AGC Glass Europe has inaugurated a renovated float glass line at its Retenice, Czech Republic glass manufacturing site.

It had been shut down to carry out a cold repair of the furnace and connected equipment.

The float glass line features hot oxy-combustion technology which uses 100% oxygen as an oxidiser instead of air, which results in a decrease in the melting energy consumption and a reduction of CO2 and NOx emissions.

A ribbon cutting inauguration ceremony took place on September 29 attended by managers, employees, the engineering team and overhaul suppliers.