Arkema to partner 2nd line project at Qinhuangdao Yaohua

Arkema, a leader in glass coatings for the flat glass industry, is to partner, through its subsidiary Arkema Inc, a second glass production line project at Qinhuangdao Yaohua, China“s leading hard co…

Arkema, a leader in glass coatings for the flat glass industry, is to partner, through its subsidiary Arkema Inc, a second glass production line project at Qinhuangdao Yaohua, China“s leading hard coated glass producer. The new line will use the next generation CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition) Low E process, jointly developed by Arkema and its engineering partner Stewart Engineers, which has been providing high performance process equipment to the float glass industry using proven technology since 1986. The second production plant using Arkema“s CVD Low E coating system will allow Qinhuangdao Yaohua to add additional capacity for the hard coated Low E grades within its range of thin glass and solar control glazing products in 2007. The expansion comes two years after the successful startup of the first line. The products from the partnership will fulfill growing demand on the local market, while providing Qinhuangdao Yaohua with strong assets to maintain its position in hard coated glass in China. Arkema“s Certincoat(R) CVD coatings produce glass with optimum year-round thermal efficiencies. They are particularly suitable in heating-dominated climates, and outperform “high performance” sputtered MSVD competitive coatings. CVD-treated glass offers two benefits in terms of energy savings: it reflects the heat from within the room, and features a high solar heat gain coefficient.