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‘When we place customers’ interest<br />

above ours, we earn their trust’<br />

Hanjiang Director Ashley Quan Talks About Company Strategy, Focus And<br />

Future Plans In India<br />

In an interview with Glass Bulletin,<br />

the Beijing Hanjiang Automatic<br />

Glass Machine Equipments Co.<br />

Ltd. director talks about how setting<br />

up service centres and storing spare<br />

parts abroad helped cement the<br />

company’s position in international<br />

markets.<br />

Excerpts from the conversation:<br />

Q: How long have you been<br />

associated with Hanjiang?<br />

Hanjiang was my first job after I<br />

graduated as an MBA in 2012. This<br />

year marks my 10th year working for<br />

Hanjiang. This also is Hanjiang’s 20th<br />

anniversary. I am proud of the 10<br />

golden years I have spent here.<br />

Q: What steps does Hanjiang<br />

follow for development of its<br />

machines?<br />

First, we focus on the market<br />

trend. A lot of new demand and even<br />

new equipment appear in the market,<br />

we should not follow anyone blindly.<br />

Our teams analyse what value we can<br />

bring to our end-customers with these<br />

new products and what benefit can<br />

bring to Hanjiang by following a new<br />

trend. We analyse SWOT and decide<br />

our development direction.<br />

Once we have decided on a<br />

new development, we put in the<br />

best resources to make it happen.<br />

For example, in 2008, we got an<br />

enquiry from a European company<br />

about online gas filling line. At that<br />

time, argon gas filling was a very<br />

new technology in China. Through<br />

two years of continuous efforts, we<br />

put major R&D on one thing, and<br />

we achieved it. Still now, argon gas<br />

filling line is one of the hottest selling<br />

products in Hanjiang. It’s the same<br />

logic we applied for the high speed<br />

sealing robot, super spacer robot, and<br />

even on TPS.<br />

Q: Hanjiang is a reputed<br />

name in IG line machines across<br />

the globe. What does it take<br />

to maintain this reputation<br />

internationally?<br />

In my opinion, we should<br />

understand our core competence<br />

well and try to keep it. Obliviously,<br />

without continuous development in<br />

terms of technology, we cannot keep<br />

up a good reputation in the market.<br />

Refreshing technology is always the<br />

most important thing what we follow.<br />

But it is not enough on this case.<br />

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Hanjiang• 2<br />

Hanjiang team realized that if we<br />

care for our customers’ interest ahead<br />

of ours, we can win their trust. We<br />

started building service centres in<br />

many regions in China and overseas.<br />

Till now, we have reliable service<br />

centres in more than 20 countries.<br />

When Hanjiang service and spare<br />

parts are easily reachable to endcustomers,<br />

trust building becomes<br />

easier.<br />

During the pandemic, we never<br />

stopped sending engineers to our<br />

customers when needed. “Easily<br />

reachable” is what we have been<br />

bringing to our customers for 20<br />

years. For our users, Hanjiang is safe<br />

to invest, trustable and reliable, so<br />

they can repeat orders with Hanjiang<br />

and they love to recommend us to<br />

other industrial people too.<br />

Q: Currently Hanjiang is the<br />

market leader in the Indian<br />

subcontinent. What makes you<br />

the leader in the Indian glass<br />

processing industry?<br />

When I join Hanjiang in 2012,<br />

we had this idea that Indian market<br />

is tough – margin is low and market<br />

" Now we have installed more<br />

than 70 IG lines in India with<br />

a market share of 50 per cent<br />

and will complete our 100th<br />

installation in the country by the<br />

end of this year. Our warehouses<br />

in Mumbai and Delhi keep<br />

spare parts for daily running<br />

and sufficient material for IGU<br />

production."<br />

demand less. I remember the first<br />

time I came to India with an assistant<br />

in 2014, we planned to stay one<br />

month see the market. We faced<br />

a lot of troubles, but I could feel<br />

very strongly that the market had<br />

potential and we could change the<br />

market situation. So I hired two local<br />

engineers during that trip and set up<br />

our first office in India.<br />

Then we have decided to bring our<br />

IG lines to Indian local exhibitions. At<br />

that time, people knew about IG lines<br />

from Europe, Turkey or Korea, but<br />

rarely from China.<br />

We want to be the first Chinese<br />

company to display an IG line in an<br />

India expo. From 2014 to 2019, we<br />

successfully displayed IG lines to<br />

potential Indian customers at expos.<br />

We realized that customers also need<br />

reliable consumable material for IG<br />

production.<br />

So in 2018, we build “UNEX<br />

INDIA”. Customers can now get<br />

comprehensive service from Hanjiang<br />

team. Surprisingly, with this new<br />

segment, we covered more customers<br />

without using Hanjiang equipment.<br />

Now we have installed more<br />

than 70 IG lines in India with a<br />

market share of 50 per cent and will<br />

complete our 100th installation in the<br />

country by the end of this year. Our<br />

warehouses in Mumbai and Delhi<br />

keep spare parts for daily running<br />

and sufficient material for IGU<br />

production.<br />

Q: How is the India market<br />

crucial for Hanjaing?<br />

We do believe the Indian market<br />

will be one of the most significant<br />

markets for Hanjiang in the next<br />

5-10 years. Currently, the Indian<br />

market is around three per cent of<br />

Hanjiang turnover. But if we consider<br />

the population of India, development<br />

speed of the market, and the rising<br />

demand, we are sure our size in the<br />

Indian market will become bigger in<br />

the future.<br />

Q: With travel being closed<br />

between India and China, how<br />

are you managing sales and<br />

installation here?<br />

It was very challenging for our team<br />

at the beginning. The first challenge<br />

was the service part. We had one<br />

fixed engineer in 2019, but due to too<br />

many machines awaiting installation,<br />

we hired one more. With our online<br />

and on-site training, both engineers<br />

can now work well independently.<br />

Very soon, a third engineer will join us<br />

from this month. I am sure Hanjiang<br />

service will maintain very high<br />

standards.<br />

We use most of all the traditional<br />

ways for sales – calls, emails,<br />

WhatsApp etc – and we manage social<br />

media more actively. We also invite<br />

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Interview<br />

customers to online meetings so<br />

we can show our factory, workshop.<br />

We also organize visits to Hanjiang<br />

customers’ factories to see our<br />

machinery in running condition.<br />

Q: Tell us about the advantages<br />

Hanjiang machines offer<br />

I believe any investment should<br />

consider return on investment as the<br />

most important factor.<br />

“Future of IG processors will<br />

belong to someone who get higher<br />

productivity with less manpower<br />

and better quality with products<br />

differentiation. We can help<br />

customers from the following ways.<br />

Productivity: To achieve target<br />

output, we recommend suitable<br />

solutions for customers and help them<br />

achieve their 3-5 years’ target on IG<br />

production.<br />

Quality products: We must help<br />

customers make their IGU quality<br />

different from normal standard.<br />

Hanjiang has very strict Q/C system to<br />

challenge more difficult IGU products.<br />

Varieties of products: Hanjiang<br />

provide full solution for various IGU<br />

products with various spacers, such<br />

as architectural glass, window &<br />

door(including blinds glass), metro/<br />

bus glass, home appliance IGU, solar<br />

IGU, or vacuum IGU, etc.<br />

Labour: Labour is another issue<br />

most customers face now. We focus on<br />

increased automation level to increase<br />

productivity with limited labour.<br />

Data collection: Hanjiang built<br />

an Industrial cloud department to<br />

help customers collect and analyse<br />

production and machinery. Glass<br />

factory owners can check machine<br />

status, production status on mobile<br />

devices easily. With this data, users<br />

can understand their situation better<br />

and Hanjiang will improve faster with<br />

these.<br />

So, we are not simply offering<br />

machines for today, we consider<br />

future development and try to create<br />

more possibilities together with our<br />

users.<br />

Q: You are well aware that the<br />

Indian glass processing industry<br />

is very price-sensitive. How do<br />

you balance quality and prices<br />

here?<br />

Machines we supply to India and<br />

Europe are the same. We do not<br />

engage in product differentiation. If<br />

customers know how to make wise<br />

calculation on productivity, labour<br />

saving and future development, they<br />

will notice Hanjiang machines are one<br />

of the best cost-performance products<br />

in this industry. So we help customers<br />

understand their investment and not<br />

just simply compare machine cost.<br />

In India, around 80 per cent<br />

of Hanjiang orders are from old<br />

customers or someone who has rich<br />

experience about IGU production. We<br />

are quite happy with the numbers, it<br />

means the market accepts our value.<br />

For new processors or those with zero<br />

experience on IG, we make them<br />

understand the Hanjiang value.<br />

Q: Do you have any other<br />

business activity or associates<br />

except selling IG lines in India?<br />

Yes, UNEX, as I mentioned is<br />

for IG consumables. Hanjiang also<br />

manufactures industrial caster. We<br />

apply our own foot on Hanjiang<br />

equipment as well. We hope to open<br />

more market for our foot and caster<br />

business in India.<br />

Q: What is the future vision of<br />

your company?<br />

For the products part, we will<br />

still focus on higher automation<br />

and reduced labour. Our industry is<br />

moving towards Industrial 4.0 rapidly.<br />

To reduce the human factor, increase<br />

productivity, collect production data<br />

and machine data on time, we have<br />

to increase automation level on<br />

mechanical and software both.<br />

We will keep to building jumbo IG<br />

solution, high automation IG solution<br />

and develop more intelligent software<br />

to contribute on industrial 4.0.<br />

For the service part, we will help<br />

international service become more<br />

efficient and cost effective. We will<br />

reinforce our team to bring more<br />

value to the market.<br />

To corresponding Carbon neutral,<br />

Hanjiang will help bring environment<br />

friendly and energy-saving insulating<br />

glass to thousands of households.<br />

– Ms. Ashley Quan<br />

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

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

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Event<br />

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

successful restart<br />

World’s Leading Trade Fair Underlines Its<br />

Relevance In ‘International Year Of Glass’<br />

glasstec has clearly underscored its relevance for the<br />

global glass industry with its restart as a face-to-face trade<br />

fair after the pandemic-induced break.<br />

In the “International Year of Glass”,<br />

936 exhibitors from 47 countries<br />

impressively demonstrated to<br />

30,000 visitors from 119 countries<br />

the operational excellence of the<br />

sector. In focus were the global trend<br />

topics Climate, Resource Efficiency,<br />

Urbanisation, Value and Well-Being<br />

but also current challenges such<br />

as high energy costs, supply chain<br />

bottlenecks or skilled labour shortage.<br />

Held concurrently over three<br />

days, the decarbXpo trade fair with<br />

its ranges revolving around the<br />

decarbonisation of industries was also<br />

perceived as a meaningful addition in<br />

this context.<br />

“glasstec <strong>2022</strong> came at precisely<br />

the right point in time to provide<br />

the glass industry with orientation<br />

again after the pandemic-induced<br />

changes and in a difficult economic<br />

climate. The participants’ feedback<br />

has been unambiguous here: as a<br />

face-to-face trade fair glasstec allows<br />

in-depth exchange of experience and<br />

knowledge transfer on a global level in<br />

a uniquely concentrated form as well<br />

as offering an unparalleled, packed<br />

line-up of innovations and solutions,”<br />

Erhard Wienkamp, Managing Director<br />

at Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, said.<br />

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glasstec• 2<br />

This impression was also shared<br />

by Egbert Wenninger, CCO and<br />

board member at Grenzebach<br />

Maschinenbau GmbH, Chairman of<br />

VDMA’s Glass Technology Forum as<br />

well as Chairman of the Exhibitors’<br />

Advisory Board at glasstec.<br />

“We are very happy with the<br />

way the fair went! It was absolutely<br />

the right decision to participate in<br />

glasstec. We notice the positive mood<br />

in the teams, among customers and<br />

new contacts. Personal meetings and<br />

the opportunity to see innovations on<br />

the machines on site as an essential<br />

experience that was simply missing<br />

in the last few years. Now you really<br />

realise the importance of a trade<br />

fair like glasstec, and we are already<br />

looking forward to the next event in<br />

two years,” Wenninger said.<br />

Many decision-makers, very<br />

international<br />

Over 75 per cent of visitors travelled<br />

to Düsseldorf from abroad. This<br />

means the share of international<br />

guests continues at a very high level,<br />

confirming the leading global position<br />

of glasstec for the industry in the<br />

“International Year of Glass”.<br />

The United Nations declared <strong>2022</strong><br />

as the International Year of Glass<br />

to create visibility for the scientific,<br />

economic and cultural importance<br />

of the material that is glass as well as<br />

its vital role in future-focused topics<br />

like climate protection and CO2-<br />

reduction.<br />

At 75 per cent, the equally high<br />

percentage of executives who are<br />

involved in investment decisions<br />

underlines the high quality of the<br />

trade fair. Visitors were highly satisfied<br />

with the ranges on display at glasstec.<br />

Well over 90 per cent stated they had<br />

achieved their objectives set for the<br />

visit. For the majority, seeking new<br />

suppliers as well as innovations and<br />

trends was the main goal.<br />

Not only have the broad-based<br />

ranges displayed by exhibitors made<br />

glasstec so attractive for decisionmakers<br />

but also the high-calibre<br />

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Event<br />

accompanying programme of Special<br />

Shows and conferences. This way<br />

glasstec provides a comprehensive<br />

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presents all target groups – from the<br />

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glasstec conference – the think tank<br />

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The programme of the glasstec<br />

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Also forming a traditional part of<br />

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Eight representatives from renowned<br />

