Latvian fibreglass manufacturer Valmieras Glass will double its production volume by rebuilding its glass melting furnace No.4.1 in beginning of 2022, costing €10 million.
The rebuild will see expected maximum production capacity of glass melting furnace No.4.1 reach additional 7 - 10 tonnes of high silica glass fibre per day.
The aim of this project is to increase the production capacity of high silica glass fibre products to meet growing demand and provide the market with the required volume of high silica glass fibre products.
The current preliminary project implementation plan outlines masonry work on the glass melting furnace to take place in the 1st quarter of 2022 followed by the launch of the production of high silica glass fibre products at double capacity.
The service life of glass melting furnace No.4.1 after the reconstruction is expected to increase significantly thanks to the new furnace design.