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Glasswin facilitates<br />

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58 Glass Bulletin | <strong>July</strong> - <strong>September</strong>, <strong>2022</strong>

Company News<br />

Ozone Group announces partnership<br />

with ‘Kubik’<br />

Targets Deeper Penetration Into Interior & Glass Partitioning Systems<br />

Kuboz Arc (P) Limited, which signifies the best of Kubik and Ozone, is the corporate entity<br />

which will take this business forward.<br />

Ozone Enterprise Group, a<br />

leading player in architectural<br />

hardware and security<br />

solutions, has announced a<br />

partnership with ‘Kubik,’ a market<br />

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India.<br />

“We aim to be the market leaders<br />

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offices. Kubik has the product range,<br />

technical expertise and manufacturing<br />

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Kuboz Arc (P) Limited is the<br />

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business forward. It has been created<br />

to promote the business and brand of<br />

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“We are excited about the<br />

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Brand presence, large product<br />

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relationships, regional warehouse will<br />

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Ozone. Kuboz signifies the best of both<br />

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managing director for Kuboz.<br />

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Founded in 1999, Ozone Overseas<br />

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and security solutions company based<br />

in India. Ozone is a market leader<br />

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commercial projects. The company is a<br />

significant player in providing kitchen,<br />

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It has recently ventured into IoTbased<br />

digital locks and safes, a part of<br />

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With a global presence across 55<br />

countries and four manufacturing<br />

facilities in India, Ozone has a<br />

portfolio of more than 5,000 products<br />

strategically categorised under nine<br />

product brands.<br />

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Mr. Jimesh Shah,<br />

Founder - Kubik<br />

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Glass Bulletin | <strong>July</strong> - <strong>September</strong>, <strong>2022</strong> 59

Company News<br />

Impact Safety Glass<br />

supplies windshields for<br />

Vande Bharat trains<br />

Company Aims To Become One-Stop Shop for<br />

Automotive, Architectural, Train & Specialty Glass<br />

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Impact Safety is an IATF 16949: 2016 certified company.<br />

It also has the privilege to print the ‘ISI’ mark on its<br />

products, guaranteeing additional insurance benefits to its<br />

customers.<br />

A<br />

company at the forefront of<br />

glass processing in India,<br />

Impact Safety Glass, armed<br />

with its rich experience and expertise<br />

in processing, has become the first in<br />

the country to develop the nose cone<br />

glass for the Vande Bharat Express<br />

trains (Train 18) as per international<br />

standards.<br />

Earlier, this particular product had<br />

to be imported, but now it is being<br />

developed in India, a perfect example<br />

of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Make<br />

In India’. Impact Safety started the<br />

delivery of the nose cone glass for<br />

Vande Bharat semi-high speed trains<br />

on June 27.<br />

Impact Safety Glass has a huge<br />

high-tech production facility in<br />

Bengaluru equipped with a highly<br />

experienced team of engineers, skilled<br />

workers and machines imported<br />

from Finland. The plant is capable<br />

of making glasses with printing of<br />

designs done in-house.<br />

With the entry of global players<br />

in the commercial vehicle segment<br />

and consistent growth in demand<br />

for passenger vehicles in the Indian<br />

market, Impact Glass, under the<br />

guidance of its technical director Mr<br />

Vikram Dutt, is certainly well-poised<br />

to take on the challenge.<br />

The company’s rich experience<br />

and expertise in processing help it<br />

to design, develop and manufacture<br />

high-quality and innovative glass<br />

solutions for a wide range of<br />

applications.<br />

The world is increasingly looking<br />

towards modern hi-speed trains,<br />

Metro railway, mono-rail and<br />

locomotives as an eco-friendly mode<br />

of transport. Impact Safety Glass is<br />

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geared to serve the expansion of the<br />

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Bombardier are among its prestigious<br />

clientele. The company is also<br />

supplying its products to all the rail<br />

corporations, Metros (rolling stock),<br />

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Impact Safety develops its glasses at<br />

its R&D centre and tests those as per<br />

the Railways International Standards.<br />

The tests include projectile test,<br />

impact resistance test, high stability,<br />

humidity test, high temperature,<br />

U-value test and acoustic test.<br />

Impact Safety Glass has one of<br />

the most technologically superior<br />

processing units in India fully<br />

equipped with world-class fully<br />

automated technology and state-ofthe-art<br />

machinery.<br />

The company focuses on glass<br />

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Impact Safety Glass• 2<br />

processing and glazing solutions for<br />

the architectural and automotive<br />

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present production goes for Metro and<br />

train purposes and one-third to the<br />

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Impact Safety Glass has continued<br />

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processes to cater to a wider market,<br />

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thereby pursuing its mission to be<br />

a single-window solution provider<br />

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It has slowly emerged as a popular<br />

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The company is working with<br />

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passenger vehicles, supplying quality<br />

glass as per customer requirements.<br />

Established in 1986, Impact Safety<br />

Glass Works today is at the threshhold<br />

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accordance to international standards.<br />

Its products offer tighter specifications<br />

for optics, shape and noise control<br />

etc. The company works closely with<br />

stylists and engineers in the very early<br />

stages of new vehicle development.<br />

Impact Safety Glass is capable of<br />

making glasses of different standards<br />

such as IS2553 Part 2, JASO, EN, NIJ,<br />

UIC 651 to meet specific customer<br />

requirements. Its quality control<br />

lab, where the glasses are tested<br />

for compliance to required quality<br />

standards, has an R&D team.<br />

The company is IATF 16949: 2016<br />

certified, which is a benchmark for<br />

any automotive glass supplier. It also<br />

enjoys the privilege of printing ‘ISI’ on<br />

its glass, to give additional insurance<br />

benefits to customers. It holds the E<br />

Mark certification, a premium quality<br />

assurance mark, and is also accredited<br />

by the United States Government<br />

Department of Transport.<br />

In the field of architectural glass,<br />

Impact Safety Glass broadly classifies<br />

its products into performance, safety<br />

and aesthetics. The performance<br />

category includes ProETM Tempering,<br />

Reflective Silk Printed, Impact<br />

Therm (Double Glazing), Noise<br />

Reduction, UV Protection. Safety<br />

includes Laminated Safety, Impact<br />

Resistant, Mirror Safe, Burglary Proof,<br />

Bullet Resistant, Bomb Resistant,<br />

Fire Resistant, Tempered, Heat<br />

Strengthened and Heat Soaked Glass.<br />

The Aesthetics range has Silk Printed,<br />

and Extra Clear Glass.<br />

While the company masters glass<br />

processing, it also focuses on glazing<br />

solutions such as facades, canopies,<br />

skylights, glass floors, glass staircases,<br />

doors and windows with performance<br />

and aesthetic looks. It also focuses<br />

on cookware Glasses for gas and<br />

induction stoves. This completes the<br />

single-window solution promises the<br />

company makes to its customers.<br />

Apart from catering to the Indian<br />

market, Impact Safety exports to the<br />

UK, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sri Lanka,<br />

Bangladesh and Mauritius. The ability<br />

to supply full sets of high quality<br />

glasses for a wide range of vehicles<br />

makes Impact an interesting partner<br />

for the OEM and ARG markets.<br />

With passion for innovation and<br />

technology and credentials of two<br />

decades in developing world class<br />

products to discerning customers<br />

in aerospace, defence, railways<br />

and industrial applications, Impact<br />

Safety Glass has emerged as India’s<br />

most diversified and fastest growing<br />

company in this field.<br />

Email: Website: vikram@impactindia.com<br />

www.impactglass.in<br />

Email: Website: vikram@impactindia.com<br />

www.impactglass.in<br />

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Company News<br />

Mr Joginder Singh,<br />

Managing Director of Lentus Glass Pvt Ltd<br />

Lentus Glass sets up new<br />

unit in Gurugram<br />

Company Has Procured Advanced Machinery,<br />

Including Force Convection Tempering Plant<br />

Ideally located to cater to Delhi-NCR, Rajasthan and<br />

Haryana Lentus even uses its own vehicles to ensure<br />

smooth, efficient and timely supply.<br />

Lentus Glass Private Limited<br />

has set up first glass processing<br />

plant in the Farukhnagar area<br />

of Haryana’s Gurugram District.<br />

The company aims at catering to the<br />

processed glass needs of the Delhi-<br />

NCR, Haryana, Rajasthan and Punjab.<br />

Ms Pavani,<br />

Director of Lentus Glass Pvt Ltd<br />

Its expansion plans include setting up<br />

new units in other parts of northern<br />

and southern India.<br />

The plant’s location makes it ideal<br />

to cater to the needs of developing<br />

areas near Gurugram, Faridabad,<br />

Ghaziabad, Noida, Rohtak, Jhajjar and<br />

other parts of the National Capital<br />

Region (NCR), Managing Director Mr<br />

Joginder Singh said.<br />

The plant has a well-planned layout<br />

which includes systematic handling<br />

of loading or unloading of material<br />

besides their proper storage. It has a<br />

state-of-the-art cutting line, grinding,<br />

drilling, washing and tempering<br />

machines, the positioning of which<br />

was done by professionals to provide<br />

ease of working to employees.<br />

Glass handling is done with the<br />

latest machines, and the plant<br />

has a 5 MT crane for loading and<br />

unloading materials. It has full power<br />

back-up and there is even a reverse<br />

osmosis (RO) system to meet the<br />

water requirements of the unit. The<br />

company uses its own vehicles to<br />

ensure smooth, efficient and timely<br />

supply of materials to customers.<br />

Mr Singh stressed that it was<br />

mandatory for all employees to follow<br />

laid down procedures of the company<br />

and to safety gear like helmets, gloves,<br />

shoes and jackets etc on duty.<br />

Ms Pavani, Director of Lentus Glass<br />

Private Limited, dedicatedly works on<br />

value-added products in the segment<br />

of glass and focuses on developing the<br />

same as full-fledged verticals for the<br />

company. Mr Singh says that mantra<br />

for the company is to create a niche<br />

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for themselves in the glass market.<br />

Lentus has sourced a ‘Force<br />

Convection Tempering Plant’ from<br />

Faridabad-based Bhambra Glass<br />

Concepts. Forced convection glass<br />

tempering furnaces use a combination<br />

of a high-temperature convection<br />

blower and a convection chamber to<br />

heat the glass in the furnace through<br />

forced convection. It increases output<br />

by 20 to 30 per cent and leads to more<br />

energy saving compared to a radiation<br />

furnace while also saving energy.<br />

About the company<br />

Lentus Glass Private Limited is a<br />

group company of Hyderabad-based<br />

PSV Mines & Minerals Pvt Ltd.,<br />

which has been established under the<br />

chairmanship of Mr Joginder Singh.<br />

PSV Mines & Minerals Pvt Ltd owns<br />

captive mines of silica sand/quartz<br />

and has a state-of-the-art pulverizing<br />

unit at Nalgonda, Telangana.<br />

Silica sand is the base material for<br />

manufacturing glass. The company<br />

has an installed pulverizing capacity<br />

of more than 10,000 MT per month<br />

and supplies materials to reputed<br />

glass manufacturers. Hence Lentus<br />

Glass Private Limited is essentially a<br />

forward integration unit of the group<br />

for glass segment.<br />

Email: lentus2020@gmail.com<br />

Website: www.lentusglass.com<br />

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Company News<br />

Glass Madrid Berlanas<br />

acquires LiSEC’s latest<br />

VSA system<br />

A Fully Automatic Insulating Glass Line, It Is The<br />

First Of Its Kind In Spain<br />

LiSEC’s VSA Super Spacer applicator saves many work<br />

steps in production, leading to significant increase in<br />

output in insulating glass processes.<br />

Glass Madrid Berlanas, the<br />

specialists in double and triple<br />

glazing in the Spanish capital<br />

Madrid, operate in a 27,000 m2 facility<br />

equipped with the latest technology.<br />

The latest system from LiSEC – the<br />

fully automatic LiSEC insulating glass<br />

line VSA, used for applying flexible<br />

spacer bands to glass sheets – has<br />

only recently gone into operation. The<br />

Spanish glass processing company<br />

is not only particularly proud of this<br />

investment because of the machine’s<br />

functionalities, it is also the first of its<br />

kind throughout Spain and once again<br />

underlines the USP and quality of<br />

Glass Madrid Berlanas’ products.<br />

There are a total of 70 employees<br />

headed by the managing directors<br />

Antonio Fernández, Antonio Gómez<br />

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and Natanael Fernández, who<br />

