With the revolutionary invention of the multiple-pane insulating glass with a flexible edge seal in 1959, Alfred Arnold set new standards for the glass industry. With this development as a replacement for the permanent edge soldering that was customary at the time, it was possible to implement a new technology for the industrial manufacturing of insulating glass. Arnold’s idea is still seen as the production standard today.
The Arnold Glas Company Group with its headquarters in Remshalden and further locations currently employs around 800 staff, serving the entire architecture and construction glass market with its innovative products. More and more, it also serves other industries outside of this segment. “We provide a one-stop shop for everything from glass processing to the sale of processed glass products”, explains Hans-Joachim Arnold, Partner and Chairman of the Supervisory Board.
Research and development and thus innovations are a primary focus at Arnold: Whether it’s the glass construction elements for the world’s largest roof fitted with thin-film solar cells for a subway station in New York, special panes that can also be seen by birds or solar control panes that combine tailored sun protection with a harmonious appearance, Arnold uses state-of-the-art technology and expert knowledge to create special glazing that makes buildings unique.
“We are constantly developing further, searching for new areas of application and even-better production methods so that we can respond with flexibility and precision to virtually every customer request”, says Arnold.
In close cooperation with architects and planners, the Arnold Group is constantly coming up with new functions for glass: domes, canopies, tilted and all-glass facades, technical glazing, sanitary glazing, furniture or art. There seem to be almost no limits to how glass can be used.