Cornwall Glass and Glazing Ltd (CGG), a leading supplier of glass and glazing services in the south-west, has committed to using Kommerling's GD116 as its preferred sealant of use at its St Austell IG production plant. The two companies have been working together for over 11 years and this is the latest in a number of agreements for Kommerling to supply products from its extensive range of sealants and adhesives to Cornwall Glass. The two companies will also be working together in the future as Kommerling will be supplying product to CGG's new production facilities. Westcountry Glass is expanding and re-located from Saltash to Langage in Plymouth this month, to a site that quadruples the size of its production facilities and creates up to 40 new jobs
Martin Saint, Production Director, at St Austell, said;"We are seeing an increasing demand for IG units which these latest developments are designed to satisfy. Since we started working with Kommerling in 2003 we have invested over £8 million in our manufacturing sites and on each and every occasion Kommerling has played a trusted and supportive role in that development." CGG now operates from 15 sites in the West Country, producing well in excess of 20,000 insulated double and triple glazed units a month and this figure is set to increase once the new facility is up and running.
"Cornwall Glass has proven itself to be a really innovative and successful business and we are delighted that our products continue to contribute to this company's continued growth and development;" said Phil Turley, Glass Products Manager at Kommerling UK.
Kommerling GD116 is a 2-component, solvent free, liquid polymer sealant. It has excellent strength and elasticity properties but has a lower odour than the alternative polysulphide products. It is ideally suited for use as a secondary edge sealant for IG units, in particular high-end wood windows.
In the new facility, Kommerling's products will be used on a recently installed Bystronic Line, capable of producing both double and triple glazed units. It will be able to gas fill both cavities of a triple unit in the same time as most machines fill a double glazed unit. Sealant can be filled at an impressive rate of 1m/per second which will help support the production of large double and triple glazed units in many different glass types.
For more information on this and other products in Kommerling's range of sealants and adhesives for the glazing market visit www.kommerlinguk.com
CGG is an independent, family company that employs over 230 colleagues covering retail, processing, installation and manufacturing glass and glazing services all in house. Working with stable, reliable and market leading suppliers is key to its ethos and makes a significant contribution to its continued growth strategy. Visit www.cornwallglass.co.uk for more information about the group, its products and services.
* Kommerling's GD116 chosen for IG production at Cornwall's St Austell site
* Kommerling also to supply the new Langage facility when it opens early next year