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GGP January 2016

G L A S S & G L A S S PROCESSING Silver service 37 Bohle business development manager, Alic McCabe, has celebrated 25 years’ service. Alic joined Manchester glass processing tools and consumables supplier, Berlyne, Bailey & Co. in 1990, joining Bohle in 1996 with its acquisition of Berlyne Supplies. In recognition of his 25 year contribution to the Berlyne/Bohle business, Alec was awarded a solid silver Silberschnitt glass cutter – a tradition established in Germany but now extended to the UK. Bohle managing director, Dave Broxton, said: “For 25 years Alic has demonstrated a fantastic level of commitment and loyalty to the company. His contribution to the success of the business cannot be overstated and long may it continue”. Alic joins operations manager, Lisa Liddle and purchasing manager, Chris Conway, in the Bohle ‘25+ Club’. Commenting on his award, Alic said: “When I started I couldn’t conceive staying with the same company for such a long time but now I can’t imagine working anywhere else”. Steamy windows According to Guardian Glass Group, water condensation on windows is a problem that affects many modern houses and apartments in autumn – and says that its ClimaGuard Dry product is a way to get rid of ‘steamy windows’ while maintaining excellent insulating properties. Guardian adds that, until recently, it was commonly believed that the phenomenon of condensation was typical for windows with high thermal performance glazing. Moreover, external condensation was widely considered the signature of a well-insulated, energy efficient window. How did this belief come to be? Good thermal insulation glass does not allow the heat to ‘escape’ from inside the house, so the outer pane usually stays cold and allows the deposition of water droplets from humid air. This, however, is not the case with the anti-condensation ClimaGuard Dry glass, claims Guardian. The product's advantage reportedly lies in its innovative coating. Field tests conducted by Guardian in real weather conditions are said to show that the average duration of water condensation on ClimaGuard Dry glass is just one hour. By comparison, for selfcleaning glass it is seven hours, and for regular float glass it can be up to eight hours. Guardian says that the all-new coating provides ‘excellent transparency’ without compromising insulation or energy-efficiency of modern windows. The coating is said to be extremely durable, requires no special maintenance and can be used both in new buildings and in those undergoing a retrofit. Guardian adds that this ‘innovative’ glass not only effectively eliminates condensation, but it also improves the energy efficiency of buildings and helps to meet the highest standards of sustainable construction. ClimaGuard Dry glass can be used in double and tripleglazed windows and must be tempered to activate the coating. www.ggpmag.com January 2016 SPECIALISTS IN GLASS & GLAZING SEE the difference: 0121 521 2180 LOCAL BRANCHES EAST INSTALLATION NORTH SCOTLAND UK SOUTH ������������������������������������


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