Updated worldwide glass market study 2019 available now for flat, container glass and tableware

We have updated our international studies on flat glass, container glass and tableware for 2019.

This unique software provides a global overview about glass producers and technical details. Easy to use and clear tables summarize information and data about glass makers such as: Glass types: flat glass, container glass, tableware, production capacities in regions and countries, number of furnaces, furnace types, year of construction, glass types and sub-types, products, project information, special news and downloads.

Further databases supplying demoscopic data and import and export data complete the market survey. Based on these data, prepare individual country profiles with information about local production capacities, local market sizes and expected demand in the future.

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Contact Info

Address ISRA VISION
ISRA SURFACE VISION GmbH
Albert-Einstein-Allee 36-40
45699 Herten
Country Germany
Phone 0049 2366 9300 0
Fax 0049 2366 9300 230
Email Get in contact with ISRA VISION
Internet www.isravision.com
Employees 700
Year founded 1985
Export Rate 60 %
Associations VDMA

Contact Persons

Contact 1. Bertrand Mercier
Business Unit Glass Vice President
Phone: +49 2366 93 00 326
Fax: +49 2366 93 00 230
Contact 2. Jens Kayser
Key Account Manager Automotive Glas
Phone: +49 2366 93 00 271
Fax: +49 2366 93 00 230
Contact 3. Norbert Wolski
Manager Support
Phone: +49 2366 9300 298
Fax: +49 2366 9300 230
Contact 4. Britta Becker
Marketing Manager
Phone: +49 2366 9300 241
Contact 5. Stefan van Gemmern
Sales Office Manager
Phone: +49 2366 9300 324
Fax: +49 2366 9300 230
Contact 6. Dirk Hanusch
Corporate Manager Business Development
Phone: +49 6151 948 184
Fax: +49 6151 948 140
Contact 7. Vera Klinke
Product Management High End Inspection
Phone: 0049 6151 948 167
Fax: 0049 6151 948 140

Products or Machinery

Off-line and in-line glass inspection systems for all production stages of various glass types


Float glass

A highly innovative product portfolio of optical inspection systems is available for the entire range of float glass inspection. It significantly helps to optimize the production process and to increase quality. The inspection systems are placed in operation at every step of the production chain, not only to inspect visual defects and for quality control purposes, but also as a means to optimize the processes themselves.

  • In-line thickness measurement at the hot end                                                      
  • In-line defect inspection (distorting and point defects)
  • In-line optical measurement
  • In-line thickness measurement at the cold end
  • Stress measurement of glass


Automotive and bent glass

For automotive and bent glass production a wide range of inspection solutions for different applications is offered, including:

  • Fully automated end-of-line inspection of automotive screens
  • Measurement of transmitted and reflected distortion
  • In-process 3D measurement of complete automotive screens
  • Silk print inspection and even more
  • 100% in-line inspection for glass surface defects


Coated Glass

The fully automated optical inspection systems for the continuous inspection of coated glass at any processing stage allows for 100% in-line detection of coating, color, color differences, inhomogeneities, surface, edges and shape – all at the same time, even in mixed batches.

Inspection systems for all coating processes:

  • On-Line building coating (Pyrolitic)
  • Off-line building coating (Magnetron)
  • Off-line technical coating (TCO, E/C, anti-reflective)
     

Processed glass

 To account for the needs of glass plate manufacturers, the modular PowerPlate (P²) line of optical inspection is available, consisting of nine products which can be combined randomly to appeal to the variety of different customer needs:

  • P²-SIZE: non-contact inspection of the plate's geometry after cutting
  • P²-INSPECT: 100% in-line inspection for glass surface defects
  • P²-COATING: complete surface coating quality control
  • P²-LAMI: in-line lamination inspection
  • P²-CONTOUR: in-line contour inspection
  • P²-EDGE: reliable inspection of glass edges
  • P²-OPTICS: for comprehensive optics inspection
  • P²-3D: for non-contact measurement of flatness and form
  • P²-COLOR: for 100% color coating inspection


Thin and display glass

Thin glass for state-of-the-art applications is subject to exceptionally high quality requirements. To assure this, ready-to-use in-line inspection systems based on standard modules are offered to monitor and to control the quality of the flat glass ribbon and thin glass sheets.

The Flat Panel Master (FPM) product line for example is a complete solution for the contact-free in-line inspection of thin glass substrates consisting of:

  • FPM-PARTICLE:  counting of smallest particles down to microns to assure clean room stability
  • FPM-INSPECT: detection of surface defects
  • FPM-EDGE: edge and size measurement to minimize breakage and assure best grinding
  • FPM-REVIEW: analyzing of selectable defects of interest


Pattern and cover glass

Fully automated inspection systems to detect and distinguish defects – typically open and closed bubbles, stones and knots:

  • PATTERNSCAN-Ribbon for the patterned glass ribbon
  • PATTERNSCAN-Sheet for patterned glass sheets


Solar glass and photovoltaic industries

Automated optical in-line inspection like for defects, correct coating and lamination, 3D-form and focus point, dimensions, format, and more of:

  •  Mono-/polycrystalline solar wafers, cells, stringers, and modules
  • Thin-film solar modules
  • Glass and mirrors for solar thermal applications
  • Solar and cover glass

Glass tubes and glass bulbs


Company Background / History

ISRA VISION continues to be a leading global supplier of high-speed surface inspection and quality inspection systems of more than 20 years. Our goal is to provide the entire production chain with standard solutions. The systems are successfully used worldwide. Thousands of installed systems confirm the benefit of many years of experience and technological competence. As a global company, ISRA VISION guarantees its customers excellence in every aspect: from consulting, service and confidentiality to complete solutions and worldwide support.

 For the optical inspection of glass, ISRA offers the world’s most complete product portfolio. The inspection systems are in use in every production step. Based on continuous investments in research and development, all systems use patented methods for automated quality assurance along the entire process chain. The capability to perform a 100% inspection from the hot end up to the finished product is unrivaled. Manufacturers are provided with valuable tools to improve not only the quality of their product, but also the processing and production efficiency.

When it comes to quality control and process optimization within the solar and photovoltaic industry, automated optical inspection systems from ISRA are the selection of choice as well. Complete inspection solutions -for wafer based mono-/polycrystalline cells/stringers/modules, thin-film modules, curved mirrors for thermal solar applications, as well as solar and cover glass- are offered for today’s and future needs.

Employing the inspection systems, customers enjoy manifold benefits: quality improvements due to accurate and reliable defect detection, increased throughput based on optimized production processes as well as reduced manufacturing costs by enhancing line yield.