Fives, well-known in the design and supply of equipment for glass production, successfully started a new complete float glass line with a melting capacity of 800t/day to produce a glass thickness from 3mm to 10mm for the Turkish glassmaker Düzce Cam.
Skaala was founded in 1956 as a one-man company. The father of the two current owners, Hannu and Markku Hautanen, was a carpenter and already in those days, he processed glass while repairing doors and windows.
In August 2013, the LiSEC development team started a major project with the mission: redesign of the tempering furnaces in order to save manufacturing costs and at the same time increase the process reliability. Result: the AEROFLAT.
Spandrel glazing has developed to a stage where more efficient insulation can generate higher thermal stresses than can normally be resisted by heat strengthened (HS) glass on which ceramic enamel (frit) has been applied.
After 10 years of experience with the Glaston HTF 2142 furnace, Paul Buckley, Managing Director of the PJB Glass Group, decided to complement his flat glass production offering by investing in a Glaston RC200™ furnace.
The Flachglas Group employs around 1,100 employees at three sites in Switzerland and three sites in Germany – around 650 of them generate revenues of approx. € 70 million at the Wernberg site (Bavaria).