manufacture a wide range of products<br />

in the 11,000 m2 production halls<br />

of Glass Madrid Berlanas, for use in<br />

building and architectural projects:<br />

Windows, exterior railings, façades,<br />

exterior and structural glazing, but<br />

also sheets of glass for skylights or<br />

outdoor furniture are just some of the<br />

products that are manufactured with<br />

the wide range of machinery.<br />

All in all, there are four glass<br />

cutting lines, two intelligent glass<br />

storage systems, two insulating glass<br />

lines for double and triple insulated<br />

glass, four glass bending furnaces and<br />

many more machines that enable glass<br />

components to be drilled, milled and<br />

their edges to be processed quickly<br />

and with high quality. The first fully<br />

automatic system for applying flexible<br />

spacer bands to glass sheets, the VSA<br />

from LiSEC, has only recently begun<br />

to support production.<br />

The LiSEC VSA<br />

Antonio Fernández, Managing Director<br />

of Glass Madrid Berlanas, explains<br />

his reasons behind choosing the VSA<br />

from LiSEC and the advantages of the<br />

machine in an interview:<br />

Q: Mr Fernández, how did you first<br />

find out about this LiSEC solution<br />

in the field of insulating glass<br />

production?<br />

The LiSEC team provided us with<br />

sound information about this machine<br />

and the relevant salesperson, Enea<br />

Dullori, took great care to ensure<br />

that the solution we were looking<br />

for also met our requirements. The<br />

main problem was that the previous<br />

machine lacked a fully automated<br />

production process, which resulted<br />

in lower output, higher costs and,<br />

to some extent, poorer quality. The<br />

VSA has provided us with a solution<br />

that addresses precisely this issue.<br />

We have also learned about various<br />

marketing channels of LiSEC, such<br />

as the product videos, in which the<br />

machines are well explained with the<br />

corresponding functionalities. This<br />

was very helpful in getting relevant<br />

information during the pandemic.<br />

Q: How do the benefits of the<br />

machine translate into production?<br />

Most importantly, of course, we<br />

can recognise the advantages that<br />

automated processes bring with them.<br />

We require fewer operators, save on<br />

energy costs - in a nutshell: We are<br />

more energy efficient and have perfect<br />

quality that lives up to our standards.<br />

This allows us to deliver more<br />

sustainable, faster and higher quality<br />

products to our customers. That is one<br />

of the reasons why we are so proud<br />

of this machine. The products we<br />

produce have a unique USP for our<br />

customer, as we use a high-quality<br />

machine for production that is unique<br />

in Spain!<br />

Q: Are there any other benefits of the<br />

VSA that were key for you?<br />

Investing in a LiSEC VSA Super<br />

Spacer applicator has helped us<br />

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to significantly increase output in<br />

insulating glass production. The<br />

VSA saves us many work steps in<br />

production, especially when it comes<br />

to spacer frame production. The<br />

work steps of frame bending, filling<br />

with molecular sieve and applying<br />

the butyl as well as setting the<br />

frame by an operator are no longer<br />

necessary when using the Super<br />

Spacer applicator. These activities<br />

are now performed by the machine<br />

– at a continuous speed and quality.<br />

Furthermore, we are just one of the<br />

few suppliers in Spain that can offer<br />

insulating glass with Super Spacer<br />

flexible spacers, something that gives<br />

us a competitive edge.<br />

LiSEC promotes itself as being a<br />

reliable, competent and innovative<br />

partner – these characteristics are<br />

very well reflected in the machine<br />

and its functionality! Another aspect<br />

is that it is possible to operate the<br />

machine without any genuine<br />

previous experience - something<br />

that is a real added value when there<br />

is a shortage of skilled workers. It<br />

should be pointed out, however, that<br />

we are also training our employees<br />

on how to use this new machine in<br />

order to achieve the best results and<br />

performance from the machine as<br />

quickly as possible.<br />

Q: What are your objectives for the<br />

next five years and how can LiSEC<br />

support you in achieving them?<br />

We want to double our turnover<br />

in the next five years. This sounds<br />

very ambitious, but automation in<br />

glass processing provides us with<br />

ample opportunities to achieve this<br />

goal. One of the next projects with<br />

LiSEC might be the KSD. The newly<br />

used technology or rather the newly<br />

developed LiTEC tool certainly makes<br />

this machine a good starting point<br />

for a new joint project, especially if<br />

what is said about the speed of this<br />

processing machine is true.<br />

Fully automatic application of<br />

flexible spacer bands<br />

The LiSEC VSA-A is suitable for<br />

the production of 2, 3 and multiple<br />

insulating glass units. The system<br />

unleashes its full potential with<br />

air gaps of varying widths, since<br />

the applicator head can guide two<br />

different spacer widths in parallel and<br />

apply them alternately. This ensures<br />

interruption-free production with<br />

short cycle times. The fourth corner<br />

can be manually sealed with an<br />

adhesive strip or automatically sealed<br />

with the corner sealing machine<br />

(SSV). The patented application<br />

technology of the system guarantees<br />

high-precision positioning as well as<br />

low-friction and careful feeding of the<br />

flexible spacers.<br />

Edge trimming and sanding – with<br />

LiTEC slider technology<br />

The KSD-A from LiSEC is currently<br />

the fastest vertical seaming and<br />

grinding machine with peripheral<br />

wheels for the processing of glass<br />

edges, e.g. the seaming and grinding<br />

of glass edges. This machine combines<br />

massive processing flexibility with<br />

stable and reliably high quality.<br />

Thanks to decades of experience in<br />

the processing of glass edges, and the<br />

courage to explore new ways forward,<br />

KSD-A is also a defining technological<br />

marker for the future of glass edge<br />

processing.<br />


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

Website: www.lisec.com<br />

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Company News<br />

Olumpus Glasses’ state-of-the-art<br />

horizontal tempering furnace starts<br />

production<br />

Can Temper All Types Of Glass – Clear & Tinted Float, High-Performance<br />

Reflective, Low-E – Of 3000x6000mm Size<br />

One of the foremost and progressive processing companies of northern India, Olumpus<br />

Glasses Pvt Ltd has been engaged in the production of high quality world-class tempered<br />

glass since the last eight years.<br />

The company based in Lucknow,<br />

Uttar Pradesh, has recently<br />

expanded its business.<br />

Olumpus Glasses Director Mr<br />

Vivek Gupta, a dynamic leader and<br />

visionary, recently said the company’s<br />

recently imported jumbo-size flat<br />

tempering furnace (10”x20”) from<br />

China-based LandGlass Technology<br />

has started production in the last<br />

week of June.<br />

He said the automatic and<br />

advanced furnace can temper all<br />

types of glass – clear and tinted float<br />

glass, high-performance reflective<br />

glass, low-e glass – of 3,000*6,000 mm<br />

size having a thickness of 4-19 mm as<br />

per international standards.<br />

This state-of-the-art tempering<br />

furnace has an unmatched ‘quality<br />

monitoring system’ to continuously<br />

maintain the excellent quality of<br />

the tempered glass it manufactures,<br />

Gupta said.<br />

The uniform heating and cooling<br />

system and high-grade ceramic rollers<br />

used in this furnace not only maintain<br />

the flatness of the tempered glass, but<br />

also add more shine to the reflective<br />

glass coating, he added.<br />

This force convection tempering<br />

furnace not only produces world-class<br />

excellent quality tempered glass, but<br />

also has high production capacity, the<br />

Olumpus Glasses director asserted.<br />

Olumpus has witnessed<br />

phenomenal business growth in its<br />

eight years of glass processing. The<br />

company imported its first tempering<br />

furnace (8”x14”) from China’s Land<br />

Glass in June 2014. Just nine months<br />

later, it imported an insulating glass<br />

line from world-renowned South<br />

Korea-based ‘EKANG’. This glass line<br />

started producing insulated glass of<br />

up to 2,440x3,660 mm from February<br />

2015.<br />

Thereafter, the company also<br />

established a PVB laminating glass<br />

line within a year to complete its<br />

architectural range. This unit has<br />

been in production since 2016 and<br />

produces glass of 3,000mmx6,000 mm<br />

size.<br />

About the company<br />

An ISO 9001:2015 certified company,<br />

Olumpus Glasses Pvt Ltd works<br />

with many prominent agencies,<br />

supplying glass as per the customer<br />

needs. The company has state-ofthe-art<br />

infrastructure and high-tech<br />

machinery, giving it a huge production<br />

capacity. Olumpus has a Bureau of<br />

Indian Standards (BIS) licence, which<br />

enables it to print the ISI mark on its<br />

glass.<br />

Email: olumpusglasses@gmail.com<br />

Website: www.olumpus.net<br />

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Company News<br />

Surbhi<br />

Glass<br />

MD Sunil<br />

Shah<br />

Felicitated<br />

Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur with Surbhi Glass MD Sunil Shah<br />

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister<br />

Jai Ram Thakur honoured<br />

Surbhi Glass Private Limited<br />

Managing Director Sunil Shah for his<br />

contributions towards the glass and the<br />

uPVC windows industries at an event<br />

in Shimla on <strong>July</strong> 19.<br />

Surbhi Glass Pvt Ltd operates a<br />

state-of-the-art uPVC door and window<br />

manufacturing plant under the brand<br />

name of Surbhi Upvcwindoors Tech<br />

which provides cost-effective and highquality<br />

solutions.<br />

Surbhi Glass is also known for its<br />

top quality laminated glass, insulated<br />

glass and toughened glass. The<br />

company has come a long way under<br />

the leadership and guidance of Mr<br />

Shah. It has become a renowned name<br />

in almost all verticals related to glass.<br />

The company has been bestowed with<br />

a number of awards for its exceptional<br />

product portfolio.<br />

Himachal Pradesh Industries Minister Bikram Singh with Sunil Shah<br />

Email: upvc@surbhituff.com<br />

Website: www.surbhituff.com<br />

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Company News<br />

Şişecam’s second patterned glass line<br />

investment in Mersin<br />

Company Currently Operates 8 Flat Glass And 1 Patterned Glass Lines At<br />

Four Locations In Turkey<br />

Şişecam, the founder of the Turkish glass industry, remains committed to making<br />

investments contributing to the growth, exports, and further development of the industry.<br />

Şişecam, a world leader in the glass<br />

and chemicals industry, provides<br />

input to both architectural patterned<br />

glass and energy glass sectors as the<br />

only company producing patterned<br />

glass in Turkey.<br />

The global player currently<br />

operating with eight flat glass and<br />

one patterned glass lines at four<br />

locations in Turkey, has announced<br />

its investment of a patterned glass<br />

furnace with a capacity of 600 tons per<br />

day and energy glass processing lines<br />

with a capacity of 20 million square<br />

meters per year.<br />

This new investment in Mersin/<br />

Tarsus OIZ amounts to TL 3.4 billion<br />

(EUR 185 million), including working<br />

capital. With this latest investment,<br />

Şişecam aims to be one of the main<br />

suppliers in the renewable energy<br />

investments globally.<br />

Dr. Ahmet Kırman, Şişecam<br />

Chairman and Executive Member of<br />

the Board, emphasized that Şişecam,<br />


Şişecam Chairman and<br />

Executive Member of the Board<br />

the founder of the Turkish glass<br />

industry, is committed to making<br />

ongoing investments that create<br />

sustainable value for all stakeholders<br />

while supporting growth and exports of<br />

industries to which it provides input.<br />

“Şişecam continues to create value<br />

for Turkey despite today’s extraordinary<br />

economic environment, as it has<br />

throughout its 87-year history. We are<br />

moving forward with new investments<br />

in line with our strong global goals and<br />

our focus on sustainable growth across<br />

our core business areas. At the same<br />

time, we are closely monitoring global<br />

trends and exploring new investment<br />

opportunities. Even though overall<br />

energy costs are on the rise, declining<br />

costs of electricity generation from<br />

solar energy and growing awareness<br />

of sustainability globally offer new<br />

opportunities in the patterned glass<br />

and energy glass markets.<br />

“In line with our strategic priorities<br />

of meeting glass demand in Turkey and<br />

creating value its economy, Şişecam<br />

decided to invest in a new patterned<br />

glass furnace and processing lines<br />

in Mersin. This new investment will<br />

allow us to capitalize on emerging<br />

opportunities in the rapidly growing<br />

solar energy market globally. We believe<br />

that this investment is perfectly aligned<br />

with our sustainability targets,” Kirman<br />

said.<br />

He pointed out that the climate<br />

crisis and growing awareness of carbon<br />

emissions among both consumers<br />

and national governments have made<br />

transition to renewable resources a<br />

top priority in the energy industry, one<br />

of the sectors with the highest carbon<br />

emissions.<br />

“The energy supply/demand<br />

imbalance spiked natural gas,<br />

electricity and fuel prices. This in<br />

turn boosted demand for renewable<br />

energy resources with its lower costs<br />

compared to fossil fuels. As a result,<br />

solar energy stands out as the most<br />

viable solution for electricity generation<br />

today. Energy glass market demand<br />

in Turkey is forecasted to reach 23<br />

million square meters in <strong>2022</strong>, up<br />

from 8 million square meters in 2018,<br />

registering nearly threefold growth.<br />

Our new investment will support us<br />

to capitalize on this highly attractive<br />

opportunity in energy glass market,”<br />

Kirman further said.<br />

Website: www.sisecam.com<br />

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Company Report<br />

coating system for surface finishing of<br />

PVC profiles and a range of state-ofthe-art<br />

automatic cutting and welding<br />

systems ensure that the company can<br />

produce up to 1,200 PVC and PVC/<br />

aluminium windows every single day.<br />

On a visit by one of LiSEC’s<br />

managing directors, CFO Oliver<br />

Pichler, production manager for<br />

insulating glass production, Beniamin<br />

Buta, agreed to be interviewed to talk<br />

about why the Madrugada Group opted<br />

to establish its own insulating glass line<br />

in 2019.<br />

The head of production also offered<br />

insight into future development of the<br />

company and told us how solutions<br />

from a single source from LiSEC are<br />

helping to deliver not just top quality<br />

but other benefits to aid the company’s<br />

success.<br />

For Madrugada Group,<br />

target is ‘success through<br />

quality’<br />

Company Has Tied Up With One-Stop Solution<br />

Provider LiSEC For Machinery & Software<br />

For almost 20 years, the Madrugada Group has been<br />

producing PVC and PVC/aluminium windows at its Palota<br />

site in the western Romanian district of Bihor.<br />

Q: The Madrugada Group has<br />

undergone considerable growth<br />

since 2003 and is now one of<br />

Romania’s top three and is already<br />

exporting more than 30% of its<br />

products to the EU. When and why<br />

did you decide to start producing<br />

insulating glass?<br />

A: Founder and owner, Mr Sergiu<br />

Turcu, started to consider producing<br />

insulating glass for PVC windows<br />

himself at the end of 2018, primarily<br />

due to the significant growth the<br />

company was experiencing, and thus<br />

produce the complete end product<br />

in house. Being independent of<br />

the market and advancing quality<br />

through investment in state-of-the-<br />

The motto of the company’s<br />

founder and sole agent,<br />

Sergiu Turcu, is ‘to produce<br />

outstanding quality for enthusiastic<br />

customers’, and has been the driving<br />

force and secret to success of what has<br />

become one of Romania’s top three<br />

window manufacturers.<br />

The company employs more than<br />

400 people in a two-shift pattern at its<br />

vast 40,000 m2 production site, which<br />

has the option to expand further. In<br />

2020, turnover amounted to 44 million<br />

Euros. A large warehouse for different<br />

types of PVC profile, an automatic film<br />

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art production technologies were<br />

