The Italian company Centre Glass di Riato, based in Veneto, an Italian region that has reacted better to the pandemic, can testify to the increasing interest in glass partitions. “There is a growing demand for partition walls both from local administrations and private companies” – explains the owner Walter Riato. The glass partitions are machined using the polished edge technique with the help of TYROLIT tools for glass processing, such as milling machines, as well as segmental and trapezoidal wheels with a diameter of 100 mm. As the tools are manufactured by TYROLIT Vincent, whose glass tooling plant is located in Thiene, Vicenza the supply chain to Centre Glass di Riato is kept short and local, with delivery from the Veneto to Veneto. Taking environmental sustainability into account, glass is also 100% recyclable and fireproof.
It has been widely proven that glass is the best solution for the safety and protection of people. According to a study by the famous “The Lancet Review” on the resistance of SARS-CoV-2 under various environmental conditions, no infectious virus could be detected on treated smooth surfaces such as glass after day 4, whereas on plastic it only disappeared completely after day 7. In addition, glass is more resistant to scratches than plastic and does not yellow. Transparent glass allows natural light to be filtered and keeps the same amount of light in the room. TYROLIT tools help ensure the pristine quality of the processed glass.