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Pyroverre acquires the Cluzel mirrors in France

Pyroverre is a glass products processor based in Châteauneuf-du-Rhône (Drome), storer and distributor of fire resistance glasses from Pilkington (NSG group) for the southern part of French territory.
The company, created in 2010, is specialized in the transformation of Pilkington Pyrostop and Pilkington Pyrodur glass products. She cuts custom glass for a clientele made up of mirror makers and carpenters. Its design office is dedicated to specific customer requests to ensure compliance with fire regulations.
In 2015, the Côté Verre company, founded by Maryline Pereira, joined the group to offer online sales of all types of cut, shaped and then shipped glazing from the production workshop. The online configuration tool makes it easy for customers to order on the site.

Why the Cluzel mirror?
We asked Mathieu Guenin, manager of the company, to explain the reasons for this takeover. Mathieu Guenin and Maryline Pereira know that the implementation is the continuity of Côté Verre's activity, the demand from local customers being recurring and increasingly important. They then form an installation team. They quickly realized that it would be easier to do an external growth operation. They are interested in a possible acquisition and have found the miroiterie Cluzel in Montélimar, near Châteauneuf-du-Rhône. The manager, Danielle Fargier, wanted to retire. She was assisted by Eric Coin on a technical level with solid know-how.
The company's equipment allows for the cutting, shaping and drilling necessary for simple mirror-making operations. It has a van with a glass-holder gantry. The store has an area of ​​80 m2 and the workshop of 160 m2.
The clientele consists mainly of individuals and professionals as well as local administrations.
Integration and transformations
The takeover took place at the end of January 2021. Mathieu Guenin recruited Paul Fabre as agency manager as well as Dorotea Nacasabog as sales assistant. Dannielle Fargier will accompany them for three months to pass on his knowledge to them, while Eric Coin will continue his consulting, cutting and glass installation activity.
The existing store will host a new showroom in the form of a show apartment to enhance the offer of the mirror by presenting the products in situ. Railings, kitchen splashbacks, a floor slab, a staircase and a dielectric mirror hiding a screen. The turnover of around 300,000 euros is expected to rise to 600,000 euros.
Although the health crisis has slightly impacted Pyroverre's activity due to the shutdown of construction sites during the health crisis, Mathieu Guenin remains optimistic and believes that the French economy will rebound rapidly. At the same time, online sales via the Côté Verre site are experiencing significant growth, explains Maryline Pereira.


New float in France

The Glass Trösch group will invest in the construction of a new furnace at its French site in Homboutg to replace the current furnace from 2008 which was reaching the end of its life.
In addition, an extension of the site to 45,000 m² is planned.

Production from another site will also be transferred there during 2023, with the arrival of 80 employees.

Diamond resin wheels improving


    The wheel is lighter, resulting in less stress on the spindle

    The slats on the base have been specially designed so that the water is sprayed, and there fore reaches the point of contact between the grinding wheel and the glass uniformly and in the best way possible

    The material ensures greater rigidity and therefore more direct transmission of pressure levels set by operators

    The base guarantees perfect balance of the grinding wheel.

lAl these new features don’t definitely affect wheel quality in terms of bonding, that is still the same, but they simply improve performances from a mechanical point of view

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Mir Stekla posponed

The Mir Stekla glass show in Moscou will now takes place from 7-06-2021 to 10-06-2021. The event will focuses on flat glass production, machines and tools.


The Spanish group Pujol buys an EVA manufacturing unit in A Coruña


The oven manufacturer for laminated glass with EVA interlayer has purchased an entire EVA film manufacturing unit located in A Coruña, Evasa.

This manufacturer was already its supplier of EVA.


This acquisition is accompanied by investments to increase production capacities and launch new dimensions of EVA films.


Digital printing on curved glass

The Lyon mirror maker Tecni-bombage (which recently changed hands) presents a digital printing solution on curved glass.



New manager for Swisspacer


the Swiss manufacturer of warm edge spacer bars announces a generational change. Andreas Geith, former managing director of SWISSPACER, will retire end of May 2020. His successor is Victoria Renz-Kiefel, coming from Saint-Gobain High Performance Solutions.


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Glasstec 2020 canceled and postponed to 2021



The effects of the Coronavirus health crisis and the cancellations of certain exhibitors (Guardian, MSK, etc.) forced the organizers of the German Glasstec 2020 fair to postpone their event to 2021. Given the continuing uncertainties in terms of travel restrictions and With quarantine provisions in the main target markets, Messe Düsseldorf has opted for these new dates in close coordination with the trade fair's advisory board and all the partners involved. Remember that the most important trade fair for the glass industry was initially planned for October 20 to 23. Messe Düsseldorf is already cooperating with associations to offer digital service formats for 2020 with the aim of bringing customers and exhibitors closer together and making the information and ranges available for Glasstec digitally available to professional visitors interested in the original dates of the show.


What about Vitrum 2021?




On October 31, 2019 Bavelloni SpA finalized the acquisition of all (100%) of the shares of Glaston Mexico S.A. de C.V., a company of the Glaston Group.

Glaston Mexico, whose company name will become Bavelloni Mexico, is a business based in Guadalajara (Mexico) specializing in the sales and service of Bavelloni products and in the sales of Glaston HT machines.

The Company has been operating for more than 25 years, installing over 1000 machines in Mexico and other Central American countries.

The purchase of the Mexican subsidiary represents a milestone in Bavelloni's strategic plan, as it will allow the direct management of both commercial and after-sales activities in a very important area of the world.

Bavelloni Mexico will continue to be managed by Matteo Gherseni who successfully ran the subsidiary over the last ten years.

At the same time as the acquisition, an agency contract was also finalized enabling Bavelloni Mexico to continue promoting Glaston HT products in Mexico and Central America as the Official Agent for the Finnish brand.


The former manager of the mirror factory Schultz president of the CPME 53

Raphaël Alexandre was appointed president of CPME 53, the confederation of small and medium-sized enterprises in Mayenne, France Ovest, Thursday January 9, 2020. This is not his first mandate within the institution: he has already held the positions of vice -president in industry and crafts.

Director of the Schultz mirror factory in Saint-Berthevin until 2016, Raphaël Alexandre created in 2018 the Horse and Heritage agency specializing in equestrian tourism. "Our members are mainly made up of craftsmen who work alone," said the new president. Our mission remains to help them on a daily basis. "


New aluminium cutting profiles from Battellino

Everything is under control

Electromechanical controls allow the adjustment of all blade movements to reach the best settings possibles for each type of tool and for each type of frame. Automatic lubrication at each cycle does the rest ....

Compact and effective

Equipped with a touch screen to control all the working phases includes:
Panasonic PLC.
Inverter to control blade speed.
Inverter to control the upward movement of the blade.
Brushless servo-drive for the striker movement.

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Mousset integrates into the transport of doors and windows

The Vendéen transporter (France Ovest) already present in this niche in batches has just taken over Raud, specialist in the transport of doors and windows on construction sites which transports 50,000 doors, windows and bay windows every week.

The company has planned a fundraising of 30 million Euros at the top of the balance sheet and debts with opening of the capital to employees and drivers.

Acquisition of a mirror factory by Cevino glass in the Lyon region

The mirror of the North of FRance which has been operating since 2012 from the Dubrulle and Kap Glass mirrors has just bought the mirror of Ponchara, Tecni bombage from its manager Jean Mas. Tecni bombage is one of the major French players in the field of curved glass with around fifty employees and a turnover of around 8 million euros.

Cevino glass which bought in 2018 the mirror maker Nealtis operating in the Paris region now has 14 production sites in France


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100 years for the Charles Costa mirror shop


For 100 years, each of the 4 generations has seen their father invest in the Charles Costa business, without counting his time, deploying a lot of effort and always with passion

We are happy to celebrate this year the extraordinary anniversary of our centenary.

Be sure that the satisfaction of our customers will always remain at the heart of our priorities as well as the respect of commitments with our partners.

I join with all my colleagues in presenting to you our best wishes for health, success and serenity for this new year 2020.


