Today, AS Valmieras Stikla Šķiedra joins Glass Fibre Europe. The association counts now 8 members and represents all the major producers of continuous filament glass fibre in Europe. Valmiera Glass is one of the leading glass manufacturers in Europe, with over 55 years of experience in the production of glass fibre. The company operates 3 furnaces in Latvia and the subsidiary Valmiera Glass UK Ltd. produces glass fibre products for the aviation industry, thermal insulation and architecture.
“We are very happy to welcome Valmiera Glass’ representatives in the association. With the addition of this new member, all the major producers of continuous filament glass fibre in Europe are now present in the association. It gives a clear signal that our industry stands united to meet the challenges we face in Europe. In particular, the constant pressure from heavily subsidised and dumped glass imports from Chinese state-owned companies and the increase in operating costs in Europe”, declares Cédric Janssens, Glass Fibre Europe, Secretary General.