The NSG Group and Saint-Gobain have started a glass manufacturing furnace in Argentina.

Its Argentine subsidiary, VASA Vidrieria Argentina launched the furnace on Saturday October 8 at the weekend at its Planta Cardales site.

The plant, located, approximately 70 kilometres north-west of Buenos Aires, will have an estimated production of 900 tonnes per day.

It will supply architectural glass for the domestic market as well as export to countries in the region.

Founded in 1938 and the result of the association of two of the largest glass manufacturers in the world: NSG Group – Pilkington and Saint-Gobain, VASA implements advanced technology in the manufacture of a range of products.

VASA contains around 500 employees and is present with operations in four countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay.