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Polaris Safety HingeMichael Stuart, the CEO of Glass Hardware Australia, is an industry insider with significant, first-hand experience of installation (and materials supply) and understands the needs of installers, customers and other major stakeholders in the industry.

His passionate concern for the safety of glass pool fences has driven him to develop a soft close hinge that will not only meet Australia’s safety standards for glass pool fences but is suitable for a range of indoor and outdoor applications.

Polaris Safety HingeThe Polaris Soft Close Hinge is a state-of- the-art product that is ahead of its rivals in design, style and safety.

In 2010 the Polaris Soft Close Hinge was awarded a prestigious Australian International Design MarkTM Award.

Presented by Standards Australia, the Australian International Design Awards is Australia’s premier design assessment program. Products were judged for their innovation, visual and emotional appeal, functionality, quality of manufacturing, usability (ergonomics and safety) and environmental sustainability.