and<br />

glass processing and tempering<br />

suppliers such as Pilkington, AGC,<br />

Saint-Gobain, Schott, Fuyao Group,<br />

Xinyi Glass, Taiwan glass are some of<br />

them.<br />

Suzhou Freedom Ceramics Co.,<br />

Ltd. is located in the ancient city<br />

of Suzhou, China. At present, the<br />

company’s main products are ceramic<br />

roller tables for float glass lines,<br />

ceramic roller tables for horizontal<br />

tempering furnaces, ceramic devices<br />

for steel and metallurgical industries,<br />

and fused silica crucibles.<br />

Freedom Ceramics has established<br />

and managed a team of experts at<br />

home and abroad with rich work<br />

experience and knowledge of the<br />

ceramic industry, and is committed<br />

to building a world-leading ceramic<br />

technology group. It is committed to<br />

serving customers wholeheartedly,<br />

adhering to the spirit of innovation,<br />

always adhering to the concept<br />

of focusing on customer benefits,<br />

focusing on product quality and aftersales<br />

service.<br />

Email: cxtcwyh@126.com,<br />

freeceram@hotmail.com<br />

Website: www.freeceram.com<br />

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Product Hunt<br />

Hanjiang to bring its ‘Data Master’<br />

to India<br />

Users Will Get Real-Time Production Data, Machine Working Status On Their<br />

Mobile Devices<br />

It can set machine maintenance time and automatically generate status reports, thereby<br />

helping reduce downtime.<br />

Data Master is a system which<br />

has been developed by<br />

Hanjiang’s industrial cloud<br />

department to specially provide big<br />

data of production and “no time-gap”<br />

service to every user of the company’s<br />

products.<br />

With Data Master, users can get<br />

their machine status in real-time<br />

directly by a PLC control system, and<br />

the data will be stored in cloud for<br />

display and analysis. Data stored in<br />

the cloud system can be accessed any<br />

time using mobile devices like laptops<br />

or smartphones.<br />

Data Master will update production<br />

data real-time. A very important part<br />

of it is that as per working data of<br />

Power Consumption Summary<br />

Blower on W/M<br />

Water heater<br />

Inverter on Conveyor I<br />

Blower on press<br />

Brush motor<br />

Water pump<br />

Inverter on water pump<br />

Inverter on S/A<br />

Inverter on brush<br />

Inverter on press conveying<br />

Conveyor III<br />

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critical components such as servo<br />

motor, drives and inverters, the<br />

system can set proactive machine<br />

maintenance time and automatically<br />

generate reports. This will help in<br />

reducing downtime.<br />

Hanjiang in India<br />

In the last 10 months, Hanjiang<br />

Indian team has visited more than<br />

20 customers in eight cities, and<br />

completed six machine installations,<br />

and provided online service to more<br />

than 45 customers.<br />

In the next three months, the team<br />

has another four new installations to<br />

work on. Thanks to great teamwork,<br />

all of these have been made possible<br />

despite the pandemic.<br />

Due to heavy installation and<br />

service work lined up, Hanjiang has<br />

hired an experienced engineer for its<br />

India local team, and another in its<br />

China office.<br />

The company has faced several<br />

critical issues related to service in the<br />

Indian market. There was a great deal<br />

of uncertainty due to the pandemic<br />

which proved to be a challenging time<br />

for business.<br />

Many operators don’t have the<br />

requisite expertise to handle highautomation<br />

machine, such as Low-E<br />

film removing machine, online gasfilling<br />

IG line, sealing robot, automatic<br />

spacer bending machine, etc and<br />

require extensive service and support.<br />

Availability of spare parts in India<br />

was another issue the company faced.<br />

So when machines break down and<br />

need parts, customers may want<br />

to stop production, which can be a<br />

terrible situation for both customers<br />

and supplier.<br />

Hanjiang has a huge customer<br />

base in India, and without Chinese<br />

engineers visiting the country due<br />

to the ban on international travel<br />

because of COVID-19, the company<br />

struggled to provide on-time service.<br />

But the company has worked<br />

hard to stock up on spare parts in its<br />

Mumbai office. So now, it can easily<br />

manage most of the issues connected<br />

with common parts. As per India’s<br />

local market situation, Hanjiang has<br />

selected the top common parts for its<br />

machines in the country.<br />

–Ms. Ashley Quan<br />

Email: Asia@hjglass.com.cn<br />

–Deepak Dubey of the Service team<br />

Email: Hj.indiaservice@gmail.com<br />

Website: www.hjglass.com.cn<br />

Glass Bulletin | <strong>October</strong> - <strong>December</strong>, <strong>2021</strong> 75

Product Hunt<br />

Printing and marking solutions for glass<br />

decorations from Spinks World<br />

Company Supplies Pad & Screen Printing Inks & Their Machines, Along With<br />

Laser Marking Machine<br />

Printing on glass can improve a product’s value and use by enhancing its exteriors,<br />

making it more functional and appealing.<br />

Glass is a sustainable and environment-friendly medium to aesthetically<br />

pack a product, use in architecture, furniture, home appliances, medical<br />

devices, labware, mobile phones, and many other specialized applications.<br />

Printing on glass can improve a product’s value and use by enhancing its<br />

exteriors, making it more functional, appealing, and beautiful on a wide range of<br />

automotive, interior designing, commercial, and industrial applications.<br />

Inks for automotive glass and household appliances<br />

High temperature glass inks for industries such as automotive, electronic, home<br />

appliances, architecture, furniture, glassware, handicraft, etc. Established in<br />

2002, Japan Belleview has admirable screen-printing inks. It has been exporting<br />

its inks to countries such as Germany,<br />

Russia, UAE, Turkey, Vietnam and<br />

Mexico.<br />

With a cleanroom facility, highquality<br />

manufacturing machines,<br />

a set of testing equipment, and indepth<br />

knowledge of the subject, Japan<br />

Belleview manufactures the highest<br />

quality products for glass printing<br />

applications. Offering a wide variety of<br />

products, Japan Belleview Inks comply<br />

with most industry standards such as<br />

REACH, ROHS, etc.<br />

Spinks World is an exclusive<br />

distributor of Japan Belleview Inks<br />

for high-temperature glass inks.<br />

These special inks pass ball drop tests,<br />

acid resistance, alkali resistance, heat<br />

resistance, and lightfastness tests and<br />

provide excellent surface finish and<br />

smoothness.<br />

1. Japan Belleview also has<br />

a range of functional inks<br />

for defoggers, windshields,<br />

sunroof, antenna, alarm<br />

circuits, etc.<br />

2. Standard international flat<br />

glass resistance tests<br />

3. Mechanical resistance<br />

(accelerometer)<br />

4. Chemical resistance (ASTM<br />

C724-91)<br />

5. Mechanical strength (DIN<br />

18516)<br />

6. Sulphur dioxide (DIN 50018)<br />

UV light (XENO 1200)<br />

7. Inter-mixable, high opacity,<br />

lithium free<br />

8. Holding time: 300 - 400<br />

seconds (glass thickness is 4<br />

mm)<br />

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9. Fusing temperature:<br />

