Guardian Glass is adding a new jumbo laminated glass production line at its Ryazan, Russia, plant. The manufacturer, with 26 float lines worldwide, said that the new facility is meant to support the demand for laminated glass in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Guardian Glass Russia will offer the region a mix of products including SunGuard and ClimaGuard coatings on laminated substrates for various applications.

“This investment illustrates our continued optimism and excitement about Guardian Glass’ expansion in Russia and the CIS,” says Guus Boekhoudt, executive vice president for Guardian Glass. “This project underwrites our vision to be a preferred partner to our customers, suppliers, employees and communities based on a foundation of mutual benefit.”

“We appreciate our customers’ support and are happy to keep evolving our relationship by offering them additional product options,” said Elena Rassudimova, general manager for Guardian Glass Russia. “We are very proud of what our team and our partners are accomplishing in a challenging environment.”

Laminated glass production is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2023.