Cerfav open house

The next Cerfav open house will be held on January 31 and February 1: guided tours of the glass platform, discussions with the team and students, demonstrations of techniques, contests, events ... we are waiting for you!

January 31 - February 1, 2020


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Convergence of machines for stone and glass

The arrival of industrial synthetic materials on the stone market has surprising consequences on the machinery market. In fact, we see appearing from certain suppliers who are both on the glass and stone market on the stone machinery market, machines that were once exclusively used on the glass market.


Mainly for two reasons.

1 / These new materials are calibrated in thickness.

So we see machines appearing for polishing the edge (Bavelloni, Intermac, Bovone) similar to those used for glass (rectilinear, bilateral).

The gain is much better productivity for running in and polishing the edge.

2 / Some materials are based on glass

We are witnessing the arrival of cutting systems from glass much more productive and easy to use (cutting tables, at Bavelloni, Intermac ...)



Open Days, Swiss School of Stained Glass


Saturday, November 30 from 10 to 17 hours


Presentation of the work of students in training, demonstrations, workshops for adults and children ...... ..


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On October 31, 2019 Bavelloni SpA finalized the acquisition of all (100%) of the shares of Glaston Mexico S.A. de C.V., a company of the Glaston Group.


Glaston Mexico, whose company name will become Bavelloni Mexico, is a business based in Guadalajara (Mexico) specializing in the sales and service of Bavelloni products and in the sales of Glaston HT machines.

The Company has been operating for more than 25 years, installing over 1000 machines in Mexico and other Central American countries.

The purchase of the Mexican subsidiary represents a milestone in Bavelloni's strategic plan, as it will allow the direct management of both commercial and after-sales activities in a very important area of the world.

Bavelloni Mexico will continue to be managed by Matteo Gherseni who successfully ran the subsidiary over the last ten years.

At the same time as the acquisition, an agency contract was also finalized enabling Bavelloni Mexico to continue promoting Glaston HT products in Mexico and Central America as the Official Agent for the Finnish brand.

The collaboration between Glaston and Bavelloni will continue unchanged also in Italy, where Bavelloni SpA is Glaston Official Agent, as well as in Brazil and Singapore, where Glaston operates as Bavelloni Official Distributor.



Best Makina has added to its product range BHW- Horizontal Glass Washing Machine

The BHW model proposed by BEST MAKİNA is a horizontal washer in stainless steel, capable of washing glasses of all types (laminated glasses, low-E ...) It is characterized by a wide choice of washing width on order of 1600mm, 2000mm, 2250mm, 2600, 2800m, 3000mm and 3300mm. With high-pressure water pre-washing section, digitally controlled glass thickness adjusting system, various types of type brushes (layered glass), automatic lifting of the upper machine body, speed control for the conveyor and the washing zone. Controlled by PLC and control panel by "touch screen";


Some figures on glass production in Europe in 2017

Sales figures.

The first sector is flat glass processing with 39.7% of the total. Next are hollow glass with 19.7%, special and technical glass with 15.1%, flat glass production with 10.4%, fiberglass with 10.1% and tableware production with 5.1 %


Saint Gobain enters on shower cabins

Saint-Gobain Verrerie Aurys in Normandy has developped a full range of showers including decors, in order to match all interior style and design of bathrooms for homes or hotels. Those decors are also applicable to glass doors, produced at Aurys. Already distributed in France/ BNL/ Nordics, we are looking to boost our export markets. Design, quality , logistic services/ working with key partners , are our priorities.


Dates and place next Glasstec fair


The next Glasstec, the world's largest glass fair, will take place from 20 to 23 October 2020 in Dusseldorf


Main French windows supplier before the merging Bouvet FPPE .

1/Tryba (Atrya)

CA 2017 265 millions d’Euros

2/Cetih (Bel M, Swao,  Zilten, CID)

CA 2017 215 millions d’Euros


CA 2017 162 millions d’Euros


CA 2017 145 millions d’Euros

5/Atlantem (Solabaie)

CA 2017 133 millions d’Euros




Yalos Bavelloni Srl is born: a new reality specialized in the design and manufacturing of high-end machinery for flat glass washing.


Yalos Bavelloni, the majority of which belongs to Bavelloni SpA, was created in partnership with Claudio Cigoli and Paolo Pezzoli in order to develop the widest range of solutions for flat glass washing and drying. The Company product range includes both standard models, such as horizontal and vertical washing machines, available in all sizes and configurations as well as customized solutions and special applications to meet any market need.

Danilo Cigoli, Managing Director, will lead Yalos Bavelloni with the aim of developing the Company internationally thanks to the synergies with Bavelloni and with its sales network.

Danilo Cigoli and Yalos Bavelloni shareholders have an extensive know-how and experience in flat glass processing and in particular in the washing and drying processes; their skills integrate in a complementary way into the organization of Bavelloni SpA.

Yalos Bavelloni and the machinery for glass washing and drying represent a milestone in the strategic plan of Bavelloni SpA towards the completion of the product offering.

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Bystronic glass and Glaston


Glaston Corporation completed on 1 April 2019 the acquisition of Swiss-German based globally operating high-end machinery, systems and services provider for the processing of glass, Bystronic glass.


New options for Battellino robot for double glazing

- BAR CODE READER: this allow to the customer to create bar codes that can give the machines all the information about: Type of frame ( aluminum stainless steel) thickness of the 1^ 2^ and in case of triplex 3^ glass; Thickness of the frame; information if the glass is a simple double of a triplex.

- SHAPED GLASS a special environment on the panel ( see attachments) allow the customer to choose from different kind of shapes of glass to work.

- MONUMENTAL GLASS opportunity to work also frames of only 4 mm, this device is particularly interesting for the companies that work with restoration of old buildings. Really interesting because this kind of glasses are really difficult to job well also manually.

-SPEED faster then in the pass the new version runs at 18 mt/min also the working of the corners was modified to run faster ( a glass of 100x80cm can be done in approximately 45 sec.

- NEW TOUCH SCREEN PANEL if in the older machines were equipped with a commercial PC, the new models are equipped with an Industrial panel, more powerful and more reliable, like in the past, also this new touch can be delivered in the language of the customer.

- NEW PUMPS thanks to a new supplier that helped us creating with us a special pump for our robot we have had the opportunity to offer the robot with a better price

- 4.0 MACHINE the machine can be certificated as 4.0 industrial machines that means higher score to access to European founds.


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Some figures on the last Glasstec.

The show held in October 2018 in Dusseldorf saw a growth of almost 5% in the number of visitors, slightly lower than the records of 2012 and 2014.


The show is truly an international fair with more than 70% of visitors coming from abroad.

On the other hand the number of exhibitors is in withdrawal (figures not given by the organizer) with some hall not completely filled



Technical news for Battellino Italian machines manufacturer

- STRONGER INLET AND OUTLET ARMS we change the system of inlet and outlet conveyor to allow to our machine to can sustain more weight following the requests of our customers.

- NEW GASKET SYSTEM  to help our customers to maintain in better conditions their machines, we modified the gasket set of our spindles, to avoid more and better any problem of leak of water.

- NEW WIDE TOUCH SCREEN we improved our machine with a multilingual wide touch screen. The panel, equipped with our new software divided into environments,  gives to the operator the opportunity of set easily the speed of work, the thickness of the glass, the operations of the pneumatic motors and the working of the water pump moreover shows to the customer , the total and partial meters worked by the machine, the way of working of the machine in each phase of work, helping him also in the maintenance of the parts.

- NEW SYSTEM OF GUIDES FOR THE DIAMOND AND POLISHING MOTORS,  a new system of guides for the motors give them more stability to improve more possible the quality of the glass.


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Dates and places next Glassman shows

The next shows will take place


14-15 May 2019 Sao Paolo Brazil

17-18 September 2019 Lyon France

May 13-14, 2020 Monterrey Mexico


Ferro Announces New Dip-Tech Managing Directors


Erik de Jongh and Jens Risse, both senior managers within Ferro Corporation, to jointly lead Dip-Tech



December 03, 2018 – Ferro, a leading global provider of functional coatings and color solutions for glass, and its Dip-Tech business, a world-leading provider of digital ceramic glass printing solutions, are pleased to announce the appointments of Mr. Erik de Jongh and Dr. Jens Risse to jointly serve as Ferro Dip-Tech’s Managing Directors, starting December 1st, 2018.


