Date: 14 January 2021
Mappi begins 2021 in the same way in which it conducted 2020: proposing concrete innovations, capable of making its customers' ability to offer new products of the highest quality, excellent under every standard.
Investments in research and development in recent months have focused on the possibility of improving the tempering process and the fire resistance of glass.
There are various indicators of resistance and "hardness" of glass that are measured and researched to comply with the various regulations and applications: one of the main ones is the "Surface Stress" which is measured in Mpa.
A non-tempered glass has a “Surface Stress” of about 10-15 Mpa, a tempered glass normally has a “Surface Stress” around> 69 MPa (10,000 Psi); However, there are particular applications, in which the customers' request is to have a “Surface Stress” of 160 Mpa or higher.
Mappi has developed particular technologies, which, thanks to the very high construction quality of its machines, condense the innovative solutions necessary to achieve a Surface Stress of 160 Mpa or higher in the normal dimensions of a tempering furnace.
This is why Mappi today introduces a brand, MappiSUPERTEMPER™, which identifies this unique possibility, a brand that all its customers can use to give even more value and prestige to their products.
A MappiSUPERTEMPER™ tempering furnace achieves the characteristics necessary to certify E30 glass for fire resistance.
MappiSUPERTEMPER™ is a technological success made possible thanks to the close collaboration between Mappi's R&D team and some of the leading companies in the high performance glass sector.
Obviously, a tempering furnace with the MappiSUPERTEMPER™ option maintains all the technical and functional characteristics that have made Ats 4.0 and Fox the milestones for those seeking excellence, reliability, reduced consumption.
SUPERTEMPER™ is only the first of the innovations and improvements that Mappi is preparing for those who want to be at the forefront of the glass industry. Our Research and Development department does not stop there, soon there will be other exciting news during 2021.