A European float glass manufacturer has chosen Forglass for an important furnace task.

Forglass, a Polish glass furnace engineering company, was chosen to perform a hot overcoating of the float furnace.

Hot overcoating is a demanding type of furnace repair, requiring organisation and an exceptional team.

It involves a large number of skilled workers and supervisors, who have to work in harsh conditions.

Hot overcoating has to be carefully planned to minimise glass-to-glass time and there is no room for delays.

Detailed planning is key, allowing exactly the right amount of time to complete each task.

The efficiency and quality of work has to be 100%, as there is no time to redo a mistake. It has to be done correctly the first time.

The expertise and skills of everyone involved in this type of work are essential and glassworks plant managers are selective when choosing a company to perform hot overcoating of their furnaces.

Forglass, a supplier of glass-melting technology has earned a reputation as an expert in large-scale furnace repairs.

Following the successful overcoating of a float furnace for one of the world’s largest producers of automotive and architectural glass, the client chose Forglass once again to perform hot overcoating on another one of its float furnaces in Europe.

The project is scheduled for April 2024.