Helping customers stay ahead
“Our aim has always been to bring the best technology and machinery from around the world to serve our market with highly customized solutions in glass,” says Michael Gleeson, Executive Director of Glassworks, in Melbourne, Australia. “With the addition of the Glaston FC Series furnace, we are now capable of handling even larger and more sophisticated pieces, bringing new dimensions in glass innovation to Australia.”
Glassworks has always been known for having some of the most sophisticated machinery in the Australian market to be able to toughen and heat-strengthen glass units to meet the ever-increasingly stringent safety glass requirements.
According to Michael Gleeson, Executive Director of Glassworks, he felt the investment in the FC Series as a good move to be able to respond to the increasing trend in Australia for more coated glass.
“Since I had worked with various glass industry companies before starting Glassworks, I had already had experience with Glaston and Tamglass previously,” he says. “We made the decision in 2017 to purchase the furnace after evaluating a few options. And by June 2018, the FC Series tempering furnace was fully commissioned.”
Today, the company is tempering a maximum glass size of 2800 x 6000 mm for most coated glass and all uncoated glass. The furnace handles some of the biggest glass units, with a maximum size only dictated by thickness.
“It’s one of our most reliable and sophisticated machines in the factory. We are now achieving higher output than with our previous furnaces – and we’ve gained superior glass quality. High furnace uptime and consistently good output and quality have been the main benefits for us.”
#appliances #architectural #FC Series #Flat tempering #iLooK #Jumbo Series
“Designers are working with even larger glass surfaces, which requires more tempered and tempered-laminated glass. So, we decided to boldly invest in technology that enables us to be in the game,” says Aki Harjunpää, CEO of Jaakko-Tuote of Finland. “Along with other machinery, Glaston’s FC-technology-based Jumbo Series is helping us specialize in highly demanding, world-class glazed structures.”Read more
#anisotropy #architectural #FC Series #iLooK #iridescence
“Be it architects, façade engineers or homeowners, people expect high-quality glass products with shorter delivery times. Execution, precision, accuracy and aesthetics all affect customer satisfaction – and higher customer satisfaction leads to extended relationships and more business. We are proud that Bojar is one of only a few companies in the market that offers tempered glass without visible anisotropy,” says Krzysztof Harasimowicz, Bojar Sales Director.Read more
Long Nhien, Vietnam
#automotive #bending #Matrix #windshield
“The market in Vietnam for cars is very large with lots of room for growth. People are becoming wealthier, and sitting in a car is more comfortable than being on a scooter, which may be prohibited in the next few years,” says Nguyen Phuong Tran, Production Manager, and son of Long Nhien Automotive Glass’s owners, about his home market. “The Glaston Matrix windshield bending furnace is a stepping stone for us to tap into this rapidly expanding business of hundreds of thousands new cars per year.”Read more
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