Risse and de Jongh will replace Dip-Tech’s Managing Director, Alon Lumbroso, who is leaving to pursue other career opportunities as of January 31, 2019. Lumbroso, who joined Dip-Tech as CEO in 2015, contributed to the company’s growth and development, as well as its sale to Ferro in August 2017 including subsequent activities to integrate the business within the overall Ferro organization. Under his leadership, the company has recently launched its innovative Ultra-FIX technology for the home-appliances market, extending Dip-Tech’s segmented solutions to a new market, on top of architecture and automotive.


Jens Risse has been with Ferro since 2001. He is currently European Business Manager, Industrial Specialties, and has also served as Dip-Tech Integration Manager since the acquisition. He will assume his new Dip-Tech leadership role while continuing as European Business Manager. His new responsibilities will center on further growing the digital business: driving development projects, integrating teams of field professionals to supply colors close to the customers, and more specifically expanding the abilities of traditional analog decoration with digital decoration printers and inks, for a one-stop-shop solution.


Erik de Jongh has been responsible for Dip-Tech’s worldwide sales for over 10 years. He has served as Dip-Tech VP Sales and continued to lead the sales after the integration into the Ferro Performance Colors and Glass organization. With many years of experience in the field, de Jongh is well-known among Dip-Tech customers and within the Ferro organization. He will take a lead position in terms of global digital printing sales and marketing, as well as additional responsibilities in terms of operations, R&D, supply chain, HR and finance, with local groups reporting to him.


“Alon Lumbroso has done a remarkable job moving Dip-Tech forward, fostering leading-edge digital glass printing technology and helping develop market demand, and for this we sincerely thank him,” commented Dieter Binder Ferro’s Vice President, Europe and Performance Colors and Glass. “The leadership responsibilities at Dip-Tech are now moving to the capable hands of Erik de Jongh and Jens Risse. With their experience, synergistic strengths, and familiarity with both the digital and analog glass print markets and the Dip-Tech family of employees, Erik and Jens are uniquely equipped to manage the business. Under their leadership and with our combined resources, Dip-Tech and Ferro are the all-inclusive glass color solution provider for analog and digital printing and coatings for our markets."


Erik de Jongh responded: “After more than a decade of leading sales at Dip-Tech, I am honored and excited to take on more responsibilities within the organization, together with my esteemed colleague, Jens. I look forward to continuing to serve our customers together with the same commitment and personal attention Dip-Tech prides itself on, as we more fully integrate into the promising future of Ferro and digital glass.”


Jens Risse added: “Having worked with the Dip-Tech team since the acquisition, I know the incredible abilities and potential of our digital glass printing technology well. I am very happy to be joining forces with Erik to take the opportunities and innovations of Ferro and Dip-Tech further – to provide an even broader digital glass offering as we continue to develop new inks, new technologies, and penetrate more markets with digital printing solutions.”




Already dynamic for more than ten years in the integration of connected accessories useful to its joineries, the French company ATLANTEM confirms its expertise in the matter

by participating in the collective development of the "" digital identity card *. This approach illustrates its ambition to actively participate in the digital transformation and the improvement of the performance of

the sector and the building in general. Guarantee of transparency

professional installers and diagnosticians as individuals, it makes appear a QR Code on its ranges. The process started with the innovative carpentry

AM-X and will unfold on others the next few months. It allows you to consult an educational sheet of the model mentioning:

- the name of the manufacturer,

- the technical characteristics,

- performances,

- certifications and labels,

- installation and maintenance advice.

The tool offers immediate information and guaranteed for life, no longer needing to refer to

a brochure or contact a sales representative.

In case of need, the customer can directly access the information via the website

by entering the serial number. This commitment, reassuring for all, guarantees the quality and reliability of the product chosen for its construction or renovation project, and contributes to the valuation of assets in the event of rental or sale.



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Sandblasting on glass




Sandblasting is a process of etching and etching obtained by projection of a jet of sand (corundum) very powerful (jet of compressed air) on a glass. The grains of sand create small cavities. This makes it possible to obtain a frosted or satin effect, to write and draw patterns on the glass and even to drill and carve it.


The process: (1870)

A violent jet of corundum sand is projected onto the surface of the glass with a compressed air gun. This projection of grains attacks the material giving a frosted appearance. The intensity of the frost varies with the duration of the application of the jet. The work is carried out in an airtight place to avoid inhalation of dust: either in a sandblasting booth where only the hands penetrate with gloves or automatically; either in a room (room) sanding for larger jobs where the user is protected by a combination.



The technique :

A stencil is cut manually according to the desired pattern. The parts of the glass that will not be sanded are called "reserves". For unit work, a sufficiently strong self-adhesive paper (adhesive film) is used. For series work, either a metal stencil (brass, zinc, copper) or a rubber stencil is used.

Factors that may vary the effects of sanding:

• Grain size

• Diameter of the nozzle

• Compressed air pressure

• Impact distance

• Jet orientation


Application :

The decoration by sanding allows to treat a wide range of materials such as glass, crystal, marble, copper, wood, jewelry, ceramics. The aesthetic effects produced by sanding are multiple:

• blurs or satin transparency

• modulation in the scattering of light

• creating a "soft" effect on the skin of the glass

• possibility of introducing extremely precise graphic elements (legends, logos, lines) on the surface of the glass.

• in the stained glass practice, artistic rendering is carried out with veneered glass by eliminating the colored veneer layer in order to reveal the basic glass with a clear colored tendency.



Merging in the field of aluminum and PVC joinery for windows and openings in France


The two groups Bouvet and FPEE, among the most important industrialists of the window market have decided to get closer


The two players who achieve a comparable turnover give birth to the number two market with a projected turnover of about 300 million euros, 1500 employees and a production of half a million carpentry .

For FPEE, this alliance also signifies the exit of minority financiers in its capital: entered during 2015, Siparex and Arkéa Capital Investissement said in a statement, December 3, that they "will give up their participation on the occasion of the merger of FPEE with the family business Bouvet ". Finalized in principle in January 2019, this "industrial merger" is still subject to the "agreement of the Competition Authority".




Glaston Corporation strengthens its position as a leading player in the glass processing technology market.

Strange and not to say surprising decision. Recall that a 2003, Glaston which was called at that time Tamglass had bought the Italian leader of flat glass forming machines Bavelloni and its distribution subsidiary Glasto. This buy-out, which was to build the undisputed leader in this market, ended ten years later with the resale of Bavelloni, which had grown from more than 600 employees to less than 200, with a sharp decline in value due to a lack of success. the merger of the two companies and after a cascade of leaders who will succeed at Glaston.

The resale of the grinding unit which, during the 2003 buyout, was a technological gem with a very strong profitability was made a few weeks ago.

Same with the purchase of Albat and Wirsam and its resale a few years later.


Glaston Corporation has signed an agreement to acquire the Bystronic glass Group. The globally operating high-end machinery, systems and services provider for the processing of flat glass is currently owned by Swiss industrial holding company Conzzeta AG.


Bystronic glass has a comprehensive range of products, highly complementary to Glaston’s, for the Architectural, Automotive and Display markets.


Bystronic glass has a strong brand recognition based on 50+ years of industry expertise and is a market leader with an unrivalled reputation for innovation and quality.


Technology frontrunner Glaston provides glass processing technologies and services for the architectural, solar, appliance and automotive industries globally. It is committed to serve clients with both the best know-how and the latest technologies in glass processing.


Through the combination Glaston will become a significant player in the glass machinery business providing a comprehensive product range offering from tempering, bending and laminating through insulating glass manufacturing and glass handling to automotive and display glass pre-processing as well as services. As a result of this transformational acquisition, Glaston will have a unique and value adding offering benefitting its customers.


