The launch of our glass coating technology
In 1979, with the setting up of our own coating system in Lauenförde and our introduction of vacuum-coating technology, Interpane moved up a rung in technological terms above being just one more medium-sized competitor producing insulating glass. When it came to glass processing competence, Interpane was right on the heels of the major players in the industry.
From then on Lauenförde was able to supply our partners and purchasers throughout Germany with coated insulating glass.
Around the same time, at group headquarters in Lauenförde, we founded our own development and support company (E&B). The research work at E&B and the on-going search for new trends and innovations have put Interpane at the cutting edge of glass technology. Interpane, with its new developments, time and time again, still today, keeps pushing back the frontiers of what is physically possible.
The success that came with our coated insulating glass made in Lauenförde (in those days under the somewhat old-fashioned brand name INTERTHERM PLUS) and the steadily growing demand in this market at the beginning of the 1980s made a second coating plant necessary, this time in southern Germany. Interpane Plattling was inaugurated in 1980. It was the first German company to coat whole widths (6.00 x 3.21 meters) using the vacuum procedure.
Coating system in Lauenförde