Dh100m Machine To Give Emirates Glass Cutting Edge

Dubai: Emirates Glass LLC (EGLEGL), a subsidiary of Dubai Investments (DI), yesterday said it will commission a new Dh100-million glass coating line in August.

The production facility upgrade is part of an overall expansion programme worth Dh175 million as the company relocates its entire operations to the Dubai Investments ParkDubai Investments Park , which will also be the new location of its headquarters.

The new glass-coating line, the Terra G machine, is set to boost the company’s current production capacity threefold, to 3.7 million square metres of coated glass per annum.

Imported from Germany, the 219-metre-long machine is capable of handling jumbo-size stock sheets in addition to regular-size glass and is currently being installed at EGLEGL’s new manufacturing facility in the Dubai Investments ParkDubai Investments Park .

The new machine is designed to use rotatable targets as well as planars, enabling sputtering of several metallic and non-metallic materials including precious metals such as platinum, gold and silver.

Simulation software linked to the machine will greatly facilitate research and development in coatings tailored for diverse climates and regions.

Ziad Yazbeck, general manager, Emirates GlassEmirates Glass, said, "Our expansion programme comes on the back of a thriving glass marketplace which has effectively fuelled our growth and fortified our position as the leading glass-coating company in the region."

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Date: 16 June 2009
Source: Zawya.com

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