6800C-6900C (Not more than<br />

6900C)<br />

10. Chemical resistance: weakly<br />

acid resistance, grade drying<br />

temperature: 1000C-1500C 10<br />

mins<br />

11. Thermal expansion: < 30 x<br />

10-7 K-1<br />

12. Wet film thickness: 10 μm<br />

13. Solvent based, IR drying solid<br />

content: 80 (wt%).<br />

Architectural glass enamels<br />

Decoration of architectural building<br />

glasses is on trend because of<br />

marketing and branding needs. The<br />

customers demand highly decorative<br />

glass surfaces in buildings. Glass gives<br />

architects and specifiers practical and<br />

energy efficient choices in building<br />

design. The enamel series Ink is a<br />

complete blend of intensely opaque<br />

chromatic colours: screen print, roller<br />

coatings, and paints, curtain coatings,<br />

paints, and sprays coating in various<br />

forms of printing on glasses.<br />

Apart from the ink matching and<br />

mixing services, the inks follow all the<br />

international guidelines (compliance).<br />

Spinks World is a producer,<br />

supplier and distributor of lead-free<br />

architectural glass enamel and inks<br />

applied for artistic, creative and<br />

functional applications. The hightemperature<br />

Belleview Spandrel panel<br />

inks and enamels are used in offices,<br />

other industrial spaces, internal<br />

glass separators and are favourites<br />

in architects. These enamels are<br />

applicable and applied on glass<br />

furniture to make it look premium.<br />

Mirror-like effect enamel<br />

Mirror-like effect ink is a newly<br />

developed and created screen<br />

printing ink (toughened temp.<br />

650°C-680°C) that could be tempered.<br />

In the company’s lab, these inks are<br />

formulated with years of experiments<br />

and specially developed for attraction,<br />

long-lasting results, and weather<br />

changes. It is made of special resins<br />

and pigments of precious metal. The<br />

metal flashing and the flat surface are<br />

very identical to the electroplating<br />

effect.<br />

Beneficial for adorning electronic<br />

signs, high-end home appliances, and<br />

glass furniture. It might change the<br />

appearance of the glass.<br />

Anti-slippery effect for glass<br />

Composed of quartz frit and additive.<br />

Applicable for glass floors, glass stairs<br />

and glass bridges, etc. This enamel<br />

has very strong chemical resistance,<br />

scratch resistance, wear-resistance<br />

and higher durability. The angle of<br />

anti-slip is 37.6 degrees. Available in<br />

white, black and etch colours.<br />

UV screen printing inks for printing<br />

on glass jar and container<br />

Ruco inks, Germany, started<br />

conventional UV screen printing inks<br />

for glass, hollowware, drinkware and<br />

cosmetic packaging in 2012. RUCO<br />

UV Ink 935 UV is a market leader<br />

in this category. At the same time,<br />

the research team at RUCO also<br />

developed an ink suitable for both<br />

UV and LED. Now the company is<br />

introducing the 937 UV+LED inks.<br />

With the introduction of new series<br />

in 2018, the glass printing business<br />

has taken a dynamic turn. Customers<br />

using very high speed machines<br />

of Kammann, Omso or Fermac<br />

can use the same ink for curing by<br />

conventional UV or LED lamps. Speed<br />

of over 120 glass parts per screen per<br />

minute is easily achieved.<br />

The major advantages of this<br />

ink over conventional inks are:<br />

1. Can cure under both the lamps<br />

UV and LED.<br />

2. LED lamps give great savings<br />

on the energy front, so the<br />

inks become great solutions<br />

for hybrid machines where<br />

multiple colours are printed<br />

and require initial colours to<br />

be cured by LED and finally by<br />

UV metal halide lamps.<br />

3. 937 UV LED is an ultramodern<br />

ink with all current<br />

environmental and chemical<br />

norms followed.<br />

Laser marking machine for glass<br />


The green MARKOLASER machine is<br />

designed for micro-machining of soft<br />

and hard materials, especially marking<br />

on glass and crystal engraving.<br />

High peak power with excellent<br />

beam quality makes this system<br />

indispensable for these applications.<br />

Email: info@spinksworld.com<br />

Website: www.spinksworld.com<br />

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Product Hunt<br />

Edge seam and grinding machine — KSD-A with LiTEC slider technology for special premium edge processing<br />

KSD-A from LiSEC – Perfect seaming and<br />

grinding<br />

Thanks To New LiTEC Slider Edge Processing, It Goes A Step Further<br />

Towards Increased Efficiency<br />

With its new KSD-A vertical edge processing machine, LiSEC pays special attention to the<br />

glass edge.<br />

Depending on the end product<br />

and the follow-up process in<br />

glass finishing, the glass must<br />

have a ground (KMG) or seamed<br />

(KGS) glass edge. The new KSD-A,<br />

with its patent-pending LiTEC slider<br />

processing tool goes a further step<br />

toward increased efficiency, especially<br />

for challenging glass sheets.<br />

The LiTEC slider processing tool<br />

uses a water-guided system to move<br />

the grinding wheel to the glass to be<br />

processed and for adapting to the<br />

glass’s distortions. The advantage of<br />

this “floating” processing tool is its<br />

ideal adaptation to the glass edge and<br />

the sheet characteristics, as well as its<br />

ideal cooling.<br />

This allows better grinding and<br />

seaming performance under difficult<br />

conditions. In this interview, LiSEC<br />

product managers Christoph Lueger<br />

and Elias Leichtfried tell more about<br />

the design, functions and special<br />

characteristics of this new combined<br />

edge grinding and seaming machine.<br />

– How is the KSD-A configured?<br />

Lueger: The KSD-A is a vertical<br />

edge grinding and seaming machine<br />

with new LiTEC slider circumferential<br />

processing. The edge processing<br />

machine comes standard with a<br />

processing head and can be optionally<br />

equipped with an additional one to<br />

significantly increase throughput.<br />

With a processing head, seaming<br />

performance takes under 24 seconds,<br />

and on the version with two heads<br />

under 13 seconds are possible for a<br />

glass sheet of 1,000 x 1,000 mm. The<br />

KSD-A processes premium ground<br />

glass edges in more than 30 seconds<br />

with one processing head and less than<br />

30 seconds with two grinding heads.<br />

– How does processing of the glass<br />

edges work?<br />

Leichtfried: While being fed in, the<br />

glass sheet to be processed is measured<br />

on the fly for length and height. The<br />

KSD-A has an optional data connection<br />

for receiving sheet information, for<br />

further reduction of processing time.<br />

A high-speed X-axis with a vacuum<br />

suction unit takes over transport<br />

during edge processing and keeps the<br />

feed going.<br />

The KSD-A optionally does<br />

coarse, medium or fine grinding<br />

in any number of cycles or gives<br />

the glass edge a perfect seam.<br />

Moreover, the KSD-A can also grind<br />

sheets to measure, which shows its<br />

extraordinary flexibility.<br />

– What are the special features of<br />

the LiSEC KSD-A?<br />

Lueger: The advantages of the<br />

KSD-A are its especially compact<br />

design, its simple access and operation,<br />

and its flexibility with difficult glass<br />

proportions in edge processing. The<br />

premium processing though use of<br />

stainless steel in the wet area, and a<br />

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Edge processing tool of KSD-A with LiTEC slider technology<br />

Intuitive operation and tool wear display through automatic tool measurement<br />