fundamental motivations.<br />

At the start of 2019, contact was<br />

made with LiSEC which led to an<br />

initial data analysis and capacity<br />

design for future insulating glass<br />

production. The aim was to design one<br />

of the most state-of-the-art production<br />

systems and to assist with planning<br />

the production hall, for which LiSEC<br />

utilised its comprehensive expertise<br />

for turnkey solutions. With LiSEC’s<br />

leading knowledge, which we used<br />

to both plan the production site and<br />

learn about handling glass and the<br />

production planning process, we<br />

quickly moved from zero to starting<br />

our own insulating glass production<br />

line, without having any extensive<br />

prior knowledge.<br />

Q: How did the planning process and<br />

scope look?<br />

A: At the start of the planning process,<br />

current data on our insulating glass<br />

requirements and trends for future<br />

development, as well as the level of<br />

automation we were looking for, were<br />

analysed so that our future production<br />

could be mapped out. From the very<br />

outset, it was obvious that we wanted<br />

to implement highly automated, linked<br />

insulating glass production in which<br />

manual handling of the glass sheets<br />

was kept to an absolute minimum.<br />

We opted for a sorting buffer, which<br />

we can expand as the need arises.<br />

With this, we can ensure continuous<br />

production and remain flexible at<br />

the same time. During the planning<br />

process, LiSEC also took into account<br />

future expandability, which is now<br />

proving to be another benefit of<br />

having such an experienced partner<br />

on our side for projects of this size.<br />

Specifically, we opted for the following<br />

solutions:<br />

Systems and machinery<br />

99<br />

Glass storage with a FlyOver<br />

loading system for particularly<br />

high flexibility (PKL + SBH)<br />

99<br />

Linear cutting system and<br />

automatic breakout system for<br />

float glass (SprintCut)<br />

99<br />

Automatic laminated glass<br />

cutting with particularly low<br />

wastage (VSL-A)<br />

99<br />

Sorting and buffer system<br />

with shuttle for minimal sheet<br />

handling (ASM + SHL)<br />

99<br />

Glass edge machine with<br />

diamond belt for optimal edge<br />

quality (KSR + KSV)<br />

99<br />

Insulating glass line with<br />

applicator for thermoplastic<br />

spacers, gas filling press and<br />

sealing machine for edge<br />

sealing (TPA, AGP, VFL)<br />

Software<br />

99<br />

ERP system for order<br />

management (gps.order)<br />

99<br />

Production planning and<br />

monitoring (gps.prod)<br />

99<br />

Machine status monitoring (lis.<br />

assetcheck)<br />

99<br />

Delivery process planning and<br />

support (lis.delivery)<br />

Q: What were the main determining<br />

factors when it came to opting for<br />

an all-in-one solution from LiSEC,<br />

and what are the benefits?<br />

A: The key determining factor when<br />

it comes to LiSEC was the ability to<br />

procure machinery and software from<br />

a single source. With highly automated<br />

Glass Bulletin | <strong>July</strong> - <strong>September</strong>, <strong>2022</strong> 71

Company Report<br />

production, the information systems<br />

and interfaces to systems are the key<br />

to success. Whether order entry or<br />

production planning, everything needs<br />

to interact with the systems, and it<br />

must be possible to query the status of<br />

individual products in real time. Paired<br />

with state-of-the-art technology and<br />

the high system availability of LiSEC<br />

products, it was undoubtedly the right<br />

decision.<br />

Q: How does future development of<br />

the Madrugada Group look? What<br />

are your goals?<br />

A: Our aim is to continue working<br />

with LiSEC to optimise the insulating<br />

glass line one step at a time. To do<br />

this, we will continue to analyse the<br />

data together, to identify potential<br />

for improvement in our organisation<br />

and to optimise processes. We will<br />

then expand production to include<br />

an additional shift, thereby further<br />

expanding our production capacity.<br />

Additionally, we will start planning<br />

and implementing a pre-stressing<br />

system and start expanding the<br />

cutting system and sorting buffer. At<br />

the same time, we also plan to invest<br />

in another insulating glass line for<br />

thermoplastic spacers. We are in the<br />

fortunate position that demand for our<br />

high-quality products is growing, and<br />

we intend to take advantage of this<br />

opportunity in the future.<br />

About LiSEC<br />

LiSEC, headquartered in<br />

Seitenstetten/Amstetten, is a globally<br />

active group that has provided<br />

individual and comprehensive<br />

solutions in flat glass processing and<br />

finishing for 60 years.<br />


– Claudia GUSCHLBAUER<br />

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

Website: www.lisec.com<br />

72 Glass Bulletin | <strong>July</strong> - <strong>September</strong>, <strong>2022</strong>

Event<br />

Zion Exhibitions ready to bring<br />

revolutionizing expo ‘D-arc BUILD’<br />

Global Platform For Architects, Designers And Creative Influencers To Foster<br />

Relevant Discourse<br />

A prodigious showcase of design innovations and a knowledge-sharing platform, D-arc<br />

BUILD is scheduled to be held during <strong>September</strong> 22-25, <strong>2022</strong>, at New Delhi’s Pragati<br />

Maidan.<br />

D-arc BUILD is an ideal B2B<br />

platform for representatives<br />

from various sectors of<br />

design, architecture, building and<br />

construction-related industries<br />

gathered under one roof to showcase<br />

their potential by providing detailed<br />

demonstrations of latest products,<br />

services and technologies.<br />

D-arc BUILD is a manoeuvre,<br />

striving to create a platform for<br />

architects, designers and creative<br />

influencers, transnationally, to foster<br />

discourse over diverse subjects<br />

centred around architecture and<br />

design.<br />

In association with the Indian<br />

Institute of Architect, Institute<br />

of Indian Interior Designers,<br />

Hospitality Purchasing Managers’<br />

Forum, Construction Federation<br />

of India, Indian Bath Fittings<br />

Manufacturers Association, Ludhiana<br />

Architects Association, Federation<br />

Of Indian Plywood & Panel Industry,<br />

Waterproofers Associations of India,<br />

Morbi Ceramic Manufacturers<br />

Association and with more than<br />

3000+ architects and designers,<br />

key international players, 50,000+<br />

visitors including architects,<br />

interior designers, builders and<br />

developers, dealer and distributors,<br />

manufacturing brands, chairpersons<br />

of industry relevant associations,<br />

hoteliers, façade consultants, lighting<br />

consultants, MEP consultants and<br />

more, D-arc BUILD is bound to be a<br />

success.<br />

D-arc BUILD Agenda<br />

;;<br />

On <strong>September</strong> 22, <strong>2022</strong>,<br />

Indian Institute of Architects<br />

will hold its northern regional<br />

conference, moderated<br />

and conceptualized by IIA-<br />

Northern Chapter. It will see<br />

the presence of more than<br />

1,500 architects from 24 state<br />

chapters.<br />

;;<br />

On <strong>September</strong> 23, <strong>2022</strong>,<br />

Institute of Indian Interior<br />

Designers will celebrate its<br />

Golden Jubilee by holding a<br />

national level conference,<br />

curated and conceptualized by<br />

IIID-Delhi Regional Chapter.<br />

This will see the presence<br />

of more than 1,500 interior<br />

designers and architects from<br />

34 regional chapters.<br />

;;<br />

On <strong>September</strong> 24, <strong>2022</strong>,<br />

Professor Charanjeet Shah,<br />

Director of CG Smart Habitat<br />

Foundation, will hold a<br />

conference to discuss the<br />

challenges and opportunities<br />

of modern railways and the<br />

contribution of professionals<br />

like engineers, architects and<br />

urban planners to the mission<br />

of making a ‘New India’.<br />

;;<br />

On <strong>September</strong> 25, <strong>2022</strong>,<br />

HPMF- Hospitality Purchasing<br />

Managers’ Forum, an<br />

association of procurement<br />

managers in hospitality, would<br />

be holding a conference with<br />

the presence of more than<br />

250 members under the<br />

theme “Reinvent X Rethink<br />

– The future of Hospitality<br />

Procurement”.<br />

With cumulative efforts towards<br />

creating a benchmark in the building<br />

and construction industry, Zion<br />

Exhibitions initiated with Lap of<br />

Luxury, a symposium created for oneon-one<br />

interaction with renowned<br />

principal architects, interior<br />

designers, premium hoteliers and<br />

sponsoring brands on May 7, <strong>2022</strong> at<br />

Hyatt Regency, Chandigarh.<br />

The second edition of Lap of<br />

Luxury is scheduled for August 20,<br />

<strong>2022</strong> in Mumbai and would be graced<br />

with the presence of 200+ architects<br />

and designers with a keynote address<br />

and a book launch by industry<br />

stalwart Dikshu Kukreja of CP Kukreja<br />

Architects.<br />

Email: info@darcbuild.com<br />

Website: www.darcbuild.com<br />

Glass Bulletin | <strong>July</strong> - <strong>September</strong>, <strong>2022</strong> 73

Event<br />

Biesse India, along with IIID Bengaluru,<br />

organises workshop on design concepts<br />

Event Witnessed Participation Of More Than 150 Architects And Interior<br />

Design Firms<br />

Italian architect Giuseppe Morando and Jayanth Gopal – a team behind many awardwinning<br />

