Ambev has contracted Horn to construct its third glass manufacturing facility in Carambeí, in Paraná state Brazil.

Horn will build the new container glass plant including the supply of a third furnace.

The new container glass furnace will be the most technological and environmentally friendly glass melting furnace in the region.

This furnace order is of great importance to Horn to secure its prime position in South America as a furnace supplier.

The 400 tpd regenerative furnace with three forehearths will produce container bottles in colours flint, amber and green.

This furnace is designed to produce the maximum pull in all three colours for both, 6% electrical share and even up to 20% electrical share by Horn e-fusion power boosting.

Horn was appointed as a turn-key supplier for all refractory material, steel construction, e-fusion power boosting, auxiliary equipment, supervision, manpower and tools for installation and finally commissioning.

The contract even includes a theoretical and practical training as well as production support for 60 days after commissioning.

Furthermore, the latest forehearth design of the Horn GCS 301-advanced system will be applied to produce the bottles.