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Keraglass: complete in-house production opening new markets

2012-02-08 | Machinery developments

Glass-Technology International recently had the opportunity to speak with one of the top people of Keraglass about the recent and ongoing changes and developments in the company. Developments that not only regard new machinery, but also the fact that the company structure can now ensure complete in-house production – which has expanded to includes all machines needed for complete lines.

Double Star
A few days before Vitrum 2011, Glass-Technology International had the opportunity of speaking to Roberto Bacchini – Sales Manager at Keraglass, about the company, its expanded production and recent and future installations of its furnaces and complete lines.

Tempering
Keraglass is, of course, well-know, especially for its tempering furnaces and screen printing equipment. These furnaces are part of the continuous ongoing development of the company, which has always been famous and well-known for its tempering and screen printing equipment. The new furnaces not only process extremely large glass sizes – 3.20 x 8 metres – but are also equipped with a ‘pre-heating’ chamber. This chamber does exactly what its name says: it pre-heats the glass, before it goes into the tempering furnace. And one of these large furnaces is actually being installed right now in Malaysia at a new company – DDG Glass – set up by partners such as Redwood (a company involved in luxury shop furnishings) and Dadi Glass, and is located near the border of Malaysia with Singapore.
A curious fact is that DDG Glass will be producing the glass for the factory in-house! And for processing the glass, the new company has installed exclusively European machinery, from well-known companies such as: Bovone, Bystronic and Lisec.
The Keraglass furnace – Double Star, with pre-heating chamber – is the largest furnace to be installed in South-East Asia and is a further confirmation of the preference for European m...




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