regalead leading light
Introduction Guy Hubble

Despite the feeling of doom and gloom that has shrouded the window and door industry for most of this year, at RegaLead we have still managed to develop our business. New customers have come on board and we have continued to invest in new products and marketing solutions to support our ever growing customer base by helping them to stay one step ahead.

Now, with the green shoots of recovery showing through, we are sensing a higher level of optimism amongst our customers about the future. Once again, we are seeing companies actively look to add new and innovative products to their portfolios rather than the negative withdrawal from investment and development that was so evident in 2008. RegaLead has built its business on innovation and has never been afraid to offer new products to give its customers the edge in a very competitive marketplace. This year has been no exception.

As you will see from this latest newsletter, we have been working hard across all sectors of our business to give our customers the very best products, marketing support and service back up. In particular, we have invested significantly in our lead production facility with the introduction of a new powder coating line to offer a much wider range of coloured leads. In marketing, we have revised our popular Creative Options For Fanlights brochure and to give improved service levels we have added 3 new staff to our sales/ marketing and product departments. Finally, we are particularly excited to introduce Colorspray Ý a brand new resin colour coating system for glass, which we are sure will open up new sales potential for our customers in the glass processing sectors. Please read on…

Guy Hubble
Sales & Marketing Director

A coat of many colours


RegaLead has recently invested in a state-of-the-art powder coating production line that will increase the range of coloured leads we can offer. The production line will initially producing 4 new colours including the unique Antique Iron and Antique Copper finishes but we are sure that the colour range will expand in the future in response to customer demands.
Read More »
Colorspray comes to Regalead


Colorspray - the new sprayable colour coating system for glass offers a modern, stylish and virtually maintenance free alternative to tiles, granite, stainless steel and other smooth building finishes and is now available from RegaLead. Supplied as a turnkey package, Colorspray will bring a multitude of colours and finishes to your glass products from spandrel panels to kitchen splashbacks, opening up new sales potential in the growing decorative glass market.
Read More »
New Creative Options for Fanlights Mississippi gets longer

We have recently made some changes to our popular Creative Options for Fanlights brochure to include a range of Fusion tile designs and have added some new traditional leaded designs. The latest version of the catalogue has a new section showing 6 contemporary leaded designs using our FusionLite system combined with Regalead and Stained Glass Art Film.

The Fusion Lites are the latest addition to our Fusion tiles range and are designed with 3mm edges and polished backs so that they can be UV bonded and used in conjunction with RegaLead profiles. These latest tiles are also suitable for use with traditional lead cames and also look stunning when incorporated into sandblast designs.

Copies of this latest brochure are available from our sales office and we also offer a very competitively priced custom covering service with prices starting from just £495 for 1000 personalised brochures.
View new designs »

Both the Mississippi and Double Mississippi glue chip films are now available in oversized sheets for customers looking to cover larger areas of glass without break lines or higher volume users who wish to reduce wastage. The oversized sheet size is 660 x 1450mm (28" x 58") which is 3 x the size of our standard sheets. Please contact our sales office for prices.

Exhibition Round Up
Mir Stekla 09, Moscow

TGK open house, Germany



The Russian market for decorative glass continues to grow despite the global economic slowdown and we took the opportunity to work with our Russian distributor who were exhibiting at the main Russian glass exhibition, Mir Stekla (World of Glass). At the show we launched the new Powder Coated Leads Profiles, our marketing package for the furniture and Kitchen Cabinets market and ran ongoing demonstrations of the Glass Eye software package that will soon be available in Russian language version. Once again our distributor created stunning decorative glass panels that show the full extent to which RegaLead overlay materials can be used and many new customers were introduced to our technology. If you have missed us at any of these exhibitions, why not come visit us at:


Once again this year RegaLead were invited to attend the TGK open house in Germany to demonstrate the use of our materials to a largely traditional stained glass group of artists. TGK have been a key business partner for 4 years and every year we have attended their open house and educated hundreds of potential customers in the art of Decorative Glass Overlay tecniques. Despite the economic downturn customers were still keen to take the opportunity to see new ideas and to expand their knowledge of all art glass teqniques and  TGK once again managed to attract a large number of vistors from across Europe and further afield for their superbly organised and executed Open House. Customers had the opportunity to meet suppliers from all areas of the decorative glass market and to exchange views and knowledge in a fun and friendly environment. TGK are the largest supplier of Art Glass materials in Europe and operate via their Pro-Vetro network right across Europe.

Colonial Lead wins a place at Notre Dame University, USA Strengthening the team


RegaLead's Colonial lead profile has recently 'won a place' at the prestigious US University of Notre Dame's Law Facility. The architect specified lead profiles that would be in keeping with the other buildings on the historic campus yet could still used with insulated tempered glass. After testing a number of prototypes using various products the architect finally chose RegaLead's unique Colonial profile, previously used on a project at Yale University. The Notre Dame University contract required a total of 37,000 feet (around 11,000 m) of material in a traditional grid pattern on over 500 IGUs and 250 interior monolithic panels. The decorative glass fabrication was undertaken by Classic Glass of Fargo North Dakota and the windows were fabricated by Wausau Windows and installed by Schaaf Glass of Illinois.
View Project Gallery »
Over the last few months the RegaLead team has been strengthened with 2 key sales appointments to meet the requirements of a changing marketplace.

Svetlana "Lana" Popova

Lana joined the company in March as Business Development Manager- Export. With many years experience in the door and window business, having previously worked in the Epwin Group, Lana will be working closely with our Russian and Central European distribution network to maximise sales opportunities in these growing markets. Lana will also take on responsibility for growing our export customer base across the world and will be putting her marketing skills and experience to good use by assisting Paul Edwards in the development of brochures and marketing solutions for the Composite door market.

Phil Mullen

Phil Mullen at the recent TGK event with Cuban distributor, Franc Suarez

Phil Mullen has joined the company in a technical support role where he will be working closely with our product team to bring new decorative glass ideas to the market and also with customer and staff training. Phil rejoins the company on a part time basis after a 10 year break during which time he started his own business in providing decorative glass for the PVC panel industry.

Colonial Lead Profile

Colonial lead profile was introduced into the RegaLead range in 2004 after demand from the US market for a profile that would match traditional lead caming and has been used on several historic building projects including Notre Dame and Yale universities. The colonial lead has raised “ridges” on either side of a flat profile and is designed to be used in grid patterns. We offer colonial profile in both 9mm and 12mm and have a specially designed boning tool to create a clean square on the lead overlaps.
Previous Leading Light Issues
regalead
unsubscribe link here