Vitro Chaves supplies more architectural glass to Africa

Vitro Chaves- Indstria de Vidro S.A., Vitro“s subsidiary in Portugal, supplied all of the architectural glass for the faade of one of the most important oil companies in Angola – Sociedad Nacional de…

Vitro Chaves- Indstria de Vidro S.A., Vitro“s subsidiary in Portugal, supplied all of the architectural glass for the faade of one of the most important oil companies in Angola – Sociedad Nacional de Combustibles de Angola (Sonangol) Laboratories. The building represented an investment of approximately USD 23 million and is situated in the Sonilis Business Park, where several multinational petroleum companies are located, near the port and capital Luanda. The total amount of glass installed on the exterior of the building is 5,920 square feet comprised of: 6mm Solarlux Blue, 12mm AR Templex Chamber glass and Multipact Incolor, all from the Isolar Solarlux product line, comments Jorge-Alberto Yarte – Sada, commercial director for Vitro Chaves – Industria de Vidro, S.A. He adds that this particular product line plays a very key role in the energy control between the exterior and interior of a building by fixing the quantity of light and heat transfer reaching the structure“s interior. Our solar energy control windows, Isolar Solarlux, matched perfectly the specifications for very high thermal energy performance in the building, as they are an important regulator when excessive solar heat penetration to the interior be avoided and savings on cooling costs is desired, he explains. In terms of safety, Vitro Chaves- Indstria de Vidro S.A. also offers high value added as the combination of glass used provides a high degree of resistance to breakage, shattering or perforation. One characteristic that distinguishes us above others is that we always provide technical assistance to develop the best solution for any project“s specific needs, he says. Vitro Chaves- Indstria de Vidro S.A. is part of the Vitro Flat Glass business unit. Joaquim Duarte Chaves Alves, president of Vitro Chaves – Indstria de Vidro, S.A., points out that this is not the first time that the company has supplied projects located on the African Continent. We are very pleased to send our glass to places such as Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde and Guinea, among other nations in Africa, as we have repeatedly shown that our products not only meet, but also guarantee, the fulfilment of state of the art architectural needs, he assures. Sonangol“s Laboratory Headquarters houses two floors with specially equipped sections to undertake research, production, exploration and refining analysis. Vitro Chaves- Indstria de Vidro S.A. is part of Vitro“s Flat Glass business unit and focuses on the manufacture, processing and commercialization of glass for the construction and automotive industries.