Beneq and Glaston team up for solar glass coating equipment

Beneq, provider of innovative industrial coating equipment and technology based on aerosol technologies, and Glaston, international glass technology company and global market leader in glass processin…

Beneq, provider of innovative industrial coating equipment and technology based on aerosol technologies, and Glaston, international glass technology company and global market leader in glass processing machines, have signed a strategic cooperation agreement. The cooperation is intended to provide a framework for the two companies to work together in developing and delivering systems for continuous production of TCO coated glass for the solar industry. Beneq has extensive experience in developing and providing aerosol technologies for advanced thin film coatings, such as transparent conductive oxides (TCO), anti-reflective and low-E. Glaston provides state-of-art continuous flat glass heat treatment technology with high capacity and quality glass for demanding solar solutions. Together, Beneq and Glaston will bring TCO coating lines to the solar industry in an unprecedented combination of mature technology, economically feasible solutions and reliable equipment. Says Sampo Ahonen, CEO, Beneq: This cooperation is a welcome addition to our offering in the growing solar segment. Beneq and its customers will benefit greatly from the partnership with Glaston, opening a whole new world of opportunities in equipment, applications and service networks. Beneq has been and is getting more and more involved in the solar market, and this collaboration will act as a decisive step in reaching more customers, serving them better and seeing our projects through. Arto Metsnen, CEO and President Glaston Corporation, further adds: Glaston has been successfully addressing the growing solar market segment with various processing technologies in glass pre-processing and Heat Treatment. Beneq-Glaston concept integrates both technologies in a new innovative way within this fast growing market segment. Our solution gives our customers remarkable added value to grow their business in a profitable way.