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[19/12/2019] Christmas Operating Hours

Details of Christmas Operating Hours.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all at DSF. Please see our opening hours below.

The weighbridge will close at 11am on Friday 21st December and re-open at 7.45am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

The offices will close on Friday 21st December at 1pm and re-open at 8.30am on Wednesday 2nd January. There will be limited cover in the Sales office on 24th, 27th, 28th and 31st December.

[29/11/2018] Nigel Longshaw awarded Fellowship

Congratulations to Nigel Longshaw who has been made a Fellow of The Society of Glass Technology.

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Congratulations to Nigel Longshaw of DSF who has recently been made a Fellow of The Society of Glass Technology.

Nigel has been involved with the SGT for many years and is current Chair of the Melting Technology Committee. He has been heavily involved in the organisation and delivery of the annual Furnace Solutions conference in recent years.

[22/11/2018] SGT visit DSF

Society of Glass Technology visit DSF.

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DSF hosted a meeting of the Melting Technology Committee from the Society of Glass Technology in October. The visit included a tour of the works at Friden and a lively meeting hosted by Nigel Longshaw, who is Chair of the MTC and Chris Windle, DSF’s Technical Director. Two potential new members of the SGT visited for the first time, Stephanie Mudd of Saint Gobain and Scott Palethorpe of AFT.

Thanks to everyone involved and we hope those who attended found it a useful and interesting visit.

[05/11/2018] A very busy Glasstec 2018

A very busy week in Dusseldorf for Glasstec 2018.

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Thank you from all the team at DSF to the customers, suppliers, business partners and friends who joined us on our stand during a very busy week in Dusseldorf for Glasstec 2018. The show was a great success as always!

[01/11/2018] Email & telephone system downtime.

Planned email & telephone system downtime. 2nd - 5th November.

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Due to planned maintenance work DSF's email and telephone servers will be offline from 12:30pm, Friday 2nd November until Monday 5th November*.

Please refrain from sending emails to DSF over this weekend as these emails will not be received and it is possible that error or delivery messages may not be generated.

All systems will be fully operational by 9:00am, Monday 5th November.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

*All times are quoted GMT.

[019/10/2018] Glasstec 2018

DSF ready for Glasstec!

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Only a few days now until Glasstec 2018 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Next Tuesday the DSF team will be on stand to promote our refractory materials for all types of glass production and application. Please visit us in Hall 13 Stand E91.

[07/05/2018] DSF Indonesian agent, Andi Fadhil

DSF welcome Indonesian agent, Andi Fadhil, onto the China Glass stand

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Andi Fadhil joined us on our stand at China Glass in Shanghai recently. It was a good opportunity to catch up with Andi after a very productive period of business for DSF in Indonesia. It was also an opportunity for Andi to hear about DSF’s products and activities in the glass industry globally. Andi can be contacted at andifadhil@yahoo.com

Andi Fadhil with DSF Sales Director, Paul Hutchinson

[03/05/2018] China Glass 2018

Another busy China Glass exhibition ....

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Thank you to all the customers, suppliers and friends who visited our stand at China Glass in Shanghai between April 19th and 22nd.

It was a very interesting and busy week where we met with customers from around the globe to discuss new product developments and existing projects. Our agent for Indonesia, Andi Fadhil, joined us on the stand to greet customers from his own region and to catch up with DSF’s activities elseware in the world. We look forward to Beijing next year.

Shanghai New International Expo Centre

DSF stand (left to right) Richard Hampton, Sarah Wells, Andi Fadhill and Paul Hutchinson

DSF Sales Director Paul Hutchinson pictured meeting Mr Iwan Nursetiawan of PT Ishizuka Maspion

[14/04/2018] DSF Preparing for China Glass 2018

DSF Preparing for China Glass 2018.

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Preparations are almost complete for China Glass 2018, this year held in Shanghai at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.

DSF will be available on Booth 289 Hall E1 for the duration of the exhibition 19th to 22nd April to welcome customers old and new. On the stand will be Paul Hutchinson, Richard Hampton and Sarah Wells to discuss all matters refractory.

[14/03/2018] Celsian Training Day at DSF

Celsian visit DSF for a training day, focusing on refractory manufacture and use.

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It was a pleasure to welcome a group from Celsian on March 14th for a training day focusing on refractory manufacture and use.

This is the third time that DSF have been involved in Celsian’s Training Day and it was great to hear so many questions and to see so much interest from attendees from a variety of different glass sectors.

We look forward to opening our doors to more Celsian visitors on future trainings days.

[01/03/2018] Weather Update

Weather update for 1st March 2018

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Due to the adverse weather conditions affecting most of the UK and Europe, DSF is operating at a slightly lower staffing level than usual.

We apologise if there may be some short delays, but our dedicated staff are on hand to answer any technical questions, or sales enquiries you may have.

Thank You for your patience.

[01/01/2018] Notice of Price Increases in 2018

Notice of Price Increases in 2018

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Last year was a challenging year for the refractories industry and we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your continued loyalty and valued business.

2017 has also been a year of great upheaval in the refractories raw material industry, with shortages caused by plant closures in China and natural events such as flooding in other parts of the world. Demand has outstripped supply from Europe for many of the high performance raw materials used by DSF. Despite these global material shortages, DSF have been able to secure raw material, but this has been at extra cost to us. As we enter 2018 all our suppliers are imposing significant price increases and unfortunately we cannot absorb them. This means that with regret we need to increase our prices for all materials ordered for delivery in 2018.

Please click on this link to view a letter from our Sales Director, Paul Hutchinson,which explains the situation in more detail.

We would like to once again thank you for your business in 2017 and we hope to continue to have your support as a valued customer in 2018.

[19/12/2017] Christmas Operating Hours

DSF Christmas Operating Hours.

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Please be aware of our operating hours over the Christmas period.

The offices will be closed from Friday 22nd December and will re-open Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

The Refractory Sales Office will be open on 27th, 28th and 29th December.

The Weighbridge will close at 11am on Friday December 22nd and re-open on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

[08/12/2017] Trevor Wilson honoured as a Fellow of the SGT

DSF’s Trevor Wilson was honoured as a Fellow of the Society of Glass Technology

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DSF’s Trevor Wilson was honoured as a Fellow of the Society of Glass Technology at the Yorkshire Section’s Annual Ball last Friday. The honour was given for technical services to the glass industry, especially with reference to the technical refractory papers presented at the Society of Glass Technology and other international conferences. Trevor won the Mike Garvey Award for best paper at the Furnace Solutions 8 conference 2013.