Pulp Studio Opens New Switchlite Glass
Pulp Studio completed its 8,000-square-foot facility in Los
Angeles, designed to produce its Switchlite Privacy Glass. According to
company officials, lead time on the Switchlite product is now three to
four weeks, due to the capabilities of the new facility, which is also
designed to meet the requirements of UL and SGCC certification.
“We are transforming the privacy glass industry to become more of a science
and less of an art. Our goal is to create standards with hard data, and
make sure that every piece of glass that leaves here meets those standards,”
says company founder Bernard Lax.
The new facility also is equipped with technical testing capabilities
to measure the haze readings of each piece of LCD film every 12 inches
across the material prior to laminating and then again on the final glass
product prior to delivery. Additionally, each panel is tested for 10,000
on/off transitions and a 24-hour burn-in prior to shipping.
DFI Adds UK Distributor
United Kingdom (UK)-based Glass Machinery Solutions Ltd. (GMS) has begun
distributing Diamon-Fusion International (DFI) products in the UK and
Ireland markets. GMS also is in the process of becoming a DFI-authorized
service provider for its patent-pending FuseCube™ technology.
“Customer satisfaction is paramount to our success and we pride ourselves
on offering a service that is unrivaled in the UK,” says Richard Gerrard,
director of GMS.
Guillermo Seta, corporate vice president and executive director of DFI,
adds, “This new agreement with [GMS] represents not only a very solid
step toward our continued expansion in Europe, but also, and more specifically,
toward the broadening of our product line with our new offering of the
RavenBrick Expands Distributor Network
City of Industry, Calif.-based PRL is now fabricating and distributing
Denver-based RavenBrick’s RavenWindow technology in California.
“Since the day I met [PRL president] David [Landeros], I knew the company
would be a great fit as a fabricator for us,” says Chris Ketchum, vice
president of sales for RavenBrick. “I am really looking forward to moving
ahead with this mutually beneficial partnership.”
Landeros adds, “In our efforts to achieve maximum thermal efficiency of
our glass systems we are excited to team up with Ravenbrick.”
Technoform Bautec Expands Capacity
Twinsburg, Ohio-based Technoform Bautec North America Inc. increased its
capacity by 29 percent to meet growing
demand for its polyamide thermal insulating strips.
“Increases in capacity allow us to maintain our make-to-order lead time
of seven to ten days or less,” says Mike Berry, extrusion manager.
As part of the capacity increase, the company enhanced its production
flexibility by adding new equipment and reconfiguring its existing facility’s
floor space in Twinsburg. It also reinforced its essential secondary systems
with shared production processes and technology, all with respect to its
ISO-certified quality assurance practices.
According to the company’s Chad Ricker, new employees also have been hired
as part of the expansion.
“The growth is due in part to energy codes, standards and programs in
both the residential and commercial segments,” he adds.
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