Johns Manville will restart a glass melter next week at its Slovakian facility after it was taken out of service for a routine rebuild.

The furnace had previously reached the end of its service life after a record campaign of 10 years.

“This is an outstanding achievement from a technology perspective,” said John Vasuta, president of Johns Manville Engineered Products.

"The teams from Trnava and our Johns Manville Technical Center in the US worked together extremely well and did a fantastic job to achieve such a long life for the furnace. The rebuild also went remarkably smoothly."

This furnace rebuild also affirms Johns Manville’s commitment to continue serving the industry in Europe with regional production.