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GGP February 2017

Romag’s Rainbow Bridge for animal welfare centre High performance, coloured, laminated glass from Romag forms the epicentre of a new memorial space at Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, a charity said to be well known for its dedication to the care of animals. The bridge features 51 individual sections of 13.5mm toughened glass which were laminated using coloured Vanceva interlayers. Each section of glass has reportedly been laminated, precision cut to size, polished and drilled by Romag using its computer controlled waterjet cutting tables, drills, grinders and CNC polishers at its HQ in Consett, County Durham. Designed by Northumberland based Landscape Interpretation Designer, Steve Pardue at Differentia, and built by Robin Watson Signs, the Rainbow Bridge takes inspiration from Norse Folklore where it was believed the Rainbow Bridge (or the Bifröst) connected the Earth to Asgard – the realm of the Gods. Steve Pardue said: “The Rainbow Bridge is a space of remembrance and quiet reflection which is also intended to be used as a place for creative writing, poetry and art. “From the inception of the concept, Romag helped us with all aspects of using their products and we are delighted with the finish of the glass and were impressed with the technical knowledge and skill from the staff. The finished bridge is a spectacular vision that cascades coloured light on the wood and surrounding water. A wonderful space for visitors to remember their animal friends.” www.romag.co.uk 30 G L A S S & G L A S S PROCESSING Inagas introduces Sparklike laser Inagas, supplier of gas filling and testing solutions, has partnered with Edgetech UK in order to bring the Sparklike Laser high performance, non-invasive gas testing equipment to the UK marketplace. Inagas’ director, Chris Kemp, said: “Over the past 15 years, Sparklike has become well known for its noninvasive gas detection devices, with the Sparklike Handheld and Sparklike Laser considered the industry standard worldwide. Brand new to the UK market, the Sparklike Laser can be used to test double and triple glazed IGUs through coated and laminated glass and can accurately determine the IGU glass and cavity thickness measuring gas content from 1-99%.” The Sparklike Laser uses laser technology (TDLAS) to measure the oxygen content inside an IGU. The results are then converted to display an Argon, Krypton or mixed inert gas reading. Available in two versions; the Sparklike Laser Standard is said to be an offline solution for test labs and desktop use while the Sparklike Laser Portable is a whole system integrated into a heavy duty case with wheels and a battery for mobility in factories and building sites. Sparklike Handheld’s technology is reportedly based on plasma emission spectroscopy. A high voltage spark is launched in the IGUs cavity causing a light emission which is observed and analysed further. The user can simply place the device against the unit, press the button and receive an instant result with high accuracy. Chris Kemp added: “Inagas is delighted to be acting as the sole UK agent, working with distributor partner Edgetech UK in order to effectively promote the Sparklike range. Inagas is celebrating 25 years in business this year and we partly accredit that longevity to the fact we have always been able to adapt and evolve our offering to ensure we are delivering on the ever changing needs of the market place. This latest Sparklike laser equipment is the very best non-invasive gas testing solution on the market and we invite anyone how would like to see the technology in action to get in touch.” A view to a thrill thanks to TuffX TuffX has supplied 25m² of glass to a new build home in Coverack, Cornwall. The homeowners reportedly had specific plans for their new build and wanted an external balcony surrounding the front of the upper level of the house. The vision was to create a ‘modernised’ home that fitted in with the other houses in the area. Adding the balcony is said to have given the home a contemporary feel, allowing the homeowners to soak up the views of the Cornwall beachfront. According to TuffX, the glass for the project was required to be ‘safe, strong, and suitable for all weather types’ and also had to look visually pleasing. As a result, TuffX supplied 17.5mm clear toughened laminated glass made up of 8mm toughen clear/8mm toughen clear with a 1.5 resin interlayer. Tuff X says that it manufactures its toughened laminated and laminated heat www.ggpmag.com February 2017 strengthened glass in-house on stateof the-art machinery to meet all current industry standards. It produces the glass up to a maximum size of 4,000mm x 2,200mm. www.tuffxglass.co.uk


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