Guardian Launches New Magnetron Glass Coater

A recent venture to Goole based Guardian Glass, to view their new off-line coater, proved to be an amazing experience.

As well as Glass News, many of Guardians customers attended the event. Overall, the launch was a resounding success…


The team at Guardian Industries UK have excelled themselves by completing the installation of their new off line magnetron glass Coater ahead of schedule; all elements of their Coater installation have now been signed off and the Coater has been handed over to Guardian’s Process Group and Production Team. The new Guardian Coater is one of the most technically advanced of its kind in the world, David Younker – Guardian Vice President of Engineering, visited the Coater first hand as it neared completion.

David commented; “The Guardian team have done an amazing job with the new Coater installation, it’s incredible that they have managed to fit such technically advanced equipment into such a restricted area, it’s literally like fitting a 12oz egg into a 6oz shell.”

Technical advancements in magnetron glass Coater technology have broadened the scope for coated glass products, enabling Guardian to produce products like their popular SunGuard High Selective SN Series.

These types of glass coatings require more chambers and equipment; and therefore a bigger Coater. This created a unique design challenge, which was fulfilled using an ingenious method of working levels, unique to the Guardian Coater at their plant in Goole.

Now that the Coater has been handed over to their Process Group and Production Team, characterisation and calibration of all the cathodes has been completed and Guardian are now manufacturing ClimaGuard A+; Guardian’s next generation Low E direct from their plant at Goole.

Mark Bristow - Guardian’s Regional Manager for the UK and Ireland commented; “This is a momentous occasion and a distinct milestone for the UK market, now that Guardian has such a technically advanced Coater in the UK the potential for future product development is staggering, we look forward to being able to support all of our independent customers with the right products now and in the future.”

Business Support Programme With Guardian Plus

One of the most well received presentations of the day was an overview of the newly developed Guardian Glass website, which incorporates Guardian Plus – a business support programme, designed to promote and strengthen businesses which use Guardian products.

Many a murmur rumbled through the meeting room, with grunts of approval at this easy to use, functional, online business tool.


“The innovative on-line web design, allows anyone visiting the website to determine the right glass to suit any use or application.”


Online support is available, which will help you run your business more efficiently. From Guardian’s vast online technical support centre you get instant results to technical enquiries to in house or external training for you and your staff on everything glass and glass related. Guardian will also promote your business to your chosen target audience through the website, and provide marketing material to help your business go from strength to strength with our products.

The innovative on-line web design, allows anyone visiting the website to determine the right glass to suit any use or application, whether they’re a consumer looking for the right energy efficient windows, from the glass and glazing industry looking for new and innovative products to help strengthen  and add value to their product range, or an architect or specifier preparing a glazing specification for their next big project, Guardian Plus members are promoted where they choose, as the glass solution to suit the viewers needs.

How does it work?

An intelligent data system is used, to identify the nearest suppliers for any web users, this enables Guardian to present a list of nearby suppliers for each product listed on the website, as a Guardian Plus member you can choose which products you wish to be promoted on to make sure you are only promoted in area’s relevant to your unique business needs!

In addition to this the Guardian Plus Programme provides a host of benefits designed to help you run your business more easily, from a state of the art technical support facility, online glass and glazing calculation submissions, current up to date industry news, regulations, standards and consultations, as well as on-line business facilities and so much more.


“As a Guardian Plus member you will also be eligible for industry training, either from the plant at Goole or at your premises, there are 3 levels of training designed to cover everything you need to know about glass and glazing.”


As a Guardian Plus member you will also be eligible for industry training, either from the plant at Goole or at your premises, there are 3 levels of training designed to cover everything you need to know about glass and glazing.

Guardian Plus members are invited to regular events, reviewing industry movements, new products, regulation changes, as well as guest motivational speakers and industry specialists. You will also receive marketing material and instant on-line support.

Who can join and how do I get started?

Guardian Plus membership is open to anyone buying or using Guardian products, with different levels of membership designed to suit your company and your business needs.

To get started simply complete the on-line0 application form and a member of the Guardian team will contact you within 24 hours (excluding weekends) to confirm your membership details and facilities.

Get Started


Advanced Glass Innovation At Glasstec

In true Guardian style, not only have they recently completed the new off-line coater installation, in tandem they also exhibited at this year’s Glasstec Exhibition, one of the largest glass trade fairs in the world. Guardian Industries highlighted its 2012 product launches while showcasing a comprehensive array of commercial, residential and interior glass products and solutions at Stand E34 in Hall 10 at Glasstec Oct. 23-26.

“Our Glasstec exhibit illustrated glass innovation for every day applications,” said Scott Thomsen, president Guardian Global Glass Group. “We demonstrated technological advances that are in tune with the needs of today. Customers found advanced glass solutions that give them a competitive edge. Guardian’s value added products and services help make possible net zero buildings, which combined with our value chain efficiencies, make it an exciting time for architects, designers and builders to use glass both inside and out.”

How can Guardian help your business?

Contact Steve Scrivens on 01405 726800.

600450 Guardian Launches New Magnetron Glass Coater
Date: 26 November 2012

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