RCN Solutions launches a new concept in lamination: the RD Clean Concept

RCN SOLUTIONS launches a new concept in lamination: the RD CLEAN CONCEPT
Photo source

Date: 22 March 2021

Clean edges at the end of the process, perfect thickness of the interlayer after the process, and a money saving of about 40 % of the labor costs.

Active listening is the best service skill and helps to understand customer needs. It is an act involving attentive consideration of what the customer is asking, explaining or experiencing. And especially, it is a  commitment built day by day, a consistent attitude resulting in new business opportunities.

With the above in mind, RCN SOLUTIONS is making efforts to improve on this challenging and delicate job.

The company knows, thanks to the feedback from its customers, cleaning the glass edges after lamination is a major problem. The laminating interlayer squeezes out during the process and, since it cannot be removed hot, to clean cold it is a hard job, due to the particular specifications of the laminating interlayer, REVA BF, granting high adhesion and quality in safety glass. 

Removing the exceeds is essentially a manual job by means of blades or other tools, but it requires time, and additional costs to the end product.

So the matter was how to solve this problem without interfering with the laminating process.

As a matter of fact, by using the “RD Clean Concept”, there is no need to adjust the pump aspiration values, with the risk of air bubbles. The RCN system allows keeping time and quality scheme unchanged, according to the RCN programs.  At the same time, it does not force or involve the operator in changing parameters for any laminating run, going to adjust whatever during the operations.  

So, RCN SOLUTIONS is proposing a unique possibility, a system granting the final product without troubling the production, without efforts, no extra finishing required, and most important no need for labor which means money saving.

However, the concept has another, not less important purpose: the UNI EN 12453-3 standard, concerning the dimensions and the finishing of the edges of the laminated glass, determines the tolerance of the thickness of the interlayer after lamination - tolerance that with the use of current bagging system, pressing strongly on the glass edges – can result, in some cases, lower than required, thus compromising the acceptance of the end product.

“RD Clean Concept”, developed by RCN, does not provoke any interlayer thickness reduction, thus assuring triple advantage: clean edges at the end of the process, perfect thickness of the interlayer after the process, and a money saving of about 40 percent of the labor costs.

The combination of service along with the RCN ability for development, has allowed design and production of a system to issue laminated glass that can be simplified by calling it “clean edges”, which embodies the idea there is no need to remove the exceeds of the laminating interlayer from the edges after the lamination.

Although the terms “clean edges” can sound familiar, the definitive, successful solution is by RCN only, and involves a technique specifically designed and tested.

This project, RCN is proud to say, was born from the mind of Davide Ricchi, junior partner of the company, who had the capacity and the tenacity to believe in this concept by researching, experimenting materials and testing continuously until the results have been the expected ones. 

This new system is patent pending.

600450 RCN Solutions launches a new concept in lamination: the RD Clean Concept glassonweb.com

Others also read

Sign up for a free webinar with National Glass Association (NGA) on December 9th, 2021 from 1:00-1:30 pm ET. We will be discussing standards for laminated glass.
Together with its customers, RCN SOLUTIONS increases the range of knowledge and experience.
On Friday, November 19th, Mappi opened its doors to high school students.
The acquisition is expected to close in the spring of 2022.
AB-AR, post-breakage structural interlayer developed and designed by EVALAM, has been chosen as the solution to laminate the balcony railings in the exclusive apartments of the Sky Tower in Cyprus.
Dip-Tech and TRIULZI are pleased to announce their new partnership.
The recent 83rd Edition ZAK conference, held November the 4th was well attended and proved to be highly informative for all those at the Radisson Blu hotel in Frankfurt.
Some years ago, during an international exibition RCN Solutions had the honour to meet an important Japanese company offering their assistance as representative.
Get the Bird-Friendly Technical Design Guide and the Frameless Shower Enclosures Design Guide available for Download in the NGA Store.
Eastman Chemical Company is increasing pricing and plans energy and logistics surcharges on the following products on January 1, 2022, or as contracts allow due to increases in cost of raw materials, labor and logistics.
Satinal launches the most advanced technology learning hub for the chemical tempering & glass lamination industry.
The plant's 3,000 square metre manufacturing space includes two Forel “Residential” insulating glass lines, which enable the company to handle different types of orders optimally.

Add new comment

From industry

Pol. Ind. Penapurreira Parcela C4-B,
15320 As Pontes de García Rodríguez A Coruña

No. 160 Yichuan Rd.,
Jiaonan Shi
Qingdao Shi
Shandong Sheng, 266000

Via per Monastier, 4
31056 Vallio di Roncade TV

Polígono Industrial El Bayo, parcela I, 19
24492 Cubillos del Sil León

Ctra. Estación Km. 15.8
44415 Rubielos de Mora Teruel

Ottergemsesteenweg 707-Zuid
9000 Ghent

Via Del Lavoro Snc
64023 Mosciano Sant’Angelo TE


Guardian Europe
Hornos Industriales Pujol
Hornos Industriales Pujol
Kuraray Europe GmbH
Glasmik d.o.o. - Branch Office MARIBOR
Officina Meccanica Schiatti Angelo S.r.l.
STRON Glass Machinery Co.,LTD.
Officina Meccanica Schiatti Angelo S.r.l.
Eastman Machine Company
Mappi International Srl
R.C.N. Solutions Srl
Thompson I.G.
Hornos Industriales Pujol
Luoyang North Glass Technology Co., Ltd.,