UK electric melting and conditioning systems supplier Electroglass has successfully commissioned the latest in a series of all-electric distributor and forehearth installations for pharmaceutical glassmaker Gerresheimer.

A further Electroglass distributor and three forehearths had already been delivered to a third Gerresheimer plant, and are due to be commissioned by the end of 2021.

“We have supplied a total of eleven distributor and forehearth channels to this leading glassmaking group” said Electroglass Managing Director Richard Stormont.

He added: ”Another example of the trend to electric in both melting and conditioning, typically driven by major energy consumption and cost savings, emissions reductions and glass quality requirements.”