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Craft LIVE and WorldSkills Germany@<br />

glasstec<br />

The Special Area Craft LIVE in Hall<br />

10 again showed the top innovations<br />

for skilled craftsmen in the glazing<br />

trade in hands-on demonstrations<br />

this year. At the WorldSkills<br />

Germany@glasstec young glaziers<br />

from throughout Germany competed<br />

with each other to secure a place<br />

for participation in the EuroSkills<br />

2023 in Poland. Maximilian Kröger<br />

from Dieburg is the winner of the<br />

WorldSkills Germany@glasstec.<br />

With a live demonstration on the<br />

fire resistance of fire-resistant glass,<br />

ift Rosenheim showed how glass can<br />

ensure safe containment in the event<br />

of a fire. The supporting programme<br />

was rounded off by the Special Show<br />

“glass art”, which showed art objects<br />

made of glass.<br />

START-UP ZONE – market entry for<br />

young companies from the glass<br />

industry<br />

The glasstec “START-UP ZONE”<br />

offered a total of 11 young and<br />

innovative companies an excellent<br />

platform for networking and<br />

professional exchange with top<br />

decision-makers from the glass<br />

industry. Visitors benefited from<br />

new and innovative applications and<br />

solutions.<br />

First decarbXpo builds momentum<br />

for energy transition in industry and<br />

commerce<br />

The first international trade fair<br />

for industrial and commercial<br />

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decarbonisation, decarbXpo, came<br />

to a successful close. Around<br />

100 exhibitors from 15 countries<br />

presented their technologies and<br />

solutions in Hall 9 of Düsseldorf’s<br />

exhibition centre. Together with three<br />

concurrent conferences, the trade<br />

fair demonstrated both investors’<br />

and industrial users’ need for an<br />

intensive exchange of information on<br />

new technologies and cooperation for<br />

climate protection. Held concurrently<br />

with glasstec, provided additional<br />

attention: production companies from<br />

the glass industry visited decarbXpo<br />

to discuss reducing energy costs and<br />

CO2 emissions as well as energy<br />

storage.<br />

-------------------------------------------------<br />

The next glasstec will be held<br />

in line with its two-year cycle<br />

from 22 nd to 25 th <strong>October</strong> 2024 in<br />

Düsseldorf.<br />

-------------------------------------------------<br />

– Brigitte Küppers<br />

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

KraussD@messe-duesseldorf.de<br />

Website: www.glasstec.de<br />

Voices of glasstec <strong>2022</strong><br />

“Meeting customers and partners in person after a long time is something we’ve all been<br />

waiting for. Joining glasstec <strong>2022</strong> as unified Glaston team with extended offering covering the<br />

wide range of insulating glass, heat treatment and automotive and display glass technologies<br />

has been a great experience.<br />

In addition to good discussions and seeing happy faces, we have had a very successful four<br />

days with new deals, new insights and strengthening existing relationships.”<br />

– Sasu Koivumäki, CSO at Glaston Corporation<br />

“Since the beginning, SCHOTT has been an exhibitor at glasstec in Düsseldorf. After four<br />

years, we could participate on-site again with a great booth, engage in exciting conversations<br />

and expand our overall network.<br />

In addition to our creative product presentation, visitors learned how we, as an energyintensive<br />

specialty glass company, plan to become climate-neutral by 2030. All in all, the<br />

glasstec has been a great success.”<br />

– Dr Frank Heinricht, CEO of SCHOTT<br />

“It was an important signal that glasstec <strong>2022</strong> could take place. Personal contact is a<br />

catalyst for successful international business. What was apparent was as well the high quality<br />

of visitors in terms of expertise and professional competence. It was an excellent fair.”<br />

– Dr Philipp Zippe, CEO, Zippe Industrieanlagen GmbH.<br />

“We are very satisfied with the trade show. As in previous years, our booth was very<br />

well attended and we were able to have a good exchange with our local and international<br />

customers in the numerous, intensive discussions.<br />

A central theme throughout glasstec was sustainability and the decarbonization of the<br />

glass industry. We were therefore particularly pleased with the high level of response to the<br />

world’s first low carbon glass ORAÉ®, which we are now making available for our customers.<br />

Leading in decarbonization is completely in the sense of our purpose. So, all in all, we draw a<br />

very positive conclusion from glasstec <strong>2022</strong>.”<br />

– Dr Stephan Kranz, CEO, Saint-Gobain Building Glass Deutschland<br />

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Event<br />

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Event<br />

Sişecam presents new<br />

launches at glasstec<br />

Showcases Stunning Installation To Mark United<br />

Nations International Year Of Glass<br />

Şişecam attended glasstec in Düsseldorf, Germany,<br />

where it exhibited its array of innovative and wide range<br />

of products which provide effective thermal insulation and<br />

solar control.<br />

Şişecam, the only global player<br />

operating in all key areas of<br />

glass, presented its wide range<br />

of innovative products to visitors at its<br />

exclusively designed booth at glasstec.<br />

The company attracted great interest<br />

from visitors with its innovative<br />

product offerings.<br />

In addition, a stunning installation<br />

was exhibited at the booth to mark the<br />

United Nations International Year of<br />

Glass, of which Şişecam is the main<br />

sponsor.<br />

A special installation, composed<br />

with glassware, glass packaging, and<br />

flat glass, in Şişecam’s booth conveyed<br />

to the visitors the company’s strong<br />

and extensive relationship with glass<br />

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through an abstraction of nature.<br />

Visitors were invited to an<br />

underwater world to experience the<br />

contribution of glass to a sustainable<br />

and healthier world in an imaginary<br />

environment. The magical effect<br />

of brilliant green oceanic plants,<br />

multi-coloured fish, floating jellyfish,<br />

and sea urchins were conveyed via<br />

Şişecam products in this captivating<br />

installation.<br />

Şişecam’s installation served as a<br />

clear reminder of how sustainability is<br />

critical to ensuring a healthier world.<br />

Şişecam is focusing on sustainability<br />

as a key topic of discussion in <strong>2022</strong><br />

which is declared as the International<br />

Year of Glass by the United Nations.<br />

Şişecam presented its hightech<br />

products to visitors at the fair,<br />

demonstrating its expertise in product<br />

development and R&D. Visitors<br />

were informed about Şişecam’s new,<br />

advanced technology, and value-added<br />

products that provide energy savings,<br />

safety, security, and noise control.<br />

The comoany also exhibited<br />

the triple silver product ‘Şişecam<br />

Temperable Solar Control Low-E<br />

Glass Neutral 63/29’ which has the<br />

highest selectivity value. Neutral<br />

63/29 provides energy savings with<br />

maximum solar control and U value<br />

of 1.0 W/m²K without compromising<br />

natural daylight and offers solutions to<br />

prestigious projects.<br />

‘Şişecam Temperable Solar Control<br />

Low-E Glass Neutral 70/40’ has the<br />

same colour and performance with its<br />

standard equivalent ‘Şişecam Solar<br />

Control Low-E Glass Neutral 70/40’,<br />

provides high light transmission<br />

and low reflection. Neutral 70/40 is<br />

preferred for residences, villas, and<br />

retail stores where natural appearance<br />

is desired.<br />

Another product that was exhibited<br />

at the Şişecam booth is ‘Şişecam<br />

Temperable Solar Control Low-E<br />

Glass Neutral 50/25’. It has the same<br />

colour and performance with its<br />

standard equivalent ‘Şişecam Solar<br />

Control Low-E Glass Neutral 50/25’,<br />

provides effective solar control and<br />

excellent thermal insulation with U<br />

value of 1.0 W/m²K. Neutral 50/25<br />

offers solution for projects where<br />

the neutral effect on façade, low<br />

reflectance indoor and outdoor are<br />

required.<br />

‘Şişecam Temperable Solar<br />

Control Low-E Glass Neutral 43/28’<br />

is designed for warm climates and<br />

skylights where daylight control and<br />

efficient solar protection are required.<br />

‘Şişecam Temperable Solar Control<br />

Low-E Glass Neutral 40/22’ was one<br />

of the most outstanding products at<br />

the Şişecam booth with its excellent<br />

thermal insulation, maximum solar<br />

control and neutral effect on façade.<br />

Neutral 40/22 offers solutions for<br />

warm climates and skylights with its<br />

U value of 1.0 W/m²K and provides<br />

controlled daylight.<br />

‘Şişecam Temperable Solar Control<br />

Low-E Glass Green 40/28’ coloured by<br />

coating on the clear glass is preferred<br />

in warm climates and skylights where<br />

daylight control and more efficient<br />

solar control are required. The<br />

neutral effect continues when looking<br />

through inside to outside while<br />

creating green color effect on the<br />

façade.<br />

About the company<br />

Founded in 1935 in Turkey, Şişecam<br />

is a strong global player in the fields<br />

of glass and chemicals. It is the only<br />

global company operating in all core<br />

areas of glass production – including<br />

flat glass, glassware, glass packaging<br />

and glass fiber. Currently, Şişecam<br />

ranks among the world’s top two<br />

manufacturers of glassware and the<br />

top five producers of glass packaging<br />

and flat glass.<br />

Website: www.sisecam.com<br />

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Event<br />

Cugher introduces plant<br />

configurator EVA at<br />

glasstec<br />

Local Partner Kunal Enterprise Ensures Sales And<br />

After-Sale Support For Clients In India<br />

EVA provides a vision of Cugher machinery with a<br />

tri-dimensional perspective. It allows customized<br />

configuration of a line and its direct representation in a real<br />

space through augmented reality.<br />

Glasstec, the world’s foremost<br />

trade fair for the glass industry<br />

held in Germany, was the<br />

first international event to witness<br />

Cugher’s innovative plant configurator<br />

EVA.<br />

EVA is a brand-new virtual<br />

technology that affords a vision of<br />

Cugher machinery by leveraging<br />

digital. It is an innovative application<br />

which enables customized<br />

configuration of a plant to its direct<br />

representation within real space - all<br />

through augmented reality.<br />

In fact, framing the surrounding<br />

environment with a camera’s device,<br />

the machinery previously configured<br />

are projected in the display, in overlap<br />

with the real space. Once placed in<br />

the line, it is possible to discover its<br />

details simply by moving the tablet<br />

around and inside the machinery.<br />

EVA involves the visitor to<br />

experience an immersive feeling<br />

in Cugher’s world. It facilitates the<br />

enrichment of sensorial perception by<br />

way of a perfect integration between<br />

physical reality and the digital world.<br />

Indeed, by simply moving a tablet<br />

‘inside and around’ the projected<br />

machinery, it’s possible to discover<br />

every detail whilst enhancing the<br />

characteristics of each component.<br />

Not only that, an information<br />

section will enable simultaneous<br />

consultation of the technological<br />

details, with photos and videos<br />

included, thus widening the data<br />

scope accessible to the user.<br />

EVA allows a vision of Cugher<br />

machinery with a tridimensional<br />

perspective, thanks to an application<br />

which allows the customized<br />

configuration of a line and its direct<br />

representation in a real space through<br />

augmented reality.<br />

The big advantage of augmented<br />

reality is that it can integrate the<br />

real world with a digital/virtual one,<br />

creating a unique experience for the<br />

user.<br />

With companies facing increasing<br />

competition within a global market,<br />

innovation alone remains the sole<br />

pathway towards a competitive<br />

advantage. Here Cugher’s own<br />

interventions in engineering,<br />

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production and sales procedures have<br />

all generated positive change in its<br />

introduction of new products and<br />

services.<br />

In this context, technology<br />

represents a great ally when it comes<br />

to innovating to do things in new<br />

ways - enabling transition against the<br />

backdrop of digital while contributing<br />

to both operational flexibility and the<br />

optimization of customer experience.<br />

Cugher is also a very reputed<br />

brand name in automotive and<br />

home appliance screen printing lines<br />

because of the centering systems in its<br />

printers, handling of big-size frames<br />

and handling of glass during printing.<br />

The company emphasizes a lot on<br />

high-quality drive and motors and<br />

mechanical equipment.<br />

Cugher has been producing screen<br />

printing plants for flat glass processing<br />

for more than 50 years, offering a<br />

wide range of solutions that cover the<br />

entire productive process, starting<br />

immediately after the cutting and<br />

washing of glass sheets, up to the<br />

phases preceding tempering and<br />

bending processes.<br />

Besides printing machines, the<br />

company provides technologically<br />

advanced systems for drying and<br />

handling glass, such as IR and UV<br />

dryers, tilt loading and unloading<br />

conveyors, flat and vertical inspection<br />

stations, rotating tables, stackers,<br />

roller and belt conveyors, corner<br />

conveyors, tilting bridge conveyors and<br />

booking stations.<br />

Cugher also offers the flexibility of<br />

creating entire lines as per customer<br />

needs and requirements. It has<br />

printing machines which can print<br />

different size of glass on one machine.<br />

The company can also supply<br />

individual vision systems, different<br />

types of handling equipment like the<br />

Symphonia Rack System, which can<br />

be used for loading and unloading<br />

glass. This can be used in any glass<br />

processing technique and can be<br />

in addition to all solar module glass<br />

manufactures.<br />

Apart from these, Cugher also<br />

supplies different types of conveyor for<br />

handling glass like roller conveyor, belt<br />

conveyor, lift conveyor, rotating table,<br />

corner conveyor and stacker to stack<br />

glass (long and short edge).<br />

The entire printing lines of Cugher<br />

can be operated automatically via<br />

remote display. Even an unskilled<br />

operator can run its machines easily<br />

after just a day’s training. The entire<br />

parameters of a job can be stored as<br />

a recipe for a particular company.<br />

One just needs to select a job and<br />

automatically it will run the specific<br />

job without any human intervention.<br />

Cugher also provides machine<br />

solutions for automotive glass,<br />

architectural glass, home appliances<br />

and solar glass modules. All of these<br />

and more from the house of Cugher is<br />

brought to the Indian market by Kunal<br />

Enterprise.<br />

Kunal Enterprise is a leading<br />

complete solution provider in<br />

industrial printing/packaging industry,<br />

specifically in the screen printing<br />

genre in India since 2001.<br />

Email: kunalgandhi@kunalenterprise.com,<br />

uday@kunalenterprise.com<br />

Website: www.kunalenterprise.com<br />

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Event<br />

D-arc BUILD creates<br />

benchmark in building<br />

and construction industry<br />

Expo Saw Over 25,000 Visitors From Across India,<br />

150+ Exhibitors & International Participation<br />

Architecture industry of India witnessed the grand opening<br />

of one of the biggest expos – D-arc BUILD – which took<br />

place from 22nd to 25th September, <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