Separation of wet and dry area to protect the axes. Easy<br />

operator access for tool change from in front.<br />

sophisticated system for separating<br />

the wet and dry area, ensure that<br />

the precision axes are protected from<br />

the grinding water. This reduces<br />

maintenance and its associated costs<br />

and increases machine availability. The<br />

automatic tool measurement especially<br />

saves time and ensures the highest<br />

quality. The operator can change a tool<br />

quickly and easily, because there is<br />

access to the processing head directly<br />

from the operator’s work area in front<br />

of the machine.<br />

The KSD-A is available in four<br />

different sizes. The machine comes in<br />

heights of 2,000 mm, 2,500 mm, 3,000<br />

mm and 3,300 mm. The maximum<br />

processing length can be flexibly<br />

extended as needed. Further options,<br />

such as the additional processing head,<br />

custom grinding, a data connection<br />

and grinding water treatment ensure<br />

adaptation to customer need.<br />

– How do the LiTEC slider edge<br />

processing tools work?<br />

Leichtfried: The core of the new<br />

KSD-A is the new processing tools<br />

with LiTEC slider technology. These<br />

are specially guided grinding wheels.<br />

Guiding and delivering the processing<br />

tool with water ensures that, especially<br />

when seaming, the tool adapts to<br />

the breakage quality, evenness and<br />

geometric precision, always ensuring<br />

process-stable, high-quality results.<br />

The extraordinarily effective cooling<br />

of LiTEC slider technology ensures<br />

visually high-quality seaming and<br />

grinding.<br />

Standard functions<br />

;;<br />

Automatic infeed and outfeed of<br />

the glass sheets<br />

;;<br />

Processing of float glass and<br />

laminated glass sheets with a<br />

glass thickness of 3-19 mm<br />

;;<br />

Automatic measurement of<br />

rectangles<br />

;;<br />

Seaming and grinding without<br />

glass removal<br />

;;<br />

Two sets of tools based on<br />

LiTEC slider technology<br />

;;<br />

Simple operating program with<br />

graphical interface<br />

Optional functions<br />

;;<br />

Version with additional<br />

processing head for maximum<br />

throughput<br />

;;<br />

Grinding with glass removal<br />

;;<br />

Data connection to the<br />

production planning system<br />

;;<br />

Version with WRA-1500<br />

grinding water treatment<br />

Highlights<br />

Perfect seaming quality in every<br />

situation<br />

By using LiTEC slider technology,<br />

the seam quality is no longer<br />

dependent on the quality of glass<br />

cutting. Even glass sheets with poorly<br />

cut or broken edges are processed<br />

reliably on the KSD-A.<br />

Fast and reliable<br />

The machine was developed for<br />

use in highly automated lines, based<br />

on decades of experience in vertically<br />

processing glass sheets. The KSD-A<br />

is a universal glass processing tool,<br />

combining the fastest possible cycle<br />

times with the utmost in reliability and<br />

flexibility.<br />

Diverse connection options<br />

The machine’s control options<br />

are as diverse as the customers’<br />

requirements. From the manual input<br />

and the automatic measurement of<br />

rectangles, to direct connection to the<br />

production control system, the KSD-A<br />

enables every form of integration in the<br />

production line.<br />

About the company<br />

Headquartered in Seitenstetten/<br />

Amstetten, Austria, LiSEC is a globally<br />

operating group offering individual<br />

and complete solutions in flat glass<br />

processing and finishing for 60<br />

years. Its service portfolio comprises<br />

machines, automation solutions and<br />

services.<br />


– Claudia Guschlbauer<br />

Email: claudia.guschlbauer@lisec.com<br />

Website: www.lisec.com<br />

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Product Hunt<br />

TAVIC – unique and exclusive<br />

collection of sliding systems<br />

Premium, High-In-Demand Solutions For Luxury Residential, Commercial<br />

Projects By Taiton<br />

The range comprises wardrobe systems, sliding door systems, and swing framed and<br />

frameless door solutions to meet the high-end needs of modern living and work spaces.<br />

Taiton, an emerging and<br />

fast-growing brand in the<br />

architectural hardware segment,<br />

announces the launch of its premium<br />

collection under the brand name,<br />

Tavic. The range is crafted with some<br />

very premium and high-in-demand<br />

solutions for luxury residential and<br />

commercial projects.<br />

Tavic range of products includes<br />

wardrobe sliding systems, wardrobe<br />

soft close hinges & accessories, slim<br />

framed doors, slim frameless doors,<br />

and slim sliding systems in automatic<br />

and manual options. Each of these<br />

offerings is provided as complete<br />

solutions like a slim frameless sliding<br />

system that comes with door hinges,<br />

handles, door locks, euro profiles, slim<br />

size door & frame profiles, and other<br />

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accessories.<br />

Tavic sliding systems are made<br />

available in a series of options such<br />

as in 02 & 03 door telescopic sliding<br />

system, single door sliding system, and<br />

bi-parting sliding system for glass and<br />

wooden door panels’ application. Each<br />

of these is available in manual and<br />

automatic options to meet the varied<br />

needs of the projects. The sliding and<br />

telescopic mechanisms are all quality<br />

tested and certified for their long life<br />

and smooth functionality.<br />

Openness is the new in-thing in<br />

the interior spaces, to meet this need,<br />

Tavic brings slim profiles for frameless<br />

doors and framed door solutions.<br />

The slim size of the profiles enables a<br />

minimalistic look to the area yet these<br />

profiles are sturdy enough to deliver<br />

long-lasting performance. Framed door<br />

profiles are available in black matt and<br />

brush gold finishes whereas profiles for<br />

frameless solutions come in black matt<br />

and AN finishes.<br />

Its wardrobe solutions comprise<br />

wardrobe sliding systems, wardrobe<br />

air hinges, wardrobe hydraulic soft<br />

close hinges, and edge handle profiles<br />

for wardrobe and kitchen furniture<br />

application. The range is specifically<br />

designed for glass door wardrobes.<br />

These are ideal solutions for walk-in<br />

closets in bungalows, villas, and luxury<br />

apartments. Air hinge is a unique<br />

product to this range as they remain<br />

invisible ensuring an awe-inspiring look<br />

to the wardrobe.<br />

The Tavic range also offers style<br />

door hardware, soft close standard<br />

system, and biometric digital locks for<br />

glass doors.<br />

The range is really wonderful and<br />

luxurious with complete solutions for<br />

each application. The range is designed<br />

keeping in mind the application<br />

convenience for glass installers and<br />

fabricators.<br />

E-mail: customercare@taiton.in<br />

Website: www.taiton.in<br />

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Technical Article<br />

Glass – display – smartphone: How<br />

inspection solutions ensure quality,<br />

profitability<br />

ISRA VISION Ensures End-To-End Process, Quality Control – From Raw<br />

Material To Final Product<br />

Have you looked at a display today? There is a good chance you’ll answer this<br />

question with “yes” – after all, touch screens and displays are all around us, whether on<br />

