Sri Lanka’s Globe Glass to set up triple glazing unit, mulls exports

COLOMBO (EconomyNext) – Sri Lankan glass processor Globe Mirror Industries, rebranded Globe Glass, said it plans to set up double and triple glazed units to expand its range of products, and is also considering exports.

The company has two glass-processing plants in Colombo and recently invested in a computer-controlled edging machine from Italy, able to cut glass to precise sizes as well as provide edging and beveling of glass and mirrors of any image or shape.

Firaz Nawaz, chairman of Globe Glass, said in a statement the company wants to offer more ‘green’ building products that reduce heat transfer and saves on energy consumption.

“Globe Glass is now able to better support green initiatives through the introduction of solar control glass, which allows light inside whilst enabling heat resistance, thereby saving on energy consumption,” he said.

“We have planned to set up our own double and triple glazed units which will adhere to international standards.”

These are windows with double or triple panes separated by a vacuum or gas filled space that reduce heat transfer in buildings.

“Our expansion plans include exporting to regional countries in the near future,” Nawaz said.

Globe Mirror Industries, founded in 1969, is an importer, manufacturer and distributor of domestic and commercial glass and mirror products.

Its tempered and laminating plants, commissioned in 2009, produce glass that is toughened up to five times the strength of regular glass of the same thickness.

They also make colored and fabric laminated safety glass for external and interior requirements, the company said.

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Globe Glass imports glass from Guardian Glass Group, St. Gobain Glass India and Ozone for processing.

 

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