Nikolaus Sorg and EME Maschinenfabrik Clasen supplied equipment for Owens-Illinois (O-I’s) recently-opened Innovation Centre.

Sorg has supplied the furnace and forehearth while EME delivered the batch plant and cullet return system.

O-I celebrated the official opening of its Innovation Centre, a combined R&D and pilot plant facility, at its global headquarters in Perrysburg, Ohio in June.

Through the Innovation Center, O-I seeks to advance new concepts in glass production and develop new technologies that could revolutionize the process of melting and forming glass.

The 24,000 ft2 facility, which is approximately one-tenth the size of a typical manufacturing plant, houses a 20 metric ton oxy-fuel furnace, two production lines and inspection equipment.