smartphones, coffee machines, ATMs, in our cars, or at our workplaces.<br />

Technologies for ever thinner<br />

displays and vibrant display<br />

quality, outlandish shapes, and<br />

new applications open up additional<br />

market potential in consumer<br />

electronics and industrial markets. At<br />

the same time, however, they place<br />

increasingly higher requirements on<br />

functionality and optical quality.<br />

To meet these tough standards,<br />

ISRA VISION develops and produces<br />

mature inspection methods that<br />

ensure end-to-end process and quality<br />

control – from raw glass production,<br />

films, and foils, all the way to complete<br />

displays and finished products.<br />

These methods increase efficiency<br />

and profitability in the production<br />

of displays and, ultimately, boost<br />

customer satisfaction.<br />

Touch displays enable the<br />

Defect detection from the raw material<br />

to the finished display<br />


convenient and intuitive operation of<br />

devices and machines; plus, they are<br />

robust and easy to clean. As a result,<br />

they are also becoming increasingly<br />

widespread in production plants,<br />

medical technology, and other areas of<br />

industrial applications.<br />

The automotive industry is<br />

currently setting trends in this area<br />

with the introduction of pillar-to-pillar<br />

displays spanning the entire vehicle<br />

width in new vehicle generations.<br />

These present important cockpit<br />

functions and allow all the car’s<br />

communication and infotainment<br />

systems to be operated.<br />

In addition, they are perfectly<br />

fitted and often feature curved<br />

shapes and integrated sensors. It<br />

is expected that this trend will also<br />

continue in other applications. This<br />

will require new procedures for<br />

glass processing and finishing, as<br />

well as corresponding inspection<br />

processes during manufacturing.<br />

Such quality inspection is essential<br />

to meet the stringent requirements<br />

in terms of robustness to mechanical<br />

loads, trouble-free functioning and<br />

operability, fit and optical quality.<br />

Quality assurance begins with the<br />

raw material<br />

Whether they employ TFT or OLED<br />

technology, modern displays consist<br />

of many layers made of different<br />

materials that are usually extremely<br />

thin. Optical films, thin-film, and<br />

thin-glass in the actual TFT or OLED<br />

display and the cover glass are joined<br />

together during the production<br />

process, achieving a perfect union of<br />

form and function.<br />

However, even the smallest defects<br />

in one of the layers can compromise<br />

the properties and function of the<br />

display. ISRA VISION is an industry<br />

leader in optical inspection and<br />

defect detection for every single<br />

layer; its solutions identify and reject<br />

defective materials before installation,<br />

minimizing the number of imperfect<br />

end products produced and increasing<br />

the profitability of production.<br />

ISRA VISION’s SMASH is a system<br />

for inspecting the surfaces of optical<br />

films. It detects defects, including<br />

minute scratches, marks, and<br />

production residue on film materials<br />

and coatings on web materials. Line<br />

cameras guarantee a high inspection<br />

speed of up to 1,000 meters per<br />

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ISRA VISION• 2<br />

Deflectometric surface inspection of the end product<br />


second while also enabling the highest<br />

image resolution. At the same time,<br />

customized lighting supports the<br />

reliable detection and intelligent<br />

classification of defects that would be<br />

invisible to the naked eye. In turn,<br />

this allows conclusions to be drawn<br />

regarding causes or defective process<br />

parameters, which can be continuously<br />

monitored and optimized.<br />

Fully automatic inspection of display<br />

glass<br />

Thin display glasses are also subjected<br />

to a fully automatic inspection just<br />

like optical films. ISRA VISION FPM-<br />

Inspect (FLAT PANEL MASTER)<br />

combines tried-and-tested technologies<br />

for optical quality control with precise<br />

materials handling technology for use<br />

in clean rooms. This allows the system<br />

to identify even the tiniest surface,<br />

glass, or edge defects.<br />

In addition, FPM-Inspect monitors<br />

particle contamination on the<br />

substrate, thus enabling conclusions<br />

to be drawn regarding the air quality<br />

in the cleanroom. Here, too, the<br />

inspection system works with mature<br />

software algorithms to improve the<br />

production process and to detect and<br />

eliminate the causes of defects.<br />

When it comes to the 100 per cent<br />

monitoring of evenness, rippling,<br />

and reflection optics even in large<br />

glass surfaces, ISRA VISION P2<br />

(PowerPlate) delivers precise data in<br />

a matter of seconds. Alongside defects<br />

in and on the material, this also allows<br />

the immediate detection of 3D shape<br />

defects, preventing the materials in<br />

question from being processed further.<br />

Perfect union: Quality control before<br />

and after joining<br />

Perfect optical films, thin films, and<br />

display glasses form the basis of<br />

high-quality displays. However, they<br />

only become a fixed unit with optical<br />

characteristics and functionality once<br />

they have been joined together during<br />

production.<br />

In this production step, quality<br />

control is just as important as<br />

inspecting the raw materials: Dimples<br />

on the cover glass and other defects<br />

can occur when adhering the layers,<br />

which cannot be recognized with the<br />

naked eye but compromise the optical<br />

properties and function of the product.<br />

SpecGAGE3D was specially<br />

developed to reliably detect local<br />

unevenness, supporting structures, or<br />

read-throughs before and after joining<br />

the display layers using deflectometry.<br />

To do so, a stripe pattern is projected<br />

onto the display and the reflection<br />

is captured by multiple cameras and<br />

subsequently evaluated. Any detected<br />

defects are then classified immediately.<br />

Curved glasses and displays: A special<br />

challenge<br />

Deflectometry is perfectly suited<br />

for the inspection of curved glasses<br />

and displays, for example for cover<br />

glasses of smartphones. Curved edges<br />

and concave shapes are becoming<br />

increasingly popular here and in the<br />

automotive industry since displays<br />

of the same size require a smaller<br />

installation width. And the shape<br />

allows information to be seen more<br />

easily on the edges. At the same<br />

time, they set even more stringent<br />

requirements in terms of quality<br />

inspection, as the fit and shape must<br />

be exactly right in addition to the<br />

perfect surface and optical quality.<br />

The SpecGAGE3D inspection<br />

system from ISRA VISION enables the<br />

efficient and reliable shape inspection<br />

ISRA VISION Flatpanel Master performing thin glass surface<br />

inspection for displays<br />


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of curved and flat displays and plastic<br />