D-arc BUILD was organized by<br />

Zion Exhibitions with an aim<br />

to bring forth a venture with<br />

worldly opportunities for B2B industry,<br />

manufacturing brands, entrepreneurs<br />

and organisations from the industry<br />

of architecture, design, building<br />

and construction with an innovative<br />

approach of showcasing their latest<br />

trends, technological advancements<br />

and related services.<br />

With the presence of relevant and<br />

niche crowd of architects, interior<br />

designers, builders, developers,<br />

hoteliers, purchasing managers,<br />

more than 150 exhibitors across<br />

India showcased their innovations,<br />

including leading industry players<br />

such as Philips India, Jk Cement, Apl<br />

Apollo, Saint Gobain, K2India, Bestone<br />

Impex, Hogar, Epson, RAK Ceramics,<br />

Alankaram, Dolphy India, Zen Stone,<br />

Interior Craft, Maranello, Daikin,<br />

Lamiwood Floorings, Surie Polex,<br />

Mahayco.<br />

The mega exhibition was supported<br />

by many acclaimed associations and its<br />

hosted a series of conferences:<br />

On 22nd September, the Indian<br />

Institute of Architects (IIA) held its<br />

Northern Regional Conference, BUZZ,<br />

moderated and conceptualized by IIA-<br />

Northern Chapter.<br />

On 23rd September, the Institute<br />

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of Indian Interior Designers (IIID)<br />

celebrated its golden jubilee by holding<br />

a national-level conference attended<br />

by interior designers and architects<br />

from 34 regional chapters curated and<br />

conceptualized by IIID- Delhi Regional<br />

Chapter. In the evening, a gala<br />

networking dinner was organised.<br />

On 24th September, Prof Charanjit<br />

Shah also known as the ‘Airport<br />

King’ hosted a global conference<br />

with a theme- ‘The Dawn of Modern<br />

Infrastructure and Transportation’<br />

with prominent architects, urban<br />

planners, engineers, builders,<br />

developers construction consultants,<br />

project management consultants<br />

for construction of railways sidings,<br />

highways, railway and road over<br />

bridges, buildings and mechanical,<br />

electrical, and plumbing consultants.<br />

On 25th September, the Hospitality<br />

Purchasing Managers’ Forum (HPMF),<br />

a forum of purchasing managers from<br />

the hospitality Industry representing<br />

star hotels, catering companies, standalone<br />

restaurant chains and airlines,<br />

held a national-level conference on<br />

the theme – “Reinvent X Rethink, The<br />

Future of Hospitality Procurement”<br />

attended by over 250 hospitality<br />

professionals.<br />

The event has been marked as a<br />

huge success with more than 25,000<br />

visitors from across India, over 150<br />

exhibitors, international participation<br />

from more than five countries,<br />

exclusive pavilion exhibiting premium<br />

and luxury brands, and showcase by<br />

renowned architects.<br />

The Indian construction industry<br />

recorded a growth of 17.1 per cent<br />

in 2021 and it is expected to register<br />

an average annual growth of 6.2 per<br />

cent during 2023-2026, becoming one<br />

of the major contributors to Indian<br />

Economy.<br />

The purpose of this exhibition was<br />

to offer a platform for networking and<br />

knowledge-sharing. The show was<br />

held at a venue with over 16,000 sq. m<br />

space that provided visitors a hasslefree<br />

experience where they could<br />

explore all things design under one<br />

roof.<br />

Additionally, there was presence<br />

of premium and affordable<br />

manufacturing brands showcasing<br />

their proprietary products, innovative<br />

solutions equipped with next-gen<br />

technologies.<br />

What stood out most to the visitors<br />

was the exclusive, D-arc Ultra Luxe<br />

Pavilion – a decorated and stand-out<br />

pavilion meant for signature collections<br />

and premium ranges of products.<br />

The expo turned out to be a great<br />

success and witnessed the presence<br />

of architects, designers, engineers,<br />

real estate developers and consultants<br />

apart from huge number of general<br />

visitors and has been possible with the<br />

strength of the team of D-arc BUILD.<br />

D-arc BUILD wishes on creating a<br />

revolution of the construction and the<br />

infrastructure industry and hopes do<br />

so to every year.<br />

—: INDUSTRY SPEAK :—<br />

“I would like to congratulate D- arc<br />

BUILD because the way they have<br />

exhibited the things and the quality of<br />

the exhibitors is fantastic. Whosoever<br />

participated have participated with<br />

complete excitement. I would also<br />

like to congratulate D-arc BUILD team<br />

for relentless efforts in putting up a<br />

fantastic show.”<br />

–Sunil Jha, Bestone Impex<br />

“Thank You D-arc BUILD, Adarsh and<br />

team for bringing us here on this great<br />

platform. I would like to wish you the<br />

best for next year. We had a good time.”<br />

–Mahesh Nagreja, Super Surfaces<br />

“We participated in D-arc BUILD<br />

<strong>2022</strong> and received a huge response, it<br />

was very well managed and we got a<br />

huge amount of enquiries and orders.<br />

Everything was amazing and we are<br />

in full support of Zion. Kudos to team<br />

Zion.”<br />

–Ratan Sehgal, MD, Hybon Elevators<br />

Website: www.darcbuild.com<br />

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Event<br />

Glasstech Asia & Fenestration Asia <strong>2022</strong><br />

reinstate position as industry meeting<br />

point<br />

Leading Trade Fair For Glass And Façade Industry Marks Successful<br />

Comeback In Southeast Asia<br />

Three-day event hosted over 1,500 unique visitors and 535 industry professionals<br />

covering 19 countries. Marks a pivotal restoration of physical meetings to aid in growth of<br />

businesses<br />

The latest edition of Glasstech<br />

Asia and Fenestration Asia<br />

celebrated its success after its<br />

conclusion on <strong>October</strong> 28. In total,<br />

more than 2,000 attendees from over<br />

28 countries were attracted to the<br />

event that held the fair alongside an<br />

all-inclusive variety of side events<br />

such as the inaugural Asia Façade &<br />

Glass Conference, Singapore façade<br />

tour, International Year of Glass<br />

(IYOG) art exhibition – Through the<br />

Looking Glass, buyer-seller meetings,<br />

and an annual networking gala dinner.<br />

The influx of exhibitors, delegates<br />

and visitors demonstrates the<br />

importance of the onsite exchanges<br />

of knowledge and the value of<br />

establishing our regional platform as<br />

the leading industry meeting place.<br />

A brief analysis of the post-show<br />

statistics reflects a promising rise of<br />

international visitor and exhibitor<br />

support on having real time, in-person<br />

display and sharing of new technology<br />

and innovations amongst the industry,<br />

proving an increasing confidence of<br />

the ASEAN market’s role.<br />

The positive turnout at the event<br />

indicates the region’s demand for a<br />

holistic space to conduct physical<br />

meetings in lieu of restrictions caused<br />

by the recent pandemic.<br />

Mr Michael Wilton, CEO and<br />

Managing Director of MMI Asia,<br />

underlined, “The importance of<br />

this event and its success shows a<br />

promising trajectory for the glass and<br />

façade sector. The personal touch<br />

of having face-to-face discussions<br />

remains undisputed as the most<br />

effective way to set growth in the<br />

industry. The event was very well<br />

received from both exhibitors and<br />

visitors alike to mediate companies<br />

in their endeavour to pursue deeper<br />

connections with their audiences.<br />

With more plans to integrate<br />

Glasstech Asia and Fenestration Asia<br />

into the global BAU Network, I foresee<br />

an exciting future in providing the<br />

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industry with increasing opportunities<br />

to share their story with a wider global<br />

audience.”<br />

Two-thirds of surveyed trade<br />

visitors expressed interest in<br />

returning for the next edition of<br />

the show, projecting a definite rise<br />

in numbers and traction in the<br />

trade fair’s popularity. In addition<br />

to aisle discussions and hosted<br />

buyer gatherings, a total 519 private<br />

meetings were created to facilitate<br />

businesses in engaging the highquality<br />

trade visitors present and<br />

expanding their global business<br />

contacts.<br />

“The success of this edition does<br />

not only represent a restoration of<br />

industry norms, but the revival of<br />

close knitted connections made<br />

possible by regional platforms such<br />

as Glasstech Asia and Fenestration<br />

Asia,” emphasised Mr Gan Pay<br />

Yap, Chairman of Singapore Glass<br />

Association. “We are excited to see the<br />

continuation of the industry’s success<br />

next year and witness the sharing of<br />

new developments and innovations in<br />

the region”.<br />

The next Glasstech Asia - the<br />

19th International Glass Products,<br />

Glass Manufacturing, Processing &<br />

Materials Exhibition, and Fenestration<br />

Asia – the 6th International Windows,<br />

Doors, Skylights, Curtain Wall &<br />

Facade Technology Exhibition, will<br />

take place from 29 November - 1<br />

<strong>December</strong> 2023 at the IMPACT<br />

Exhibition and Convention Centre in<br />

Bangkok, Thailand.<br />

About Glasstech Asia and<br />

Fenestration Asia <strong>2022</strong><br />

Glasstech Asia and Fenestration<br />

Asia aims to meet and satisfy the<br />

increasing global demands for ecofriendly<br />

windows, doors, and facades<br />

by focusing on new industry standards<br />

in sustainability, automation, and<br />

energy-efficiency topics.<br />

About BAU Network<br />

BAU is the world’s leading trade<br />

fair for architecture, materials and<br />

systems. Everyone involved in the<br />

international community for planning,<br />

building and designing buildings<br />

comes together here—i.e., architects,<br />

planners, investors, representatives of<br />

the industrial and commercial sectors,<br />

the building trades, etc.<br />

About Messe München<br />

Messe München is one of the leading<br />

exhibition organizers worldwide with<br />

more than 50 of its own trade shows<br />

for capital goods, consumer goods<br />

and new technologies. Every year, a<br />

total of over 50,000 exhibitors and<br />

around three million visitors take<br />

part in more than 200 events at the<br />

exhibition centre in Munich, at the<br />

ICM – Internationales Congress<br />

Centre München and the MOC<br />

Veranstaltungs centre München<br />

as well as abroad. Together with<br />

its subsidiary companies, Messe<br />

München organizes trade shows in<br />

China, India, Brazil, Russia, Turkey,<br />

South Africa, Nigeria, Vietnam, and<br />

Iran.<br />

Email: syafia@mmiasia.com.sg<br />

Website: www.glasstechasia.com.sg<br />

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Event<br />

glasstec <strong>2022</strong>: Quality footfall, great<br />

interactions at Bavelloni booth<br />

Bavelloni Set Up Live Demos Of Its Glass Processing Solutions, Expert Meets<br />

Company’s straight-line edgers and cutting tables were hot topics of several negotiations.<br />

Techni’s waterjet system was much appreciated.<br />

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

manufacturer of machinery<br />

and tools for flat glass<br />

processing and Techni Waterjet (coexhibitor),<br />

one of the oldest and most<br />

experienced waterjet makers in the<br />

world, utilised the opportunity to<br />

re-engage with customers in person,<br />

re-establish personal relationships and<br />

reconnect with people.<br />

The company offered visitors<br />

the opportunity to experience its<br />

complementary glass processing<br />

solutions, live demos and meet<br />

experts.<br />

The meetings and discussions held<br />

during the event were interesting. The<br />

attendance was good and, certainly,<br />

of a high standard. Visitors showed<br />

interest in investing, with clear ideas<br />

about products to focus on, with some<br />

of them even expressing willingness to<br />

place orders at the show itself.<br />

“We registered a high attendance<br />

especially in the central days of the<br />

event,” reported Federico Bassi,<br />

Sales Director, Bavelloni Spa.<br />

“As usual, there was a significant<br />

participation from central Europe<br />

and the Mediterranean basin, even<br />

though there were also visitors from<br />

overseas; Asian operators and visitors<br />

were almost absent. Besides many<br />

handshakes and conviviality - which<br />

we really needed – some deals were<br />

also signed at the show.”<br />

“We felt a positive mood at our<br />

booth, although the pandemic is<br />

not yet completely over and there<br />

are some economic and political<br />

uncertainties in the global scenario.<br />

Our customers’ confidence in<br />

Bavelloni’s products and in our<br />

organization was noticeable. There<br />

was also strong commitment and<br />

involvement from our partners and<br />

distributors,” Bassi said.<br />

Visitors were able to attend live<br />

demonstrations of the machines on<br />

display and take advantage of the<br />

combined presence of Bavelloni<br />

and Techni Waterjet specialists, all<br />

together on the same stand for the<br />

first time.<br />

Bavelloni straight-line edgers and<br />

cutting tables were the hot topic of<br />

several negotiations. Techni’s waterjet<br />

system was also much appreciated.<br />

“Thanks to the interesting group<br />

synergies and the complementarity<br />

of our respective portfolios, we are<br />

able to propose targeted solutions<br />

to the market for each specific<br />

requirement,” Bassi added.<br />

Stanislaw Jakubiec, General<br />

Manager of EMEA, Techni Waterjet,<br />

also expressed his satisfaction:<br />

“Techni’s waterjet solutions are<br />

suitable for cutting any material,<br />

including glass. We are confident that<br />

our attendance at glasstec together<br />

with Bavelloni will certainly drive the<br />

development of our business in the<br />

glass segment as well.”<br />

About the company<br />

Bavelloni’s 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. It<br />

also specializes in the design and<br />

production of a wide variety of tools.<br />

– Bavelloni SpA<br />

Email: info@bavelloni.com<br />

Website: www.bavelloni.com<br />

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Event<br />

glasspro India & glasspex India set to<br />

return in September 2023<br />

Events Will Present Integrated Platform To Showcase Latest Trends,<br />

Innovations In Flat, Processed Glass<br />

Messe Düsseldorf India and Glass Bulletin are gearing up for the fourth edition of India’s<br />

