FIC lead the industry in solving difficult electric melting problems for over 25 years. FIC has established a worldwide reputation for design and manufacture of electric glass melting systems. These systems are designed for glass conditioning and boosting in a wide range of glass types and manufacturing processes.
FIC design and supply electrical boosting systems for all glass types and manufacturing processes including TFT, LCD, float, fibre, holloware and borosilicate. Additionally, they supply all-electric furnaces and forehearths, offering advanced glass conditioning options with the Isothermal unit to improve side to middle and top to bottom temperature gradients.
They also offer systems to extract heat out of the glass to aid glass conditioning and reduce gas consumption through the use of removable water-cooled tubes. These tubes can be placed anywhere from the throat to the back of the forehearth and can also be inserted adjacent to severely eroded refractories to delay or even prevent premature replacement of these areas.