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L’ancien dirigeant de la miroiterie Schultz président de la CPME 53



Raphaël Alexandre a été désigné président de la CPME 53, la confédération des petites et moyennes entreprises de la Mayenne, jeudi 9 janvier 2020. Ce n’est pas son premier mandat au sein de l’institution : il a déjà occupé les postes de vice-président à l’industrie et à l’artisanat.

Directeur de la miroiterie Schultz à Saint-Berthevin jusqu’en 2016, Raphaël Alexandre a créé en 2018 l’agence Cheval et Patrimoine spécialisée dans le tourisme équestre. « Nos adhérents se composent essentiellement d’artisans qui travaillent seuls, rappelle le nouveau président. Notre mission reste de les aider au quotidien. »


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

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.



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Sarthe. L’entreprise Grav’Or ce week-end à l’Élysée

L’entreprise mancelle de gravure sur verre, fait partie des 100 entreprises sélectionnées pour l’exposition « Fabriqué en France » qui se déroule les 18 et 19 janvier 2020 à l’Elysée.

Les samedi 18 et dimanche 19 janvier 2020, 100 entreprises françaises – sélectionnées parmi 1 750 dossiers – présenteront le savoir-faire « Fabriqué en France » de 100 départements français, à l’Élysée. L’entreprise mancelle Grav’Or a été retenue pour représenter la Sarthe.

Nommée aux Talents de la Sarthe 2018 dans la catégorie « entreprise », la société de miroiterie et décoration sur verre présentera ce week-end un paravent avec gravure à la main, feuille d’or et laquage en églomisé précise le site de l’Élysée.



Polishing powders for glass processing


The polishing powders for flat glass processing are used in three different cases.

Bevel polishing: in this case the operator or the machine uses a felt (or other material as polyurethane) on which is send a mixing with water and the polishing powder. It is the only way to obtain a perfect bevel polishing on flat glass.

The scratches removal: here you have to give again to the glass its former transparency which was cancelled by the abrasive products used to remove the scratches.

The glass surface cleaning before a following processing.

To carry out this metallic oxides, natural or not are used, the most known is the cerium oxide (the cerium is a chemical element from the rare earth family).


Polishing products caracteristics

1/The product must be mixed with water

This products are generally mixed with water which act as cooling product. Some additional products are added to the polishing powders to give a good mixing.

2/It must not glue at the back of the tank during the production stops

The polishing powders have to be quickly mixed with the water when the production starts again.

3/They must not be degraded by bacterium

A polishing devices not used for a period (holidays..) can be polluted by bacterium.

4/They have to be efficient for a large temperature scale (from some degrees up to 40 degrees Celcius)


With Aachener Chemische Werke collaboration (Jean-Marc Depuntis)