Claudel mirrors in liquidation

SARL MIROITERIE CLAUDEL, limited liability company that was in business for 28 years is being liquidated.
Resident at SAINT DIE des Vosges (88100), France, she specialized in the business of shaping and processing of flat glass. It was bought by Paul Jacquemein some years ago.

Glasstec and GlassPrint renew Cooperation

GlassPrint 2015 returns to Düsseldorf on 24-25 November

The world’s most important glass trade fair, glasstec, and GlassPrint, Europe’s only dedicated conference and exhibition for glass decoration have agreed to renew their successful cooperation. glasstec will ‘power’ GlassPrint 2015 and the two events will continue to mutually support each other.


Commenting on this, Birgit Horn, Director of glasstec, said: “We are pleased that GlassPrint will be hosted again by the glasstec city Düsseldorf. This contributes to Düsseldorf being not only the home of the global No. 1 trade fair for the entire glass sector every two years but also a centre of attraction for a major part of this industry in the years in-between glasstec. Decorative glass finishing is also a dynamic exhibition segment at glasstec, reflecting the great potential of this field.”


Dave Fordham, Publishing & Events Director, Chameleon Business Media (Glass Worldwide) explains: "As co-organiser of GlassPrint with ESMA, we are very pleased that the 2015 event will be powered again by glasstec. In addition to our other sponsors, the support of a major organisation like Messe Düsseldorf has greatly enhanced GlassPrint and helped to provide even better value to the global glassmakers, decorators and suppliers in attendance." ….


Dip-Tech opens Service Hub in Shanghai China to provide its growing customer base with technical support


Dip-Tech today announced it is opening a new Service Hub dedicated to Chinese operations. The Shanghai based Service Hub will operate during local hours and is staffed by Dip-Tech’s local team, providing a new level of service for customers in the region for flat glass digital printers.


Verrissima, France the change in the tradition

The workshop has changed dramatically. Powerful new machines have since revolutionized production methods. But when he visits his successors, Emile Burgun is not confused, however. 92 years after its creation, Verrissima in Goetzenbruck, retained his expertise. And culture, family.
This year the company celebrates the events that forged its reputation and carved his story. It starts in 1923 when Emile Gaspar Burgun, father, created the mirrors of the same name in Meisenthal. The company specializes in glass art and engraving employs up to five workers. They make mirrors, small flat glass plates.
Thirty years later, in 1953, the founder's son, Emile, takes over the management of the mirrors and begins to develop. The mirrors moved in 1975 to Goetzenbruck and then employs 15 employees. It was not until 1985 and the arrival of the first machines to observe a turning point. The company was then sold to Jean-Louis Metz and his wife.
The company specializes in designing glass entrance doors. She even became the leader in France. "We were the precursors. »
Two entities
Verrissima The brand was launched in 2000. Twelve years later, Jonathan Metz, stained glass and old son Jean-Louis, took over the company that split into two entities. Verrissima industry, Goetzenbruck, creates and sells its products to professionals of the kitchen, windows, the luxury industry. Baccarat, Lalique, Saint Louis ...
Verrissima habitat, with headquarters based in Rohrbach-lès-Bitche, sells and directly raises his glass products tailored to individuals and small businesses, through its agencies and Metz Schweighouse-sur-Moder. Glass doors, windows, railings, tiles, splashbacks for kitchens ...
This transmission of know-how was even rewarded in 2011 by the award of a trophy. But it also went through questioned. There are about ten years when cash Verrissima lower sales of stained glass, with the emergence of contemporary kitchens. "If we had stayed in heart of our business, it would show up as the other competitors a decline of 20 to 30%, he says. We were forced to question it. "From restructure services. "There has been a cultural change, with a customer base that has evolved, new ways of working. "The emergence of new products. As the sideboards and shelves for kitchen, sold throughout France. "We left local sales, to touch the Hexagon and the neighboring countries. "Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg. "We are given the means to innovate, invest in buildings, new machinery. "The strategy paid off. Verrissima industry recorded a turnover of € 5.1 million; Verrissima habitat of € 1.8 million, while the window market suffers considerably.


Histoire de la pierre, marbres et granits :


Les origines


A l’origine étaient appelées marbres toutes les pierres que l’on pouvait polir sans aucune référence à leur composition. On a donc appelé marbres, des roches qui étaient en fait des granits, des basaltes, des calcaires… qui sont considérés comme des marbres anciens par opposition aux marbres modernes qui dérivent tous du calcaire.

Le mot marbre est dérivé du terme Grec Marmaros qui signifie "pierre brillante"

Le terme granit apparait lui beaucoup plus tard au  17 ème siècle et dérive du terme Italien "granito" qui signifie grain. D’ailleurs en Anglais on parle de "granite".

Les marbres se sont formés au fond des océans par dépôt de calcaires pendant une période située entre -380 et -330 millions d’années.

Les matières en suspension dans l'eau se sont peu à peu déposées en lits les unes au-dessus des autres et ont constitué des formations géologiques appelées bancs.

L'action de différents éléments naturels (mouvements des couches, pression, action du soleil, de l'oxygène..) ont changés peu à peu les caractéristiques originelles et la couleur donnant à la pierre son aspect définitif.

Les mouvements des couches plus profondes vont soulever et faire se déplacer ces couches de marbres que l’on retrouvera le plus souvent dans des collines en faible altitude au pied des principaux massifs montagneux.

L’action de la lumière et de la chaleur va faire cristalliser ces roches et lui donner son aspect actuel.

Ces marbres, que l’on appelle marbres primaires ne contiennent jamais de fossiles car ils se sont formés à une époque où la vie n’existait pas encore sur la terre.