Arto Metsänen, President & CEO of Glaston, comments: “I am very pleased to welcome Bystronic glass’s highly professional team to Glaston. We have followed the company for years and we are very impressed by the quality of its products and its transformation when it comes to both operational and financial performance. Together we will become a leading player in the glass processing technology market for the benefit of our customers. With our combined capabilities and expertise, we will be able to offer customers equipment, services and solutions from one supplier optimizing customer operations and driving customer value.”


Dr. Burghard Schneider, CEO of Bystronic glass, adds: “We are proud of our employees for delivering significant improvements over recent years. The transaction will open a new chapter to the benefit of all stakeholders. With an enhanced systems-thinking and strengthened R&D capabilities we will shape the industry trends towards energy efficient solutions and digital integration, jointly with our new colleagues from Glaston. Together we can serve our broad, global client base even better and we remain committed to deliver flat glass processing at its best in terms of productivity, quality and cost.”


The closing of the transaction is expected by the end of the first quarter 2019, subject to regulatory approval. Glaston has secured committed debt and equity financing, subject to customary conditions and support of an extraordinary general meeting, respectively. Until the closing of the transaction, Bystronic glass and Glaston will continue to operate as two independent companies and the legal structure will remain unchanged.








The sale on liquidation of the MIROITERIE DE LA JOLIETTE will be held on. Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 11:15 am 13002 Marseille




Vandalism during demonstrations in France


During the demonstrations of yellow vests, acts of vandalism have multiplied in several large cities. Shop windows were broken, at a frequency never before seen by glazier professionals. So much so that everything can not be repaired quickly.

In the hours following the days of demonstrations the streets of the big cities were cleared of garbage cans and cars burned during the demonstrations. But the many broken windows still bear witness to the violence that has reigned. Glazing professionals speak of an unprecedented level: "It's chaos, we've never faced such damage." Usually when there are demonstrations, the procession moves from one place to another. point A to point B, and it is especially the shopkeepers at the end of the circuit who are subjected to acts of vandalism, where the damage is spread over many streets, "says Alexandre Costa, vice president of the union of glass installers flat (UDIVP) which brings together nearly 250 companies. "Last weekend, we had already had some requests, but it is really since Monday morning that we feel a certain panic.We had calls from merchants installed rue de la Boetie or on the boulevard Haussmann (Editor's note: in the 8th arrondissement of Paris) ", abounds the manager of BH Vitrier Paris.

For traders, the urgency is to secure their shops. Shop window installers are therefore asked first to install plywood sheets, a first step before handing new windows.

Turn to insurers

The UDIVP fears that in a rush, some traders will appeal to companies that improvise glazier. "The professionals are mobilized, but the demand is strong, they will first favor their usual customers.Some traders can then appeal to building companies or auto-entrepreneurs who do not necessarily have the skills or practice of tariffs too high, "warns the vice president of the UDIVP. Some rumors also run that the costs will be borne by the state, which may push merchants to accept any rates while they will never be reimbursed.

His advice: turn to his insurer, who will provide the approach to follow and give them the addresses of professionals who apply agreed rates that will be covered by their insurance. Because the replacement of a showcase represents a budget, especially for high-end glasses. "For shops on the Champs-Elysées or Avenue Montaigne, they are anti-reflection or burglar-proof glasses that are used, which can cost between 15,000 to 20,000 euros," said Alexandre Costa.

Some traders are waiting to see the rest of the movement

Faced with this unprecedented demand, it is not the supply of glass that will cause concern, but rather the availability of glaziers to carry out the projects. Some will call on temporary workers to replace them as soon as possible. But some traders had to wait and spend the holiday season with plywood plates as a showcase.

And then some traders play caution. "I have customers who do not want to proceed with the installation of the new window, they are waiting to see what is planned for the next weekend, so as not to have to replace it twice in a row" , testifies the manager of BH Vitrier Paris.





New Bavelloni option for automatic wheels adjustment

The wheels are perfectly positioned automatically: no manual adjustment is needed. The diamond spindles are motorized and the polishing wheel pressure is controlled by electronic proportional valves.

Optimal use and consumption of wheels, higher finish quality, less waste

This option is available for purchase with Bavelloni straight-line edgers VE 500 11 and mitering machines  V10 and V14.

Confirmed by science: France saves heating and cooling costs with the warm edge

New study can support window manufacturers when providing advice and

making sales

Kreuzlingen/Switzerland, November 2018. A scientific study now shows with concrete figures how much heating and cooling costs French home-owners and tenants can save with plastic spacer bars in the insulating glass in heat insulating windows. Three reference cities that represent the three different climates in France were chosen: Nancy for the cool-temperate climate, La Rochelle for the warm-temperate climate and Nice for the warm climate zone.

The new study of the independent Passive House Institute also calculates the savings of heating and cooling energy and CO2 emissions of entire buildings thanks to the small, efficient component. The results confirm the great benefits of high-quality plastic spacer bars compared with spacers made of aluminium. Window builders can use the study when advising customers and making sales.

According to the study, end customers can pay so much less in heating costs that a window with a warm edge is worthwhile, despite the slightly higher purchase price. For window builders and insulating glass manufacturers, this offers an economic opportunity, as high-quality plastic spacer bars are only slightly more expensive per linear metre to purchase than spacer bars made of aluminium.

The new study by the Passive House Institute was the first to investigate the influence of the spacer bars on the annual heating requirements of buildings: The study compares aluminium, stainless steel and plastic spacer bars in the windows of common houses that meet the requirements of the French energy standards in three different climate zones.  The results: If high-quality plastic spacer bars are used instead of aluminium spacer bars, in the cool-temperate climate in Nancy, 5.9 percent of the total heating energy can be saved in a standard French house with double glazing. With a conventional house with ever more commonly used triple glazing, as much as 7.9 percent can be saved, and in a building following the Passive House standard, the savings are nearly 18 percent.

In the warm-temperate climate zone in La Rochelle, in the case of a typical country house with double glazing, the savings are 4.2 percent, with 5.7 percent savings in a house with triple glazing and in the passive house, over 13 percent can be saved.

In the warm climate of Nice, in addition to the 49.6 kWh/(m²a) annual heating requirement with aluminium spacer bars, there is also a useful cooling requirement – energy needed for cooling provided by the air conditioning unit in summer – of 33.3 kWh/(m²a) at 20 °C maximum internal temperature.


The energy savings are lower in comparison to the climates where only heating is required, with savings of up to 3.8 percent by using the plastic spacer bar instead of the aluminium spacer, but a maximum of just under 9 percent in the passive house.




Small component, big impact


In modern heat insulating windows, after the glass and frame, the spacer bar is the third important component in terms of the energy performance. The spacer bar is now really becoming the centre of attention. If the spacer bar has a poor – i.e. high – heat transmission coefficient, a lot of heat is lost to the outside – even with an excellent frame and high-tech glass. Even with the plastic spacer bars, there are big differences in the performance values: A highly efficient warm edge, as used in the study, has a linear thermal conductivity of 0.14 W/(mK). The value for stainless steel is 0.6 and for the aluminium spacer bar – the clear back marker – it is a massive 160 W/(mK).

The fact that aluminium spacer bars are still being used is down to the price above all. Some insulating glass manufacturers process several millions of linear metres every year. The cents per metre saved in the purchase price of aluminium spacer bars are therefore the argument used in the purchasing decision and the price war. The new study can give the manufacturers some important backup here, as it proves the cash benefits available to customers and consumers by using the higher-quality insulating glass with the warm edge.


“Essentially, the aluminium should be banned. The positive effect on living quality that the warm edge in the insulating glass has is so great that it has to become the conventional system", said Prof. Wolfgang Feist from the Passive House Institute at the SWISSPACER "fenestra-vision" symposium in Strasbourg. Because alongside the energy savings and aesthetics, spacer bars made from plastic also offer more living comfort: the temperatures on the inside of the windows remain pleasant even in the winter. In addition, the warm edge prevents the build-up of condensation at the edge of the glass, reducing the risk of mould there.


The study was commissioned by SWISSPACER, one of the producers of warm edge spacer bars. “With the scientific investigation by an independent research institute, we wanted resilient data for the market," stressed Andreas Geith, Managing Director of SWISSPACER.





