Date: 10 November 2014
The partnership was cemented at the launch of RegaLead’s new division, Glass Processing Products (GPP) by RegaLead in Kent on 24th and 25th September, where Technical Manager, Steffen Bornemann and Sales and Marketing Manager Petra Schmigalle discussed, as part of the seminar programme, the technicalities and benefits of the evguard® range, which was also showcased at this year’s Glasstec exhibition.
Highly resistant to moisture and UV rays, evguard® is particularly useful in the fields of design and decoration.Design inserts can be embedded between the glass and the lamination film in the processing stage, and the low processing temperature of as little as 105°C allows stylistic elements to be embedded in the glass.
Frameless glass applications, like staircase constructions, can be created without sacrificing quality or safety, because the film cannot be stretched and, despite its low weight, does not lose stability under high loads. It can also be used for glass laminations with coloured or transparent effects in combination with printed insert films or glass.
The material bonds well with nearly all surfaces and displays excellent adhesion to glass and other surfaces. In addition to its elasticity and strength, the film has a long lifespan, making it suitable for the one-way vision effect that is becoming increasingly popular in bathroom environments in particular.
Steffan explains: “The field of glass design presents challenges for both products and manufacturers. With evguard®, designers have a high-quality film for glass lamination that adjusts to individual surface conditions. evguard® makes possible stylistic elements in glass design that forge completely new paths for the industry.”
Guy Hubble, Joint Managing Director at RegaLead adds: “We’re delighted to be able to offer the evguard® range of films to our glass processing customers in the UK. A great deal of time and effort was spent working with supplier partners such as Folienwerk Wolfen to ensure we only brought premium solutions to the market, and visitors to our launch were genuinely impressed with the film. That there was standing room only for many of the seminars that Petra and Steffan kindly hosted for us spoke volumes.”
evguard® in the laboratory image courtesy of Folienwerk Wolfen GmbH