premier exhibition on glass products and technology, glasspro India 2023.<br />

Glasspro India will be held from<br />

September 14-16, 2023 at the<br />

Bombay Exhibition Centre,<br />

Mumbai. Alongside with this, Messe<br />

Düsseldorf India will also organise the<br />

seventh edition of glasspex India, the<br />

nation’s leading exhibition on glass<br />

production and processes. Both events<br />

are powered by glasstec Düsseldorf,<br />

the world’s leading exhibition for the<br />

glass industry.<br />

Block your calendars as glasspro<br />

India and glasspex India 2023 will<br />

bring together a well-integrated<br />

platform to showcase the latest trends<br />

and innovations in the field of flat<br />

and processed glass. Once again, the<br />

exhibition will feature the largest<br />

display of the latest glass processing<br />

solutions, tools, auxiliary products and<br />

services.<br />

A spirited and future-ready<br />

comeback<br />

The shows have seen tremendous<br />

year-on-year growth in terms of the<br />

participation from domestic and<br />

international players. This time,<br />

the show will continue the streak<br />

of unrivalled participation from the<br />

entire glass fraternity. It will feature<br />

dynamic discussions on sustainable<br />

building technologies and trends<br />

that will shape the future of energyefficient<br />

designs. The concurrent<br />

conference, organised by All India<br />

Glass Manufacturers’ Federation<br />

(AIGMF) will talk about the shifting<br />

trends inspired from climate change<br />

and the emerging need for sustainable<br />

designs.<br />

With participation from major<br />

global players, both the shows will<br />

be attended by architects, interior<br />

designers, façade consultants,<br />

builders and developers, construction<br />

engineers, dealers and distributors,<br />

glass manufacturers, processors<br />

and fabricators, serving as a unique<br />

confluence of India’s massive glass<br />

community.<br />

In addition to that, glasspro India<br />

will bring along fenestrationpro<br />

India, a show dedicated to the door,<br />

window and the façade segments.<br />

fenestrationpro India will take place<br />

in conjuction with glasspro India 2023<br />

and glasspex India 2023 at the same<br />

time.<br />

Visitors for this interesting and<br />

evolving section of the show will<br />

range from architects, fabricators,<br />

developers, façade consultants<br />

and engineers to policymakers and<br />

stakeholders from the Indian industry.<br />

Appreciating the great response<br />

from the industry on the comeback,<br />

Thomas Schlitt, Managing Director,<br />

Messe Düsseldorf India, said, “It is<br />

wonderful to see an encouraging<br />

response from the industry for the<br />

upcoming edition of glasspro India,<br />

glasspex India and fenestrationpro<br />

India. The forthcoming edition will<br />

reflect the modern and innovative<br />

facet of the glass, façade, door and<br />

window industry and position the<br />

leading Indian market as a forerunner<br />

on the global stage. We look forward to<br />

welcoming the industry stakeholders<br />

for this impressive line-up of<br />

innovative and sustainable products<br />

on display to discuss and steer<br />

conversations on upcoming design<br />

trends.”<br />

The shows continue to receive<br />

support from leading associations and<br />

media of the industry. With the display<br />

of latest innovations, products and<br />

trends along with the conversations<br />

that matter, the stage is set for a<br />

promising show in September 2023.<br />

About Messe Düsseldorf India<br />

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

a fully owned subsidiary of Messe<br />

Düsseldorf GmbH which is a global<br />

player both as a trade fair organizer<br />

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

services for exhibitors and visitors.<br />

About Glass Bulletin<br />

Glass Bulletin is the fastest growing<br />

top-notch quarterly journal of India<br />

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

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

publication of news, reports, products<br />

details and exhibition information<br />

related to glass industry.<br />

Website: www.glassproindia.com,<br />

www.glasspexindia.com<br />

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Interview<br />


National Manager – Distribution,<br />

Hafele India Pvt. Ltd.<br />

‘Hafele perfect fit for customers looking<br />

for ease of mind’<br />

Head Of Hafele’s National Sales Vikram Yatendra Singh Tells GB About<br />

Company, Its Products & Plans<br />

In India, the company is recognized as a one-stop solution brand for any home interior<br />

needs owing to its vast product portfolio and strong service approach.<br />

In an interview with Glass Bulletin,<br />

Hafele National Sales head Vikram<br />

Yatendra Singh spoke about the<br />

company’s heritage, work culture,<br />

focus on quality, vast product range,<br />

as well the challenges the company<br />

faces in the country.<br />

Excerpts of the interview:<br />

Q: Tell us about Hafele India<br />

Häfele India is a wholly-owned<br />

subsidiary of the Häfele Global<br />

network and has been operating in<br />

India since 2003. An authority in<br />

the field of architectural hardware,<br />

furniture and kitchen fittings and<br />

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Hafele India• 2<br />

Asia, including Nepal, Bhutan and<br />

Maldives.<br />

Q: Take us through your<br />

journey with the company<br />

I joined the organization as a<br />

market head for Delhi in 2013 and<br />

worked there for around five years. I<br />

was primarily responsible for the retail<br />

business in the northern part of India.<br />

In 2018, I took over as national sales<br />

head for Hafele’s Distribution vertical,<br />

which deals in furniture fittings,<br />

glass fittings, glass sliding solutions,<br />

architectural hardware, and digital<br />

locks.<br />

Q: Describe the Hafele product<br />

range for us<br />

Häfele has pioneered the way<br />

interior fittings are sold across the<br />

globe for many years now. Being<br />

a German company, our foremost<br />

concern has always been to offer<br />

our customers, premium quality<br />

products at competitive prices<br />

paired with solution-based services.<br />

In India, we are also recognized as<br />

a one-stop solution brand for any<br />

home interior needs. This is owing<br />

to our vast product portfolio that<br />

includes door hardware (wood and<br />

glass), sliding solutions for doors<br />

and furniture, furniture fittings,<br />

kitchen solutions, digital locks, home<br />

appliances, lighting, interior surfaces,<br />

and bathroom fittings. These holistic<br />

solutions are backed by a strong<br />

service approach which has over<br />

the years made Häfele the preferred<br />

partner for our different customer<br />

accessories, the company also has<br />

a strong presence in synergized<br />

product categories like home<br />

appliances, interior and furniture<br />

lighting, sanitary solutions and<br />

surfaces positioning itself strongly as a<br />

complete solution provider for interior<br />

solutions in India and South Asia.<br />

Hafele India has a strong<br />

nation-wide presence with offices<br />

in Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad,<br />

Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad,<br />

Delhi, Kolkata and Cochin. It has<br />

full-scale operations in Sri Lanka<br />

and Bangladesh with regional offices<br />

and design showrooms in both the<br />

countries; and has also spread its<br />

operations to other regions of South<br />

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Interview<br />

segments.<br />

Q: What is the latest trend in<br />

the hardware industry?<br />

While the market is moving<br />

toward providing solutions, the<br />

hardware industry is transitioning<br />

towards becoming organized from<br />

what was earlier a fairly unorganized<br />

set-up. Many European companies<br />

are attempting to enter the Indian<br />

market with a variety of product<br />

offerings. According to estimates,<br />

65 per cent of the Indian hardware<br />

market is still unstructured, leaving<br />

several competitors a lot of room for<br />

expansion.<br />

Q: Have you launched any new<br />

products recently?<br />

Our latest launches include<br />

;;<br />

A comprehensive range of<br />

digital locks that include<br />

models with a host of security<br />

and access features along with<br />

a variety of executing different<br />

applications like main-door<br />

security, office-cabin security,<br />

access for hotel rooms, etc.<br />

;;<br />

A complete range of kitchen<br />

solutions that are engineered<br />

by Häfele and come with<br />

assured Hafele quality. This<br />

range includes the Matrix<br />

Drawer and Runner systems,<br />

Free Flap Fittings, Metalla<br />

Furniture Hinges, and Clever<br />

Storage Solutions like tall<br />

units, side pull-outs, narrow<br />

cabinets, and corner units.<br />

;;<br />

A floor-to-ceiling sliding range<br />

called the Aluflex that can<br />

execute the most flexible<br />

applications within your home<br />

- be it an enclosure for a walkin<br />

wardrobe or an attractive,<br />

life-sized wardrobe unit<br />

;;<br />

Additions in colours to our<br />

in-house range of Premium<br />

Interior Surfaces – Terra.<br />

Terra was launched in 2021<br />

and we have now added three<br />

new colours to this range to<br />

provide you with more options<br />

in design and applications<br />

;;<br />

Additions in our floor spring<br />

and door closer range<br />

Q: What are some of the<br />

prestigious projects you have done<br />

at Hafele?<br />

At present, I work in the retail<br />

market where Hafele is growing by<br />

approx. 60-70 per cent annually.<br />

The fundamental rule for gaining a<br />

good and sustainable customer base<br />

is to offer good customer service,<br />

high-quality products, and timely<br />

availability of stocks.<br />

Q: What should be the criteria<br />

to select good architecture<br />

hardware?<br />

There are two categories of<br />

architectural hardware: One is used<br />

for functional purposes while the<br />

other is used to make your door<br />

look aesthetically pleasing. Products<br />

like mortise locks, cylinders, door<br />

closers, and floor springs are used<br />

for functional purposes while door<br />

handles and other door accessories<br />

enhance the look of the door. Hafele<br />

is known for its product range that<br />

delivers top notch functionality along<br />

with stylish aesthetics.<br />

Q: How do you compete with<br />

cheap and unbranded hardware<br />

available in the market?<br />

Although Hafele will always<br />

face competition with unbranded<br />

products in the market, what sets it<br />

apart is its attention to the quality of<br />

products it introduces, its competitive<br />

pricing strategy, its ability to cater to<br />

the leading market trends and the<br />

standard of service it offers to its<br />

customers. For customers who are<br />

hence looking for ease of mind, Hafele<br />

becomes the perfect fit.<br />

Q: What are the major<br />

challenges to the hardware<br />

industry?<br />

Although we are making progress,<br />

65-70 per cent of the hardware<br />

market in India still remains relatively<br />

unorganized. There is a need to<br />

educate the retail industry regarding<br />

the benefit of working with organized<br />

players. Besides this, some of the<br />

other challenges faced are:<br />

;;<br />

Recommendation of the right<br />

hardware to the end customer<br />

;;<br />

Availability of the product in<br />

the city<br />

;;<br />

Good product quality that<br />

can be perceived as value for<br />

money<br />

;;<br />

Display space available for<br />

hardware that is offered by<br />

major branded players<br />

Q: What is your future plan for<br />

your business?<br />

We aspire to achieve a sales<br />

revenue of approx. Rs 1,800-2,000<br />

crores in the next three years of which<br />

the retail vertical will contribute to<br />

more than 50 per cent of the share.<br />

Q: Describe the current scenario<br />

of the Indian architectural<br />

hardware industry.<br />

The Indian architectural hardware<br />

industry is majorly dominated<br />

by players who have a strong<br />

manufacturing set-up, whose products<br />

majorly follow the ‘Make-in-India’<br />

theme or those who can guarantee<br />

ready availability of stocks.<br />

Q: How much does your<br />

company focus on quality?<br />

Our focus has always been on<br />

providing our customers with the<br />

best quality products and there is<br />

absolutely no compromise in that. In<br />

the Indian Hardware industry, people<br />

buy or recommend products based<br />

on their quality and sustainability<br />

so for us it all the more becomes<br />

very important to ensure that our<br />

products excel in quality as well as<br />

functionality.<br />

Q: What is the future of the<br />

architectural hardware industry<br />

in India?<br />

The building material industry<br />

is growing by 8-10 per cent yearon-year.<br />

Any branded player can<br />

expect a growth of 20-25 per cent<br />

in architectural hardware with good<br />

quality and value-for-money products.<br />

The purchasing power of the upper<br />

middle class and salaried employees is<br />

increasing year after year. At least for<br />

the next five years, there is a scope for<br />

growth in the architectural hardware<br />

industry.<br />

Email: customercare@hafeleindia.com<br />

Website: www.hafeleindia.com<br />

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Interview<br />

Filtraglass and Daks-96: A successful<br />

partnership<br />

Filtraglass Specialises In Water Filtration Systems For All Types Of Glass<br />

Industries<br />

Daks-96 reports reduction in water consumption, improvement in quality of final product<br />

