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Superglass , a leading manufacturer of glass mineral fibre insulation products,  has reported that sales volumes have been steady, despite challenging market conditions, but that it has concerns about Green Deal.

In a trading statement the company said that it remained cautious about the Green Deal channel and continued to work on broadening its routes to market.  Superglass said: “There remains a lack of clarity on the transitional arrangements from CERT, which ceased on 31 December 2012 to the Green Deal which comes into full effect on 28 January 2013.  As a result, volumes in this channel are likely to reduce with a potentially slow start-up of the successor Green Deal scheme.”

The company welcomed the the Department of Energy & Climate Change’s Green Deal communications campaign.

Input cost pressures persist with energy costs continuing to rise during the period and the Board remains focused and is making good progress in meeting its strategic objectives of migrating Superglass into a lower cost, higher quality producer of glass fibre insulation solutions with an emphasis on selling its products through broader routes to market, an enlarged customer base and a more comprehensive range.