Bystronic Glass UK will be holding a number of open days at their head office in Telford, on 11 and 12 October 2006. Here key personnel at the company will define and demonstrate the significance of gas filling and how it relates to the new mandatory European Directive EN 1279-3 which comes into effect April 2007.
Whilst energy ratings are currently the hot topic of the moment Steve Powell, Managing Director, Bystronic Glass UK considers many window manufacturers think they have developed winning strategies to enable them to manufacture products under the BFRC rating scheme, however he sees a number of key issues that many have not considered which could have a significant impact.
Whilst the marketing hype circulates around how to achieve an ‘A’ Rating, Bystronic will demonstrate that ‘Gas Filling’ is a common feature in production methods but few companies have considered its crucial importance.
Gerd Mentel, Bystronic’s specialist in gas filling processes, will be flying in from Germany to provide expert advice and he will highlight the importance of compliance, how it can be achieved effectively and will show how the Bystronic gas filling range can help customers achieve the new standard.
Bystronic Glass recommends visitors bring IGU samples along to see whether their own existing production processes meet the gas filling and retention requirements of the new legislation.
It has been estimated that as many as 3000 companies manufacture Insulated Glass units, most of these are likely to produce IGU’s with gas filling but only a small number have so far sought to achieve approval under the EN1279-3 test procedure.
Bystronic is in a leading position to demonstrate what will be required in order to achieve these new standards.
Steve Powell, comments, “The UK glazing market has a significant potential for growth and has previously shown its ability to adapt, however, failure to comply with the introduction of the new standard could have far reaching consequences for those who fail to see its relevance and importance.”
The Open Days have been developed as a pre-cursor to Glasstec where Bystronic will demonstrate on Stand 14E24, Hall 14 further manufacturing developments that encompass all parts relating to EN1279.
Steve Powell concludes, “EN1279 will have significant consequences on manufacturers who choose to ignore its implementation. We believe our Open Days will offer businesses the opportunity to ensure that they can comply with the new legislative regulations.”
For more information on registering to attend one of the Bystronic Open Days, please call 01952 677971 or email: email@example.com