projects across the globe – spoke on design concepts and aspirations.<br />

IIID with its expansive reach proved<br />

to be an ideal platform to promote<br />

design concepts. We primarily wanted<br />

to create awareness of the processes<br />

available to give physical shape to<br />

creative ideas in wood, glass, stone<br />

and other materials.”<br />

Biesse India, a global wood, glass<br />

and stone processing machine<br />

manufacturer in Bengaluru,<br />

along with IIID (Institute of Indian<br />

Interior Designers) Bengaluru<br />

organised a Master Series workshop<br />

featuring Mr Giuseppe Morando,<br />

an Italian architect known for his<br />

successful global projects, and Mr<br />

Jayanth Gopal, the man behind many<br />

award-winning projects in the US,<br />

Middle East and India.<br />

The event was held on <strong>July</strong> 1,<br />

<strong>2022</strong> at Hotel Shangri-La which saw<br />

participation from more than 150<br />

architects and interior design firms in<br />

Bengaluru.<br />

Conceptualised as an impromptu<br />

conversation between two architect<br />

friends, the discussion began with<br />

Guiseppe explaining the structure of<br />

some of the projects he and his team<br />

designed. They further elaborated on<br />

key points by drawing commonalities<br />

between universal design thoughts<br />

across geography, culture and<br />

aspirations.<br />

Biesse India understands<br />

that there is a lack of awareness<br />

to differentiate the quality of<br />

execution by manual methods vis a<br />

vis modern technology, processes,<br />

and software solutions available<br />

and thus, partnered with Giuseppe<br />

to conceptualise and produce a<br />

masterpiece using their software and<br />

machinery to demonstrate the abilities<br />

of technologies in bringing to life<br />

complex designs.<br />

With IIID being a true<br />

representative of interior designers<br />

within the country and globally,<br />

it served as the ideal platform to<br />

emphasise design concepts.<br />

Commenting on this collaboration<br />

with IIID, Mr Sayeed Ahmed, CEO,<br />

Biesse India, said, “We at Biesse<br />

India identified the need to create an<br />

ecosystem to create awareness about<br />

the latest technology available and<br />

About Biesse Group<br />

Biesse Group is a multinational<br />

leader in technology for processing<br />

wood, glass, stone, plastic, and metal.<br />

Biesse India is a direct subsidiary<br />

of Biesse Group and also the only<br />

production site of Biesse Group<br />

outside Italy. Biesse Group designs,<br />

manufactures, and distributes<br />

machines, integrated systems,<br />

and software for manufacturers of<br />

furniture, door/window frames, and<br />

components for the construction,<br />

shipbuilding, and aerospace<br />

industries.<br />

–Santosh B Holeyachi<br />

Email: santosh.bh@biesse.com<br />

Website: www.biesse.com<br />

74 Glass Bulletin | <strong>July</strong> - <strong>September</strong>, <strong>2022</strong>

Product Hunt<br />

Office partitions brought<br />

to you by Taiton<br />

Company Offers Quick & Easy Ways To Customise<br />

Workspaces, Meet Expansion Needs Of<br />

Businesses<br />

Dividing an office using partitions ensures that workplaces<br />

are segregated and are ideal for both small and large<br />

offices or within departments.<br />

Taiton Architectural Hardware<br />

has the largest and the most<br />

comprehensive product range<br />

skilfully crafted to suit the modern<br />

hi-tech needs of commercial and<br />

residential establishments.<br />

Office partitions is the need of the<br />

hour! Taiton offers quick and easy way<br />

to customize workspaces and meet the<br />

expansion needs of businesses.<br />

Dividing an office using partitions<br />

ensures that workplaces are<br />

segregated and are ideal for both<br />

small and large offices or within<br />

departments. Office partitions also<br />

ensure employee and information<br />

security as well as partitions offer a<br />

sense of concentration in an entire<br />

workplace. They separate employees<br />

and minimize the distractions that<br />

they are often subject to in the<br />

workplace.<br />

The office layout has a major<br />

impact on employee efficiency. Studies<br />

have revealed that better interiors can<br />

bring up to 80 per cent improvement<br />

in employee productivity. To realise<br />

this objective, many businesses are<br />

moving from conventional designs to<br />

experimenting with contemporary<br />

layouts that include modern office<br />

partitions. The partitions include<br />

space dividers to optimise available<br />

spaces.<br />

Taiton has an extensive inventory<br />

uniquely suitable for offices, including<br />

a range of slim profiles, telescopic<br />

sliding partitions, synchronised biparting<br />

sliding partitions that help<br />

optimise space usage.<br />

Using modern office partitions<br />

ushers in a number of benefits and<br />

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While opting for office partitions,<br />

make sure they are made from<br />

sustainable and durable material.<br />

Taiton is an environmentally<br />

conscious company which uses<br />

sustainable practices and materials to<br />

manage its carbon footprints.<br />

Email: customercare@taiton.in<br />

Website: www.taiton.in<br />

Glass Bulletin | <strong>July</strong> - <strong>September</strong>, <strong>2022</strong> 75

Product Hunt<br />

Work comfortably, reliably<br />

& precisely with Glaston<br />


Perfect For Companies Searching For Inexpensive<br />

Options To Expand Insulating Glass Production<br />

Capacity<br />

With COMFORT BOX insulating glass manufacturing line,<br />

Glaston offers a high-quality IG line for the manufacturing<br />

of gas-filled IG units of rectangular and shaped formats.<br />

Working with the line is<br />

comfortable, reliable,<br />

and precise providing the<br />

ideal entry solution for industrial<br />

insulating glass production of gasfilled<br />

IG units. At the same time, the<br />

Glaston COMFORT BOX is a perfect<br />

solution for companies searching for<br />

an inexpensive opportunity to expand<br />

their insulating glass production<br />

capacity. Up to 800 gas-filled<br />

insulating glass units can be produced<br />

in rectangular or shaped formats on<br />

the reliable line per shift.<br />

The great advantage of the<br />

Glaston COMFORT BOX is its<br />

simple handling and uncomplicated<br />

operator guidance. The base model<br />

of the insulating glass line consists of<br />

three elements: a glass plate washing<br />

machine, an inspection station for<br />

the visual monitoring of the glass<br />

plates complete with subsequent<br />

frame positioning, and an automatic<br />

assembling, gas filling, and press<br />

robot.<br />

With its three separate brush-pair<br />

drives, the washing machine ensures<br />

great results on sheets up to 15<br />

millimetres in thickness. Its external,<br />

chainless brush and transport drive<br />

promises additional convenience and<br />

reassurance.<br />

The high-contrast, well-lit<br />

inspection area complete with<br />

coloured signal lights provides a<br />

quick and reliable inspection facility<br />

for glass plates. The automatic<br />

beam setting for vertical positioning<br />

of the frame means the spacer<br />

can be applied precisely, even by<br />

inexperienced users.<br />

76 Glass Bulletin | <strong>July</strong> - <strong>September</strong>, <strong>2022</strong>

Glaston• 2<br />

Precise assembly of the units with<br />

gas filling<br />

The core of the Glaston COMFORT<br />

BOX is the insulating glass press<br />

that assembles the insulating glass<br />

units, fills them with inert gas, and<br />

presses them precisely in one single<br />

processing step. This works just as<br />

well with non-stepped, rectangular<br />

units as with shaped formats with<br />

steps on up to three sides and works<br />

with both double and triple insulating<br />

glass units: the customer has the<br />

choice – even when it comes to the<br />

spacer material. The inert gas filling is<br />

completed quickly, efficiently and at a<br />

high level directly into the units, while<br />

adjustable press plates ensure precise<br />

and uniform insulating glass pressing.<br />

The line is rounded off with a tilt<br />

table to discharge the units ready<br />

for the subsequent manual standard<br />

sealing. It goes without saying that<br />

the equipment for the manual<br />

sealing – the rotating sealing table<br />

and the manual sealing unit – are also<br />

available from Glaston.<br />

For those who do not wish to seal<br />

manually, the line can be expanded<br />

with a conveyor and an automatic<br />

sealing robot. With the aid of the<br />

sealing robot COMFORT’SEALER,<br />

the customer can upgrade their<br />

Glaston COMFORT BOX IG line from<br />

an entry-level solution for industrial<br />

glass production to an automated<br />

production line.<br />

The main advantage of the<br />

COMFORT’SEALER is its precise<br />

dosage function which determines<br />

precisely the joint depth and then<br />

subsequently applies the exact volume<br />

of sealing material required. This level<br />

of precision cannot be achieved when<br />

sealing manually.<br />

Glaston COMFORT BOX can<br />

also be expanded with machines for<br />

the production of spacers: a frame<br />

bending robot SPACER’BENDER,<br />

a desiccant filling station<br />

SPACER’FILLER as well as a<br />


double-sided coating of rectangular<br />

and shaped frames with butyl<br />

represent ideal additions to this IG<br />

line.<br />

Glaston COMFORT BOX technical<br />

data at a glance:<br />

• Output: up to 800 gas-filled<br />

insulating glass units per shift<br />

• Transport speed: 48 m/min<br />

• Working height: 2.70 m<br />

• Minimum glass format: 190 x<br />

350 mm<br />

• Maximum glass format: 2700 x<br />

3500 mm<br />

• Glass thickness: 3 – 15 mm<br />

• Thickness of the insulating<br />

glass units: 12 – 60 mm<br />

• Spacer width: 6 – 24 mm<br />

Insulating glass types:<br />

• Double and triple units<br />

• Rectangular and shaped<br />

formats<br />

• 1- up to 3-sided stepped units<br />

Email: info@glaston.net<br />

Website: www.glaston.net<br />

Glass Bulletin | <strong>July</strong> - <strong>September</strong>, <strong>2022</strong> 77

Product Hunt<br />

Pujol 100 PVB+ & full automatic lines<br />

Pujol-100 PVB+ System<br />

Oven For Production Of Laminated Glass With PVB & EVA<br />

Pujol, founded in 1911, is the only manufacturer in the world with its own production of<br />

ovens and EVA.<br />

Over the last two decades, Pujol<br />

has served more than 2,000<br />

installations and established<br />

itself as a leader and fully specialized<br />

company in the laminated glass<br />

sector, fulfilling the objective of<br />

offering an integral service consisting<br />

of ovens, consumables, training and<br />

technical assistance service, covering<br />

what it believes are the needs of its<br />

customers.<br />

The Pujol-100 SYSTEM has been<br />

developed and designed to allow glass<br />

laminators to work basically on PVB<br />

films without the need to install, and<br />

keep on running additional costs,<br />

of a climate control room, calandre<br />

installations or accessories climate<br />

BOX of humidity and temperature<br />

control.<br />

Thanks to the double vacuum<br />

and high uniformity temperature<br />

distribution system, Pujol is the<br />

only company in the market which<br />

can warranty a 100% of traceability<br />

and repeatability of each working<br />

process in autoclave free systems and<br />

as additional performance without<br />

the need of climate control system<br />

for the PVB films during storage or<br />

processing.<br />

When using with EVA films, it<br />

works as a high speed convection oven<br />

to laminate glass by the Pujolevalam<br />

Fast Curing System all integrated in<br />

its automatic assembly line, for the<br />

production of laminated glass. This<br />

enables to reduce manufacturing<br />

costs and increase the quality of the<br />

laminated, allowing to catch up the<br />

short times of curing in the FC series<br />

Laminate oven from Pujol.<br />

Due to its high production and<br />

flexibility, it is possible to produce<br />

as much as 1,000 sq m per day<br />

and more in the bigger models and<br />

modular configurations. Therefore, it<br />

is possible to offer a quick response<br />

to orders, improving service and<br />

attention towards clients.<br />

Highlights of Pujol 100 PVB+ System<br />

1. Laminates any type of PVB and<br />

EVA<br />

2. Double vacuum based system,<br />

first on the market<br />

3. No need of climate control of<br />

humidity & temperature in<br />

storage &/or processing<br />

4. No prepressing unit required<br />

(so no calandre and no preheating<br />

infrared tunnel<br />

required)<br />

5. No need or requirement of BIG<br />

Compressor<br />

6. No hazardous ambient or<br />

risk of explosion like exist in<br />

Autoclave<br />

7. Costs Reduction due to energy<br />

efficiency, of up to 70% per<br />

unit produced, compared to<br />

autoclave systems, due to<br />

energy efficiency. As there is no<br />

additional energy cost for<br />

78 Glass Bulletin | <strong>July</strong> - <strong>September</strong>, <strong>2022</strong>

K-BOND• 2<br />

• Compressor<br />

• Pre‐Pressing Lines (Heating<br />

tunnel & Calandre)<br />

• Cost of Climate Chamber &<br />

Assembly Room<br />

• Cost of Heating High Volume<br />

and Inertia space of Autoclave.<br />

8. Up to 40 mm. Glass thickness<br />

processing in 1 piece or<br />

Multi pieces independent<br />

compositions, with trays full,<br />

60mm on smaller glasses.<br />

9. High temperature uniformity<br />

process by using 96 Heating<br />

Plates radiating over up &<br />

down Surface of glass<br />

10. Less space required, lines with<br />

no calendaring are smaller<br />

than in Autoclave systems<br />

11. Parking station & double<br />

platforms unit allows optimize<br />

the process cycle times, while<br />

half are processing in oven,<br />

the other half are unloading<br />

and loading for next batch,<br />

reducing to 10 minutes process<br />

of introduction & extraction<br />

and restart LAM process in the<br />

oven<br />

12. Lamination costs don’t depend<br />

on production level, even if<br />

production decreases, costs<br />

stay constant<br />

13. High volumes of production<br />

with minimum personnel.<br />


Although the production increases<br />

or decreases, the consumption of<br />

the New Pujol100 System is always<br />

constant, unlike the traditional<br />

autoclave system.<br />

The Pujol100 System is highly<br />

profitable for productions up to 500 sq<br />

m per day / 11,500 sq m per month.<br />

As Pujol PVB 100+ fully replaces<br />

the requirement of autoclave and<br />

able to produce both EVA lamination<br />

and PVB lamination including sentry,<br />

bullet proof glass, curved glass in the<br />

same furnace with almost quality<br />

control with less man power and least<br />

energy requirement.<br />

Presently, Pujol in association with<br />

K BOND are able to installed two<br />

Pujol-100 PVB+ machine in eastern<br />

and southern part of India and<br />

these machines would be ready for<br />

production before the year <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

Compared to conventional<br />

autoclave systems, Pujol 100 PVB+<br />

high speed oven uses convention and<br />

radiation system for both EVA and<br />

PVB laminations with fast cycle to get<br />

high and flexible production in lower<br />

costs. It has the following advantages<br />

compared to autoclave systems.<br />

• High productivity<br />

• Flexibility<br />

• Low personnel requirement<br />

• No fixed running cost<br />

• EVA & PVB can be laminated<br />

at the same time<br />

Considering the above advantages of<br />

the Pujol-100 PVB+ machine, it is<br />

advisable to look into the option to<br />

have such a cutting edge technology<br />

meeting with high quality precision<br />

and high production capacity will<br />

always add the value to your plant and<br />

give high return to the organization.<br />

About K BOND<br />

Established in 1995, K Bond<br />

specializes in manufacturing of glass<br />

glue (UV adhesive), glass paints and<br />

glass lamination machinery. The<br />

company works towards introducing<br />

new glass technologies, research and<br />

development, technology training,<br />

manufacturing, and selling raw<br />

materials for glass.<br />

Currently, K Bond is the sole<br />

authorized distributor of M/s Pujol for<br />

the sale of their EVALAM Films and<br />

highly sophisticated EVA and PVB<br />

lamination machines across India.<br />

The Pujol -100 PVB+ system is being<br />

promoted in India as one of the best<br />

products meeting the requirements of<br />

the Indian glass industry.<br />

Email: info@kbond.in,<br />

hipujol@hornospujol.com<br />

Website: www.hornospujol.com<br />

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Product Hunt<br />

Futuristic and revolutionary honeycomb<br />

‘Alstone Alcomb’ launched<br />

Applications Range From Building Facades And Furniture To Vehicles And<br />

Train Doors & Floors<br />

Alstone Alcomb boasts of features like fire protection – A2 grade, high strength and<br />

excellent rigidity, lightweight, impact and sound resistance, and is 100% recyclable.<br />

