#AskGlaston Lamination Series – Episode 3: Glaston’s R&D secrets

In this episode, Glaston opens the doors into Glaston’s R&D work to give an idea of what kind of things the company is working on and what is still in the pipeline to come out later this year

One of the most common trends of the laminated glass market is the growing complexity of the end products. Though the complexity is increasing the performance of the laminates, it is also posing some new challenges to the glass lamination process and equipment.

One of the most common issues you can see on a complex laminated glass is a trapped air problem all over the laminate. This issue gas been seen many times – both with old and new technologies.

Finally, Glaston was able to understand the reason for this kind of glass behaviour. What is more, the compoany tried to provide a solution to this problem and developed the newest convection technology specifically to tackle this issue.

To showcase the capabilities of the new system, the glass type run in this video is three times 10 mm with two SentryGlas films in between each glass. The result speaks for itself.

For glass processors, using a solution like this means being able to produce very challenging multi-layer laminates with high capacity and high yield – all while keeping the high level of end product quality.

Being now under development in Finland, the new technology will be launched soon. Importantly, the existing users of the ProL technology will also be able to upgrade their laminating lines with the new convection system.

In the next episode, Glaston will be discussing the upgrade possibilities for glass lamination lines and cover the ways of improving the yield of any existing line.