Chile’s Cristalerias Toro has appointed Horn Glass to supply a melting furnace for a new production line.

Cristalerias Toro plans to build a completely new production line in Lonquen, a city within the metropolitan area of the capital, Santiago. Horn will supply a 300 tonne per day furnace on three forehearths.

The scope of supply includes the planning and delivery of the refractory materials as well as the complete equipment for heating, measuring and control, boosting, the batch charger for the furnace, distributer and forehearth.

The forehearth will be delivered with an automatic cooling flap control, which makes it possible to set the temperature profile in the forehearth automatically after a setpoint specification of the drop temperature. The entire construction and commissioning will be finally supervised and managed by Horn.

Cristalerias Toro is a Chilean family business with more than 60 years experience in the manufacture and marketing of glass containers.

The company supplies container glass in various areas of the food industry such as wines, spirits, liqueurs, beer, soft drinks, water, juices, oils and other products.

The project is due to start next year with the first glass set for production in 2020.