Specialist Advice &
Technical Support

Apart from advising on the right product for the job, our technical team is able to offer specialist advice and technical support ensuring that our customers gain maximum benefit.

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Our Services

FG Trading is more than just a supplier and we apply our extensive technical knowledge to offer our customers a complete solutions package. From the planning phase through to the construction of new buildings or the setting up of manufacturing facilities, our customers can rely on us for specialist advice and technical support at every stage of the project.

Technical Services

Aside from our comprehensive range of machinery and equipment for processing glass, aluminium and uPVC, we also provide complete turnkey solutions for both new and existing window/door manufacturing and/or glass processing facilities. Whether you are setting up a new factory or planning on integrating new machinery into an existing factory, our technical team can assist with:

  • Analysis of requirements and recommendations for suitable machinery
  • Production lines and manufacturing packages tailored to specific needs
  • Assistance with technical drawings and recommendations for factory layout
  • Installation, commissioning and onsite training of machine operators
  • Technical support, contract maintenance, replacement of parts, provision of spares
SSG Project Services

As a recognised supplier of structural silicone glazing products and compatible glazing materials, we understand the high performance requirements and potential liabilities inherent to structural silicone glazing. For this reason we offer preconstruction project reviews and testing programs to ensure product performance characteristics and glazing integrity. Whether your project is in the planning stages of construction or requires repair and maintenance, our technical product specialists can provide:

  • Review of structural glazing drawings and project details submitted via the Project Check List form
  • Review of wind loads and glass dimensions to ensure correct silicone contact depth on the profile and glass
  • Submission of aluminium profiles, glass, setting block and glazing tape or gasket samples for adhesion and compatibility testing to our European laboratories
  • Submission of deglazing log sheets, ensuring adhesion, mixing of sealant and silicone contact depth is correct
  • Factory and site visits for production inspections with results recorded on log sheets
  • Site visits on request for the provision of advice on products in order to solve as built site conditions
IG Project Services

As a recognised supplier of double glazing components and compatible glazing materials, we offer a range of IG components that have been vigorously tested to International standards ensuring that we deliver guaranteed quality of product. To ensure the manufacture of a high quality IG unit we offer technical advice on the manufacture of insulated glass units as well as advice on setting up Quality Production Control sheets in compliance to International standards.

In addition to the above, we offer preconstruction project reviews and testing programs to ensure product performance characteristics and glazing integrity. Whether your project is in the planning stages of construction or requires repair and maintenance, our technical product specialists can provide:

  • Review of glazing drawings and project details submitted via the Project Check List form
  • Review of wind loads and glass dimensions to ensure correct sealant contact depth between the spacer and glass
  • Collection of glass samples with coatings for adhesion testing
  • Advice on correct IG sealant to be used as per project
  • Factory IG manufacturing audits
Georgian Grille Services

FG Trading can manufacture and supply ready-made Georgian grilles according to our customers' specific requirements thus saving time and effort for insulating glass manufacturers. The Georgian frames provide a wide range of solutions for window partitions and are available in various shapes, dimensions, finishes and colours to suit architectural and aesthetic requirements. The pre-manufactured grilles are available in a wide variety of configurations and are supplied secured to a spacer frame via staples, ready to be installed into an IG unit.

Testing Services

In addition to the supply of test equipment and instruments, FG Trading offers various inhouse testing services to maintain the consistent high quality of our own products and to assist our customers in production quality control. This program, founded in industry practice and specifications, demonstrates FG Trading's commitment to quality and attainment of the highest standards. With our specialised testing equipment we have the capability to perform:

  • IG unit testing in accordance with EN 1279:2
  • Accelerated weathering testing
  • Low-E coating detection to confirm orientation or verify presence
  • Measurement of actual air gap in IG units
  • Non-invasive gas testing for IG units by means of the Gasglass testing device
  • Desiccant moisture content testing to determine drying capacity
  • Identifier of 3A dessicant
  • Dew Point testing of IG units
  • Edge seal strength test in accordance with EN 1279-4
  • Shore A Hardness testing in accordance with ASTM D 2240 , DIN 53505 and ISO 868
  • Glass fragmentation analysis for tempered glass
  • Measurement of roller wave and edge lift on tempered glass
  • Compatibility testing of sealant in accordance with ASTM C1087
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