From time to time, I get a question from the glass structural engineers about specification advice on glass quality for high-profile facades. How they can make sure they will get the best possible or most suitable glass quality for their project? Many times, the question is: what is the best I can realistically get from the market?
Energy efficiency is becoming a major concern in the windshield manufacturing industry. Whatever system or technical solution you’ve chosen for your windshield manufacturing facility, one of the keys to profitable operation and fast payback is to continuously improve the energy efficiency of your operating machinery.
Exciting developments in the automotive industry have had a major impact on windshield design and functionality in recent years. This development is forcing windshield manufacturers to up their game. Not only do they need to adhere to increasingly stringent end-product safety and quality requirements, their windshield products must also answer designer demands. They must feature “smart” functionality, be fast to produce and environmentally friendly. This article introduces some of the current trends that are now shaping the automotive glass processing industry.
Energy savings in your tempering process goes directly to your bottom line. How can you minimize your tempering line energy consumption? (Part 1/2)
Markets demand increasingly more quality from glass suppliers. Sometimes, you can see weird strain patterns or rainbow-colored streaks in the glass, especially when viewed at a close angle and in polarized light. This is called glass iridescence. And here’s how to get rid of it.
Since we are talking about safety, it is crucial that tempered glass is actually tempered when it is delivered to customers. Here’s a list of ways you can make sure you don’t need to recall your glasses.