Founded in 1986, Stewart Engineers is a world leader in the design, fabrication, and operation of its proprietary glass technologies. We are the only provider of turnkey float factories with CVD Systems. Stewart Engineers has designed and built 23 tin baths and 6 CVD coating systems to date. With headquarters in North Carolina and operations around the globe, Stewart Engineers designs cutting-edge glass making and coating technology and arranges for local licensed civil engineering firms to actualize these designs in the countries where we do business.
Stewart Engineers was founded by Les Stewart. The company began by supplying general engineering services and concurrently initiated development of tin bath technology. In 1987, a full design was finalized and soon after sold to Muliaglass. Construction commenced in 1989 for the first StewartFloat tin bath in Jakarta, Indonesia, that is still in operation today. In the 1990s, repeat orders were quick to follow as Indonesia, France, and China each commissioned new float facilities utilizing the StewartFloat® tin bath.
Stewart Engineers expanded over the next decade with 13 bath installations in seven different countries including Iran, China, Italy, Russia, Turkey, India, and Saudi Arabia. Key milestones for StewartFloat® baths included the production of ultra thin glass for electronics applications and ultra thick glass for architectural applications. In addition, 2005 brought the development of Stewarts AcuraCoat® online pyrolytic coating technology to deposit Low-emissivity, reflective, solar control, photovoltaic, and self-cleaning products. Two AcuraCoat® orders followed in 2006 for the production of Low-Emissivity and solar control coatings.
Stewart Engineers design and technology are implemented in the turnkey construction of a 600 MTPD float factory in Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan. This factory will feature the latest and most advanced tin bath and CVD coating technologies in the world.