Alstone, a leading manufacturer<br />

of high-pressure laminate<br />

(HPL) and fire rated composite<br />

panels in India, launches a futuristic,<br />

revolutionary material Honeycomb<br />

“Alstone Alcomb”.<br />

Alstone Alcomb is unique because<br />

of its core properties as well as<br />

applications which makes it a one-ofa-kind<br />

in its category. The promising<br />

product has features like fire<br />

protection – A2 grade, high strength<br />

and excellent rigidity, lightweight,<br />

impact and sound resistance, and is<br />

100% recyclable.<br />

Right from building facades,<br />

ceilings/ flooring panels and furniture<br />

to commercial/military vehicles and<br />

doors and floors of trains, Alstone<br />

Alcomb can be used in a wide range of<br />

applications. The entire range can be<br />

seen at www.alstoneindia.com.<br />

ALCOMB is a robust yet lightweight<br />

panel composed of two aluminium<br />

alloy sheets facing each other and an<br />

inner honeycomb core made from<br />

aluminium foils – a true inspiration of<br />

the natural hexagonal honeycomb.<br />

Experience the difference with<br />

the unique honeycomb structure<br />

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Alstone• 2<br />

a brand synonymous with innovation,<br />

design and quality. Our latest<br />

Alstone Alcomb is a futuristic and<br />

revolutionary panel because of its<br />

superior quality control procedures<br />

that include rigorous testing under<br />

the most stringent standards. It is<br />

lighter than other materials due to its<br />

unique honeycomb structure, which<br />

also improves the rigidity and stability<br />

of the buildings. With Alstone Alcomb,<br />

we can build upon the trust that our<br />

customers already repose in us by<br />

extending a 15-year warranty on our<br />

honeycomb panels.”<br />

About the company<br />

Alstone is a leading manufacturer of<br />

high-pressure laminate (hpl), firerated<br />

composite panel, aluminium<br />

honeycomb panels, and louvers in<br />

India, established in the year 2004.<br />

Its manufacturing unit is located near<br />

Dehradun.<br />

Alstone consistently delivers strong,<br />

reliable, and versatile products for<br />

every application. The company<br />

has a pan India presence with 16<br />

warehouse-cum-offices in Delhi,<br />

Noida, Ahmedabad, Pune, Bengaluru,<br />

Indore, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow,<br />

Ranchi, Mumbai, Raipur, Jaipur,<br />

Patna, Hyderabad and Bhubaneswar.<br />

that makes the product lighter than<br />

other materials and also improves<br />

the rigidity and stability of its body.<br />

Besides, these panels are eco-friendly<br />

and are completely recyclable and<br />

reusable.<br />

Aluminium alloy, used for the<br />

construction of these panels, is a noncombustible<br />

material that works well<br />

as a fire retardant and fire prevention<br />

material. Also, it is highly nonradioactive<br />

which means it does not<br />

emit any harmful gases. These energyconserving<br />

properties make these<br />

panels a perfect choice for various<br />

applications such as construction<br />

and architecture, industrial, railways,<br />

marine, automotive and aviation.<br />

The structure of the honeycomb<br />

panels is connected with each other<br />

like I-beams. The skin sheet bears<br />

the in-plane load like an I-beam<br />

flange, function of the honeycomb<br />

code is similar to the Web of I-beam<br />

bearing shear stress, connecting and<br />

supporting both skin sheets. This<br />

results in high strength and excellent<br />

rigidity.<br />

Mr Sumit Gupta, Managing<br />

Director of Alstone, said, “Alstone is<br />

Email: lalit.midha@alstoneindia.com<br />

Website: www.alstoneindia.com<br />

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Product Hunt<br />

Vesuvius Fused Silica – a dedicated<br />

business unit within foundry division<br />

Focused And Committed To Glass Industry With Expanding Materials &<br />

Technologies<br />

Vesuvius Fused Silica also delivers innovative ceramic solutions for other industries such<br />

as metal heat treatment.<br />

With more than 50 years’<br />

experience, Vesuvius Fused<br />

Silica delivers the precision<br />

parts and reliable services to best<br />

respond to customers’ requirements.<br />

As partners in performance, Vesuvius<br />

Fused Silica provides innovative<br />

technologies to optimise its customers’<br />

processes.<br />

It also provides the advantage of<br />

local support by having teams of sales<br />

and technical staff available around<br />

the world.<br />

Products & Applications in Key<br />

Markets<br />

Vesuvius Fused Silica products are<br />

applied in various markets such<br />

as glass manufacturing, glass heat<br />

treatment, metal heat treatment<br />

and others. The company's product<br />

range offers the design, composition,<br />

and dimensions to match your<br />

applications.<br />

The company utilizes analytical<br />

experts to understand customer<br />

needs, and its design and<br />

manufacturing capabilities to suit<br />

them. The company’s pilot line<br />

facilities new prototype manufacturing<br />

and testing.<br />

Many industrial processes are<br />

characterized by high temperature<br />

working conditions requiring the<br />

use of heat-resistant ceramics<br />

and refractory materials. Vesuvius<br />

products can withstand temperatures<br />

up to 1500°C, provide low thermal<br />

expansion and conductivity, and<br />

are made of high purity fused silica<br />

material, well known under its<br />

ZYAROCK® brand name.<br />

Vesuvius Fused Silica provides parts<br />

of any shape and size for conveying,<br />

containing, and insulating. Its large<br />

range of products are tailor-made<br />

for high-end industries such as<br />

architecture, automotive, aerospace,<br />

energy, optical, residential appliances,<br />

chemistry, and more.<br />

Vesuvius Fused Silica for Glass<br />

Applications<br />

ZYAROCK® is the Vesuvius trusted<br />

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Vesuvius• 2<br />

brand of all fused silica technical<br />

solutions developed for the glass and<br />

the metal industry.<br />

Glass Heat Treatment<br />

99<br />

Glass tempering: ZYAROCK®<br />

glass tempering rollers with<br />

SMARTLY DRIVEN® end cap<br />

technology<br />

99<br />

Forming: ZYAROCK®<br />

bending plates<br />

Glass Manufacturing<br />

99<br />

Float glass: ZYAROCK®<br />

shadow wall, ZYAROCK®<br />

tweels and flat arches,<br />

ZYAROCK® tin bath tiles and<br />

skimmer, ZYAROCK® lehr and<br />

lift out rollers.<br />

99<br />

Optical glass: ZYAROCK®<br />

pots, ZYAROCK® Labtec<br />

crucibles and lids<br />

99<br />

Hollow glass: ZYAROCK®<br />

expendables<br />

Vesuvius Fused Silica for Metallurgy<br />

and other applications<br />

99<br />

Horizontal steel strip<br />

heat treatment processes:<br />

ZYAROCK® metallurgy rollers<br />

99<br />

Hot stamping: ZYAROCK®<br />

HoSt rollers<br />

99<br />

Titanium annealing and<br />

hot forming: ZYAROCK®<br />

Vacuum Creep Flattening &<br />

Super-Plastic Forming platens<br />

99<br />

Steel galvanization:<br />

ZYAROCK® wire guides<br />

Other applications<br />

99<br />

Calcination: CALCIN-<br />

TECH FS trays<br />

99<br />

Grains: ZYA-Pure grains &<br />

powders<br />

99<br />

Solar: ZYAROCK® rollers<br />

for coaters with SMARTLY<br />

DRIVEN® end cap technology,<br />


linings<br />

99<br />

Chemical: ZYAFOAM® linings<br />

99<br />

Aerospace: vacuum induction<br />

melting one shot liner<br />

Global Presence - Local Reach -<br />

Proximity to Customers<br />

With two manufacturing platforms in<br />

Asia and Europe and sales offices on<br />

every continent, Vesuvius FS provides<br />

a global network of sales and technical<br />

support. Local manufacturing in<br />

facilities with quality management<br />

ensures our customers receive the<br />

best quality and service in the shortest<br />

amount of time. Vesuvius consistently<br />

provides customers dependable, local<br />

services in any language at any time.<br />

About the company<br />

Vesuvius develops and manufactures<br />

high-technology products and solutions<br />

predominantly for supply to the steel<br />

and foundry casting, and also glass<br />

industries.<br />

Think beyond. Shape the future.<br />

Email: Guan-Thean.Lim@vesuvius.com<br />

Website: www.glass.vesuvius.com<br />

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Product Hunt<br />

Elle glass shower sliding<br />

system from Häfele<br />

All Components Concealed, Only Clean Stainless<br />

Steel Outline Visible From Outside<br />

Like a shot of espresso, a good shower activates your<br />

body and kick-starts your mind.<br />

An early morning wake-up call, a<br />

post work-out cleanse or a long<br />

thought generating cascade – a<br />

shower can mean different things at<br />

different moments of the day based<br />

on what you desire. A need for such<br />

versatility is fulfilled by Häfele’s<br />

shower solutions range which helps<br />

unlock the maximum potential of your<br />

bathroom space.<br />

Promising the highest level of<br />

tranquillity and rejuvenation, Häfele<br />

presents to you Elle Shower Sliding<br />

Solution. The word ‘Elle’, equivalent<br />

to beautiful in the Greek language is<br />

befitting for this new shower sliding<br />

system that delivers on aesthetical<br />

design, combining beauty and<br />

elegance. All the components of the<br />

system are concealed behind the<br />

track, and hence all you can see is the<br />

clean Stainless-Steel outline of the<br />

track, from the outside.<br />

The Stainless Steel 304 material<br />

used in the construction of the<br />

different components of this system<br />

provide sturdiness; while the<br />

rollers made of Delrin featuring<br />

high tensile strength, impact and<br />

abrasion resistance grant your shower<br />

enclosure efficiency and durability.<br />

The impressive weight carrying<br />

capacity of 80 kg and a track length<br />

of 2500 mm proves sufficient to<br />

accommodate a sizeable shower<br />

area. To ease the installation process<br />

tremendously, the top track comes<br />

with a provision to install the fixed<br />

glass panel directly onto it thus<br />

negating the need for any separate<br />

pre-installation preparation.<br />

The timeless Stainless Steel<br />

Polish finish of the system beautifully<br />

complements a wide range of shower<br />

accessories and fittings from Häfele’s<br />

Bath Fittings Range, providing you<br />

the freedom to customise and create<br />

harmonious visuals and designs in<br />

your bathrooms.<br />

About the company<br />

Häfele India is a wholly owned<br />

subsidiary of the Häfele Global<br />

network and has been operating<br />

in India since 2003. The ability of<br />

the company to understand the<br />

diverse Indian market has made it an<br />

authority in the field of architectural<br />

hardware, furniture and kitchen<br />

fittings and accessories.<br />

Email: customercare@hafeleindia.com<br />

Website: www.hafeleindia.com<br />

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Promising the highest level of<br />

Tranquility & Rejuvenation!<br />



Customer Care Toll Free: 1800 266 66<strong>67</strong> | Customer Care WhatsApp: +91 97691 11122<br />

Email ID: customercare@hafeleindia.com | SMS: ‘HAFELE’ TO 56070

Product Hunt<br />

The ProLam LSR from HEGLA is equipped with the laser diode heating system as standard and increases productivity by 20 percent or more, measured by pane throughput.<br />

HEGLA motto for glasstec: Creating<br />

added value together<br />

glasstec Will Be Held In Düsseldorf, Germany, From <strong>September</strong> 20-23, <strong>2022</strong><br />

“We’ve ordered over 32 lorries and hotel rooms are booked: HEGLA Group always<br />

anticipates the best when the glasstec trade fair begins,” says Managing Director<br />

