Chinese glassmaker Xinyi Group has appointed Fives for the supply of one annealing lehr for float glass and four lehrs for photovoltaic glass.

Fives and Xinyi Group signed two new contracts to supply annealing lehrs. Xinyi Group will construct a large glass plant in Malaysia as part of the ‘one belt and one road’ strategic plan pioneered by the Chinese government.

Fives, with Fives Stein Metallurgical Technology Shanghai, is going to offer its Prium Lehr, which is a float glass lehr with maximum output of 1200 MT/D.

It will also offer its Prium Lehr PVG, photovoltaic glass lehrs with a maximum output of 250 MT/D with a pull capacity and ribbon width which are the highest in the world for photovoltaic glass.

The annealing lehrs have excellent technical and economic advantages representing Fives’ R&D ability in high and new technology field. The lehrs are scheduled to be put into use separately in 2016.

Fives and the Xinyi Group are long-term cooperation partners and have worked together in the float, photovoltaic and extra-thin glass production sectors.

The cooperation, supported by relevant Chinese policies, will enhance China’s far-reaching influence in Asia.