Volume 38, Issue 8, August 2003

GlobalUpdate

TruSeal Technologies Adds Languages to Website for international Use

TruSeal’s website can now be viewed in three additional languages. TruSeal Technologies of Beachwood, Ohio, has announced the addition of three languages to its website, www.truseal.com. Site visitors can now view content in Spanish, German and French by using the “Select Language” dropdown menu in the site’s upper, right-hand corner.

“TruSeal is an international company focused on bringing outstanding service to our customers around the globe,” said Ric Jackson, director of marketing. “With the addition of new languages to the website, we are bringing international partners one step closer to us.”

The international sections of the site also feature TruSeal’s company history and a contact form to reach company representatives. According to the company, it will continue adding additional languages to its website, www.truseal.com, to further enhance communication with its international customers.

Info www.truseal.com.

InterEdge Unveils New Pyrobel Production Facility
InterEdge Technologies of Sausalito, Calif., has announced the certification of a new Glaverbel production facility in the Czech Republic. Pyrobel-45 and –60 fire-rated glazing will be available from the Olovi, Czech Republic factory.

According to InterEdge, the production facility in Olovi employs the latest technology in glass production and quality control, enabling Glaverbel to monitor quality at every stage of glass production. Each finished sheet of Pyrobel is assigned a barcode that, when scanned, provides the complete history of all materials and specifications for that sheet’s production—from the input of raw materials, to the output of the final product for export, including the temperature of the chemicals used and the thickness of each of the interlayers. 

“Our goal is 100-percent quality control for the production of Pyrobel and all equipment has two additional systems in place, providing a 100-percent backup,” said plant director Zdenek Frelich.

“With the larger sheet sizes available from the Czech Republic factory, we are free to offer architects the increased vision panels they are looking for in their fire-rated glass projects,” said M. Scott Foote, president of InterEdge Technologies.

The new sheet sizes from Olovi measure 88½ by 124 feet, allowing for better optimization, low prices and the ability to provide larger cut sizes, according to the company.

“The larger sheet sizes along with the outstanding quality offered from the Czech Republic will certainly be advantageous in providing our customers with the large, single-line sizes they have been looking for,” added Foote.

Info www.firesafe-glass.com or call 877-376-3343.



Ultrafab Honored For Export Achievement 
Ultrafab Inc. of Farmington, N.Y., was presented the U.S. Commerce Department’s Export Achievement Award on May 9 by Maria Cino, assistant secretary of commerce and director-general of the U.S. Commercial Service. The award is designed to recognize businesses that have benefited from the export services of the department’s U.S. Commercial Service to make their first export sale or open new foreign markets.

“Exporting is a great way to achieve President Bush’s first goal—economic growth. Exports create business opportunities and generate high-paying jobs for the people of New York and all Americas,” said Cino. “We are thrilled with Ultrafab’s success internationally, and I congratulate them.”

With the help of the Commerce Department’s Export Assistance Center in Rochester, N.Y., and its post in Madrid, Spain, Ultrafab found key overseas business contacts, resulting in its recently announced partnership with TecSeal S.A. of Terrassa, Spain.

Ultrafab and Tecseal S.A. announced a technology agreement earlier this year. Through the agreement, Tecseal will utilize Ultrafab’s patented/proprietary manufacturing technology to produce weatherstrip and other related brush seals for sale to nearly 60 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Info www.ultrafab.com or call 585-924-2186.

Chemetall Sells Glass Sealants and Resin Business to Kömmerling
Germany-based Chemetall GmbH has announced the sale of its glass division’s sealants and casting resins business to Kömmerling Chemische Fabrik GmbH, also located in Germany. 
Kömmerling acquired from Chemetall its Naftotherm® and Naftolan® product lines, which are composed of primary and secondary insulating glass sealants as well as casting resins for the glass industry. In addition, Kömmerling will gain the corresponding production facilities and staff at Langelsheim, where it will continue to manufacture insulating glass sealants and casting resins. 
According to Kömmerling, the acquisition of Chemetall’s insulating glass sealants and casting resins business is another step in its strategy of expanding its core competences and strengthening its position in international markets. 

Chemetall says that its transaction with Kömmerling will not affect the glass processing auxiliaries of Aachener Chemische Werke and easy-to-clean coatings for glass and other surfaces product lines, which will be managed by Chemetall’s surface treatment division.
Info www.chemetall.com.

HT Troplast Opens Production Plant in China
The German company HT Troplast has opened a new production facility for its Kömmerling plastic window profiles in Tianjin, China.

According to HT Troplast, Tianjin was chosen carefully, as it is a rapidly growing city, and the increase in building construction has led to a demand of 12 million to 15 million window units.
The Kömmerling Tianjin Kunststoffwerke Co. Ltd. has been a part of the HT Troplast group since 2002, and has been manufacturing plastic window profiles for the Chinese market since 1995. According to the company, “the restructuring of Tianjin’s industrial geography and the building of a new university, plus the expansion aspirations of [HT] demanded a move last year for the existing production plant within the city.”

The plant’s current capacity is at 10,000 tons and is expected to increase to 20,000 in the medium term. The company says the expected target for the 80,000-square-metre facility is a 55,000-ton output of profiles and an extension of mixing facilities to 65,000 tons 
by 2007. 


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