Bernhard Hötger.<br />

“Alongside many machines<br />

operating in real time, booth<br />

A55 in hall 14 at glasstec will<br />

have much to offer. ‘Creating<br />

added value together’ is the motto<br />

under which the HEGLA Group is<br />

inviting accredited visitors to return<br />

to its exhibition. We have focussed on<br />

the here and now, and want to show<br />

solutions that our customers can use<br />

to create sustainable added value,”<br />

Hötger highlighted.<br />

Laser diode technology shortens<br />

heating time and increases value<br />

creation in LSG cutting<br />

“In mechanical engineering, one<br />

project that was close to our hearts<br />

was to significantly improve cycle<br />

time in LSG cutting,” Hötger<br />

explained. This resulted in the laser<br />

diode heating system. The new<br />

laser technology precisely focuses<br />

on the film in the scoring contour<br />

and reaches the transformation<br />

temperature much faster than<br />

conventional heating tubes can.<br />

“Thanks to bundled heat<br />

application, the productivity of the<br />

entire cutting process improves by<br />

20 percent, and considerably higher<br />

pane throughput can be achieved,”<br />

added Hötger. The surrounding pane<br />

surface remains cold, which makes<br />

subsequent cuts possible without<br />

waiting. The technology also benefits<br />

edge quality, as it systematically<br />

prevents subsequent delamination.<br />

For the first time, HEGLA are also<br />

showing a vertical remnant system for<br />

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HEGLA• 2<br />

The standard becomes added value – thanks to processing with the Laserbird from HEGLA boraident, a standard pane can<br />

be transformed into bird protection glass or an RF-transparent pane.<br />

Microsoft,” said Managing Director<br />

Jan Schäpers from HEGLA-HANIC.<br />

The new software basis now makes<br />

it possible to enable many add-ons,<br />

such as for financial bookkeeping or<br />

controlling via the Microsoft platform.<br />

On the other hand, a wide range<br />

of programs can be integrated with<br />

only minimal effort. As completely<br />

redeveloped software, it is perfectly<br />

adapted to all current systems.<br />

The standard becomes added value<br />

Be it bird protection glass,<br />

antibacterial panes, heatable glass or<br />

an RF-transparent IG unit: HEGLA<br />

boraident from Halle/Saale want to<br />

prove how easily a standard product<br />

reducing glass waste.<br />

Next-generation software<br />

With Cut+, HEGLA-HANIC<br />

introduced completely reprogrammed<br />

software (HMI) for cutting table<br />

organisation last year. At glasstec,<br />

the company from Bochum will be<br />

giving visitors insight into the next<br />

generation of the ERP system that<br />

can integrate all processes: from<br />

digital order collection, storage and<br />

individual machines to delivery at the<br />

construction site.<br />

“Standard OPC UA, digitalization<br />

and an increasing level of automation<br />

all motivated us to make our ERP<br />

even more open with the Dynamics<br />

365 development platform from<br />

With various lasers and stored programs, the Laserbird can remove functional layers from glass, and add textures and<br />

functions to panes such that a standard pane becomes an RF-transparent unit or antibacterial glass – on a pane by pane<br />

basis and without any tooling time.<br />

At glasstec, HEGLA-HANIC will introduce a new ERP system whose design is based on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 development<br />

platform and enables numerous Microsoft add-ons. From digital order collection, storage and individual machines to delivery at<br />

the construction site, all process can now be integrated.<br />

can become a commodity with added<br />

value. “With a range of samples,<br />

we want to give the impression of<br />

how flexibly glass can be finished<br />

by removing or transforming the<br />

functional layer, or via non-destructive<br />

printing with our Laserbird,”<br />

explained Dr Thomas Rainer, the<br />

Head of Development at HEGLA<br />

boraident.<br />

In addition to the option of creating<br />

functional glass without tooling time<br />

or an additional service provider,<br />

Thomas Rainer sees the “single piece”<br />

option as a major advantage: “Via<br />

the user-friendly GUI or connection<br />

to the ERP, each individual pane<br />

can be coated with various finishing<br />

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Product Hunt<br />

treatments without any waiting time.”<br />

Greater efficiency and automation<br />

for tempering furnaces<br />

“Tempered glass, as perfect as only<br />

glass can be” is what HEGLA TaiFin<br />

from Finland aspire to achieve. The<br />

company is known for convection<br />

technology and closely controllable<br />

heating zones with qualities much<br />

higher than the industry standard.<br />

“We have one of the best tempering<br />

furnaces on the market and at<br />

glasstec, we now want to show what<br />

is possible when strong partners work<br />

together,” said Teemu Kolka, Manager<br />

of HEGLA TaiFin. The optimal<br />

bedload is determined with bed<br />

optimisation from HEGLA-HANIC.<br />

For maximum automation, the glass<br />

can be put together with automated<br />

batch creation from HEGLA – no<br />

operator required.<br />

Through “de-batching”, the<br />

batch can be separated again.<br />

Optional quality scanners monitor<br />

quality and, in conjunction with the<br />

intelligent optimisation of HEGLA<br />

New Technology, they adjust the<br />

furnace recipes if necessary. Thanks<br />

to this holistic view, using such a<br />

system increases total throughput<br />

significantly and saves a great deal of<br />

energy.<br />

Cross-manufacturer information and<br />

perfect maintenance with an app<br />

The Shop-Floor app from HEGLA<br />

New Technology meets the challenge<br />

of increasing demand for information<br />

and defined processes. Irrespective<br />

of the manufacturer, machines and<br />

systems can be integrated into the<br />

maintenance area of the app and<br />

documentation and spare parts lists,<br />

for example, can be stored there.<br />

An automatic ticket system alerts<br />

users when maintenance is required<br />

and saves the information when<br />

maintenance work is completed.<br />

Operations managers can also use<br />

the app to assign work to employees,<br />

putting work organisation on a<br />

platform as well.<br />

The Shop-Floor Assistant app<br />

can be used as a tool for initiating<br />

processes such as writing shipping<br />

The HEGLA TaiFin CTF tempering furnace with full convection promises tempered glass as perfect as only glass can be.<br />

documents or notifying breakages.<br />

It also has a function for locationindependent<br />

product tracking. The<br />

QR code in the glass marking or<br />

production label can be scanned and<br />

read to access the default data.<br />

“The Shop-Floor Assistant app from<br />

HEGLA New Technology supplies<br />

flexible options and information<br />

anywhere, at any time,” said Dr<br />

Markus Schoisswohl, the Managing<br />

Director of HEGLA New Technology.<br />

“We look forward to glasstec and<br />

meeting up with the global glass<br />

industry,” added Bernhardt Hötger.<br />

“We live in dynamic times, and we<br />

have not seen many of our customers<br />

for a long time. We hope to have<br />

ample opportunities for spontaneous<br />

technical and personal conversations.”<br />

–Carsten Koch<br />

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

Website: www.hegla.com<br />

The HEGLA New Technology Shop-Floor app enables product tracking and data access anywhere and at any time. The app’s<br />

maintenance function has a ticket system and provides cross-manufacturer access to documentation and spare parts lists, for<br />

example: functions which simplify maintenance and service.<br />

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Product Hunt<br />

Filtraglass prepares for glasstec <strong>2022</strong><br />

glasstec Will Be Held In Düsseldorf, Germany From <strong>September</strong> 20-23, <strong>2022</strong><br />

At glasstec <strong>2022</strong>, Filtraglass will present XtremFlow, its new range of water filtering<br />

systems for large volumes of water.<br />

XtremFlow will be on exhibit at<br />

the Filtraglass stand at glasstec<br />

and will be available to be<br />

experienced first-hand for all those<br />

interested in the system.<br />

The XtremFlow range, which<br />

includes six different models, differs<br />

from all its predecessors mainly<br />

because it works with a new filtering<br />

system: the filter press.<br />

This new feature has made it<br />

possible to multiply the number of<br />

litres that a Filtraglass machine can<br />

filter. However, this isn’t the only<br />

novelty XtremFlow offers.<br />

All new models include a touch<br />

screen on the control panel that<br />

makes it possible to program<br />

the machine, set it to operate in<br />

automatic or manual mode, and more.<br />

Other great new features include a<br />

pH control meter, a turbidity control<br />

system, and a complementary filter to<br />

produce top-quality filtered water for<br />

use in CNC spindles.<br />

Filtraglass team will be on-site at<br />

the fair to serve any company that is<br />

looking for a solution to reduce their<br />

tap water consumption and improve<br />

their productivity while always<br />

respecting the environment.<br />

Email: info@filtraglass.com<br />

Website: www.filtraglass.com<br />

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Product Hunt<br />

Complementary<br />

technologies to meet glass<br />

processing requirements<br />

Bavelloni To Set Up Live Demos Of Its Glass<br />

Processing Solutions And Expert Meets At<br />

glasstec <strong>2022</strong><br />

Bavelloni, a historic manufacturer of machinery and tools<br />

for flat glass processing, is a brand with a long tradition<br />

being on the market since 1946.<br />

Bavelloni VDM 1636 CN drilling/milling machine<br />

At glasstec <strong>2022</strong>, Bavelloni,<br />

manufacturer of machinery and<br />

tools for flat glass processing and<br />

Techni Waterjet (co-exhibitor), one<br />

of the oldest and most experienced<br />

waterjet makers in the world, will<br />

welcome visitors to stand 16B60<br />

and offer them the opportunity to<br />

experience its complementary glass<br />

processing solutions, live demos and<br />

meet experts.<br />

Visitors will witness the ease of<br />

use, speed and precision of Bavelloni<br />

VDM 1636 CN, a vertical drilling/<br />

milling centre which has become<br />

quite popular in just a few years. VDM<br />

1636 CN features a single working<br />

station fitted with one double drilling<br />

head and rotating tool storage (8+8<br />

position) capable of multiple tasks:<br />

drilling, countersinking, milling and<br />

notch griding.<br />

Thanks to its features, it is the<br />

ideal choice for producing doors<br />

and for architectural applications. It<br />

also comes with a functionality for<br />

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Bavelloni• 2<br />

machining parallelograms and offsquare<br />

shapes which make it suitable<br />

for staircase railings and balustrades.<br />

The model on show will be provided<br />

with drilling bit presetting and<br />

redressing for enhanced automation.<br />

Also on display will be the<br />

company’s Bavelloni VE 500 V10<br />

mitering machine. This straightline<br />

edger, specifically designed for<br />

heavy glass sheets (up to 350 kg/m),<br />

can grind flat edge with arrises and<br />

chamfers with variable angles (0°-45°).<br />

It features a robust structure, double<br />

drive conveyor, wide touch-screen<br />

control panel and separated inlet<br />

arm motorization (Jumbo mode) to<br />

load large panes while the machine is<br />

working.<br />

VE 500 V10 can be customized<br />

with several options for different<br />

requirements, such as: higher racks<br />

and/or longer arms, HiWash washing<br />

machine integrated in the outlet arm,<br />

cerium polishing kit and different<br />

connectivity possibilities including<br />

teleservice, like the model on show.<br />

Bavelloni equipment is Industry<br />

4.0 ready therefore it can be easily<br />

connected to and exchange useful<br />

data with the customer’s ERP system.<br />

Visitors will also have the chance<br />

to see a wide selection of Bavelloni<br />

Bavelloni VE 500 V10 mitering machine<br />

diamond and polishing tools and to<br />

take advantage of the presence of the<br />

company’s specialists for advice and<br />

consultation.<br />

Techni Waterjet will be showcasing<br />

Techni Waterjet i510 – G2, belonging<br />

to the Intec-G2 ® Series, a range<br />

of precise, easy-to-operate, safe<br />

and highly reliable waterjet cutting<br />

machines capable of cutting almost<br />

any material to 200 mm (8”) thick.<br />

This machinery features an<br />

innovative pumping technology,<br />

Quantum TM Electric Servo Pump<br />

(ESP), designed by Techni to combine<br />

the advantages of traditional pumps<br />

while avoiding their drawbacks.<br />

Quantum TM ESP is the only waterjet<br />

pump using just the power required<br />

for any given pressure and flow rate.<br />

The<br />

benefits of<br />

this new<br />

technology<br />

over<br />

traditional<br />

water jet<br />

pumps<br />

include:<br />

up to 75%<br />

less cooling<br />

water<br />

requirement, longest life of fittings<br />

and tubing, easy maintenance, silent<br />

operation and significantly reduced<br />

footprint.<br />

About the company<br />

Bavelloni, a historic manufacturer<br />

of machinery and tools for flat glass<br />

processing, is a brand with a long<br />

tradition being on the market since<br />

1946. Its machinery range, entirely<br />

made-in-Italy, includes NC machining<br />

centers, technologies for cutting,<br />

edging, drilling/milling, bevelling and<br />

washing, available as stand-alone<br />

solutions and in integrated lines.<br />

In early <strong>2022</strong>, Bavelloni partnered<br />

with GMM Stone Machinery, creating<br />

one of the world’s largest industrial<br />

groups in stone and glass processing<br />

which includes three brands: GMM<br />

(Stone), Bavelloni (Glass) and Techni<br />

Waterjet (Fabrication Materials).<br />

Bavelloni tools<br />

– Bavelloni SpA<br />

Email: info@bavelloni.com<br />

Website: www.bavelloni.com<br />

TECHNI Waterjet_Intec-G2 CNC Waterjet Series<br />

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Technical Article<br />

Stele<br />

The stele with its coloured MorphoColor-PV modules in front of the main entrance to the Fraunhofer ISE serves to demonstrate<br />

the aesthetic design potential of Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) in façades and roofs. The colour coating MorphoColor<br />

was developed and patented by Fraunhofer. The modules were produced with crystalline solar cells in a shingle format at the<br />