optics – such as light guides – by<br />

generating measurement data, which<br />

is superimposed with the target data<br />

of a digital twin in a CAD comparison.<br />

It thus creates a difference-map of<br />

the inspected material that is precise<br />

to the nearest micrometre. The<br />

system uses point comparison, profile<br />

sections, or full-surface evaluation<br />

to check deviations from the target<br />

geometry reliably and efficiently and<br />

then visualize them.<br />

Bending molds are a possible<br />

source of defects in curved and flat<br />

displays. With NetGAGE3D, ISRA<br />

VISION offers precision measurement<br />

technology for this, too, by reliably<br />

identifying defects in the graphite<br />

mold. In doing so, it ensures flawless<br />

quality and thus reduces the likelihood<br />

of defects that could otherwise be<br />

reproduced in thousands of displays<br />

during production.<br />

Reliable and precise: 100 per cent<br />

quality control of the end product<br />

The raw glass and foils are impeccable,<br />

no flaws occurred when adhering the<br />

parts together, and the finished display<br />

is fitted in the end product. Now it<br />

is time to perform a final check to<br />

ensure that the finished product has<br />

a perfect appearance and is free of<br />

errors. This is still often performed<br />

as a manual cosmetic inspection –<br />

with all its disadvantages, such as<br />

subjective judgment, the dependency<br />

of the inspection result on the person<br />

carrying out the test, and the general<br />

limitation of the human ability to<br />

recognize minimal quality deviations.<br />

This final inspection has a great<br />

influence on the profitability of<br />

production: When minimal defects<br />

are screened too strictly, this reduces<br />

profit, while an excessively relaxed<br />

quality inspection leads to complaints<br />

and dissatisfied customers. A fast, fully<br />

automatic, and 100 per cent optical<br />

inspection solution solves this problem.<br />

It is easy to integrate, detects<br />

typical cosmetic defects such as<br />

scratches, bubbles, indentations,<br />

and polishing marks and delivers<br />

objective and reliable results. The<br />

SpecGAGE3D inspection system from<br />

ISRA VISION is also used during the<br />

final control and is ideally suited for<br />

the measurement and inspection of all<br />

transparent and reflective surfaces.<br />

Inspecting flat or curved displays,<br />

as well as 2D / 3D cover glass, glass<br />

back panels of smartphones, and other<br />

glossy housing parts is possible with<br />

the inspection system. This system<br />

immediately decides how to sort goods<br />

based on defined tolerance ranges and<br />

automated defect classification.<br />

Crystal-clear quality thanks to endto-end<br />

process monitoring<br />

Increasingly larger and thinner glasses,<br />

flexible materials, and complex<br />

shapes are posing ever more strict<br />

requirements for the manufacturing<br />

of displays. To meet these stringent<br />

standards and ensure the best possible<br />

quality while also achieving high<br />

productivity and process reliability,<br />

companies need end-to-end processes<br />

and quality control.<br />

It begins with the inspection of<br />

the raw materials and accompanies<br />

the entire production process right<br />

through to the end product. When<br />

defects are detected during this<br />

process, connected inspection<br />

solutions ideally allow them to be<br />

precisely linked to their cause in the<br />

upstream production steps.<br />

This also enables the effects of<br />

process parameter changes on all<br />

further processes to be tracked and<br />

monitored. ISRA VISION offers a<br />

broad portfolio of optical inspection<br />

solutions for every step of display<br />

manufacturing. Thanks to the<br />

inspection data gathered, plant<br />

operators can continuously optimize<br />

their processes and can thus achieve<br />

optimum product quality, production<br />

stability, and, ultimately, profitability. As<br />

a result, they deliver flawless materials<br />

and products – and guarantee high<br />

customer satisfaction. Moreover,<br />

the deployment of fully automatic<br />

inspection systems in production<br />

plants ensures compliance with<br />

current and future quality standards,<br />

as required, for example, in the<br />

automotive industry.<br />

With 100 per cent optical<br />

inspection, you are also guaranteed<br />

to meet even future requirements<br />

regarding the shape, appearance, and<br />

ISRA VISION SMASH surface inspection system for plastic<br />

film material<br />


function of displays in production. To<br />

this end, ISRA VISION collaborates<br />

closely with leading manufacturers and<br />

customers’ development departments<br />

in all key industries and can call upon<br />

a close-knit network of experts and<br />

engineers in Asia and worldwide.<br />

Whenever new materials,<br />

technologies, and applications<br />

necessitate the further development<br />

of inspection solutions, ISRA<br />

VISION is already working on their<br />

implementation in existing and new<br />

quality assurance systems alongside<br />

their development.<br />

Email: info@isravision.com<br />

Website: www.isravision.com<br />

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#AskGlaston Lamination Series #2:<br />

Production made simple<br />

Glass Lamination Is Considered A Complex Process, But What If All That Is A<br />

Thing Of The Past?<br />

Every glass processor’s target is to simplify production while ensuring extremely stable<br />

yield and high end product quality.<br />

In this episode of the #AskGlaston<br />

Lamination Series, we wanted<br />

to demonstrate the capability of<br />

a modern glass lamination furnace<br />

featuring advanced convection<br />

technology designed to deliver just<br />

that.<br />

Glass lamination is often considered<br />

a rather complex process. There<br />

are a huge amount of variables that<br />

you need to consider, starting from<br />

sandwich composition, glass coating,<br />

tempering quality, type of interlayer<br />

and more.<br />

But what if we say that all the<br />

complexity of glass lamination is a<br />

thing of the past? A couple of quick<br />

test runs demonstrated in this video<br />

prove it well.<br />

For a demo, the production scenario<br />

included running mixed production,<br />

switching from product to product.<br />

In the first batch, 6+6 mm<br />

mixed production with clear and<br />

Low-E glass sandwiches is launched<br />

simultaneously. All are run with the<br />

same settings, which wouldn’t be<br />

possible with any other technology.<br />

Next, without any changeover<br />

time, there is a switch to 5+5 mm<br />

triangle glass production. Again, no<br />

monotonous setting readjustment is<br />

done.<br />

As to the quality for both batches,<br />

the appearance of the end products<br />

is flawless – and this with minimum<br />

operator input.<br />

So how is all this actually<br />

possible?<br />

The greatest thing about convection<br />

technology is that it doesn’t care about<br />

the glass coatings. It means the same<br />

heating efficiency for all glass types.<br />

Meanwhile, due to a state-of-theart<br />

and self-adjusting pressing system,<br />

the pressing force is also the same –<br />

regardless of the glass shape or size.<br />

And there is no need to adjust the<br />

settings of the pressing rolls.<br />

Basically, all this allows mixing<br />

very complex batches in one loading.<br />

For the operators, it simplifies glass<br />

lamination extremely. The considerable<br />

part of the operator’s input that<br />

would normally be required is made<br />

unnecessary.<br />

In the next episode, we will look<br />

into what is actually possible to achieve<br />

in glass lamination and see how far<br />

the limits can be pushed. We will also<br />

cover some new product releases. So,<br />

see you then.<br />

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https://bit.ly/3pCERPL<br />

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Email: info@glaston.net<br />

Website: www.glaston.net<br />

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Producing for the energy transition: The second drawing glass<br />

line at Borosil was set into operation in 2019.<br />

Source: Grenzebach<br />

Glass production technology for<br />

ecological & economic upswing in India<br />

India is pushing the development of renewable energies and wants to strengthen its<br />

economy further with the production of photovoltaic modules.<br />

Grenzebach has been a partner<br />

of the glass industry in India<br />

for decades, has continuously<br />

expanded its network and supports<br />

the solar power boom with innovative<br />

production technology for drawing<br />

glass.<br />

India’s economy has provided<br />

strong growth impulses in the last<br />

years. In the long term, experts expect<br />

a growth corridor of between four<br />

and eight percent for the economy.<br />

Almost 1.4 billion people live in<br />

India – the country with the secondlargest<br />

population after China. The<br />

country, which stretches from the<br />

Indian Ocean to the Himalayas, is<br />

increasingly striving for economic<br />

independence from neighbouring<br />

states and has also set ambitious<br />

climate targets.<br />

Images of New Delhi smothered by<br />

smog shall be a thing of the past. Solar<br />

power instead of coal-fired power<br />

is the motto. With its “Incredible<br />

India” campaign, the subcontinent<br />

has been showcasing its diversity for<br />

several years now. The economic and<br />

ecological upswing is being intensively<br />

promoted by the Indian government.<br />

While around 75 per cent of the<br />

solar panels installed in India have<br />

so far been supplied by China, the<br />

domestically produced amount of solar<br />

panels is supposed to rise rapidly.<br />

The Indian government has added<br />

PV modules and battery storages<br />

A look into the Grenzebach chronicle: Maria and Rudolf Grenzebach (left), the company founder couple, and Sonja Grenzebach-<br />

Proeller (second from the right), today the main shareholder of the Grenzebach Group, visiting the experts at the Indian site in<br />

Pune. This archive photo is from 2007.<br />

Source: Grenzebach<br />

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Good cooperation: Pradeep Kheruka, Chairman of the Borosil Group with Jan Lukassek, Senior Sales Manager in the Business Unit<br />

Glass at Grenzebach and Sorab Singhal, DGM Glass Service at Borosil (from left to right) at a meeting on a solar exhibition in 2014.<br />

