For.El. supplies new cutting-edge production machinery

One of Western Australia“s major glass manufacturers, Cooling Brothers, has, after 40 years of activity, opened a new flat-glass production facility, located in the district of High Wycombe in Perth,…

One of Western Australia“s major glass manufacturers, Cooling Brothers, has, after 40 years of activity, opened a new flat-glass production facility, located in the district of High Wycombe in Perth, on an area of 7,000 sq.m. Part of the production machinery of the new facility was supplied by For.El., with the installation of three different operating lines: – insulating glass composition line; – arrissing and washing line; and – laminated glass composition line; which enable to optimize production and cut the amount of labour required to run the glassmaking facility. The vertical line for the composition of insulating glass produces high-energy efficiency glazing, which is seeing increased demand in Australian. Our line of insulating glass has been designed to surpass the heat efficiency standards required by Australian laws on frames and can also assemble several sheets filled with argon gas, says Paul King, owner of the factory. Plant heights enable the easy and safe assembly of large panels, with the highest finish standards thanks to the automation supplied by For.El. The second line, which, thanks to high operating speed, guarantees large production yield, is for the vertical arrissing of the glass upstream of the glass tempering process or of the insulating glass composition process, thus eliminating breakages caused by cutting. The last line to be installed was the laminating line LL2645. This laminating line was carefully designed to facilitate the production of special glazing: tempered, low emissive, etched, screen printed and all glasses undergoing special production processes, with maximum work dimensions of 4,500 x 2,600mm. Thanks to this For.El. lamination line, the Cooling Brothers glass manufacturing facility has been able to introduce a broad range of laminated-glass products, with a wide assortment of PVB membranes with strongly innovative features that upgrade the rigidity of the glass composition and permit solutions in a broad range of colours for decorative purposes. During the opening ceremony in September 2009, with the participation of over 300 guests, including a delegation from Italy representing For.El., the owner Paul King stated: Our new equipment enables us to be in the front line in the flat-glass sector. With the new energy laws and the big possibility that provisions in this sense will be even more restrictive in the future, we feel sure we are ready to satisfy market demand for many years to come, adding with a company designed to cater for the technological requirements of our customers, we look to the future of the glass industry in Western Australia with great confidence.