Furnaces International News

    Ardagh builds ‘NextGen’ hybrid furnace in Germany

    ‘NextGen’ hybrid furnace

    23rd May, 2023

    Ardagh Glass has begun construction on a hybrid furnace to switch to renewable electricity at its glass production facility in Obernkirchen, Germany.

    Sterklarna Hrastnik constructs hybrid glass furnace in Slovenia

    Hybrid glass furnace

    17th May, 2023

    Steklarna Hrastnik is nearing the end of its construction phase of its new hybrid glass furnace in Hrastnik, Slovenia.

    The beating heart of glass: how furnaces are key to sustainability

    Furnaces: Key to sustainability

    15th May, 2023

    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.

    Vetreria di Borgonovo completes furnace renovation

    Furnace renovation

    9th May, 2023

    Italian tableware glass manufacturer Vetreria di Borgonovo has completed the renovation of a furnace.

    Neil Simpson ‘honoured’ after receiving Hotbels award

    Neil Simpson awarded

    5th May, 2023

    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.

    New SPOT MM Smart Application Pyrometer from AMETEK Land Improves Process Control and Product Quality in Foundry and liquid metal tapping applications

    AMETEK: improving control and quality

    20th April, 2023

    Liquid steel and metal foundry and tapping operators can now benefit from the new smart SPOT Meltmaster (MM) application pyrometer from AMETEK Land.

  • 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
  • TimkenSteel Corporation joins Steel Manufacturers Association

    TimkenSteel has joined the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) – the largest steel industry trade association in the United States and is the primary trade association representing North American EAF steel producers.

    24 March 2023
  • Borosil puts all-electric opal glass furnace from JSJ Jodeit into operation

    Indian glassware manufacturer Borosil has installed an all-electric 42 tonnes/day opal glass furnace supplied by JSJ Jodeit.

    The furnace will be used to produce tableware glass at Borosil's Jaipur, Rajasthan, India facility

    23 March 2023