Glass on it’s own can be very strong and durable (depending on how and what it was made for). The use of the glass will determine how strong it needs to be and whether extra measures should be used in order to increase the overall strength and integrity of it.
A company called ‘EnduroShield’ makes a hydrophobic glass treatment which is quickly becoming the product of choice to apply to such things as glass showers, insulated glass units, curtain walls, etc. “The permanent coating is durability tested and certified by TÜV Rheinland, Germany, and supported with a 10-year performance warranty. The very latest automated hydrophobic coating machine designed and built by EnduroShield is now available, and will be officially launched at Glasstec 2016. The high speed machine combines uncomplicated design and smart technology to deliver a user friendly, efficient, and economical coating device for easy implementation.’We are excited to be showcasing our Automatic Hydrophobic Coating Machine to the glass industry at Glasstec”, says Craig Howard International Managing Director. “Our vertical system utilizes single piece in-line flow for effortless assembly line integration, and can process a 2m piece of glass in under 20 seconds which significantly reduces labour costs’.”
The future of glass and glass protection is bright (and clear!). Make sure to contact Cornwall Glass, Cornwall’s glass experts for all of your glass needs.