and increased productivity after installation of Filtraglass system.<br />

Filtraglass, water filtration system<br />

specialist for all types of glass<br />

industries, has recently installed<br />

one of its systems at Daks-96.<br />

With more than 15 years of<br />

experience, Filtraglass covers a wide<br />

sector of the automotive and optics<br />

industries, and the transformation of<br />

flat glass in general.<br />

Throughout its long history, the<br />

company has managed to become an<br />

international market leader, breaking<br />

new ground and exporting its systems<br />

to several different countries. Today,<br />

its water filtration systems can be<br />

found in the Americas, Europe and<br />

Asia.<br />

Following are excerpts from an<br />

interview of Viktor Zdravkov, General<br />

Manager of Daks-96.<br />

Q: Why did you decide to buy a<br />

purification machine?<br />

For many reasons, actually.<br />

Having a water treatment system in<br />

place reduces water consumption<br />

considerably. This way we are able to<br />

improve our production rate (because<br />

we don’t have to stop the machine<br />

to change water) and we can reduce<br />

pollution. It was also very important<br />

to us that by using clean and good<br />

quality water in our handling<br />

machines help these last longer. This<br />

means we would have to change<br />

their parts much less frequently. And<br />

we also reduce the consumption of<br />

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Filtraglass• 2<br />

coolant, because water is not changed.<br />

Q: Why did you choose<br />

Filtraglass systems?<br />

We chose Filtraglass because it’s<br />

an internationally recognised brand<br />

with many years of experience.<br />

What’s more, they were reliable and<br />

professional from the onset, which<br />

inspired a great deal of trust when it<br />

came to making our decision. When<br />

we met them, they understood our<br />

needs and were able to offer us<br />

customised advice on which system<br />

best suited the characteristics of our<br />

company. For us, their professionalism<br />

and attentiveness was key. In addition,<br />

of course, it was a plus for us that<br />

their systems allowed us to do our bit<br />

to combat pollution.<br />

Q: On a day-to-day basis, what<br />

are the most noticeable differences<br />

you have experienced after<br />

purchasing a Filtraglass system?<br />

In addition to the obvious reduction<br />

in water bills, I would highlight<br />

two changes. First, of course an<br />

improvement in the quality of the final<br />

product. Since we installed the first<br />

Filtraglass system, our glass has had<br />

a transparent finish and is completely<br />

clean and free of dust marks and<br />

debris. This clean finish reflects<br />

positively on the quality of the product<br />

we offer and the image our customers<br />

have of us. What’s more, and also<br />

very importantly, our productivity has<br />

improved because now we no longer<br />

have to stop the production line for<br />

maintenance work. Our machines are<br />

constantly working, so we’re now able<br />

to offer more within the same time<br />

frame.<br />

Q: What are your reasons for<br />

repurchasing a system?<br />

Basically, since our previous<br />

experience with Filtraglass had been<br />

positive in every way, we didn’t want<br />

to take any risks and decided to stick<br />

with them, as they already know our<br />

company and our way of working, and<br />

we know theirs. We were very satisfied<br />

with the purchase of the first system.<br />

Since we installed the machine, our<br />

productivity has increased and our<br />

costs have gone down. Naturally, as I<br />

said, the environmental factor is also<br />

important to us. In this day and age,<br />

commitment to the environment and<br />

sustainability is, or should be, key for<br />

all companies. We’re glad that our<br />

values and those of Filtraglass are<br />

aligned in this regard.<br />

Q: What has your relationship<br />

with Filtraglass been like over<br />

time?<br />

Our business relationship with<br />

Filtraglass has been positive from<br />

the beginning. First, before buying<br />

the machine, with their advice,<br />

then during installation, which<br />

also went very smoothly, with the<br />

technical and after-sales service. The<br />

Filtraglass team is always available<br />

to resolve any queries or problems<br />

and we also appreciate being able<br />

to contact them by various means,<br />

including WhatsApp, which is very<br />

practical. Since we started working<br />

with Filtraglass, Luis and his team<br />

have been monitoring the smooth<br />

running of the machine and have<br />

always offered to help when necessary.<br />

This excellent relationship and aftersales<br />

service is, of course, a plus to<br />

everything else the company offers.<br />

Email: info@filtraglass.com<br />

Website: www.filtraglass.com<br />

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Company News<br />

Glaston Convection<br />

Control tech marks new<br />

era of structural glazing<br />

production<br />

Developed Specifically To Increase Production<br />

Capability With Structural And High-Strength<br />

Laminates<br />

Convection Control system makes processing complex<br />

laminates feel more like working with standard ones<br />

which means glass processors will be able to reach higher<br />

capacity and yield.<br />

Laminated glass is one of the<br />

fastest-growing product areas<br />

in the glass industry today.<br />

The primary reason for the growth<br />

is the increasing demand for safety.<br />

More and more regulations require<br />

safer products, and the number of<br />

applications mandating safety glass<br />

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Glaston• 2<br />

is booming, too. At the same time,<br />

architects are looking to maximize the<br />

transparency of their buildings while<br />

making their designs unique.<br />

Greater demand for high-strength<br />

laminates<br />

One of the products increasingly<br />

required by the market is highstrength<br />

/ structural laminate.<br />

Originally this demand started<br />

from special applications, such as<br />

structural laminates (that can replace<br />

load-bearing structures such as pillars<br />

in buildings, perhaps the most famous<br />

example being the Apple Store in New<br />

York) and hurricane-resistant glazing.<br />

But with ever-increasing safety<br />

demands for products, high-strength<br />

laminates are rapidly making their<br />

way to traditional applications such as<br />

railings, as well.<br />

While these type of laminates<br />

offer often superior performance for<br />

the application, they also are more<br />

complex to process. This leads to a<br />

situation where glass processors are<br />

facing a demand to produce these<br />

products in increasing quantities,<br />

while struggling with yield and<br />

capacity. When this is combined with<br />

the fact that structural interlayers<br />

are typically more expensive than<br />

traditional ones, being able to ensure<br />

high yield is of utmost importance.<br />

Narrow operating window resulting<br />

in air bubbles<br />

A narrow operating window (range<br />

of optimal process temperature) is<br />

the main reason for these difficulties.<br />

In general, the more complex the<br />

laminate is in terms of size, shape,<br />

glass type or laminate composition,<br />

the narrower the range of optimal<br />

temperature is for the process. As a<br />

result, quality can be impaired.<br />

One of the most common quality<br />

issue seen in the laminating process<br />

is bubbles at the trailing end of the<br />

laminate. In practice what the bubbles<br />

mean is that there is too much air left<br />

inside the laminate. While there can<br />

be multiple reasons that are causing<br />

this, with high-strength laminates<br />

the reason is often overheating of the<br />

edge areas of the laminate. The same<br />

phenomenon happens regardless<br />

of the heating type used, and it<br />

happens on every edge of the laminate<br />

(leading, left, right and trailing). The<br />

issue is predominantly seen on the<br />

trailing edge as that’s where most of<br />

the air gets pushed during pressing.<br />

New convection technology cracks<br />

the challenge<br />

The good news is that an efficient<br />

solution for the issue has been found.<br />

Glaston’s patented Convection Control<br />

technology has been developed<br />

specifically to increase production<br />

capability with structural and highstrength<br />

laminates.<br />

Until now, glass processors have<br />

had to be very precise to achieve good<br />

quality with complex laminates while<br />

struggling with yield. With the new<br />

convection control system, processing<br />

these products becomes more like<br />

working with standard laminates.<br />

In practice this means that glass<br />

processors will be able to reach higher<br />

capacity and yield with complex<br />

laminates.<br />

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Source: https://glastory.net<br />

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Email: info@glaston.net<br />

Website: www.glaston.net<br />

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Company News<br />

Automated insulating<br />

glass production by LiSEC<br />

at Felbermayer Fenster &<br />

Türen<br />

Felbermayer Confident Full Automation, Output<br />

And Actual Costs Give It Massive Advantages<br />

‘LiSEC only manufacturer that can supply everything<br />

needed – machinery, software and services. Thanks to its<br />

all-in-one solutions, all coordination takes place internally.’<br />

Felbermayer Fenster & Türen<br />

combines the tradition of<br />

window and door construction<br />

with innovative technology. Previously,<br />

the insulating glass required to<br />

manufacture the products was bought<br />

in. This year, however, the company<br />

started its own insulating glass<br />

production and LiSEC was allowed to<br />

support Felbermayer with this project.<br />

Felbermayer Fenster & Türen was<br />

founded as a joinery back in 1964. In<br />

1993, Helmut Felbermayer took over<br />

the company from his father. Back<br />

then, only two employees worked in<br />

the small company in Klosterneuburg/<br />

Lower Austria. Over the years<br />

that followed, Mr Felbermayer has<br />

gradually expanded the company.<br />

Today, 210 employees work at the site<br />

in Unterwaltersdorf, Lower Austria,<br />

on the production of windows and<br />

doors, insulating glass manufacturing<br />

and powder coating. Felbermayer<br />

works together with subcontractors on<br />

installations.<br />

Felbermayer owns two companies:<br />

Felbermayer Fenster & Türen<br />

Erzeugungs GmbH, which produces<br />

the windows and then sells them to<br />

Felbermayer Vertriebs GmbH, which<br />

in turn takes care of the installation.<br />

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The company is primarily active<br />

in the contract market and it covers<br />

the market from Vienna and Graz to<br />

Salzburg and Vorarlberg - supplying<br />

windows made of wood, woodaluminium,<br />

plastic and plasticaluminium.<br />

In 2021, Felbermayer<br />

generated sales of 44.2 million euros,<br />

while the figure this year is expected<br />

to stand at 50 million euros. “We<br />

have developed the window such that<br />

highly automated finishing is possible.<br />

That’s our strength compared to<br />

the competition. We achieve a high<br />

output with a very small number<br />

of employees,” Managing Director<br />

Helmut Felbermayer said.<br />

From green field to insulating glass<br />

production<br />

Previously, Mr Felbermayer always<br />

bought in the insulating glass.<br />

He said, “I always purchased<br />

exclusively from Interpane. Then<br />

the company’s managing director,<br />

Mr Hattmannsdorfer, recommended<br />

that we manufacture the insulating<br />

glass ourselves because the required<br />

quantities and scale were suitable<br />

for in-house production. Initially, I<br />

literally laughed at him. However, one<br />

time while away on holiday I mentally<br />

went over the scenario and relatively<br />

quickly came to the conclusion that it<br />

wasn’t such a bad idea at all.”<br />

The project was originally planned<br />

for 2023/2024, but thanks to an<br />

investment grant it was rescheduled<br />

and could be started at the end of<br />

2020. Within a very short time, a new<br />

hall for insulating glass production<br />

had been built and intensive work had<br />

taken place on the layout planning:<br />

“Over a period of two months, plans<br />

were sent back and forth almost daily<br />

to identify the best possible solution<br />

- and I think we succeeded. The<br />

collaboration worked really well. It was<br />

a joint project that was also thoroughly<br />

enjoyable,” said Mr Felbermayer.<br />

And he is delighted with the project<br />

progress to date: “Top performance<br />

was delivered by everyone involved.<br />

The excavator arrived at the end<br />

of February/beginning of March<br />

2021. In August, the hall was ready<br />

on schedule and installation of the<br />

machinery began. This continued<br />

in stages at full throttle, right up to<br />

the start of production. We had an<br />

outstanding team from LiSEC!”<br />

Mr Felbermayer went on to report<br />

that everything on the project worked,<br />

from the machines to the software,<br />

and no mistakes were made: “We<br />

would do everything exactly the same<br />

again. Throughout my career - during<br />

which we have bought numerous<br />

machines and planned plants - I<br />

have never experienced such perfect<br />

implementation within such a<br />

timeframe.”<br />

Felbermayer is the only contract<br />

window company that manufactures<br />

the insulating glass itself. Mr<br />

Felbermayer is confident that “thanks<br />

to the full automation, output and<br />

the actual costs, we enjoy massive<br />

advantages over the competition”.<br />

All solutions from a single source<br />

LiSEC’s solutions satisfy Mr<br />

Felbermayer’s expectations. He has<br />

always known the LiSEC name: “I<br />

have always had an eye on insulating<br />

glass production - we are genuine<br />

machine freaks at heart. We’ve been<br />

attending trade fairs for years and we<br />

have seen LiSEC machines and the<br />

machines offered by competitors. It<br />

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has been clear to us that LiSEC tops<br />

the list when it comes to machinery<br />

construction.”<br />

The software is also impressive:<br />

“Machines are one thing, but the<br />

software behind them makes a big<br />

difference too. The installation went<br />

without a hitch - we had nothing to<br />

worry about. Our LiSEC software<br />

contact worked together with my<br />

colleague Gerhard Czervenka to<br />

compile all the basic data and update<br />

the master data and the whole thing<br />

was up and running.”<br />

Mr Felbermayer highlighted the<br />

advantages of obtaining solutions from<br />

a single source: “With the project<br />

being highly complex in nature, it<br />

was hugely beneficial to work with<br />

LiSEC - because everything came<br />

from a single source. LiSEC is actually<br />

the only machine manufacturer<br />

that can supply all the elements<br />

you need: Machinery, software and<br />

services. Thanks to the all-in-one<br />

solutions at LiSEC, all coordination<br />

takes place internally and you don’t<br />

really notice (or only rarely notice)<br />

the coordination and planning<br />

measures that are taking place in<br />

the background - yet another huge<br />

advantage with LiSEC: they make it<br />

look easy!”<br />

Felbermayer was also impressed<br />

with the electronic plans. Planning<br />

had to be accurate down to the<br />

last centimetre here, because all<br />

connections are in the ground and<br />

were laid before the concrete slab<br />

was cast. Mr Felbermayer emphasises<br />

that although other suppliers also<br />

offer good stand-alone machines,<br />

you just cannot beat LiSEC when it<br />

comes to high-quality fully automatic<br />

machinery and high-output processes.<br />

The LiSEC fleet of machines at<br />

Felbermayer<br />

It was not only the range of machines<br />

and software that impressed Mr<br />

Felbermayer: “I believe that the<br />

machinery construction is more<br />

carefully thought-out than in other<br />

companies. The development<br />

phase takes longer than that of the<br />

competition. It is clearly apparent in<br />

the workmanship and components<br />

that everything is very coherent. The<br />

LiSEC design department does an<br />

excellent job.”<br />

The LiSEC machinery fleet at<br />

Felbermayer includes the following<br />

machines: PKL/SBL, ESL-RS, two<br />

VSL-A stations, KSR, GSL, VHW-F,<br />

ARL, TPA-A, AGP-A, VFL-1F as<br />

well as automatic tempering bed<br />

loading and unloading. The glass is<br />

loaded by the PKL/SBL glass gantry<br />

loading system. With its rotating<br />

double suction frame, the system<br />

is able to stack large format sheets<br />

automatically and precisely.<br />

In addition to cutting flat glass<br />

using the LiSEC ESL-RS cutting<br />

table, Felbermayer has two LiSEC<br />

VSL-A cutting systems with Dynamic<br />

Load Balancing for cutting laminated<br />

glass. This is an intelligent form of<br />

dynamic utilisation control that can<br />

achieve a high output. The edges<br />

are seamed with the LiSEC KSR<br />

processing machine.<br />

Once the quality has been checked<br />

by the GSL quality scanner, the<br />

sheets are sorted into the ASM sorting<br />

magazine by the SHL glass transport<br />

shuttle. The system is able to pick<br />

up glass lites sheets vertically and<br />

horizontally, buffer and transfer the<br />

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sheets, and transport them between<br />