Source: Grenzebach<br />

for solar power to the list of the<br />

Production-Linked Incentive Scheme<br />

(PLI).<br />

High demand for drawing and float<br />

glass<br />

“At the moment, we are seeing an<br />

increased demand for drawing glass<br />

lines because the patterned glass is<br />

used in PV modules. The production<br />

of float glass will also increase further<br />

in order to supply the automotive<br />

and construction industries with<br />

glass products, for example,” says<br />

Jan Lukassek, Senior Sales Manager<br />

in the Business Unit Glass at<br />

Grenzebach.<br />

Since 2005, he has been in regular<br />

contact with Indian partners and<br />

customers, advises them regarding the<br />

design of glass manufacturing plants<br />

and supports the customers with his<br />

expertise through all communication<br />

channels until the start of production<br />

and beyond.<br />

“So far, compared to the country’s<br />

population and growing economic<br />

strength, there are relatively few<br />

glass manufacturing plants in India. I<br />

reckon that around 70 per cent of the<br />

current capacity and the now growing<br />

capacity will be used for products for<br />

the Indian market. The rest will be<br />

exported,” Lukassek said.<br />

To support producers in India<br />

in setting up and expanding their<br />

production technology, Grenzebach<br />

can rely on decades of experience in<br />

the industry and their presence on<br />

the Indian subcontinent for a quarter<br />

of a century.<br />

Already in 1996, Grenzebach built<br />

the first plant in India<br />

Grenzebach took its first step into<br />

India in 1996 with the installation of<br />

stacking systems at the cold end of<br />

an existing float glass line. In 2006,<br />

10 years later, the company, with its<br />

headquarters in Bavaria, opened its<br />

own subsidiary in Poona, around 90<br />

kilometres from Mumbai. From there,<br />

Grenzebach employees maintain<br />

plants throughout India and also<br />

neighbouring countries.<br />

“The glass industry in India and<br />

in our neighbouring countries has<br />

gained great momentum since the<br />

Grenzebach team started a quarter<br />

of a century ago. Solving day-to-day<br />

issues together with our customers<br />

and also strategically supporting the<br />

companies is a great pleasure,” says<br />

Prasanna Hedge, Managing Director<br />

at Grenzebach Machinery (India) Pvt.<br />

Ltd in Poona.<br />

In 2009, the drawing glass<br />

line premiere in India took place<br />

together with Borosil Glass Works<br />

Ltd., in 2019, the second line was<br />

commissioned, and in 2022, two more<br />

drawing glass lines for patterned glass<br />

will be installed for the newly founded<br />

company Borosil Renewables Ltd.<br />

Today, a total of six float glass lines<br />

from Grenzebach are in operation in<br />

India, with a daily capacity of almost<br />

3,800 tons. With the two new plants<br />

at Borosil, four drawing glass lines<br />

will then produce up to 1,000 tons of<br />

patterned glass per day.<br />

Further fine-tuning the technology<br />

for drawing glass production<br />

Improving the quality of air and<br />

thereby the quality of life for the<br />

people living in India, protecting the<br />

environment, making a significant<br />

contribution to the international<br />

efforts for climate protection: In order<br />

to reduce CO2 emissions and drive<br />

the energy transition forwards, the<br />

government is relying in particular on<br />

the power of the sun.<br />

Grenzebach is well prepared for<br />

the additional installation of drawing<br />

glass lines which are specifically<br />

designed for the production of<br />

glass for photovoltaic modules. To<br />

meet the increasing demand for<br />

solar glass, which is currently also<br />

centred in China, Grenzebach<br />

experts comprehensively revised<br />

the portfolio for drawing glass and<br />

added new technologies, a state-ofthe-art<br />

product line. Why drawing<br />

glass? Photovoltaic applications<br />

require ultra-clear glass with high<br />

light transmission, a light-focusing<br />

structure and low light reflection.<br />

Drawing glass, also called patterned<br />

glass, meets these requirements.<br />

Borosil: Dedicated and flexible<br />

during the energy transition<br />

Borosil realised the great demand for<br />

solar modules as early as 2009 and<br />

put the first drawing glass line into<br />

operation with a daily output of 180<br />

tons per day. Another drawing glass<br />

line, commissioned in 2019, generates<br />

additional 240 tons per day.<br />

Borosil continues to expand to meet<br />

the increasing demand for drawing<br />

glass for PV modules as a result of<br />

the international energy transition.<br />

In 2022, another two patterned glass<br />

lines will be installed, each with a<br />

daily output of 275 tons. They will be<br />

located in Bharuch in Gujarat. The<br />

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Indian premiere for Grenzebach: A stacking system for float glass was installed at an already existing conveyor technology in 1996.<br />

Source: Grenzebach<br />

port city, with a population of around<br />

170,000, is located in the western of<br />

India at the estuary of the Narmada<br />

River in the Gulf of Khambhat.<br />

Bharuch is a trading town rich in<br />

tradition and history and is mentioned<br />

in the most famous Indian epic, the<br />

Mahabharata.<br />

From history to Borosil’s investment<br />

in two state-of-the-art drawing glass<br />

lines. Borosil Renewables Ltd., part<br />

of the international Borosil Group,<br />

doubles its capacity in India for<br />

patterned glass for 5 gigawatts of<br />

photovoltaic modules daily with the<br />

expansion in Bharuch. The company<br />

now meets about 40 per cent of the<br />

demand for drawing glass on the<br />

domestic market. The remainder is<br />

imported from China and Malaysia.<br />

“Investing in green power<br />

technology early on has proven to<br />

be the absolutely right strategy.<br />

We knew that drawing glass for<br />

solar modules would be of great<br />

importance on the Indian market.<br />

We will resolutely continue going<br />

on this path. The investment in<br />

the two additional drawing glass<br />

lines is an important step so<br />

that we can meet the increasing<br />

demand and in addition expand this<br />

strategically important business,” says<br />

Ramaswami Velayudhanpillai from the<br />

management of Borosil Renewable<br />

Ltd.<br />

The company is also heavily<br />

exporting. Borosil Renewables exports<br />

about 20 per cent of the produced<br />

patterned glass to the USA and<br />

Europe, in particular to Germany,<br />

Spain, Portugal, Turkey and Russia.<br />

Back to the new site of Borosil in<br />

Bharuch. Borosil places particular<br />

importance on enormous flexibility<br />

in production: Drawing glass for solar<br />

modules has a thickness of 1.6 to 4<br />

millimetres. The formats of the glass<br />

sheets depend on the order but range<br />

within the frame of 1 on 2 metres.<br />

“In the area of photovoltaic, bigger<br />

glass formats are on the rise. Borosil<br />

anticipated that already and the line<br />

is designed to allow maximum gross<br />

widths. This promotes flexibility,” says<br />

Jan Lukassek from Grenzebach.<br />

The maximum glass width is<br />

defined by the length of the structure<br />

roller. The two new lines have three<br />

robots each to stack the glass sheets<br />

at the line. Flexibility is also an<br />

important aspect of this: Two single<br />

sheets can be picked simultaneously<br />

(double pick) or individually (single<br />

pick).<br />

The cold end is supplied by<br />

Grenzebach, the annealing lehr by<br />

CNUD EFCO GFT. Following the<br />

motto “from hot to cold”, Borosil uses<br />

integrated solutions from a single<br />

source. Grenzebach and CNUD<br />

EFCO GFT have immense application<br />

knowledge with 300 systems installed<br />

worldwide. Both companies have been<br />

innovators in the field of technology<br />

in the industry since the 1990s.<br />

Together, they cover a large part of the<br />

subsections of a glass line and their<br />

customers benefit from their joint<br />

expertise in the hot and cold areas.<br />

Borosil, with its additional<br />

expansion, is one of the drivers of<br />

India’s growing importance in the<br />

global energy transition. India has<br />

potential and is likely to become an<br />

important hub for the enormous<br />

international demand for photovoltaic<br />

technology.<br />

Although the Indian economy<br />

was hit by a slump as a result of the<br />

COVID-19 pandemic, and although<br />

India will have to struggle with the<br />

effects of the pandemic for a long<br />

time, the country could become<br />

one of the top three economies in<br />

the world by 2030. The boom in<br />

renewable energies and the boom<br />

in glass production are significantly<br />

contributing to this.<br />

About the company<br />

Grenzebach is a leading automation<br />

solution provider for the global glass,<br />

building material and intralogistics<br />

market.<br />

Email: glasshandling@grenzebach.com<br />

Website: www.grenzebach.com<br />

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Market Scan<br />

Uncertainty in Indian glass sector over<br />

historical shortage of clear float<br />

Demand-Supply Gap Soars, Prices Hit All-Time Highs; Processors Wary As<br />

No Solution In Sight<br />

India’s glass industry is going through a very difficult time as the country looks to come<br />

