Poland’s Forglass has designed, fabricated and installed a 120/150 TPD regenerative end-fired furnace to Trend Group.

Trend Group is a major Polish producer of tableware glass. The furnace order for its Szydłowiec plant included electric boosting to melt ultra-white flint tableware glass.

Following a successful startup, many performance parameters exceeded the values guaranteed in the contract. Chiefly, the glass quality index is below 10 bubbles with the specific energy consumption below 1020 kcal/kg.

Forglass furnace design takes into account the specific characteristics of oxidized, ultra-white flint tableware glass with low iron content – mainly high values of effective thermal conductivity coefficient and higher saturation of SO3 in the molten glass.

Trend Group expressed its satisfaction with the furnace by placing subsequent orders – the modernisation of three additional furnaces for its other plants.