Fraunhofer ISE.<br />

Photo: Fraunhofer ISE / Photographer: Dirk Mahler<br />

Building-integrated<br />

photovoltaics: From<br />

niche to mass<br />

In Future, Power Could Predominantly Be<br />

Generated By Wind Energy & Photovoltaics<br />

BIPV have until now only been a niche feature in<br />

architecture. It can potentially become a mass market.<br />

The 2045 climate targets and<br />

future independence from<br />

fossil energy and fuel imports<br />

mean sustainable power generation<br />

via building-integrated photovoltaics<br />

(BIPV) could potentially become a<br />

mass market.<br />

Current studies show that the<br />

building surfaces available in<br />

Germany by far exceed photovoltaic<br />

demand in a regenerative energy<br />

system and could produce an installed<br />

PV output of up to 1,000 Gigawatt<br />

peak (560 GWp roofs; 440 GWp<br />

façades).<br />

For successful energy transition<br />

in Germany, depending on<br />

circumstances, 150 to 300 Gigawatt<br />

peak and/or areas of 750 to 1,500<br />

square kilometres would suffice.<br />

Offering the greatest potential here<br />

are building skins that are in any case<br />

largely modernised because the added<br />

cost for photovoltaics is now dropping<br />

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Module<br />

MorphoColor® PV module sized 100 x 100 cm<br />

Photo: Fraunhofer ISE / Photographer: Thomas Kroyer<br />

Farbpalette<br />

Colour range of MorphoColor® layers.<br />

Photo: Fraunhofer ISE / Photographer: Andreas Wessels<br />

significantly and amortisation over<br />

as few as 10 years is now becoming<br />

realistic. For new buildings, costs<br />

for BIPV can be lowered subject to<br />

early planning since conventional<br />

construction materials can be saved.<br />

Germany is heading towards<br />

climate neutrality by 2045. This target<br />

might be achieved faster in the energy<br />

sector since here the transformation<br />

costs are lower than in other sectors<br />

such as agriculture, for example.<br />

Renewables are becoming the most<br />

important source of energy for the<br />

growing “power hungry” – also in<br />

the changing heating and mobility<br />

sectors.<br />

In future, power could<br />

predominantly be generated by wind<br />

energy and photovoltaics also because<br />

of the comparatively low generation<br />

costs. According to models by the<br />

Fraunhofer-Institute for Solar Energy<br />

Systems ISE, total PV system output<br />

needs to grow to approximately 200 to<br />

300 GW.<br />

At present, some 55 GW are<br />

installed, mainly through systems<br />

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Sputteranlage<br />

Horizontal sputtering line with a coating surface of 1.5 x 4 metres.<br />

Photo: Fraunhofer ISE<br />

installed on roofs and open spaces. In<br />

2020, the surface of installed BIPV<br />

was still low at 65,800 square metres<br />

(13 MWp with annual fluctuation<br />

rates of approx. 5%) but massive<br />

growth is expected because successful<br />

energy transition requires a total of<br />

400 to 500 GWp, and of these about<br />

50 to 300 GWp in building skins. The<br />

delta could be generated with the help<br />

of PV systems in open spaces realised<br />

in combination with agriculture,<br />

erected on bodies of water, parking<br />

lots, transport routes, in vehicles or on<br />

renatured biotopes and peatlands.<br />

By far the largest potential for<br />

growth, however, is offered by building<br />

skins. With their large usable surfaces<br />

they would, subject to being fitted<br />

with PV, make energy supply more<br />

sustainable especially in cities because<br />

solar building skins substantially<br />

reduce CO2 emissions in the building<br />

sector, avoid grid expansion costs and<br />

add future-proof local value. Each<br />

new building, each refurbishment<br />

with BIPV would contribute to the<br />

energy transition and generate<br />

revenue for building operators at the<br />

same time. In Germany, about 107<br />

million square metres of façade and<br />

63 million square metres of pitched<br />

roofs are built every year. If these<br />

surfaces were used, the output could<br />

go up to 33 GWp. An interim target<br />

has already been set for 2030 by the<br />

Renewable Energies Act (EEG) – a<br />

renewable energy share of 65% of<br />

gross power consumption. To achieve<br />

this target, a continuous annual PV<br />

addition of 5 to 10 GWp is required<br />

depending on developments in power<br />

needs and wind power expansion.<br />

Integration in digital construction<br />

planning needed<br />

An important building block for<br />

developing the market is the<br />

integration of BIPV products into the<br />

planning of construction processes,<br />

especially via such digital tools as BIM<br />

(Building Information Modelling).<br />

However, to ensure PV functions<br />

are regularly integrated into building<br />

products, simplifications in building<br />

product laws and technical provisions<br />

as well as incentives through fiscal<br />

and regulatory instruments are<br />

needed – which is where policymakers<br />

must step in.<br />

Additionally, many stakeholders<br />

from society should send out clear<br />

signals to politicians: when it comes<br />

to electricity and heating, mobility<br />

and consumption, consumers can<br />

give preference to energy-efficient<br />

products and renewable energies<br />

thereby generating massive demand.<br />

Investors are finding attractive<br />

long-term investment options in the<br />

energy transition. Decision-makers<br />

should check which measures provide<br />

sustainable returns and promote<br />

green transformation.<br />

Countries, cities and communities<br />

should promote sustainable projects<br />

and plan their own investment<br />

accordingly. In the final analysis,<br />

companies should be encouraged to<br />

push for PV production in Germany<br />

again, to avoid dependencies and<br />

leave the “fossil” age behind where<br />

every year 3-digit billion figures are<br />

paid for oil and gas imports to cartels<br />

and authoritarian regimes.<br />

Raw materials for PV production<br />

are available in Germany which<br />

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Glasstec• 4<br />

played a key role in developing solar<br />

technologies before false political<br />

decisions led to outsourcing of<br />

relevant jobs to the Asian region.<br />

Domestic PV production would<br />

permit long-term supply security and<br />

compliance with high ecological and<br />

quality standards – a competitive<br />

edge.<br />

Another key aspect of expansion<br />

would be to make the real costs of<br />

different types of power generation<br />

more transparent: photovoltaics<br />

still has a reputation for being a<br />

relatively expensive technology for<br />

power generation – about EUR 300<br />

per square metre as full system costs<br />

for smaller to medium-sized roof-top<br />

systems are realistic while integrated<br />

systems are a little more expensive.<br />

However, if a conventional façade<br />

is replaced or a new solar façade<br />

is planned, costs decrease. Larger<br />

roof-top or outdoor systems are also<br />

efficient without affecting external<br />

costs – their full costs for power<br />

generation are between 5-10 Euro<br />

cents/kWh, comparable to the costs of<br />

gas-fired power plants.<br />

Taking a closer look, it also<br />

becomes clear that cost comparisons<br />

with fossil-fuel or nuclear-power<br />

generation are currently somewhat<br />

distorted – because their external<br />

costs and the risks associated with<br />

the damage they cause to the<br />

environment, climate and health<br />

have been largely left out of the<br />

equation – which effectively means<br />

conventional energy carriers enjoy<br />

hidden subsidies. The marginal costs<br />

by no means cover the neutralisation<br />

of nuclear waste or greenhouse gas<br />

emissions (CO2, NOX, SOX etc.), to<br />

name but two – these “concealed”<br />

costs are currently borne by the<br />

BIPV_Institut<br />

BIPV module in a Fraunhofer ISE building, Freiburg.<br />

Photo: Fraunhofer ISE<br />

public at large. Even more essential,<br />

however, is focusing on the biggest<br />

challenge of them all, CO2 neutrality:<br />

PV-based power generation reduces<br />

CO2 emissions substantially and<br />

would be highly effective for the<br />

reduction of the greenhouse effect.<br />

Volatile power from renewable<br />

energies needed<br />

Power needs for heat generation<br />

(buildings, industry), mobility and<br />

as a primary material for chemical<br />

processes will be subject to permanent<br />

and long-term increases – this is<br />

evident in the glass industry, for<br />

example: BV Glas expects naturalgas<br />

fired float glass furnaces to be<br />

converted to electrical and hybrid<br />

technologies with “green” hydrogen<br />

by 2045. Otherwise, the international<br />

agreements on CO2 neutrality would<br />

not be achievable. Here, electrolytic<br />

hydrogen production from renewable<br />

power plays a pivotal role.<br />

Likewise, e-mobility is increasing<br />

our need for more electricity which<br />

can be covered by renewable<br />

power generation because it is<br />

self-compensating due to different<br />

seasonal, geographical and<br />

technological factors. Weather<br />

dependencies associated with wind<br />

energy and photovoltaics can be<br />

compensated for across European<br />

national borders.<br />

The rising degree of<br />

decentralisation as well as the<br />

coordination of volatile power<br />

generation and controllable<br />

consumption especially in Germany<br />

presupposes strong digital expansion<br />

and, ideally, a standardised<br />

development across Europe.<br />

Further incentives for using<br />

BIPV are self-evident: modern<br />

modules permit not only solar power<br />

generation but also attractively<br />

blend with the façade (important for<br />

consumer acceptance), improve heat<br />

insulation as well as protection against<br />

wind and weather – also shade – when<br />

integrated in glass façades.<br />

At present, the first transparent<br />

BIPV product designs are being<br />

introduced to the market which<br />

can aesthetically be combined with<br />

solar-protection glazing or other<br />

materials in the façade. Researchers<br />

at the Fraunhofer ISE see great<br />

opportunities for European companies<br />

when it comes to mass-produced<br />

and yet customisable BIPV modules<br />

– offering sustainable added value<br />

and allowing architects and façade<br />

planners to find matching products for<br />

any given project.<br />

The Institute itself developed<br />

“Morpho-Color©”, modules equipped<br />

with highly efficient colour coatings<br />

(maximum 10% loss of efficiency<br />

versus entirely transparent front<br />

covers) with variable cell and module<br />

formats and appealing design options.<br />

These pave the way for solar building<br />

envelopes, partly transparent with<br />

visible silicon solar cells or opaque in<br />

various colours.<br />

Sources<br />

• Study by B + L Marktdaten<br />

GmbH commissioned by<br />

Fraunhofer ISE, 03/2020<br />

• “Potenziale der Integrierten<br />

Photovoltaik in Deutschland”<br />

(Potential for Integrated<br />

Photovoltaics in Germany),<br />

Harry Wirth, Jan-Bleicke<br />

Eggers, Max Trommsdorff,<br />

Holger Neuhaus, Martin<br />

Heinrich, Stefan<br />

• Decarbonisation in the float<br />

glass industry<br />

Email: me@marceverling.de,<br />

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

KraussD@messe-duesseldorf.de<br />

Website: www.glasstec.de<br />

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Technical Article<br />

Refurbishment: Extension of a Residential Building, Paris, JAVA Architecture<br />

Photo: Caroline Dethier<br />

Facade engineering trends<br />

Digitalisation Is Key To Transformation<br />

Construction will have to change fundamentally over the<br />

coming decades due to the requirements brought on<br />

by climate change, dwindling resources and the energy<br />

transition.<br />

Glasstec discussed the major<br />

trends in facade engineering<br />

with Dipl.-Ing. Jochen Hölscher,<br />

Managing Director of mediumsized<br />

façade construction company<br />

Hölscher, which has also not shied<br />

away from developing custom solutions<br />

for many decades now.<br />

The buzzwords here are:<br />

sustainability, standardisation for<br />

serial and modular concepts, BIM<br />

and material databases for efficient<br />

2D and 3D planning, 3D printing<br />

of components, smart building with<br />

adaptive facades, and concepts for<br />

buildings to serve as material banks.<br />

The key to successful implementation<br />

for all of these is digitalisation.<br />

A look at the specifications of<br />

all sectors involved in construction<br />

speaks a clear language regarding<br />

climate change, finite resources and<br />

a changed geo-political situation: the<br />

world is undergoing key technological<br />

and structural change. And this does<br />

not even stop at facade construction.<br />

In view of these developments it<br />

is apparent that digitalisation is an<br />

important key to almost all major<br />

future issues.<br />

Jochen Hölscher, Managing Director<br />

of facade construction company<br />

Hölscher, is convinced: “Digitalisation<br />

is the key, also when it comes to<br />

successful BIM (Building Information<br />

Modelling) applications. BIM data<br />

is as important as ever for facade<br />

construction because the technical<br />

possibilities are developing fast and<br />

the volume of data to be managed<br />

for the planning process is growing.<br />

When digitalised, processes – ranging<br />

from the planning of a building and<br />

its expected refurbishment cycles to<br />

its “end of life” and the reintroduction<br />

of its raw materials into technical<br />

cycles – can all be mapped in a far<br />

more comprehensive, efficient and<br />

transparent way.”<br />

“This particularly applies to the<br />

circular economy we all strive for<br />

which already now forms an integral<br />

part of the German government’s<br />

coalition treaty. It hopefully won’t be<br />

too long before this is also reflected in<br />

corresponding legislation,” Hölscher<br />

said.<br />

Some local authorities are now<br />

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Dipl.-Ing. Jochen Hölscher, Managing Director of SME<br />

