Heinz-Glas invests in electric melting technology
A replacement all-electric glass melting furnace is to be built next year at the Kleintettau glassworks of Heinz-Glas in Germany. The specialist flaconnage manufacturer is responding to changing market demands in terms of production technology.
The furnace will be capable of highly flexible production for different glass types and quantities, employing increased levels of post-consumer cullet. In taking this step, Heinz-Glas is continuing along the path of meeting the highest requirements for low emission glass production. As early as 2016, the company explains, the last natural gas-fired furnace at the Kleintettau site was replaced by a fully electric furnace, thus making fossil fuel reliance a thing of the past.