The energy transition tax credit for window changes in France


Good news for professionals in the window and for individuals! Minister of Ecological Transition François de Rugy announced that the government would reconsider the energy transition tax credit to take into account the changes of windows.


According to him, the government will continue to work for energy savings. It's "probably where we have the greatest margins of progress," he says. "A more efficient device than in the past". "We will reconsider the energy transition tax credit for window changes", this file "has been much debated for a year with building professionals." He was "on hold" when he arrived at the ministry. The minister promises "a more efficient device than in the past (...) an aid for those who pass window (s) in single glazed window (s) double glazing", stating that this aid will be capped at 100 euros per window



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Guardian glass for the Lyon Hotel Dieu

Guardian Glass was specified for almost all parts of the buildings, notably the new Canopée (skylight) and the buildings’ double skin facades.

The Grand Hôtel-Dieu was originally a public hospital that operated for more than eight centuries in the city of Lyon. In 2018, after six years of renovation, the hotel is deemed a Monument Historique (national heritage site) and is considered the most important privately-led conversion project of an historic monument in France. In addition to the luxury hotel, it houses boutiques, offices and restaurants, as well as the now public historical gardens.


Didier Repellin, from the architectural firm RL & Associés, oversaw the project. As honorary Chief Architect of Historical Monuments and a member of the French Heritage Society (among other titles), he was the perfect choice for the renovation of the buildings and the grounds. His vision was to make use of the history of the city to embellish the ancient buildings and has done so by respecting the history of the Hôtel-Dieu while giving back the grounds to the inhabitants of Lyon.

Guardian Glass was specified for almost all parts of the buildings, notably the new Canopée (skylight) and the buildings’ double skin facades. Made with Guardian SunGuard® SN 70/37 Ultra, the Canopée overlooks the inner courtyard and gives light to the renovation works, while the windows and facades of the hotel and boutiques have all been fitted with Guardian SunGuard® HD Neutral 67 to allow for an ideal balance between light transmission and solar factor.


Glass chemical tempering

1/Reasons and advantages for glass chemical tempering

The chemical tempering is used when the thermal tempering meets some limits. It is the case for :

-Small glass thickness

Even if some suppliers offer now machines able to temper 2 mm thickness glass, the chemical tempering in this case give better results.


-Curved glass

The chemical tempering is done with a temperature around 400°C which don’t change the glass geometrical shape

This is particularly important when teh curved glass has to be laminated after tempering.

-The optical quality

Chemical tempering gives better result than thermal tempering when a high optical quality is required.


-More important hardness required

The chemical tempering increases between 4 and 10 times the hardness obtained from thermal tempering.


-No glass surface distorsions.

Chemical tempering avoid the surface distorsions


-Glass  processing after tempering

After glass chemical tempering, glass processing is possible ‘ edging, drilling, polishing, engraving, sandblasting….). This is not possible after thermical tempering.


Why use refrigerant in water tanks?

Take the next test. Note the level of the amperage of the diamond pins on your straight, without refrigerant, then start adding a little refrigerant while your rectilinear shapes the glass. You will quickly notice that the amperage level is decreasing, proof that the demand for power to the pins is lower and therefore that the shaping is done more efficiently.

The break-in of the glass by the diamond grinding wheels raises the temperature of the glass and grinding stones by several hundred degrees. It is therefore imperative to reduce this temperature to eliminate the risk of breakage of the glass and faster wear of the grinding wheels. Usually the cooling is done by injection of water on contact with glass grinding wheels in the compartments of the grinding wheels.

Below you will find an article written about it by one of the world's leading specialists in this field.

Flat glass shaping: Synthetic coolants improve the break-in of glass.

When shaping flat glass with diamond tools the use of synthetic coolants (without mineral oils) offers many advantages. In this article, Dr. Michael Emonds * provides specific insights into the process of glass break-in, gives the different characteristics of coolants and how they improve the effectiveness of lapping and drilling.

Coolants can be classified in relation to their behavior with water. While mineral oil coolants are not water soluble, synthetic coolers are, which will increase their efficiency. They consist of a mixture of organic and inorganic products without any addition of mineral oils.

The different functions of a modern synthetic coolant.

Primary and secondary functions can be distinguished.

The main characteristic of a coolant is to lower the temperature of the tool and glass during shaping, to reduce friction, to facilitate the removal of glass and to move the removed glass particles out of the air. shaping area (glass contact and tool).

The secondary functions have an influence on the operation of the machine. A coolant can for example help to fight against corrosion, stabilize the pH and act on the shaping residues (silica, generated by the abrasion of the glass by the diamond tool).


Drilling or prowling the glass means working on a fragile material with diamond tools. This material removal system requires a means for lowering the temperature and moving away waste generated by shaping the work area. The oil is often used for such an operation. However, arguments can be made in favor of water.

But meeting today the imperatives of quality and productivity using only water is not possible. Coolant must be added. This product consists of different components that bring various characteristics to the product. Surfactants for example lubricate the contact between the tool and the material and give better wettability to the removed glass particles. Other organic or inorganic additives fight against corrosion and act as a biocide or stabilize ph (buffer solutions). Additives often have many of these functions.


Functions of surfactants

Surfactants are products that are very often present in products used daily for cleaning. The same type of molecules is present in modern coolants.

Chemically surfactants are long hydrophobic chains with hydrophilic ends. The ends of the molecules inter-react with the water and the hydrophobic part reacts with the mineral oils or residues. Due to this composition, the hydrophobic parts are rendered soluble in water.


Influence of refrigerant concentration and water quality

Influence of the refrigerant concentration on the work of the diamond grinding wheels during the shaping of the flat glass, also taking into account the hardness of the water


The refrigerant is to be compared to a cutting oil in mechanics, one of whose main objectives is to cool during shaping (contact of the tool with glass) glass and grinding wheel.

Refrigerants on the market also include additives with other functions but not directly related to the work of the tool.


Results of tests performed on Bovone 371 beveler by varying the percentages of oil, the hardness of the water

- In case of fresh water (<25 ° F) the concentration of the cutting oil (refrigerant) continuously influences the work of the 1st grinding wheel. The decrease of the amperage compared to a 1% increase of the oil is equal to 0.3 A.

- In case of hard water (32 ° F) the cutting oil continuously influences the work of the first two grinding wheels much more important than in the previous case. The decrease in amperage compared to a 1% increase in oil is equal to 0.6 A.

- Considering 2% of oil and increasing the hardness of the water, the absorption increases only on the 1st millstone until the hardness of 40 ° F approximately, above which the amperage (which allows measure the power demanded from the grinding wheel) remains constant.

- In the absence of oil, by increasing the hardness of the water, ammeters increase linearly.

- Therefore it is deduced that in the presence of fresh water the increase in the oil concentration results in a reduction of the amperage with an absolute value much less important than everything that has been verified in the presence of water with hardness above 40 ° F. So, in the case of amperage problems, first check the hardness of the water. In case of high hardness, the percentage of cutting oil added to the water of the tanks will have to increase more than in the case of fresh water.


Edge quality based on working speed and coolant concentration.

On a drill Bystronic PBM 97 holes were made with a forest Wendt Boart drill DB

FC 191 and the quality of the edge has been controlled by a graphics software.

By increasing the piercing speed the quality of the edge decreases. But with 4% coolant the quality of the edge of the hole is better than using just water.

An additional increase in coolant concentration increases quality again especially at high cutting speed



Miroiterie & Carpentry Aunis

Renamed Miroiterie & Carpentry Aunis, the company located in Lagord (17) near La Rochelle, was inaugurated on November 15 with a new logo, a new visual identity, a new website and a new leader that we have interviewed at the end of his first day of recovery in early October.

Journey of an entrepreneur of the mirror-joinery

" I am happy ; it's going well and I'm in my element "congratulates Dorothée Leneuf-Blaise at the end of her first day of recovery. In the miroiterie for ten years, the new leader defines herself as "atypical". After a master's degree in economics and ten years in an accounting firm, she joined GBM, a manufacturer of Cekal-certified insulating glass units, PVC joiners from the Rehau range and Technal certified aluminum manufacturer in Limoges (87). She will be the administrative and financial director for three years.