the processing stations.<br />

The VHW-F is characterised<br />

by features including its flexible<br />

expandability, the contactless spindle<br />

guide and the self-cleaning gap filter<br />

system in the washing zone area.<br />

The sheets are washed and dried in<br />

an energy-efficient manner and with<br />

optimum polishing quality. With the<br />

desiccant filling machine ARL-45F,<br />

spacer frames made from all common<br />

materials can be filled with desiccant,<br />

both as rectangular frames and as<br />

shapes.<br />

Filling at the back of the frame<br />

guarantees a stable process, even<br />

with delicate plastic materials.<br />

The optional measurement of the<br />

desiccant quantity can ensure that<br />

there is sufficient desiccant in the<br />

frame compared to other systems.<br />

The LiSEC TPA - a fully automatic<br />

system for applying thermoplastic<br />

spacers - enables maximum flexibility<br />

by seamlessly changing between the<br />

different dimensions of the glass.<br />

The stepless width adjustment allows<br />

switching between different spacer<br />

widths without the requirement for a<br />

waiting time.<br />

The high-end gas filling press<br />

AGP-A is suitable for a wide range<br />

of applications due to the individual<br />

configuration options and impresses<br />

with the highest precision and quality.<br />

The LiSEC VFL-1F is a system for<br />

sealing insulating glass units with twocomponent<br />

sealants. The perfected<br />

build-up of this system guarantees a<br />

high degree of process reliability and<br />

top corner quality - even for units<br />

with a high weight.<br />

Changes to the market<br />

The economy has changed<br />

dramatically since 2020. “We are<br />

currently experiencing an economic<br />

situation that we have never had<br />

before. The damage is not even fully<br />

tangible yet. The coming years will be<br />

difficult for every company,” said Mr<br />

Felbermayer.<br />

He is delighted to have accelerated<br />

the insulating glass production<br />

project: “The insulating glass and the<br />

financial savings it delivers benefit us<br />

because we have a huge advantage<br />

over the competition, thanks to<br />

production automation. It was the<br />

right decision for us to bring this<br />

forward. It will be a big help to us in<br />

the long run and with the challenges<br />

of the coming years.”<br />

About the company<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 />

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Company News<br />

Alstone, VMZINC unite to<br />

redefine cladding industry<br />

Announce “Sustainable Growth Partnership” To<br />

Make Zinc Composite Panels, Zinc Honeycomb<br />

Panels<br />

Alliance provides a wide range of products for exterior<br />

cladding with FR-grade safety standards for commercial,<br />

institutional, and residential requirements.<br />

Alstone, one of India’s leading<br />

manufacturers of high-pressure<br />

laminate (HPL) and fire-rated<br />

Aluminum Composite Panel (ACP),<br />

joined hands with VMZINC, France,<br />

the world’s largest zinc titanium<br />

rolled products and finished goods<br />

manufacturer in a recent event held<br />

in Delhi.<br />

The two conglomerates announced<br />

a “sustainable growth partnership” to<br />

manufacture zinc composite panels<br />

and zinc honeycomb panels, which<br />

eventually becomes one of the biggest<br />

initiatives towards green metal being<br />

used in the Indian cladding industry.<br />

Zinc as a metal is eco-friendly due<br />

to its recyclability, longer life, and<br />

self-healing properties yet providing a<br />

beautiful aesthetician effect due to its<br />

naturally ever-changing appearance.<br />

This alliance provides a wide range<br />

of products for exterior cladding<br />

with FR-grade safety standards<br />

for commercial, institutional, and<br />

residential requirements while taking<br />

care of the aesthetician effect.<br />

It will combine Alstone’s worldclass<br />

metal composite panel<br />

manufacturing expertise with<br />

VMZINC’s extensive access to the<br />

zinc value chain. The combination<br />

will create the largest and most<br />

credible partner for building<br />

material sectors and an ecosystem<br />

that embraces architects, urban<br />

planners, and city planners that are<br />

seeking a role in accelerating the<br />

longer-lasting building and cladding<br />

infrastructure sector. It will meet the<br />

enormous demand from governments,<br />

corporations, and investors and<br />

ensure adequate and long-term<br />

aesthetics and functionality in the<br />

metal composite sector – for all times<br />

ahead.<br />

The event comprised a crosssection<br />

of the premier and most<br />

reputed architects from the country<br />

– who were avid participants in an<br />

animated panel discussion on fireretardant<br />

materials and zinc and<br />

sustainability in the building and<br />

construction sector and the notable<br />

role of zinc in such materials.<br />

The highlight of the evening was<br />

the stunning product launch of<br />

Alstone Zinc honeycomb panels and<br />

Alstone Zinc Composite Panels –<br />

which was the cynosure of the entire<br />

gathering, including the press and<br />

electronic and digital media.<br />

Speaking on the collaboration, Mr<br />

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Sumit Gupta, Managing Director,<br />

Alstone, said, “We are proud to have<br />

collaborated with VMZINC- one of<br />

the world’s leading Zinc titanium<br />

players, and join hands to lead this<br />

initiative. This alliance will not only<br />

offer revolutionary cladding products<br />

to Indian consumers but also will<br />

take care of the environment and<br />

sustainable future.”<br />

“We understand participants at<br />

various climate conferences globally<br />

– including India have declared their<br />

intention to decrease the carbon<br />

footprint globally, and it is a great<br />

responsibility for us to lead such an<br />

initiative,” he added.<br />

“We have been early backers of the<br />

renewables building material market,<br />

and in terms of capacity enhancement<br />

– all along and it is clear to us<br />

that zinc is going to take a similar<br />

trajectory,” Gupta said.<br />

“This collaborative partnership is<br />

exactly in line with how Alstone has<br />

operated so far. We are confident<br />

that the partnership will be able to<br />

play a leading role in accelerating the<br />

building and cladding scale-up needed<br />

to decarbonize our economies. And<br />

most importantly - lending a hand<br />

to renewable and recyclable building<br />

materials and going the extra mile in<br />

the process of nation building,” he<br />

noted.<br />

Commenting on the alliance, Ms<br />

Judith Juando Ribe of VMZINC said,<br />

“As Alstone is a trusted brand in the<br />

market for the last 20 years, we are<br />

building upon the equity that our<br />

customers have come to expect from<br />

us – building upon the legacy of Zinc<br />

from VMZINC and Alstone’s metal<br />

composite expertise and quality – will<br />

work wonders in the Indian, regional<br />

and global market, in the times<br />

ahead. We are truly invested in this<br />

partnership and confident of doing<br />

well.”<br />

Mr Sumit Sahay, General<br />

Manager of VMZINC, said, “Together<br />

with Alstone, and the ambitious<br />

backing of VMZINC’s zinc sheet<br />

metal excellence, global reach and<br />

networks, we are well-placed to do<br />

this, combining a unique skill set and<br />

track record. With strong industrial<br />

expertise at its core, the joint venture<br />

will have a unique capacity to scale up<br />

the manufacture of zinc honeycomb<br />

and zinc composite panels.”<br />

About the company<br />

Alstone is a leading manufacturer<br />

of high-pressure laminate, firerated<br />

composite panels, aluminum<br />

honeycomb panels, and louvers in<br />

India. It was established in 2004<br />

and has its manufacturing unit near<br />

Dehradun.<br />

– Lalit Midha<br />

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

Website: www.alstoneindia.com<br />

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Company News<br />

Gold Plus Glass Industry,<br />

Uniparts India get nod to<br />

float IPOs<br />

They Filed Preliminary IPO Papers With The<br />

Securities Exchange Board Of India (Sebi) In April<br />

Both companies have obtained observation letters from<br />

the regulator during September 22-23, a recent update<br />

from the markets watchdog showed.<br />

Float glass maker Gold Plus<br />

Glass Industry and engineering<br />

solutions provider Uniparts<br />

India have received capital markets<br />

regulator Sebi’s approval to raise<br />

funds through initial public offerings<br />

(IPOs).<br />

The two companies, which had<br />

filed preliminary IPO papers with the<br />

Securities Exchange Board of India<br />

(Sebi) in April, obtained observation<br />

letters from the regulator during<br />

September 22-23.<br />

In Sebi’s parlance, the regulator’s<br />

observation implies its go-ahead to<br />

launch an initial share-sale. Going<br />

by the draft papers, Gold Plus Glass<br />

Industry’s IPO comprises a fresh issue<br />

of equity shares aggregating up to Rs<br />

300 crore and an offer for sale (OFS)<br />

up to 1,28,26,224 equity shares by<br />

promoters and existing shareholders.<br />

As a part of the OFS, promoters —<br />

Suresh Tyagi and Jimmy Tyagi — will<br />

offer up to 10,19,995 equity shares<br />

each and investor PI Opportunities<br />

Fund-I will sell up to 1,07,86,234<br />

equity shares.<br />

The company proposes to utilise<br />

net proceeds from the fresh issuance<br />

of equity shares towards funding debt,<br />

working incremental requirements<br />

and general corporate purposes.<br />

Gold Plus Glass Industry is one<br />

of the leading float glass makers in<br />

India with a 16 per cent share of<br />

manufacturing capacity in fiscal<br />

2021. The company’s products cater<br />

to a range of end-use industries,<br />

including automotive, construction<br />

and industrial sectors, with a variety<br />

of applications.<br />

The initial share-sale of Uniparts<br />

India is entirely an OFS of<br />

1,57,31,942 equity shares by promoter<br />

group entities and existing investors,<br />

according to the draft papers.<br />

Those offering shares in the OFS<br />

are promoter group entities — The<br />

Karan Soni 2018 CG-NG Nevada<br />

Trust, The Meher Soni 2018 CG-NG<br />

Nevada Trust, Pamela Soni — and<br />

investors Ashoka Investment Holdings<br />

Ltd and Ambadevi Mauritius Holding<br />

Ltd.<br />

Since the IPO would be entirely an<br />

OFS, the company will not receive any<br />

proceeds from the public issue.<br />

This would be the company’s third<br />

attempt to go public. Earlier, Uniparts<br />

had filed its IPO papers with Sebi in<br />

<strong>December</strong> 2018 and in September<br />

2014. It also obtained the regulator’s<br />

clearance to launch the IPO on two<br />

occasions but did not go ahead with<br />

the initial share sale.<br />

Uniparts India is a global<br />

manufacturer of engineered systems<br />

and solutions. It is one of the leading<br />

suppliers of systems and components<br />

for the off-highway market in<br />

agriculture and construction, forestry<br />

and mining and aftermarket sectors<br />

on account of its presence across over<br />

25 countries.<br />

Email: info@goldplusgroup.com<br />

Website: www.goldplusgroup.com<br />

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Company News<br />

Glaston wins deal for 5<br />

new-generation solar<br />

lines in China<br />

Solar Industry Growth-Capturing Customer<br />

Segment, Already A Booming Market<br />

Glaston Group has signed a contract for five flat tempering<br />

lines for solar panel tempering with Chinese company<br />

Kibing Glass. This is the first win for Glaston’s new tailormade<br />

concept for the solar industry.<br />

In Glaston’s updated strategy,<br />

the solar industry is identified<br />

as a growth-capturing customer<br />

segment. Amid rising concerns over<br />

climate change and energy security,<br />

significant growth in renewable energy<br />

is expected.<br />

In China, the solar market is<br />

booming and the new installed solar<br />

capacity was up 148 per cent in<br />

the first quarter of <strong>2022</strong> compared<br />

to the corresponding period in<br />

2021 (Source: China National<br />

Energy Administration, April <strong>2022</strong>).<br />

Reflecting these growth numbers,<br />

the output of solar glass in China has<br />

increased thereby driving demand<br />

for solar panel glass processing<br />

equipment.<br />

Glaston’s long-term customer,<br />

Kibing Glass is an innovative hightechnology<br />

company, specializing<br />

in float glass, energy-saving<br />

building glass, low-iron ultrawhite<br />

glass, photovoltaic glass, and<br />

pharmaceutical glass. Currently,<br />

Kibing Glass invests heavily to expand<br />

its photovoltaic glass production<br />

base in China and Malaysia and the<br />

number of photovoltaic glass projects<br />

has been accelerating.<br />

Kibing Glass already operates close<br />

to 20 Glaston insulating glass lines.<br />

Glaston’s technological advantage,<br />

service capabilities and strong brand<br />

name contributed to the positive<br />

outcome when the customer was<br />

looking for a technology supplier for<br />

their growing solar business.<br />

“Kibing Glass is a highly valued<br />

customer and we are honored to<br />

support their growth initiatives in the<br />

solar business. Glaston’s tailor-made<br />

solar concept, which combines huge<br />

volumes and high-quality thin glass,<br />

is a perfect choice,” Sasu Koivumäki,<br />

CSO at Glaston Corporation, said.<br />

The CHF Solar line is designed<br />

for high volume and operates 24/7<br />

with an automatic setup. The cycle<br />

time per glass is only 15 seconds. As<br />

the line is running continuously, the<br />

daily throughput is approximately 250<br />

tonnes.<br />

The order, valued at close to EUR<br />

5 million, is booked in Glaston’s<br />

Q3/<strong>2022</strong> order book. The CHF<br />

Solar lines will be delivered to the<br />

customer’s facility in Malaysia during<br />

the first half of 2023.<br />

With total assets of RMB 19 billion<br />

and more than 10,000 employees,<br />

Kibing operates from six glass<br />

processing plants located throughout<br />

China and Malaysia. The company<br />

also has 26 high-quality float glass<br />

lines in production. Since 2011, the<br />

company is listed on the Shanghai<br />

Stock Exchange.<br />

About the company<br />

Glaston is the glass processing<br />

industry’s innovative technology<br />

leader supplying equipment, services<br />

and solutions to the architectural,<br />

automotive, solar and display<br />

industries. The company also supports<br />

the development of new technologies<br />

integrating intelligence into glass.<br />

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Source: https://glaston.net<br />

