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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.



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.