In May, 2018, Tianjin NorthGlass, a subsidiary of NorthGlass Group, successfully produced a piece of almost perfect oversized curved tempered glass with an arc length of 8 meters. It was produced by a NorthGlass bent tempering furnace, to be put on show at “glass technology live” during glasstec 2018.
This time, “glass technology live” was looking for innovative products with new concepts and new orientations, collecting a series of works from 47 enterprises, organizations and individuals, including AGC, seele, Cricursa, Arcon, Lisec, Glass and Curtain Wall Technology Research Group of Cambridge University, etc..
As the only Chinese company to be selected to join in the exhibition area of “glass technology live”, NorthGlass showcased this oversized laminated curved tempered glass by Tianjin NorthGlass. “It is a very successful exhibition beyond my expectation. Industry well-known insiders in Europe even said that this oversized curved tempered glass from NorthGlass was the best one showcased at “glass technology live”,” speaking of this glass, Gao Qi, Vice President of NorthGlass & General Manager of Tianjin NorthGlass.” This exhibition is a great opportunity for Tianjin NorthGlass. We are an innovative company, dedicating to the research and development of new products for many years. The kind of glass we can provide is incomparable in terms of both innovativeness and product quality. In this exhibition, we want to let European customers know more about NorthGlass.”
If you think that this glass is nothing but “Made in China”, you are wrong. It is “Born in China”, manufactured by a NorthGlass tempering furnace. The arc length of the glass is nearly twice as long as that of the previous record. In other words, the core technologies and processes to produce curved tempered glass with super-long arc length are all in Chinese hands.
“What we can find in glass applications in recent years is that, NorthGlass mainly focused on the R&D of large-size hyperbolic curved tempered glass and slump bending glass,” Mr. Gao Qi said. “Today, NorthGlass is recognized as one of the best domestic curtain wall glass suppliers in the industry. And almost all glass projects we took were directly assigned by customers, which were unimaginable in the past.” In recent years, glass products from NorthGlass have been sold to a number of countries and regions, such as Europe, North America, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Hongkong, Taiwan, etc., holding a stable market share in the global market through step-by-step efforts. “In the future, we will continue to showcase NorthGlass’ newest products in Europe, letting European customers know more about glass from NorthGlass in the most intuitive way,” said by Mr. Gao Qi.
During glasstec 2018, NorthGlass also exhibited other types of eye-catching glass: spherically low-E tempered glass, slump bending glass – water wave, S-shape SGP laminated slump bending glass, slump bending glass – semi circle.