Increasing demand for safety glass: Glaston receives orders for FC flat tempering lines from North America

GLASTON CORPORATION      Press Release                            12 December 2018 at 14.45

Stricter building regulations and tighter glass quality requirements drive demand for safety glass. Supported by growing construction activity and a willingness to invest, the North American glass processing market is shifting towards high quality safety glass processing. Glaston, renowned for its technology and top quality of the end glass product, is well positioned to meet this demand.

Growing construction activity in North America has created positive prospects and expectations for the market.

“Driven by new regulations, and tighter quality specifications, the demand for safety glass has continued to grow. Our equipment is designed and performing to exceed these demands”, says Scott Steffy, Vice President Sales and Service in North America.

Supported by the growing demand, and coming out from the Glasstec Fair, Glaston has during the past weeks received orders for two FC Series flat tempering lines from North America. The orders are valued at over EUR 3 million in total. The orders are included in Glaston’s Q4/2018 order intake. Both lines are manufactured in Tampere, Finland and delivery is scheduled for the second and third quarters of 2019.

Industry leading players
The deals now closed are excellent examples of the versatile use of the FC Series. “Both customers are leading players in their respective segments and are both looking for flawless quality of the end product”
, comments Scott Steffy.

The FC Series flat tempering furnace has achieved great popularity among customers looking for energy efficient production and state-of-the-art optical end-product quality. The FC Series is highly developed technically, and at the same time user friendly.

 

For further information:

Commercial inquiries:  
Scott Steffy, VP Sales&Service, North America,
phone +18567803013

Press and investor inquiries:
Joséphine Mickwitz, VP IR, Communications&Marketing, tel +358 10 500 5070

Glaston FC Series is a trademark of Glaston Corporation.

Glaston Corporation
Glaston is a frontrunner in glass processing technologies and services. We respond globally to the most demanding glass processing needs of architectural, solar, appliance and automotive industries. Additionally, we utilize emerging technologies, that integrate intelligence and sustainability to glass. We are committed to providing our clients both the best know-how and the latest technologies in glass processing. Glaston’s shares (GLA1V) are listed on NASDAQ Helsinki Ltd. Further information is available at www.glaston.net

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