Advanced hot and cold end technologies from Germany’s Heye International are helping Jg Containers (Malaysia) to maximise glass container production yields at the customer’s Klang glassworks in Selangor.

Jg Containers has been making clear glass bottles and jars for soft drinks, liquors, foods and pharmaceuticals since 1972.

With its single 180 tonnes/day furnace, Jg Containers has a 50% share of the domestic flint glass market, as well as exporting 35% of output to neighbouring ASEAN countries, Australia, Hong Kong, Mauritius and the Middle East.

To serve domestic and international customers, the manufacturing facility is situated close to Malaysia’s major trunk roads network, as well as Port Klang.

Quality management systems have been implemented in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 standards and the factory’s products are certified under this scheme.

Jg Containers has regularly modernised its manufacturing operations, adopting proven industry developments in furnace, forming, inspection and packaging technologies, while employing advanced digital methods to improve its products and customer service.

The glassmaker’s latest investment calls on the established production expertise of Germany’s Heye International.

This includes the installation of an 8-section, double gob 5in IS machine that has been adapted to accommodate the customer’s existing variables.

The Heye IS machine is fully prepared for NNPB process and is equipped with latest Heye technology such as rotor mechanism for constant glass homogeneity, dual motor shears and high-speed delivery system.

At the cold end, Heye has delivered its Wenspect quality control inspection solution - a combination of Heye SmartLine check detection system, Heye multipoint wall thickness measurement and Iris Evolution sidewall inspection.

Since completing this installation, the customer has recorded 93% glass pack efficiencies.