out of the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic.<br />

Amid a number of uncertainties,<br />

the glass industry of India also<br />

faces a historical shortage of flat<br />

glass in the market, especially clear<br />

float glass.<br />

Glass Bulletin conducted a survey<br />

on this current situation of glass<br />

shortage among glass manufacturers,<br />

dealers, glass processors, wholesalers<br />

and retailers to understand what they<br />

think about it and also sought their<br />

feedback and suggestions to overcome<br />

the same.<br />

During the lockdown last year, glass<br />

companies were breaking glass and<br />

recycling it to keep their furnaces<br />

running and also avoid surplus stock<br />

in their warehouses. But after the<br />

lockdown was eased, demand of<br />

glasses in various segments have<br />

increased tremendously.<br />

But since the production capacity<br />

remained unchanged, the gap between<br />

demand and supply widened. This<br />

gap of glass in the market meant<br />

manufacturers were unable to meet<br />

the demand. But it also meant prices<br />

soared to all-time highs.<br />

There has been no new float line set<br />

up in the last two years (after 2019).<br />

And setting up one from scratch takes<br />

at least two years before production<br />

can begin. Hence, while demand will<br />

rise, supply won’t, which essentially<br />

means the gap will persist.<br />

Import of glass has fallen<br />

significantly after COVID-19 and<br />

freight has become three to four times<br />

higher than usual. So, even importing<br />

glass makes less sense now as costs<br />

will rise. The Indian government has<br />

imposed anti-dumping on the import<br />

of glass. This means prices are bound<br />

to go higher in case of imports.<br />

The gap has grown to an extent<br />

that big and established processors<br />

are unable to get raw materials. This,<br />

in turn, is preventing new processors<br />

from entering the segment.<br />

New glass processors who were still<br />

willing to come and start processing<br />

units are definitely the most affected.<br />

The situation is more problematic for<br />

new entrants as they find themselves<br />

staring at no supply of raw materials<br />

to keep their units running as glass is<br />

"<br />

As production capacity<br />

has remained unchanged,<br />

gap between demand<br />

and supply has widened,<br />

pushing prices to all-time<br />

highs.<br />

the basic raw material to run a glass<br />

processing unit.<br />

With the demand climbing,<br />

processors find themselves in a<br />

situation where they are unable to<br />

fulfil orders. Many are even refunding<br />

advances received for orders as<br />

they are not able to procure the raw<br />

materials required for it.<br />

Prices of raw materials fluctuating<br />

so rapidly that processors are unsure<br />

how the change in the raw material<br />

cost will affect production cost. As<br />

a result of this, processors are also<br />

reluctant to take orders.<br />

Manufacturers on the other hand<br />

have kept up exports. Many processors<br />

GB spoke to wanted government<br />

intervention to temporarily pause<br />

exports so that domestic market can<br />

recover from the historic shortage of<br />

raw materials.<br />

Several companies were also of the<br />

opinion that manufacturers should<br />

understand the seriousness of the<br />

situation and make efforts to back<br />

domestic processors.<br />

Float companies, however, said<br />

they were giving raw materials to their<br />

customers who have stood by through<br />

difficult times. Local home appliances<br />

manufacturers have approached them<br />

for glass as they are unable to procure<br />

it from China and other countries like<br />

they used to earlier due to high prices.<br />

Float companies also said they<br />

understand the current scenario of<br />

shortage. All such companies GB<br />

spoke to assured that they are more<br />

focused on manufacturing clear float<br />

glass and are also planning capacity<br />

expansion to minimise the shortage.<br />

These companies said they are<br />

increasing prices due to rates of raw<br />

material and fuel being at all-time<br />

highs.<br />

Glass Bulletin | <strong>October</strong> - <strong>December</strong>, <strong>2021</strong> 89

Market Scan<br />

Exhibition sector charts way out of<br />

COVID-19 slump<br />

Forced To Go Virtual By Pandemic, It Has Seen Rapid Dip In Business<br />

Generation<br />

Having suffered a massive setback since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and<br />

subsequent lockdowns, the exhibition industry has its hopes pinned on 2022.<br />

"<br />

Industry experts believe<br />

that from 2022, things<br />

would start turning for<br />

the glass industry and the<br />

exhibition sector. Domestic<br />

air travel restrictions have<br />

been lifted entirely, and<br />

with a fully vaccinated<br />

adult population, curbs<br />

imposed on international<br />

travel will surely be eased<br />

further.<br />

Restrictions on travel and the<br />

risks involved because of<br />

the coronavirus have forced<br />

meetings and conferences to move<br />

online. The economic cost of the<br />

lockdown has led to budget constraints<br />

which, in turn, resulted in further<br />

reduction in expenditures.<br />

Conferences, seminars and<br />

exhibitions slowly moved to the digital<br />

space, which proved cost-effective<br />

but they never could see the kind of<br />

business these events brought when<br />

held in physical mode.<br />

Physical meetings and face-toface<br />

interactions were what brought<br />

business for companies participating in<br />

exhibitions. Though participation did<br />

not take much of a hit as exhibitions<br />

moved to the virtual space, financial<br />

transactions surely did.<br />

This was partly because of<br />

international travel restrictions and<br />

also for the fact that most decision<br />

makers prefer watching a live demo<br />

with their own eyes before deciding to<br />

invest.<br />

This, coupled with other reasons like<br />

vaccination and restrictions induced by<br />

the pandemic, led to the cancellation of<br />

several major international exhibitions.<br />

The trend was seen in India as well.<br />

Restrictions on international flight<br />

operations, vaccine and quarantine<br />

regulations and COVID-19 protocols<br />

have caused many exhibition<br />

participants and visitors to withdraw<br />

their plans.<br />

However, the crisis is expected<br />

to tide over by the year-end. With<br />

India rapidly vaccinating its adult<br />

population, the restrictions are being<br />

eased gradually. The country expects<br />

to vaccinate 100 per cent of its adult<br />

population by the end of <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

So, industry experts believe<br />

that from 2022, things would start<br />

turning for the glass industry and<br />

the exhibition sector. Domestic air<br />

travel restrictions have been lifted<br />

entirely, and with a fully vaccinated<br />

adult population, curbs imposed on<br />

international travel will surely be eased<br />

further.<br />

And that would mean exhibitions<br />

can be held physically like before,<br />

bringing back visitors and participants<br />

from within the country and abroad.<br />

And as the shortage of raw materials<br />

is expected to be over, established<br />

businesses as well as new entrants<br />

would be back to the market, bringing<br />

their business with them. So it does<br />

look bright and shiny for the sector<br />

from the beginning of next year.<br />

The current year saw organizers of<br />

major exhibitions worldwide schedule<br />

and then reschedule. Dates of events<br />

like China Glass, Vitrum, glasspro<br />

India, glasspex India, ZAK Glass<br />

Technology and glasstec Germany were<br />

changed more than once.<br />

90 Glass Bulletin | <strong>October</strong> - <strong>December</strong>, <strong>2021</strong>

Company News<br />

Ozone announces setting up of new<br />

facility in Rajasthan<br />

R&D Centre, Testing Lab On The Cards; Will Make Furniture Hardware, Other<br />

Architectural Products<br />

The leading manufacturer of architectural hardware will set up the new industrial cluster<br />

in the Ghiloth Industrial Region of the state to cater to the domestic and the international<br />

