After the success of the recent open day held by Bystronic Glass UK at the Telford head office, the company has scheduled further events due to the demand from customers. The next event will be held on December 12 2006 where current key industry issues and solutions will be highlighted.
Here various products from the Bystronic range will be demonstrated including the key benefits of the spacerbar bending technology and the significance of gas filling in relation to the mandatory European Directive BS EN 1279 which comes into effect April 2007.
Due to the interest shown at the first seminar held in October 2006 where important elements were defined to key industry window manufacturers Bystronic has developed a schedule of similar events to encompass a number of important industry aspects which will be highlighted throughout the day via discussion and demonstation. These will include winning strategies on how to manufacture products under the BFRC rating scheme.
Specialists from Bystronic’s gas filling division will be flying in from Germany to discuss the importance of compliance and how it can be achieved using products from the gas filling range to demonstrate this effectively.
Additionally, Dave Rogers from CEN Solutions will discuss the implementation of the new standards in relation to BS EN 1279 part 6 regarding gas testing of sealed units. ‘Gas Filling’ remains a crucial issue in production methods that many manufacturers still have not considered.
Once again visitors have been recommended to bring along IG unit samples to check that 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 BS EN1279-3 test procedure.
Alan Linsdell, National Sales Manager, comments, “There is significant potential for growth within the UK glazing market however the 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.”
Alan Linsdell concludes, “We believe these Open Days will offer businesses the opportunity to ensure that they can comply with the new industry regulations and will place them ahead of their competition via the highly efficient machinery available from Bystronic Glass.”