HOAF announces Salem as its North American sales agent

November 18, 2008
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In a meeting held at HOAF’s headquarters in Oldenzaal, The Netherlands, Salem Distributing Co., Winston-Salem, N.C., reached an agreement with HOAF to represent its line of laminating equipment for the U.S., Canada and Mexico, according to a recent Salem release.

Since 2001, HOAF Infrared Technology has been active in the field of autoclave free lamination with the HOAF Heatbox, specially developed for laminating safety glass with PVB, EVA and TPU. Float, tempered or bent glass can be laminated in this flexible kiln. It can also be used for heat soaking glass. The kiln is calibrated according to the EN 14179-2005 standard for the heat soak test of tempered glass.

Salem will immediately begin to follow up on the numerous leads from glasstec, Dusseldorf, Germany, Oct. 21-25. 

“With the growth of laminated glass in the U.S., it has been difficult for small to midsized glass shops to enter into glass laminating due to the high cost of entry,” said Howard Hanes, Salem president, in the release. “Since the HOAF system does not require an expensive autoclave, we’ll see more and more shops get involved into this growth market.”