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Guardian Glass Launches New Coater in Czestochowa, Poland

Guardian Glass started full production on a new glass coater at its second facility in Czestochowa, Poland. The new float line at Czestochowa is expected to begin operations in September 2020.

The coater uses advanced technology for turning standard float glass into high-performance, value-added glass, say officials. It will enable the plant to expand production of low-emissivity, solar control glass products for residential―Guardian ClimaGuard―and commercial―Guardian SunGuard―applications.

“Architects and builders are increasing their use of energy-efficient products to improve the building envelope, and we are committed to supporting our customers by providing them with leading, value-added glass products and solutions,” says Guus Boekhoudt, Guardian Glass executive vice president. “This development provides them with an important capability in the region.”

Guardian’s second float and coated glass manufacturing plant in Poland, being built adjacent to its existing Czestochowa plant, will allow Guardian Glass to meet the growing demand for high performance coated and fabricated glass products in Eastern Europe. The new facility is the most efficient and operationally effective plant within Guardian Glass―underlines Guardian’s long-term commitment to its customers to be the preferred supplier of architectural glass solutions.

Czestochowa’s original float glass line recently went through a cold tank repair, increasing its production capacity by around 25 percent. With both furnaces, Guardian Glass is tripling production in Poland, say officials. These investments will enable Guardian to produce and develop value-added products for the Eastern Europe region quickly and efficiently.

“The fact that we were able to execute the completion of the coater in Czestochowa plant safely, and soon shall start the new float line there, during COVID-19, is truly an achievement in and of itself,” says Boekhoudt. “The safety and wellbeing of our employees remains our number one priority, as we continue with our vision to create value for our company, customers and society.”