facade engineering company Hölscher.<br />

Photo: Hölscher GmbH & Co. KG<br />

already introducing the “Building<br />

Circularity Passport” (see EPEA)<br />

for new buildings. “BIM offers great<br />

opportunities here but to make it work,<br />

construction material manufacturers<br />

have to create digital twins of their<br />

products and ideally provide 2D<br />

and 3D models of them,” explains<br />

Hölscher.<br />

The importance of their digital<br />

visibility becomes particularly evident<br />

when looking at the current supply<br />

bottlenecks for many materials and<br />

products. Likewise, sustainable<br />

modular and serial construction<br />

require digitalisation as an enabler – in<br />

future, access to material selection<br />

procedures will be restricted to<br />

those with digital ranges of certified<br />

sustainable products suitable for the<br />

circular economy.<br />

Hölscher knows that digitalisation<br />

will also bring many challenges:<br />

“Data volumes are expected to grow<br />

exponentially and data will be shortlived<br />

and still poorly structured<br />

– meaning it won’t be very suited<br />

to management and retrieval via<br />

conventional SQL databases because<br />

these quickly come up against their<br />

limits with such complex data sets.<br />

New and more modern database<br />

systems are required instead that make<br />

it possible to analyse the connected<br />

information and detect and exploit<br />

shared data points.”<br />

Pattern-recognition algorithms<br />

simplify and accelerate even highly<br />

complex data searches here. Databases<br />

of this kind already exist for the big<br />

social networks and web shops, for<br />

example, to record user relations or<br />

analyse potential shopping behaviour.<br />

Buildings as material banks<br />

Another trend also depends on the<br />

success of digitization: buildings are to<br />

become “material banks”. The majority<br />

of buildings constructed between<br />

the 1950s and 1970s offer immense<br />

quantities of recyclable building<br />

materials at the end of their lifecycle:<br />

concrete, bricks, steel, glass, wood,<br />

gypsum, plastics, to name but a few.<br />

The planned “extraction” of<br />

these resources is an important step<br />

towards climate neutrality because<br />

only some 50% of the CO2 emissions<br />

of new buildings are caused by<br />

their operation, the other half is<br />

so-called “grey energy” consumed<br />

for the production and transport of<br />

construction materials as well as for<br />

demolishing and disposing of the<br />

building.<br />

This is why grey energy and<br />

lifecycle costs are to form part of a<br />

future digital material and building<br />

passport. “Alongside the required<br />

political framework, digitalisation is<br />

also imperative here because it allows<br />

architects to think of a building’s<br />

demolition already in its early planning<br />

stages,” adds Hölscher.<br />

This will also be of key importance<br />

for future investment decisions:<br />

investors and lenders want to be able<br />

to assess how the value and re-use<br />

potential of a building will develop<br />

over some decades. All registered raw<br />

materials are quantifiable assets. A<br />

significant rise in the use of recycled<br />

construction materials has also<br />

been advocated by the building and<br />

environment association Institut<br />

Bauen und Umwelt (IBU), for<br />

example – so databases are needed<br />

that make it possible to identify and<br />

catalogue resources and this would<br />

allow the BIM to create a digital twin<br />

of each building.<br />

“Just as important as the recycling<br />

of raw materials reclaimed from<br />

buildings during their demolition,<br />

however, is redeveloping existing ones.<br />

After all, the energetic refurbishment<br />

of structurally intact old buildings<br />

has a substantially smaller carbon<br />

footprint than a new building in most<br />

cases. Moreover, less new surface area<br />

is sealed when sustainable, modular<br />

storeys are added to existing buildings<br />

to create new living space,” explains<br />

Hölscher.<br />

Serial, modular construction<br />

This insight leads to another future<br />

trend: serial, modular construction.<br />

Hölscher said, “This has been<br />

under discussion for a long time<br />

but unfortunately, the German<br />

construction sector still treats each<br />

new project as a prototype. What<br />

we need instead is an increasing<br />

standardisation of components as seen<br />

in the automotive industry for many<br />

decades now which has indeed proven<br />

to work well.”<br />

If more standardised building<br />

components such as windows or<br />

facade elements, for example, were<br />

available for different building types,<br />

these could potentially be “re-used”<br />

several times or at least be replaced<br />

by energetically more advanced<br />

models from time to time. Processes<br />

would be quicker and more efficient.<br />

Buildings could remain in use for<br />

significantly longer. The main reason<br />

why modular construction is only<br />

picking up slowly and productivity<br />

is not gaining ground – again – is<br />

the lack of digitalisation. Hölscher is<br />

convinced that without digitalisation<br />

there is no standardisation, without<br />

standardisation no serial production,<br />

and without serial production no<br />

sustainable module construction.”<br />

Furthermore, the realisation of<br />

new concepts and sustainable ideas<br />

is hampered by a far too high number<br />

of widely varying building regulations<br />

applied in different German states.<br />

Cutting red tape and harmonising<br />

building regulations without local<br />

authorities adding their own extra<br />

requirements is therefore one of the<br />

biggest and most relevant challenges.<br />

“There’s no reason anymore why<br />

building regulations in Munich<br />

should differ from those in Berlin or<br />

Barcelona,” says Hölscher.<br />

3D printing of components<br />

Two years of pandemic, then the<br />

war in Ukraine – this on-going<br />

exceptional situation has paralysed<br />

the construction sector. While skilled<br />

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3D-Printing: Residential Building, Beckum<br />

tradespeople have suffered from<br />

order bottlenecks for years now, the<br />

lack of skilled labour is now getting<br />

even worse and construction prices<br />

are rising due to disrupted supply<br />

chains. This is why more and more<br />

building contractors are now looking<br />

to alternative methods for building<br />

or manufacturing components. A<br />

particularly attractive alternative<br />

here is 3D printing since it is efficient<br />

already from a batch size of one.<br />

Hölscher is using this technology<br />

already. “Buildings in concrete are<br />

often fitted with a curtain-wall facade.<br />

Here, the facade forms the outer skin<br />

of the building that is fastened to the<br />

shell using so-called facade couplings.<br />

These serve the important task of<br />

compensating for any tolerances in<br />

the construction components to be<br />

connected. Measuring and adjusting<br />

facade construction in all three spatial<br />

directions is currently done manually<br />

which involves a great deal of work.<br />

“These labour-intensive steps<br />

substantially delay construction<br />

progress and entail high costs. This<br />

is why we looked to develop a process<br />

chain for customising the production<br />

of tolerance-compensating facade<br />

fastening systems. A scan process<br />

with a new evaluation step was<br />

developed which allows the building<br />

wall tolerances to be recorded. In<br />

parallel to this planning, software was<br />

developed that designs the geometries<br />

as well as static characteristics of<br />

the facade fasteners. These are then<br />

Photo: Mense-Korte ingenieure+architekten<br />

manufactured by 3D printing (additive<br />

manufacturing/deposition welding),”<br />

Hölscher added.<br />

The new scanning and evaluation<br />

process allows facade engineers<br />

to measure the building skin to<br />

millimetre precision and transfer<br />

it into a 3D model. The developed<br />

tolerance-compensating facade<br />

coupling features a multi-bracket<br />

structure and is suitable for various<br />

facade systems (e.g. glass facades,<br />

sheet metal cladding). Depending<br />

on the facade system standard<br />

connectors for facade panels can be<br />

attached to the tips of the brackets<br />

using connective technology. The<br />

various lengths and orientation of<br />

the brackets compensate for building<br />

skin tolerances. Their use can cut<br />

installation time by over 20% since<br />

these couplings do not have to be<br />

adjusted at the construction site<br />

which is very labour intensive. Here,<br />

however, existing legislation and<br />

required approvals again stand in<br />

the way of nationwide use. On top of<br />

this, manufacturing capacities and/or<br />

demand is not high enough to achieve<br />

purchasing prices that are efficient for<br />

standard applications.<br />

BIPV in adaptive facades<br />

Building-Integrated Photovoltaics<br />

(BIPV) have unfortunately only been<br />

an exception in German architecture.<br />

To achieve climate goals and greater<br />

independence, however, BIPV-based<br />

power generation will probably become<br />

a mass market. Hölscher stated, “If<br />

architects incorporate BIPV in their<br />

concepts as early as in the initial<br />

planning phase, the building skin<br />

would provide substantial potential<br />

for sustainable energy supply. The<br />

carbon footprint of such buildings<br />

is reduced and the value chain<br />

becomes sustainable. Each scheduled<br />

refurbishment and each new building<br />

would make a valuable contribution to<br />

the energy transition while generating<br />

revenue for building operators at<br />

the same time – making them good<br />

arguments for investors.”<br />

To him, adaptive facades seem to<br />

be of particular interest. “The head of<br />

a sunflower always turns to face the<br />

sun over the course of the day. Moving<br />

BIPV modules can do the same.”<br />

As part of a current project of ETH<br />

Zürich researchers attached movable<br />

thin-film solar cells to the House of<br />

Natural Resources. To this end the<br />

modules were installed on a rope mesh<br />

installed in front of the building’s<br />

wooden facade – where they serve to<br />

both generate power and make for<br />

variable shading.<br />

The solar cells can be controlled<br />

manually or automatically follow the<br />

sun to maximise energy gain. “The<br />

development of such systems to<br />

market maturity appears especially<br />

attractive to me, as long as they stay<br />

variable and planners can adjust the<br />

design in terms of grid, shape and<br />

colour. This flexibility would provide<br />

the facade with an organic, lively<br />

appearance that constantly changes<br />

during the day. I’m sure we’re in for<br />

exciting developments here in the<br />

years to come.”<br />

glasstec visitors will also be able<br />

to follow exciting developments in<br />

this field and other trends in the<br />

wide-ranging Conference Programme<br />

and the International Architecture<br />

Congress at the trade fair.<br />

– Brigitte Küppers<br />

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

KraussD@messe-duesseldorf.de<br />

Website: www.glasstec.de<br />

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Event<br />

glasstec <strong>2022</strong>: Foresight.<br />

Sustainable architecture<br />

with glass<br />

International Architecture Congress, A Session on<br />

Architecture & Interior Design, Will Be Held on<br />

Sep 22<br />

The Congress is a cooperation project between glasstec,<br />

Chamber of Architects North Rhine-Westphalia, Technical<br />

University TU Dortmund and architecture trade journal<br />

DETAIL.<br />

In architecture, glass has<br />

always been synonymous with<br />

transparency, lightness and<br />

versatility. It was and still is the<br />

material for visionary designs of the<br />

future and trendsetting buildings of<br />

modern times. However, will glass also<br />

stand the test of time posed by the<br />

coming age of sustainability?<br />

What contribution do glass facades<br />

make for our independence from fossil<br />

resources and to people’s well-being<br />

in an increasingly warmer climate?<br />

What technical and design potential<br />

does glass offer in architecture today?<br />

Answers to these questions will<br />

be provided by the International<br />

Architecture Congress “Foresight.<br />

Sustainable architecture with glass”<br />

on 22 <strong>September</strong> during glasstec<br />

in Düsseldorf. The Congress is a<br />

cooperation project between glasstec,<br />

the Chamber of Architects North<br />

Rhine-Westphalia, the Technical<br />

University TU Dortmund and the<br />

architecture trade journal DETAIL.<br />

Pioneering practical examples<br />

The agenda features eight<br />

representatives from renowned<br />

architecture and engineering firms<br />

that are pioneers in planning and<br />

building with glass, presenting<br />

their exciting topics. In his lecture,<br />

Thomas Auer of Transsolar, Professor<br />

of Climate-Adjusted Building at TU<br />

Munich, will answer the question of<br />

how façades can contribute to allround<br />

sustainable architecture.<br />

Michiel Riedijk of Neutelings<br />

Riedijk Architects and Ingemar<br />

Vollenweider of the architects’ office<br />

jessenvollenweider will present two<br />

examples of building skins that are<br />

not only energy-efficient but even<br />

generate energy: the Gare Maritime<br />

at the Tour & Taxis site in Brussels is<br />

considered a showcase for climatedriven<br />

refurbishment of buildings<br />

in the Belgian capital and the newly<br />

erected Environmental and Energy<br />

Authority in Basel is the first office<br />

building in the city that complies<br />

with the Swiss Plus-Energy-Standard<br />

‘Minergie-A’ thanks to its PV façade.<br />

A similarly ground-breaking beacon<br />

(almost) completely from glass was<br />

erected by the Danish architects 3XN<br />

with their office building ‘cube berlin’<br />

at Berlin central station. Details about<br />

the new building and its twin-skin<br />

façade will be provided by Torben<br />

Østergaard of 3XN in his talk at the<br />

Congress.<br />

Bernard Plattner and Carla<br />

Baumann from the Renzo Piano<br />

Building Workshop have decades of<br />

experience in building with glass.<br />

Their lecture will cover projects<br />

of the past 40 years to highlight<br />

this company’s very special way of<br />

interpreting the expressiveness of this<br />

material.<br />

Two new glass buildings erected in<br />

a completely different context will be<br />

introduced by Štěpán Valouch from<br />

Czech architects’ office ov architekti<br />

and David Serero of Serero Architects<br />

from France. For the headquarters<br />

of luminaire manufacturer, Lasvit ov<br />

architekti designed an add-on building<br />

with a scaled skin composed of<br />

1,400 translucent, large-format glass<br />

shingles, that cover both the roof and<br />

façades. In contrast to this, the newly<br />

built mediatheque in the French city<br />

of Bayeux, presented by David Sereno<br />

in his talk, appears transparent from<br />

the outside and open on the inside.<br />

The International Architecture<br />

Congress is held as part of glasstec at<br />

CCD Ost of Messe Düsseldorf. It is<br />

recognised as 2 hours of continuous<br />

education for the disciplines<br />

Architecture and Interior Design by<br />

the Chamber of Architects North<br />

Rhine-Westphalia. Tickets are<br />

available online via the Ticketshop<br />

of Messe Düsseldorf: www.glasstec.<br />

de/1130<br />

– Brigitte Küppers<br />

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

KraussD@messe-duesseldorf.de<br />

Website: www.glasstec.de<br />

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