"After the judicial liquidation of GBM we took over the company in the form of cooperative, with colleagues who appointed me manager," she explains. GBM had a turnover of four million euros with 40 employees in 2017, but after five years as head of the company, it resigned, perhaps a bit cramped with the decision-making procedures inherent to S.C.O.P. The entrepreneur then embarked on an e-commerce project in the miroiterie. Employee director of the company, the relations with the shareholders do not leave him the decision space that it expected. "In January 2018, I found myself unemployed and I decided to be alone at the helm this time, and to look for a company to take over."

A drumming drive

Originally from New Aquitaine, this region will focus his research. "On the BPI website, there is a business transfer and takeover announcement service. I answered one of them which indicated "joineries aluminum and miroiterie, a true know-how". I sent my resume, signed the confidentiality undertaking; I knew they were at La Rochelle and Aluminiers Charged Technal: it's an image, a commercial force, a technical know-how and I was myself in Limoges, I knew very well the product, the provider. So I visited the miroiterie early May.

The company is not in trouble; taken over 12 years ago, it achieves a turnover of 1.2 million euros with 10 employees but its leaders want to change their life at the dawn of their 40 years. Dorothée Leneuf-Blaise, who has 42, signs an agreement at the beginning of the summer, "the time to set up the structure, to find funding".

Winner of the Réseau Entreprendre, which supports and accompanies it as well as Initiative Charente-Maritime, she was able to benefit from loans and also integrate local networks: "I do not know La Rochelle and a woman who buys a mirror company- carpentry there is not every day so I had to reassure employees as well as my financial and institutional partners that I had come to live in La Rochelle, that I was not there to manage a two days a week, "says the manager.

Give a new impetus to the company

After a phase of observation in the field last September, the roadmap of the new leader is clear: revitalize the company, modernize its image, give it a new impetus. "I presented my roadmap to employees. I presented them with a new logo, a new visual identity, they had an immediate overview of the image I wanted to give to the company. And they are very happy, very active, they got to work right away. The obsession of the employees of a company taken over is to fall on someone who does not know the job. Now I know the miroiterie and the carpentry alu: we immediately spoke the same language, we talked about building sites, suppliers, products, achievements, problems of customers and when we speak the same language it sticks immediately "explains t ' she.

Key objective for the coming year: "rehabilitate the production tool". Purchase premises, equip them with tools and set up a team. From the point of view of hiring a journeyman apprentice, aged 16, has just joined the troops a week after taking office Dorothée Leneuf-Blaise who welcomes it because train and transmit the know-how is part of his ambitions.

Recall that the company Rochelaise manufactures and installs aluminum Technal joinery for a client base of 60% private individuals and develops a business trading and cutting single glazing, replacement of breakage, work mirrors (shower screen, credence etc ... ) for the mirroring part. Its new leader aims for two million euros


Fire at the Mirror Factory Strippoli in Isère


About thirty firefighters converged Monday night in Crolles to extinguish a fire that was declared around 21 hours in a glazier-glazing company.

The fire was apparently developed in a room where PVC carpentry equipment was stored, significant smoke emanating from this warehouse located rue des Grives, in the area near the roundabout access to the ramp of the A41.

Firefighters avoided the spread to offices

At the scene, the firefighters established three spears, one on a ladder truck. They cut off the spread on the left wing of this building, occupied in particular by the reception of the company (the company Strippoli), and managed to circumscribe the disaster, located in a room located in the central part of the building, itself with an area of ​​approximately 350 square meters.

Fire soldiers also rescued one of the people in charge of the site, who burned himself with one hand but whose state of health did not require immediate hospitalization.

The operation of total extinction and cuttings continued for part of the night.

Last night we did not know the precise causes of the incident, as well as the possible consequences of this fire in terms of technical unemployment.




Trophy of companies of the Cantal, France in the category "Numérique": Miroiterie Laumond

The winner of this category is Miroiterie Claude Laumond. This company, which employs 35 people, specializes in mirrors and aluminum carpentry and works for individuals, but especially for communities and public markets.

For Michel Gennai, this Trophy rewards "the culmination of a recovery that went well and also a team that helped develop Laumond Miroiterie".



Michel Gennai has been managing the Miroiterie Laumond in Aurillac since autumn 2016. He has just invested in digital machines to increase his production capacity.

From a small family store, opened in the city center of the Cantal prefecture in the 1950s, the Miroiterie Laumond has today become a society with national influence.

Sixty years later, it employs twenty-eight people in its 3.500 m2, boulevard du Vialenc, in Aurillac, and generated a turnover of € 7 million last year.

€ 7 million turnover in 2017

"We also have a second site with seven employees in Figeac, in the Lot," says Michel Gennai, the boss at the helm of this company, active in glazing, verandas, design and construction of facades, and aluminum joinery.

In the last two years, he has pursued the strategy begun by his predecessor, Claude Laumond: to develop the influence of society throughout France. When Michel Gennai took over the company, it then realized 90% of its turnover at the local level. If he continued to work on this historic market of individuals and communities, which brought him nearly 2M € of the 7 M € achieved in 2017, he had to go a little further geographically, "to secure the company ".


Currently, Laumond works on sites in Paris, Ile-de-France, Toulouse, La Baule ... "Today, the trade in aluminum carpentry manufactured in our workshops is in full development. "

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Michel Gennai was able to rely on his professional network, reinforced during his thirty years of experience in the field of carpentry aluminum, and partnerships with other companies.

"A card to play as a tailor-made specialist"

To cope with this development and remain competitive, Laumond Mirror Factory will also digitize its production. This summer, she invested € 200,000 in a digital saw and a digital machining center. This investment is coupled with the implementation of a machining computer module providing a direct link between the Techndesign software and the machines.

"We have the commitment of our main supplier Technal to support us in this process. We are pilots on this project for the integration of this new technology. "

For Michel Gennai, Laumond has a real know-how and competent people. "In our business, there are window manufacturers, small aluminum producers, and we in the middle. We have a map to play as an SME specialized in tailor-made. The use of these new tools will increase the production capacity. And who says growth, says hiring, assures Michel Gennai. "We recruited three people for manufacturing this summer. "




New sandblasting software by zone for flat glass


The leader of sandblasters for flat glass, the Greek Dynamiki offers for all of its automatic sandblasters a new software for sandblasting by zones. This software thus offers new sand blasting possibilities in addition to the existing sandblasting option.


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Riou continues to mesh the French territory.

New acquisition for Riou glass with the acquisition of the Catalan glass mirror Badie Vitrage.

Badie Glazing very old mirrors founded in Mazamet by the father of the current leader of Badie Vitrage.


+ 44% for Vedip wheels


Vedip, the first European website (of French origin) selling Italian wheels for mirror machinery, saw its turnover in the first nine months of 2018 increase by more than 44%.

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Veteco, windows show

Veteco, the most important event for windows industry will take place in Madrid from 13 up to 16 November

The Miroiterie Launay innovates to find its installers

Faced with the recruitment difficulties of SMEs, the TPE-PME Club (created under the auspices of the CCI Seine-Estuaire in 2017) organized a job dating operation from Monday 24 to Friday 28 September 2018 at the entrepreneurs' cabin on the beach. from Le Havre (Seine-Maritime). The objective was to promote the link between companies and candidates. 18 positions were vacant in various sectors of activity, including that of Miroiterie Launay


Help Confort arrives in Pau, France

HELP Confort, organized network of repairs and emergencies at home and in business continues its network of the French territory and announces the opening of a new agency in Pau under the management of Frédéric Perrin. The inauguration took place on September 2nd.

A former Marine National joins the Help Confort network

Created in 2000, the HELP Confort brand has managed to accelerate its development by opting for the franchise in 2009. It is the reference in the market for small renovation, troubleshooting and emergencies in the plumbing, electricity, locksmithing, carpentry, glazing and shutters.

Currently, the network counts no less than 50 agencies, employing 150 employees and carrying out more than 20,000 interventions per year.

Recently, Frédéric Perrin opened a new agency in Pau. After a good experience in the French Navy, the new franchisee made the decision to change his life and enter the field of entrepreneurship by integrating the brand Help Comfort.