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Email: info@glaston.net<br />

Website: www.glaston.net<br />

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Company News<br />

The eT-Litocran700, originally an autonomous add-on module for cranes and telehandlers,<br />

has been fully integrated by MAGNI TH.<br />

MAGNI TH, euroTECH mark partnership<br />

with joint appearance at BAUMA <strong>2022</strong><br />

Visitors Admired Litocran At The International Trade Fair For Building<br />

Industry Held In Munich<br />

Collaboration will offer unprecedented levels of precision and mobility to customers<br />

seeking to moving loads with telehandlers.<br />

In the end of June, euroTECH<br />

managing director Thomas Schulz<br />

travelled to Castelfranco Emilia in<br />

Italy to seal an important partnership:<br />


SRL, a local manufacturer of<br />

telehandlers, has chosen the eT-<br />

Litocran700 as an add-on module for<br />

the precision vacuum lifters used in<br />

its products.<br />

This new collaboration between<br />

two innovative companies will offer<br />

unprecedented levels of precision<br />

and mobility to customers seeking to<br />

moving loads with telehandlers. The<br />

Magni family looks back on 50 years of<br />

experience in mechanical engineering<br />

with a focus on telescopic handlers.<br />

As early as 1980, their company –<br />

then trading under the name FARGH<br />

– designed and constructed the first<br />

reach forklifts with a patented boom<br />

in continental Europe. Following a<br />

joint venture with a global industry<br />

leader, the Magni family decided<br />

to forge its own path in developing<br />

innovative heavy-duty telehandlers in<br />

2013.<br />

Drawing from its own strengths and<br />

experiences, they founded MAGNI<br />

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euroTECH• 2<br />

The two managing directors, Carlo Magni (on the right) and Thomas Schulz (euroTECH), will be focusing on the Litocran as a high-precision<br />

add-on module with a sensitive 3D control system for efficient installation of window and facade elements in future.<br />


initially with a team of ten. Today,<br />

MAGNI TH employs 450 members of<br />

staff around the world and produces<br />

more than 3000 units every year. An<br />

efficient decision-making process<br />

and a keen understanding of its<br />

customers’ needs have made this<br />

steep and successful growth curve<br />

possible.<br />

Of course, euroTECH in Rosenfeld<br />

adhere to the exact same philosophy,<br />

so Thomas Schulz and Carlo<br />

Magni found it easy to come to an<br />

agreement. With their Litocran,<br />

the specialists for vacuum lifting<br />

technology have filled a very specific<br />

gap between telehandlers and vacuum<br />

lifters.<br />

Unlike other devices currently<br />

available on the market, the<br />

Litocran is equipped with a highly<br />

sensitive 3D control system offering<br />

maximal mobility across the last<br />

few centimetres. It enables the user<br />

to carry out all movements with<br />

millimetre precision.<br />

This is particularly interesting<br />

for facade engineers, for instance,<br />

as it allows them to install even<br />

hard-to-place elements rapidly<br />

with minimal staff. The system<br />

completely eliminates the need<br />

for elaborate preparations. In<br />

times of surging building costs and<br />

personnel shortages, this constitutes<br />

a considerable competitive advantage<br />

for the window and facade sector,<br />

especially when the combination<br />

of a MAGNI telehandler and the<br />

et-Litocran700 can be sourced costefficiently<br />

from an equipment hire<br />

provider.<br />

High flexibility<br />

Users of the Litocran do not need<br />

to set up scaffolding to install,<br />

repair or replace window and facade<br />

elements. Instead, the elements are<br />

simply loaded onto the Litocran on<br />

the ground, which is easily possible<br />

even on construction sites with lessthan-ideal<br />

surface conditions for the<br />

transport rack. The Litocran can,<br />

for example, reach across an A rack<br />

and manoeuvre individual elements<br />

to their precise installation site at a<br />

height of up to 50 metres depending<br />

on the lifting height of the MAGNI<br />

telehandler.<br />

MAGNI TH and Litocran at BAUMA<br />

The ‘red gazelle’, as the Litocran has<br />

been dubbed for its remarkable speed<br />

and precision, provides clear value to<br />

customers of MAGNI TH. Its seamless<br />

integration in the form of controls,<br />

hydraulics and energy supply was an<br />

obvious choice for managing director<br />

Carlo Magni.<br />

Visitors to BAUMA <strong>2022</strong> admired<br />

the Litocran at the MAGNI TH<br />

booth at Freigelände Süd 1108/3,<br />

where the combination of MAGNI<br />

telehandlers and the eT-Litocran700<br />

was on impressive display. The joint<br />

appearance of the two partners<br />

also granted insights into future<br />

installation possibilities in the window<br />

and facade sector.<br />

About the company<br />

euroTECH offers handling and<br />

transport solutions in the field of<br />

vacuum technology. The company<br />

develops and produce customerspecific<br />

vacuum systems and<br />

components for automated handling<br />

tasks.<br />

– euroTECH Vertriebs GmbH<br />

Email: info@etvac.de<br />

Website: www.etvac.de<br />

Glass Bulletin | <strong>October</strong> - <strong>December</strong>, <strong>2022</strong> 97

Company News<br />

Ozone sets up its first<br />

‘experience centre’ in<br />

Lucknow<br />

Aims To Provide Live Display Of Its Range Of<br />

Architectural Hardware And Security Solutions<br />

The centre is dedicated to the people of Lucknow to dwell<br />

in the world of Ozone and experience the world-class<br />

offering of modern and contemporary interiors<br />

Ozone Group, a leading<br />

Indian company in the<br />

architectural hardware and<br />

security solutions space, has recently<br />

inaugurated its experience centre,<br />

The Ozone Hub, in Lucknow.<br />

The hub comprises a live display<br />

of architectural glass fittings, shower<br />

enclosures, digital locks and safes,<br />

hardware for wooden and glass doors,<br />

and more.<br />

The centre is dedicated to the<br />

people of Lucknow to dwell in the<br />

world of Ozone and experience the<br />

world-class offering of modern and<br />

contemporary interiors.<br />

The hub was launched to impart<br />

technical know-how, functionality, and<br />

usage of the products to both B2B and<br />

B2C audiences. At this experience<br />

centre, the product displays and<br />

practical demonstrations from<br />

Ozone’s experts will give a first-hand<br />

experience to the customers, offering<br />

them an end-to-end exposure to the<br />

perfect blend of modern aesthetics<br />

and innovative designs that are a vital<br />

component in Ozone offerings.<br />

Speaking on the launch, Mr Alok<br />

Aggarwal, Managing Director, Ozone<br />

Group, said, “We are delighted to<br />

announce the launch of our latest<br />

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Ozone• 2<br />

experience centre, The Ozone Hub<br />

in Lucknow, one of our key markets<br />

in the north region. This strategic<br />

expansion will play an integral role<br />

in increasing our footprint in the<br />

region. We are confident that this will<br />

help our audience make informed<br />

decisions while choosing from our<br />

‘Made in India’ products portfolio and<br />

be assured of their quality.”<br />

Rajiv Agarwal from Doorbhai, the<br />

local channel partner of Ozone, said,<br />

“The experience centre will enable<br />

a client to perceive how a solution<br />

will look once installed. The centre<br />

will also be used as a training centre<br />

for architects, dealers, installers, and<br />

fabricators to understand the actual<br />

installation process of the Ozone<br />

fittings & give a better finish to the<br />

final solution.”<br />

Ozone provides a wide variety<br />

of solutions across safety, security,<br />

and hardware across residential and<br />

commercial establishments. All fittings<br />

are manufactured as per international<br />

standards and come with certifications<br />

proving their quality and sustainability.<br />

Email: customercare@ozone-india.com<br />

Website: www.ozone-india.com<br />

Vinod Tandon,<br />

Secretary, Federation of Safety Glass<br />

Mob: +91 9810176936<br />

E-mail: vinod.tandon@fosg.in<br />


This is an important information for all our members as Quality Control Order (QCO) on safety glass is going to be mandatory<br />

and implemented from 1st of April 2023.<br />

Keeping in view of the above, we strongly recommend/request all our members those who have not yet got the BIS<br />

certification to please expedite the process and get the BIS certification done ASAP.<br />

Please note you will not be able to sell/buy material without BIS marking after the above mentioned date i.e. 1st April 2023.<br />

In case of any assistance required please feel free to contact the undersigned 24x7.<br />

We also take this opportunity to inform all that FOSG will be participating in the upcoming Zak Glass Technology Expo<br />

scheduled in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 1st to 3rd <strong>December</strong> <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

Glass Bulletin | <strong>October</strong> - <strong>December</strong>, <strong>2022</strong> 99

