Guardian Glass has begun production on a technologically advanced new glass coater at its second facility in Czestochowa, Poland.

The coater uses advanced technology for turning standard float glass into high performance, value-added glass.

It will enable the plant to expand production of low- emissivity (low-E), solar control glass products for residential (Guardian ClimaGuard) and commercial (Guardian SunGuard) applications.

These high-performance products improve a building’s energy efficiency, aesthetics and comfort for its occupants.

Guus Boekhoudt, Executive Vice President at Guardian Glass, said: “Architects and builders are increasing their use of energy-efficient products to improve the building envelope, and we are committed to supporting our customers.”

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 – said to be 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%.

With both furnaces, Guardian Glass is tripling its production in Poland - demonstrating its commitment to the continuous improvement of glass products and services for European customers.