Furnaces International News
Neil Simpson ‘honoured’ after receiving Hotbels award
Glass industry consultant Neil Simpson said he was shocked but honoured after being named the 2023 recipient of the Hotbels Business and Technology United (BTU) award at the 36th Hotbels seminar.05 May 2023
New SPOT MM Smart Application Pyrometer from AMETEK Land Improves Process Control and Product Quality in Foundry and liquid metal tapping applications
Liquid steel and metal foundry and tapping operators can now benefit from the new smart SPOT Meltmaster (MM) application pyrometer from AMETEK Land.20 April 2023
Salzgitter awarded €1b for hydrogen-based production
Salzgitter has been awarded almost €1billion in government funding for its hydrogen-based steel production project, SALCOS, and invests in a new EAF.19 April 2023
Johns Manville Restarts Fiberglass Furnace in Slovakia
Johns Manville will restart a glass melter next week at its Slovakian facility after it was taken out of service for a routine rebuild.18 April 2023
Pilkington UK invests in St Helens glassmaking furnace
Pilkington UK is to invest in a furnace at its Greengate, St Helens, UK flat glass production facility. It said the multi-million investment will save 15,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year while securing the future of rolled glass manufacturing in the UK.17 April 2023
Hatch and BHP partner to design electric smelting furnace
Australian mining company BHP has partnered with global engineering firm Hatch to design an electric smelting furnace (ESF) pilot plant, cited for construction in Australia.27 March 2023
AMETEK Land demonstration
AMETEK Land has announced that it will demonstrate its key solutions for industrial thermal processing at THERMPROCESS 2023.
Vetropack starts up furnaces
Glass manufacturer Vetropack has begun the process of heating up the two melting furnaces at its new Boffalora sopra Ticino plant in Italy.
‘NextGen’ hybrid furnace
Ardagh Glass has begun construction on a hybrid furnace to switch to renewable electricity at its glass production facility in Obernkirchen, Germany.
Hybrid glass furnace
Steklarna Hrastnik is nearing the end of its construction phase of its new hybrid glass furnace in Hrastnik, Slovenia.
Furnaces: Key to sustainability
Fiacre O’Donnell* outlines alternative fuels for gas-fired furnaces, as well as Encirc’s plans to create a low carbon, hybrid furnace with industry partners Glass Futures and Nikolaus Sorg as part of the HyNet project.