Indian container glass manufacturer PGP Glass has ignited a 250t/day furnace supplied by Horn Glass Industries.

The end-fired furnace, named furnace J, was integrated into the glass manufacturer’s Jambusar, India facility.

Horn supervisors for utility and electrical equipment were on site to support the processes. The new container glass furnace with seven forehearths manufactures cosmetic / premium flint glass.

In this greenfield project, Horn’s scope of supply included the engineering of the refractory material and steel construction, combustion system, measuring and control equipment, boosting system and its HVR 500F batch chargers.

The entire project was realised within the specified time schedule and the furnace was put into operation at the end of August.

PGP has glass manufacturing facilities in the USA, India and Sri Lanka with an overall capacity of 1475 tonnes per day, with 12 furnaces and 65 production lines.