Holzminden plant to feature innovative production line
Owens-Illinois has earmarked its Holzminden plant in Germany for the first installation of MAGMA glassmaking technology, together with a highly flexible production line. Revealed for the first time last November, MAGMA technology has been successfully operating on a pilot line at the company’s Streator plant in Illinois. The equipment in Holzminden represents the next step towards full commercialisation by scaling up the production volume and allowing the company to increase testing intensity and scope.
MAGMA is a breakthrough initiative to reimagine glassmaking with transformational technology and processes. This O-I innovation will allow for ultra-flexible glass production that can be expanded rapidly and at low capital intensity. “Innovation and technology are key cornerstones of O-I’s business strategy” commented Vitaliano Torno, President of O-I Europe. “The MAGMA technology enables us to define a new way of making glass to better serve our customers and bring more options and flexibility to production.”
Reiner Zinnecker, manufacturing leader at O-I Germany, added: “It is great news that our highly flexible and technically advanced plant has been selected for such breakthrough technology. We are excited to be at the forefront of driving innovation in the glass industry. Our team of highly skilled employees is eager to play a key role in achieving O-I’s vision for the future of glassmaking.”