After having benefited from the training at the headquarters of the HELP Confort network. The new franchisee currently masters the commercial, technical, theoretical and practical aspects of the business. Frédéric Perrin inaugurated his agency on September 12th and will offer his services to the inhabitants of the city of Pau and its surroundings.

Guardian glass for the Lyon Hotel Dieu

Guardian Glass was specified for almost all parts of the buildings, notably the new Canopée (skylight) and the buildings’ double skin facades.

The Grand Hôtel-Dieu was originally a public hospital that operated for more than eight centuries in the city of Lyon. In 2018, after six years of renovation, the hotel is deemed a Monument Historique (national heritage site) and is considered the most important privately-led conversion project of an historic monument in France. In addition to the luxury hotel, it houses boutiques, offices and restaurants, as well as the now public historical gardens.


Didier Repellin, from the architectural firm RL & Associés, oversaw the project. As honorary Chief Architect of Historical Monuments and a member of the French Heritage Society (among other titles), he was the perfect choice for the renovation of the buildings and the grounds. His vision was to make use of the history of the city to embellish the ancient buildings and has done so by respecting the history of the Hôtel-Dieu while giving back the grounds to the inhabitants of Lyon.


Guardian Glass was specified for almost all parts of the buildings, notably the new Canopée (skylight) and the buildings’ double skin facades. Made with Guardian SunGuard® SN 70/37 Ultra, the Canopée overlooks the inner courtyard and gives light to the renovation works, while the windows and facades of the hotel and boutiques have all been fitted with Guardian SunGuard® HD Neutral 67 to allow for an ideal balance between light transmission and solar factor.


Châteauroux: SMVB, the last glazier of the Indre area, France

Chateauroux. Dominique and Claudie Maisonnier took over the Mirroiterie Glazier du Berry (ex-Montoya) in 2015, and created SMVB Menuiseries last year.

Do not tell Dominique Maisonnier that a broken mirror is seven years of misfortune. The manager of the Mirroiterie Glazier du Berry is not superstitious. In 2015, with his wife, Claudie, this Limougeaud takes over SMVB (1), company located avenue Pierre-de-Coubertin, Châteauroux: "It's continuity because originally, it was the company Gérard et André Montoya which existed for more than fifty years.

"A local company on a human scale" After major renovations and the creation of a showroom, Dominique Maisonnier founded, in September 2017, SMVB Menuiseries, in partnership with the national network La Boutique du Menuisier. "There were four employees at the time of the recovery; today, we will soon be eight and I hope to be able to recruit experienced installer installers and a quantity meter in the future ", announces the manager of the miroiterie castelroussine. A development that follows essential investments: "A straight machine to make polished joints and a double head drill for glass and we plan to invest in cutting tables, about 50,000 € and 130,000 €, soon". At 54, Dominique Maisonnier is the man of the glass and the mirror: "Ten years at Saint-Gobain then in carpentry within the company Huis-Clos. I was also director of a large renewable energy company, bought by Suez, but I wanted a human-sized and local company. " SMVB makes its happiness to become the only miroiterie of the Indre, family and independent business.

For the glass activity, SMVB meets all the demands: laminated, showcases. "This is our main activity. We tailor-made for professionals and also individuals with our largest tray that ranges from 3.50 m to 6 m long and we also assemble aluminum, wood and PVC frames. We work. "

Mirror activity today represents 20% of the SMVB figure with real novelties that appeal to customers, "especially glasses credence, lacquered glass any color that can be used in the decoration of kitchens or bathrooms". SMVB, the reflection of a great success.



Changes in management for Lisec

CEO Othmar Sailer leaves the company on 3rd of September, Gottfried Brunbauer takes over.

Sailer has put a strong focus on the development of strategy, culture, structures, the introduction and optimization of processes and, above all, the further development of product management. Gottfried Brunbauer, who has been Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the LiSEC Group since November, will be the new CEO.


With 10.9 million windows, the French market is starting to rise again:

The French window market benefited from an upturn with a market increase of 7% between 2015 and 2017. This market recovery follows a decade of steady decline after the peak of the market observed in 2005-2006 with 12 , 3 million windows. Over the period 2000-2006, the market had increased on average by 4% each year. From 2008 to 2015, the volume of the market then decreased by about 5% for each measure to return in 2015 to the same level as in 2002 around 10 million units (-4% in 2010, -5% in 2012). and -8.3% in 2015).


Information about Besana, Glasstec

The Italian company Besana (CMB) which was for years one of the leaders of double edger  and straight line edgers market was on a small booth without any double edger.Very far from the large booths of the past from Hannibal Besana time.

More over the sister company Lovati was not present on the show


Some information following visit Glasstec


The number of visitors seemed correct, especially Wednesday, but not at the level of the great years of Glasstec.

Exhibitor Questions It seems that the machine market continues to be difficult. Hall 16, usually completely occupied by Italian factories, was not completely filled and non-Italian stands were quite often seen.

We have seen drastic reductions in the area occupied by certain factories. The most impressive was that of Besana, very far from the great years of Besana. Macotec, the cutting table manufacturer, also reduced the area and no longer occupied a joint stand with Movetro. Even the factories which traditionally occupied impressive surfaces (Intermac, Bottero) had reduced their surface. Denver, which was growing year by year, was also on a smaller surface.

Forvet and Forel were still impressive (as was Lisec, of course, Hall 17).

Neptun continues to grow, still driven by the US market.

Bavelloni, since its acquisition by 4 of its executives continues to progress and returns to the recipes of what had made its success.

CMS presented for the first time a bilateral.

On several stands was presented a manipulator that loaded and unloaded 2 edgers positioned opposite each other.




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Technal launches a loyalty program in France


Since the beginning of June, carpenters and small general construction companies have been able to benefit from the new PST + loyalty program! Free and without obligation, it is open to all the holders of a professional customer account within one of the 11 regional agencies POINT SERVICES TECHNAL *. This new service confirms the spirit of proximity established and cultivated every day by the specialist in aluminum joinery TECHNAL. The principle is simple. Each purchase allows the member company to accumulate points exchangeable in TECHNAL benefits (T-shirts, pens, tape-meters, unpackers, color swatches, documentation, training, tools, etc.). The PST + card is valid in all POINT SERVICES TECHNAL establishments. If a professional realizes a building site in the Hauts-de-Seine (92), he will be able to go to the nearest agency, that of Gennevilliers for example, and validate his points even if his registration was recorded in another TECHNICAL SERVICES POINT.




Countersinks for flat glass


After drilling it may happen that the periphery of the hole there are some scratches or that this hole is intended to let a screw to fix the glazing and that it is desired to house the head of the screw inside the glass.

In this case we will mill the glass around the hole, either to remove the scratches (case glass for tempering) or to create a cavity to accommodate the screw head.

The diamond tool used is a countersink. It is a diamond cone, the diamond part making an angle of 45 ° with respect to the axis of the tool.

How to choose the right tool because there are several?

There are several  types, adjustable or not, continuous diamond crown or segmented diamond crown.

Adjustable or not.

In the case of adjustable countersinkss it is a truncated-shaped tool that is mounted directly on the body of the drill and that is blocked by a screw at the desired height. Each countersink of this type can only be used with one drill diameter.

This type of tool is used when all holes for a certain drilling diameter must be milled, the drilling and milling operation being done without changing tools on the drill. For this type of tool it is important to check with your supplier that the rotation speed of your drill is the same as for milling.

In the case of non-adjustable countersinks it is a diamond cone (or in some cases also a truncated cone). Choosing the right tool is based on the range of hole diameters for which you want to use it. Watering is done in this case as for a classic core drill, by the inside and outside of the diamond tool.

Diamond crown continues or not?

The parameter to take into account in this case is the depth of the milling. A continuous diamond countersink is capable of removing up to 2 mm of glass. A countersink  with a segmented crown can remove up to 5 mm of glass.

Possibility also in this case to have adjustable countersink or not.