market.<br />

Ozone, a leading brand in<br />

architectural hardware with<br />

high-quality products, has<br />

announced the setting up of its<br />

manufacturing facility in the Ghiloth<br />

Industrial Region, Rajasthan. The<br />

company plans to manufacture under<br />

the government’s Atmanirbhar Bharat<br />

initiative and cater to the rising global<br />

demand. The facility laid out over<br />

13 acres will also have a world-class<br />

research and development centre.<br />

The company manufactures<br />

specialised digital door locks, glass<br />

fittings, automatic doors, electronic<br />

safes, demountable partition systems,<br />

and framed shower sliding systems, etc.<br />

While the company has aligned<br />

its production capacity as per the<br />

requirements of the ‘Make in India’<br />

campaign, its vision is to ‘Make for the<br />

World’ to cater to the global demand<br />

and serve across 40 countries. The<br />

company’s portfolio has over 5000<br />

products.<br />

Currently, it has four manufacturing<br />

units located at Kala Amb, Himachal<br />

Pradesh for manufacturing digital<br />

safes, railings and glass fittings. The<br />

facilities boast of state-of-the-art<br />

technology imported from the best<br />

brands around the world.<br />

Commenting on the launch of the<br />

Ghiloth facility, Mr Alok Aggarwal,<br />

Managing Director, Ozone Group said:<br />

“Ozone is a trusted name when it<br />

comes to architectural hardware and<br />

security solutions. We have a longstanding<br />

tradition of delivering quality<br />

products that match international<br />

standards and norms. With a rapid<br />

rise in urbanisation and commercial<br />

activities worldwide, the demand<br />

for these solutions in recent years<br />

has grown multi-fold. And it is an<br />

opportune time for Ozone to contribute<br />

to the country’s ‘Make in India’<br />

campaign. This facility will add to our<br />

growth and help us in meeting the<br />

growth plans.”<br />

Recently, the company has launched<br />

a range of digital door locks. It has<br />

been aggressively marketing the range<br />

of digital locks with its Guchcha Singh<br />

Campaign through Above-the-line<br />

Mr. Alok Aggarwal, Managing Director, Ozone Group<br />

(ATL) marketing.<br />

From the Ghiloth facility, the<br />

company will be manufacturing<br />

furniture hardware, door hardware<br />

and other architectural products. The<br />

facility will have an R&D centre and<br />

certified testing lab. The company<br />

also said that it had assigned a CAPEX<br />

outlay of approximately Rs 200 crores<br />

for the next three years.<br />

Glass Bulletin | <strong>October</strong> - <strong>December</strong>, <strong>2021</strong> 91

Product Hunt<br />

High performing Legend Casement &<br />

Legend Sliding systems<br />

Make Way For The Future Of Thermal And Acoustic Insulation From<br />

Deceuninck<br />

Deceuninck, one of the leading producers of uPVC profiles for doors and windows,<br />

designs systems to be more than an attractive portal to the outside world.<br />

One of the features that attract<br />

many towards Deceuninck<br />

uPVC door and window profiles<br />

is thermal insulation. The experience<br />

of living in a comfortable temperature<br />

irrespective of whatever the weather<br />

is outside certainly makes the inner<br />

environment more appealing.<br />

During summers, when you enter<br />

a room with Deceuninck door and<br />

window profiles, you no longer have<br />

to worry about the wrenching heat<br />

or the discomfort it causes. Similarly,<br />

during winters, you’ll no longer have<br />

to carry heavy clothes even when you<br />

are inside.<br />

The high-level thermal insulation<br />

performance creates a perfect room<br />

temperature for one to relax or choose<br />

to focus on work without the weather<br />

troubles. Additionally, due to the<br />

thermally insulated door and window<br />

profiles, spending on energy will also<br />

drop, thereby resulting in energy cost<br />

savings.<br />

If you are looking for such<br />

exceptional thermal insulation<br />

performance, then the 80 series<br />

Legend Casement and 149mm Sliding<br />

Frame with 76mm Sash Legend Shiftand-Slide<br />

(sliding) system are perfect<br />

options. They are strong, secure,<br />

long-lasting, thermal, and acoustic<br />

insulated — a complete set of features<br />

that will considerably enhance your<br />

experience of living.<br />

To understand more about what<br />

each of the above two Legend<br />

products can do, let’s discuss each<br />

one in detail.<br />

1. Legend Casement: The<br />

Legend system is perfectly designed<br />

with state-of-the-art 6 chambers<br />

technology. The profile comes with<br />

80mm depth which provides excellent<br />

thermal insulation performance<br />

which substantially reduce heating<br />

costs compared to standard windows.<br />

The Legend casement comes with<br />

harmonized design and premium<br />

features that satisfy all the highest<br />

requirements.<br />

The Uf value of the legend<br />

casement system is measured to be<br />

0.92W/m2k. With an 80mm profile<br />

depth, it can accommodate glass<br />

thickness up to 52mm which is the<br />

92 Glass Bulletin | <strong>October</strong> - <strong>December</strong>, <strong>2021</strong>

Deceuninck• 2<br />

Used materials for the calculation<br />

Description Material<br />

Thermal<br />

conductivity<br />

(WmK)<br />

PVC Hart PVC 0.17<br />

Steel Baustahl 50<br />

Sealing material TPE 0.25<br />

Glass 1 Glas 1<br />

Glass 2 Glas 1<br />

Glass 3 Glas 1<br />

Wall Klinker 0.96<br />

Wall plaster<br />

outside<br />

Anhydritmörtel 0.7<br />

Wall plaster inside Dünnbettmörtel 1<br />

Report of isothermal calculation<br />

Limiting conditions<br />

Assumed outside temperature: 45°C<br />

Assumed inside temperature: 23°C<br />

Presented isothermals<br />

45° to 23° in 1° - steps<br />

10° - Isotherm blue; 13° - Isotherm red<br />

Calculated temperatures / factors<br />

Minimal surface temperature Pi: 28.032 °C<br />

Temperature factor fRsi: 0.771<br />

2. Legend Sliding System – The<br />

all new Shift & Slide System: If you<br />

are looking for something more than<br />

an aesthetic door, then this option is<br />

perfectly suited for you. Guaranteed<br />

to perform for years to come, the<br />

Legend Shift-and-Slide system adds a<br />

notch of strength and security to your<br />

doors.<br />

The system has solid hinges with<br />

a multi-point locking system, making<br />

your door a strong barrier for any<br />

burglar. With a 6 chamber design<br />

the Legend Slide system establishes<br />

the perfect balance between energy<br />

efficiency and comfortable living as<br />

it provides excellent thermal and<br />

acoustic insulation. You also get an<br />

easy-to-use locking system made from<br />

an effectively secured lock technology.<br />

Its Uf value is 1.4W/m2k as it<br />

can accommodate glass thickness<br />

up to 52mm, with a noise reduction<br />

measurement of up to 32dB.<br />

The Legend Slide is tested for air<br />

permeability as per BS EN 12207 for<br />

600 pascals and for water tightness as<br />

per BS EN 12208 up to 450 pascals<br />

ie, Class 8A. Its high water and air<br />

tightness makes it ideal for coastal<br />

areas which experience heavy rainfall.<br />

Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa<br />

and West Bengal experience cyclones<br />

every year with wind speeds exceeding<br />

180Kms/hr.<br />

Scan now to<br />

visit virtual showroom<br />

ideal choice for Passive Housing. In<br />

this way, the thermal conductivity of<br />

the window, combined with profile<br />

section and glass, creates a superior U<br />

window value of less than 1W/m2k.<br />

Along with high-level thermal<br />

performance, you will also get<br />

excellent noise reduction of upto<br />

49dB. The air permeability of the<br />

system as per BS EN 12207 Class<br />

4, and water tightness as per BS EN<br />

12208 - Class E1350. In addition,<br />

the windows & doors are designed<br />

with reference to wind resistance as<br />

per IS 875 - Part III. Lastly, another<br />

premium aspect of the system are its<br />

aesthetics. The system is available<br />

in white colour along with a variety<br />

of solid and wooden finishes and<br />

is suitable for doors, shop fronts,<br />

inside opening as well as Tilt & Turn<br />

Windows.<br />

Email: info@deceuninck.in<br />

Website: www.deceuninck.in,<br />

www. 123windows.in<br />

Glass Bulletin | <strong>October</strong> - <strong>December</strong>, <strong>2021</strong> 93


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