The Latvian glass maker Valmiera Glass has finished an extensive renovation of its glass melting furnace.
The team invested 9 million euros in their E-glass melting furnace No. 2.2, with which they would enhance the generation excellent of the furnace and make it more successful and local climate-neutral.
The E-glass melting furnace will permit the business to make certain secure source and supply of E-glass and its products and solutions to the world-wide fiberglass marketplace.
The furnace is envisioned to attain entire potential by October, with phased manufacturing envisioned this month.
Stefan Jugel, CEO: “With the enable of our shareholders and our funding associates, we have succeeded in ending LPP early and putting the enterprise on a sound monetary foundation. The swap to financial investment and growth is now the reasonable phase to make us as a responsible European manufacturer even much more attractive to our consumers.
“We have previously commenced more investment assignments in purchase to meet up with the marketplace necessities in 2022 and the next many years. The concentration here will definitely be on the merchandise similar to quartz glass and HR glass. “
A new computerized command procedure was mounted for the E-glass melting furnace No. 2.2, the electrical heating furnace in the melt was totally rebuilt and the electrical melting potential greater in get to realize the EU all-natural gasoline intake and CO2 reduction targets.
The furnace also has a new recuperator for warmth recovery from the exhaust gases and a new filter for the exhaust gases. At the similar time, it has also rebuilt the indoor local climate servicing program and invested in the fiberglass reel storage and maturation process, which assures a larger creation high-quality.
An additional € 1.9 million was invested in finishing this perform.
Ģirts Vēveris, Head of Output, explained: “With the conversion of furnace no. 2.2, we not only want to advance technologically, but also guard the atmosphere and turn out to be as climate-neutral as attainable in our main company.
“With these advancements, we are having a couple of steps closer to this intention: With the new recuperator, we can get well extra heat from the furnace exhaust gases and warmth the generation amenities as an alternative of the outside the house air.
“Thanks to the greater electrical melting ability, we will use much less all-natural fuel and create less CO2 emissions. In addition, the converted climate care process will enhance the high-quality of our items and substantially strengthen the doing work ailments of our employees in the hotter seasons. It will also permit us to use strength sources extra efficiently. “
The glass melting furnace No. 2.2 has an approx. 35 m² big basin and the optimum manufacturing potential is up to 50 tons of E-glass fiber per working day. Immediately after the renovation, the glass melting furnace should have a assistance daily life of 10 a long time.