From bank to glazing


Article by Jean Marc Corset, Signed Lausanne

Eva Nagy speaks of "chance". But all the same: going from the banking profession to the glazier is not commonplace. Of course, there is this family business that did not interest his brothers. She did not mind to make her professional career, especially since it is defined as a "manual". When one visits his workshop-deposit located just below the forest of Sauvabelin, near Lausanne, one understands better its choice. Because his work is more than the work of the independent craftsman as the entrepreneur focused on management. A way of doing that seems to fit well with his personality.

E. Nagy Sàrl, general glazing and mirrors, is certainly only three years old in this legal form. But she has been doing this business in Switzerland for thirty-eight years. Eva Nagy was apprenticed to SBS - the three-key bank that merged with UBS - as a business management employee. But she quickly changes direction when the small business of her parents grows and lacks arms. She will then make a glazier's CFC.


Novice in the business, the young woman discovers an environment that is not soft with women, especially during construction appointments. "Male colleagues were very discriminating, some wanted to put the woman back home." She assumes his feminist side, believing that these attacks are due to advances in equality that are poorly experienced by some. Now that she "has experience and is taken seriously," she says she has no trouble.

She does not say as much about the vocational training of apprentices glaziers, which she knows well, and where she has recommenced the teaching of technical branches as an expert in glassmaking techniques. Despite her experience, the 59-year-old CEO now feels this generational conflict as a real socio-cultural gap. Like many teachers and parents of teenagers, she sees how easy it is to understand the reasons for this intergenerational phenomenon and apply the right recipes.

That's why, at Pavement 79, she is not uncomfortable managing her box independently, relying on only one employee. No doubt a second soon. In her office, she records the orders, delegates a part of them and takes care herself of many works. Custom pieces most of the time, because the house E. Nagy is now mainly replacing glass.

Rapid interventions

In his father's time, the company counted up to ten employees. But with the crisis of the 1990s in building and construction, we had to make choices. "I told him it did not interest me to work big. I wanted to continue to make glass replacement locally. Since we had a loyal clientele, we did not feel the crisis. "The company has thus gradually reduced its size to what it is today, focusing on its niche business. Its strength: be very reactive to the needs of customers, individuals and managers, and be able to intervene very quickly.

Conversely, and necessarily according to her choice, she has not benefited from the real estate boom in recent years. But she does not complain. She wants to keep time for her hobbies: today sewing and pottery, formerly sculpture and painting, as evidenced by a part of the workshop where once were also framed paintings. Henceforth, for her, came the time for reflection on her succession. Without children, she thinks about ceasing her activity or handing over the business. And why not, possibly, accompany a buyer?

Meeting at the barracks

It is true that Nagy is also the story of his parents, over 80 years old and still alive. That of two Hungarian refugees who fled their country after the Budapest uprising against the communist regime and the Soviet tutelage. Bertalan, the glazier who came from the capital, met his future wife, Anna, from a region close to the Austrian border, at the barracks of La Pontaise.

In 1964, the year of the National Expo, the glazier starts his own business and both create their business at Avenue du Mont-Blanc, near the Comptoir. In 1979, they bought the pavement road building and its depot, which allowed them to have a few specialized machines and a nice stock of glasses of all kinds, big and small, and mirrors. We see many with reliefs or prints, and vintage colors that remind us of the windows of old farms or the decorations of villas of the 1960s.

The company processes safety glass,


Foot OM Sud Miroiterie

Last weekend, at the Robert Louis-Dreyfus training center, the traditional partner tournament took place.

This event, which has become one of the annual events for the club's partners, brought together nearly 150 players forming 14 teams, to end this beautiful season in a competitive atmosphere but very friendly.

At the end of the highly contested group stages, teams trained by Vranken, Adidas, a Centrapro - Tridec Menuiserie - Sud Miroiterie alliance and a team made up of OM employees qualified for the semi-finals.

Teams Vranken and Adidas, from the same group played in a final full of twists. Indeed, the Adidas team that was led to score throughout the game managed to win on the score of 6 to 4.

Congratulations to the big winners of this day, who for their last participation wins the 2018 partners tournament but also to all the participants for the motivation and the state of mind

Note the presence of Futbak, start'up finalist of the OM Innovation Cup 2017, which offered participants throughout the day to get their stats live. This innovative concept allows players to access their performance, the time of a match, through a real-time data analysis.

We once again thank the teams of partners such as Adidas, Sonepar, Onet, Orange, Caisse d'Epargne Provence Alpes Corse, the County Council, Hyundai, Roche Bobois, Sun in Provence, Centrapro, Tridec Carpentry, South Mirror, Vranken, Mediaco or else Etic for their participation

Olympique de Marseille also thanks all the participants, who offered a beautiful show in joy and good humor.




Good vintage for the sale of windows in France


More than 10 million windows were sold in 2017, after 4 difficult years. The decrease in the amount of the Cite and its end at the end of June may be for something. According to the UFME federation, sales rose 6% in 2017.

This level is similar to that of 2011-2012. But still far from the record of 2008 to 12.5 million windows.

Concern, however, points to whether the windows will be eligible for the energy check. Ademe and CSTB must make public a report on the 25% energy saving claimed by the profession.

The 10 million windows are 60% for PVC, 30% for aluminum and 10% for wood. And almost 70% come from the renovation market.




Logo Comascotec flat glass machines used


Flat glass newsletter. April 2018


Very strong growth in Internet sales of wheels for mirrors machines.

Vedip, the first European site (French origin) Internet sales of Italian wheels for mirrors machines saw its revenues for the first  quarter 2018 increased by more than 55 %.

The strategy developed by Vedip to propose, in partnership with a leading Italian manufacturers of wheels and diamond core drills for glass, very competitive prices  for working only on the Internet, detailed fact sheets with photos, standard wheels made by manufacturers / Machines / Positions, alternative wheels and a telephone support seems to meet the needs of the market in Europe mirrors.

The site already has 1741 tools now online  continues  to improve the technical data of the tools and the number of referenced machinery (over a hundred).

On Vedip you can view the data sheets (with photos and price) of the wheels for the main flat glass processing machines of the market (straight line edging machines, CNC, drills, double edger, chamfering ...) and the most important suppliers (Intermac, Bovone, Glaston, Bavelloni, Lattuada, Schiatti, JANBAC Baudin, Battelino, Denver, Bimatech, Ada, Besana, Bottero ....).

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Tel 00 33 782 39 43 34.


Allard Miroir will close on May 16th


On the facade, rue de Valenciennes in Caudry, is the date of creation of the company: 1923. The long history of mirror-glazing Allard will end on May 16, after several years of difficulties and procedures. Last of these, the liquidation pronounced this Wednesday morning by the commercial court of Douai allowed the pursuit of activities until that date, the time to ensure the orders and especially to formalize the dismissal of the 16 employees.


Olympiades glaziers: the final sparkling organized in high school Geisler in the Vosges

For two days, the Lycée Louis-Geisler hosted the final "miroiterie" Olympiades trades. On the set of the establishment, five competitors found themselves. The jury will deliver its verdict on April 20th. Regional Councilor Sylvie d'Alguerre came to encourage candidates.


Bank of France tender with glass market area

The Banque de France has launched a call for tenders for the cleaning of all its sites in Ile-de-France and in the regions.


The consultation for a framework agreement with purchase orders put online by the Banque de France on April 8th, on the site, deals with cleaning, glazing and the supply of equipment and associated consumables for all of its buildings in the Hexagon. With a duration of 24 months, this market is broken down into 14 lots corresponding to all French regions for a total amount HT estimated at 26.26 million euros. Companies can bid for all lots, but the same service provider can not be awarded more than 7 lots.

The services expected from the client concern the current cleaning of commercial buildings, glazing work, but also the supply of hygiene and consumables equipment associated with these markets.


The terms of the call for tenders specify that the number of candidates selected for the final choice will not exceed 5 companies, the selection being made on economic and financial capacity (weighted at 30%) and on the technical and professional capacity. (weighted at 70%). The most important lot in value is that of the Côte-d'Azur region (€ 3.2 million) just ahead of that of the Rhône-Alpes region (€ 2.9 million).


The deadline for receipt of tenders or requests to participate is Wednesday, 9 May at 3 pm The files are downloadable on the Banque de France platform.