Gerresheimer has replaced one of its two flint glass furnaces at its Tettau, Germany, plant.

The company installed a new, more powerful furnace, and upgraded the plant’s production technology.

The Gerresheimer Group’s Tettau plant manufactures hundreds of millions of glass containers for the cosmetics industry every year.

Two furnaces operate around the clock to supply the production lines with their hot raw material; the molten glass that is used to make diverse bottles and jars for perfumes, cosmetic creams and other beauty products.

“Gerresheimer is investing in our cosmetic glass production operations so that we can more effectively meet our customers’ needs in future,” said Bernd Hörauf, General Manager in Tettau.

The new furnace satisfies all statutory requirements of exhaust gases and air purity, and it has a completely sealed melting basin to improve energy efficiency and lower energy consumption.

Gerresheimer’s investment in the Tettau plant is also providing new jobs and offering existing employees better job security.

“All of the employees were involved in the project. They were very team spirited, and happy to accommodate all the inconveniences associated with the installation of a new furnace,” explained Bernd Hörauf.

Gerresheimer manufactures syrup bottles, moulded bottles, dropper bottles, tablet jars, wide-necked jars, cream jars, perfume bottles, nail varnish bottles, roll-on deodorant bottles, vials and infusion bottles for the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.

The product range currently includes several hundred standard products, plus many customer-specific designs.