Company News<br />

Şişecam Chairman receives<br />

top award from Italy’s Le<br />

Fonti business news channel<br />

The Award Is A Recognition Of Company’s Inclusive,<br />

Excellence-Oriented, And Sustainable Activities<br />

Professor Ahmet Kırman, Şişecam Chairman & Executive<br />

Member Of Board, Accepted The Award At A Ceremony<br />

Held In Milan On <strong>October</strong> 6th.<br />

Şişecam, a global player in the<br />

glass and chemicals industries,<br />

is a standout with its worldwide<br />

footprint and exemplary practices. In<br />

recognition of its inclusive, excellenceoriented,<br />

and sustainable activities,<br />

Şişecam received an award at the Le<br />

Fonti Awards.<br />

The Chairman of the Year<br />

(Chairman Dell’Anno) award was<br />

granted by a platform organized by<br />

Le Fonti, a leading economic and<br />

business news broadcaster in Italy.<br />

The Le Fonti Awards recognize<br />

outstanding organizations and their<br />

leaders who demonstrate corporate<br />

excellence in business innovation,<br />

leadership, technological achievement,<br />

and employee engagement. Professor<br />

Ahmet Kırman, Şişecam’s Chairman<br />

and Executive Member of the Board,<br />

was presented the award.<br />

Dr Kırman said: “Şişecam, a global<br />

player in the glass and chemicals<br />

industries, ranks in the top five<br />

globally in its core business areas.<br />

In our pursuit of sustainable valuecreating<br />

growth and global excellence,<br />

we conduct manufacturing operations<br />

in 14 countries on four continents at<br />

45 facilities with 24,000 employees.<br />

We are focused on investing and<br />

growing further to become one of the<br />

world’s top three players in our core<br />

business areas.”<br />

“Şişecam is committed to creating<br />

sustainable value in every geography<br />

where it operates. To ensure our<br />

ongoing success, we focus on<br />

achieving excellence across all our<br />

business operations and processes<br />

while effectively managing our<br />

robust and agile global organization.<br />

At Şişecam, we believe that healthy<br />

growth is only possible with an<br />

inclusive approach that supports the<br />

development of our entire ecosystem.<br />

With this perspective, we are<br />

implementing innovative projects and<br />

initiatives to improve the environment,<br />

society, and life in every territory<br />

where we operate,” he added.<br />

Dr Kırman said that Italy, where<br />

Şişecam engages in chromium, flat<br />

glass, and refractories production,<br />

is an important gateway to Western<br />

Europe. He continued: “We are<br />

expanding our business activities in<br />

Italy, which started in 2005, with new<br />

investments. Currently, we employ 550<br />

people in the country and Şişecam is<br />

the largest Turkish investor in Italy.<br />

We are also the leading manufacturer<br />

of flat glass in the country. Şişecam<br />

contributes to Italy’s economy with its<br />

value-added products, employment<br />

opportunities, and exports. We are<br />

pleased that the significant value<br />

we add to the country’s economy is<br />

recognized and appreciated. In 2019,<br />

I was honored with the “Cavaliere”<br />

of the Order of the Star of Italy,<br />

bestowed by the President of the<br />

Italian Republic. This distinction was<br />

a source of tremendous pride for me.<br />

Today, I am very pleased once again to<br />

receive such a meaningful award from<br />

Le Fonti TV. I would like to thank for<br />

this special award. I sincerely believe<br />

that Şişecam’s strong cooperation with<br />

Italy will continue and contribute to<br />

our ongoing global success story.”<br />

About the company<br />

Founded in 1935 in Turkey, Şişecam<br />

is a strong global player in the fields<br />

of glass and chemicals. It is the only<br />

global company operating in all core<br />

areas of glass production – including<br />

flat glass, glassware, glass packaging,<br />

and glass fiber. Currently, Şişecam<br />

ranks among the world’s top two<br />

manufacturers of glassware and the<br />

top five producers of glass packaging<br />

and flat glass.<br />

Website: www.sisecam.com<br />

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Technical Article<br />

What to know before<br />

buying glass tempering<br />

furnace<br />

Industry Leader Landglass Lists Knowhow<br />

Gathered Over 20 Years In Business<br />

LandGlass talks about product positioning, criteria that<br />

determines the correct furnace, different kinds available<br />

in the market and ways to make a furnace more profitable<br />

among others.<br />

Buying a glass tempering furnace<br />

is the largest investment for<br />

a glass processing enterprise.<br />

It could determine an enterprise’s<br />

market value, the distribution<br />

of customer base, and overall<br />

profitability.<br />

Being in the glass processing<br />

machinery business for more than 20<br />

years, LandGlass has seen numerous<br />

successful cases of investment in<br />

glass tempering furnaces. This article<br />

intends to help those who plan to<br />

invest in glass tempering machines<br />

to properly evaluate the operating<br />

environment and their own situations<br />

before making a purchasing decision.<br />

Before purchasing a glass tempering<br />

furnace, have a clear view of the<br />

product positioning.<br />

The customers of the tempered glass<br />

market can be divided into Type B<br />

customers (who place more regular<br />

orders) and Type C customers (mostly<br />

are small and irregular orders). Type<br />

B customers place engineering orders<br />

including glass for doors, windows<br />

and curtain walls. These products<br />

generally have standard specifications;<br />

Type C customers refer to the<br />

customers in the home improvement<br />

market that can be further divided<br />

into customers for high-end system<br />

windows and for general household<br />

windows.<br />

Among them, both Type B curtain<br />

wall and Type C system windows<br />

have very high requirements on<br />

optical quality and glass surface<br />

quality. As such, the requirements<br />

for machine configurations are also<br />

high. Customers should choose the<br />

glass tempering furnace with the<br />

appropriate configurations according<br />

to their product positioning.<br />

What are the criteria typically used<br />

to determine the right tempering<br />

furnace?<br />

Capacity matching: The capacity<br />

of the glass tempering furnace should<br />

match the estimated annual overall<br />

production output. Take LandGlass<br />

A2850 glass tempering furnace as<br />

an example, to produce 5mm Low-E<br />

glass (E=0.08), the production<br />

capacity is 15-18 loads/hour. The<br />

annual output is approximately<br />

1.50 million square meters of glass.<br />

An enterprise may calculate the<br />

required capacity according to the<br />

estimated annual output and select<br />

the appropriate model of the glass<br />

tempering machine.<br />

Floor space: Different types of<br />

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Technical Article<br />

glass tempering furnaces, such as flat<br />

glass tempering furnace, bent glass<br />

tempering furnace, flat and bent bidirectional<br />

glass tempering furnace,<br />

combined tempering furnace, and<br />

continuous tempering furnace have<br />

very different longitudinal sizes.<br />

Customers should take into<br />

consideration the actual space<br />

available when choosing their models.<br />

Besides, the space for the temporary<br />

storage of unfinished glass products<br />

needs to be reserved in advance.<br />

Power load: Different glass<br />

tempering furnace models need<br />

different installed power. Take<br />

5mm clear glass as an example, the<br />

installed power of the A2850 single<br />

chamber is about 1300kw while the<br />

installed power of a combined glass<br />

tempering furnace is approximately<br />

2400kw. Enterprises should consider<br />

the installed capacity of their existing<br />

transformer and the possibility<br />

of expansion when choosing the<br />

machine models.<br />

Machinery the competition<br />

uses: In line with the consideration<br />

of competitive differentiation, the<br />

capacity of your glass tempering<br />

furnace generally should be larger<br />

than that of your competitors’ in<br />

the region. For instance, if your<br />

competitor is equipped with a glass<br />

tempering furnace for glass size<br />

2.4mx5m, you should consider a glass<br />

tempering machine for glass size<br />

2.4mx6 m or 2.8mx5m.<br />

Forced convection glass tempering<br />

furnace or radiation glass tempering<br />

furnace?<br />

When it comes to forced convection,<br />

we have to talk about Low-E glass.<br />

Low-E glass is known for its low-<br />

Emissivity properties. In short, it<br />

reflects a lot of radiation heat, making<br />

it difficult to heat up quickly with<br />

radiation heating. When using a<br />

radiation glass tempering furnace to<br />

heat the Low-E glass, the radiation<br />

heating takes too much time and the<br />

uneven heating between the upper<br />

and lower glass surfaces seriously<br />

affects the quality of glass.<br />

While forced convection glass<br />

tempering furnaces take the air<br />

convection approach, directly blowing<br />

heated air to the glass surface,<br />

overcoming the reflection of Low-E<br />

glass in radiation heating. Therefore,<br />

when the volume of coated glass<br />

tempering accounts for more than<br />

30% of an enterprise’s orders or there<br />

is a great variety of glass tempering<br />

tasks, it is recommended to choose a<br />

convection glass tempering furnace.<br />

Even for clear glass, the<br />

performance of a convection<br />

tempering furnace is significantly<br />

better than that of a radiation<br />

tempering furnace. Hence, it is<br />

recommended that enterprises should<br />

buy forced convection glass tempering<br />

furnaces.<br />

Are all convection technologies the<br />

same? No, they are not the same<br />

Three key factors to consider when<br />

evaluating the convection technology:<br />

;;<br />

The proportion and efficiency<br />

of convection heating<br />

;;<br />

Whether the heat is distributed<br />

evenly<br />

;;<br />

Whether the temperature<br />

control is accurate<br />

At present, there are primarily three<br />

convection technologies in the<br />

industry: pipe convection, chamber<br />

convection, and OptiFlow convection.<br />

As a basic technology, pipe convection<br />

is the transitional technology between<br />

radiation furnace and convection<br />

furnace. Chamber convection is an<br />

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LandGlass• 3<br />

upgraded technology based on pipe<br />

convection.<br />

OptiFlow convection is a<br />

further upgrade from the chamber<br />

convection, effectively improving<br />

the heat exchange efficiency and<br />

heating uniformity in the furnace<br />

for a better result when tempering<br />

double-silver and triple-silver Low-E<br />

glass. In addition, for true convection<br />

heating, the heating elements should<br />

be located in the positions where the<br />

convection system blows air, not the<br />

positions where the air returns.<br />

Top and bottom full convection glass<br />

tempering furnace or top convection<br />

tempering furnace?<br />

Top convection glass tempering<br />

furnaces use air convection in its top<br />

part to heat the upper surface of the<br />

glass. The bottom part still retains<br />

the conventional radiation heating<br />

method. It will work well for those<br />

who have fewer Low-E glass orders.<br />

Full convection tempering furnace<br />

adds convection devices to the bottom<br />

part to enhance the bottom heat<br />

transfer. This will avoid the spherical<br />

bending problems caused by the<br />

situation where the heat transfer<br />

rate of the upper glass surface is<br />

significantly higher than that of the<br />

lower surface when heating largesized<br />

glass or coated glass thinner<br />

than 4mm in a top convection glass<br />

tempering furnace. It ensures that<br />

the top and bottom surfaces of the<br />

glass are heated simultaneously for<br />

better heating quality and higher<br />

productivity. Meanwhile, the full<br />

convection glass tempering furnaces<br />

can better heat Low-E glass with<br />

complicated coatings.<br />

In an era where quality dominates,<br />

the touchstone for tempered glass is<br />

anisotropy and flatness<br />

Anisotropy, also known as the<br />

iridescence, is a common defect seen<br />

on tempered glass in the curtain<br />

wall industry. It directly destroys the<br />

overall aesthetic effect of a building,<br />

may even result in product return.<br />

A good glass tempering furnace<br />

will minimize anisotropy through<br />

appropriate structural configurations<br />

and manufacturing processes,<br />

improving the quality of building<br />

curtain walls.<br />

Flatness is also an essential<br />

indicator of tempered glass.<br />

Laminated glass in particular has<br />

a higher requirement on flatness.<br />

The national standard has clear<br />

definitions on how to measure<br />

glass flatness, especially the overall<br />

bow and the waviness. At present,<br />

advanced glass tempering furnaces<br />

can achieve overall bow≤1 ‰, center<br />

waviness≤0.05/300mm, and edge<br />

waviness≤0.10/300mm in 6 mm clear<br />

glass mass production, far higher than<br />

the national standard.<br />

Customers should consult the<br />

actual machine users or do the field<br />

research before buying the machine<br />

rather than relying merely on<br />

advertising.<br />

How to make your glass tempering<br />

furnace more profitable?<br />

Generally, glass tempering furnaces<br />

account for the largest proportion of a<br />

factory’s total electricity consumption.<br />

Good integrated energy-saving<br />

technology adopted in the glass<br />

tempering machine can save you a lot<br />

of money. For 4mm or thicker glass,<br />

the main energy consumption unit of<br />

the glass tempering furnace is in the<br />

heating section.<br />

The amount of heat required to<br />

heat the glass is constant. Reducing<br />

heat loss during machine operation is<br />

a good approach to save energy. Heat<br />

loss in the heating section is primarily<br />

from the furnace walls and in the<br />

convection structure. LandGlass’<br />

glass tempering furnace adopts<br />

ThermoLock technology, Labyrinth<br />

sealing, and grid-structure insulation<br />

to minimize heat loss and reduce<br />

operating costs.<br />

How not to spend money in vain<br />

when purchasing a glass tempering<br />

furnace?<br />

The quality of the tempered glass<br />

products and the reliability of the<br />

tempering furnace will determine<br />

the development and profitability of<br />

the enterprise in the next 5-10 years.<br />

Therefore, the reliability and product<br />

quality are far more important than<br />

the price of the machine.<br />

The success of the enterprise is<br />

dependent on the high quality of your<br />

tempered glass products. Reliable<br />

machine and a complete maintenance<br />

plan can effectively reduce the<br />

frequency of machine failure and<br />

downtime. If the purchase of cheap<br />

machine leads to a substantial<br />

increase in annual maintenance time,<br />

additional labour costs and possible<br />

penalties on delayed delivery could<br />

add up to millions. As such, low cost<br />

may save you money for the moment.<br />

However, the resulting product quality<br />

issues, additional operation expenses,<br />

and increase of maintenance could<br />

cost an arm and a leg in the long run.<br />

How to choose your long-term<br />

partners to win the future?<br />

Brand strength: Major brands often<br />

have their own R&D, design, and<br />

manufacturing teams. Their products<br />

have been proven in the market and<br />

quality is guaranteed. In addition,<br />

LandGlass has the ability and<br />

experience to offer tailored design,<br />

manufacturing, and commissioning<br />

based on your actual needs to better<br />

meet your requirements for product<br />

quality. When you buy glass tempering<br />

machine from brand manufacturers,<br />

you also receive their brand support,<br />

which may directly determine your<br />

pricing power and influence on the<br />

market.<br />

Innovation strength: Companies<br />

that have powerful innovation<br />

strength are highly sensitive to<br />

the market. They can clearly<br />

identify market changes and<br />

update or upgrade their products<br />

accordingly. Partner with them<br />

may better assure the technical life<br />

of your glass tempering machine.<br />

Enterprises should focus on their core<br />

competitiveness and work with the<br />

right partners to win the future.<br />

Website: www.landglass.net<br />

Glass Bulletin | <strong>October</strong> - <strong>December</strong>, <strong>2022</strong> 103

Technical Article<br />


Director & CEO, Window Magic<br />

Caring for uPVC windows<br />

& doors: Do’s & don’ts<br />

Window Magic Director & CEO Manish Bansal<br />

writes for Glass Bulletin<br />

When it comes to windows<br />

and doors, choosing the<br />

right product from the<br />

right company is quite important.<br />

Questioning which type of product<br />

you want, both aluminum and<br />

uPVC windows are considered<br />

contemporary, durable, and affordable<br />

window solutions for a home.<br />

Even more important is, choosing the<br />

right company, as in, is that company<br />

going to be there when you have<br />

problems or when maintenance is<br />

required for those products? These<br />

are the two aspects people should look<br />

at.<br />

There are a few dos and don’ts that<br />

you should follow so that you don’t<br />

have to do costly and unnecessary<br />

replacements. Here are a few tips you<br />

can follow:<br />

;;<br />

One myth that everyone<br />

believes in is that since uPVC<br />

windows and doors require less<br />

maintenance than traditional<br />

windows and doors, they don’t<br />

require being cleaned. However,<br />

it is quite the opposite. People<br />

tend to forget to clean their<br />

doors and windows which in turn<br />

destroy the product. For example,<br />

if the sliding door or window<br />

is not cleaned, the water holes<br />

get clogged and blocked and the<br />

water starts getting inside the<br />

house.<br />

;;<br />

Windows and doors need to be<br />

thoroughly cleaned regularly, just<br />

like the other parts of your house.<br />

;;<br />

Since each season brings with it a<br />

unique set of weather conditions<br />

that can have an impact on your<br />

windows and doors, be sure to<br />

regularly inspect the frames of<br />

your windows and doors.<br />

;;<br />

Having proper working locks<br />

104 Glass Bulletin | <strong>October</strong> - <strong>December</strong>, <strong>2022</strong>

Window Magic• 2<br />

on your doors and windows is<br />

important so that you can sleep<br />

well at night knowing your loved<br />

ones are safe in their own home.<br />

If the locks have become stiff<br />

and have stopped working then<br />

lubricating them is the best idea.<br />

However to be safe, clean the<br />

locks regularly as it’s probably<br />

safe to assume many homeowners<br />

don’t tend to do that.<br />

Maintaining uPVC windows and<br />

doors is quite similar to maintaining<br />

other priceless assets like vehicles<br />

or electronics. Even though they<br />

require little maintenance, you won’t<br />

appreciate the fruits of your labour<br />

until the doors and windows continue<br />

to be sturdy decades after purchase.<br />

For a door or window to retain its<br />

brilliance and attractive aesthetics,<br />

you must be prepared to spend<br />

the time and work necessary.<br />

After all, according to a common<br />

misconception, doors serve as a<br />

welcome to a home and windows<br />

serve as our eyes from which to view<br />

the outside world.<br />

About the company<br />

Set up in 2002, “Window Magic”,<br />

a division of Window Magic India<br />

Pvt Ltd is a part of the JV Group. It<br />

emerged from collaboration with the<br />

Profine Group of Germany which is<br />

the world’s largest manufacturers of<br />

uPVC profiles operating under the<br />

brand name of Kommerling.<br />

Window Magic myriad products<br />

include casement windows & doors,<br />

tilt & turn windows, sliding windows &<br />

doors, designer window, conservatory<br />

and lift and slide doors. Vert spring<br />

windows, Plisse Double Window,<br />

Lat Single Window and Lat Double<br />

Window are their notable other<br />

products.<br />

Email: info@windowmagicindia.com<br />

Website: www.windowmagicindia.com<br />

Glass Bulletin | <strong>October</strong> - <strong>December</strong>, <strong>2022</strong> 105




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