Tanzanian container glassmaker Kioo Ltd has commissioned a second Sorg furnace at its plant.

The first furnace, called K1, in its Dar es Salaam plant was commissioned in 2018 following successful refractory installation of P-D Refractories' products.

Kioo has now commissioned P-D Refractories to also supply the Sorg K2 furnace with its refractory products.

These will be manufactured at P-D Refractories' Bochum, Germany; Wetro, Germany; and Czech Republic sites for May 2019.

Kioo is East and Central Africa’s largest manufacturer of container glass in a variety of colours.

It supplies AB InBev, Coca-Cola and Heineken among others.