The Director General of glass company Jama Iman, Ali Haqiqat, has announced the commissioning of Iran’s largest continuous glass melting furnace, according to reports from the Islamic Republic News Agency.

Mr Haqiqat said that it will be the second continuous glassmaking furnace in the Middle East, with an electricity consumption of 3MW and a total production capacity of 3.7 million m2 of glass per year.

With the newly commissioned furnace, Jama Iman will reportedly supply up to 70% of the domestic glass market in Iran.