Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the supervision and commissioning was done by Piramal alone with remote assistance of Horn experts. The new 145 tonnes per day (tpd) furnace was put successfully in operation in June 2020.
In May 2018 Horn received the order from Piramal Glass to redesign its existing 100 tpd furnace for the premium cosmetics & perfumery bottles.
The order comprised design drawings and some equipment (combustion, boosting and reversing system) for the furnace with eight forehearth lines in tota being redesigned.
Horn supplied the end fired furnace designed with appliance of the most advanced technology to save energy, reduce emission values and extend furnace life.
The furnace is designed with a melting area of 82.8 m² to produce up to 145tpd in total.