Guardian Glass is set to upgrade and modernise its production line at their Goole float glass plant.
The changes are scheduled to be made at the beginning of 2021 when the current furnace nears the end of its lifecycle.
With a planned nominal melting capacity of 825 metric tonnes per day, the new furnace is set to increase its melting capacity by 20% compared to the existing furnace.
Despite this increase in melting, the energy efficiency and environmental performance of the furnace are expected to improve on a per tonne basis due to an optimised design.
Guus Boekhoudt, Vice President of Guardian Glass Europe, Russia and Asia & Managing Director, Guardian Europe said:
“Glass demand is continuing to grow in Europe and this investment will ensure the supply to our customers, essential to developing and maintaining our strong partnerships.”
The new line at Goole will continue to provide Guardian’s customers in the UK with flat, coated and laminated glass products.