Turkish manufacturer Sisecam has ignited a glass packaging furnace at its Pokrov, facility, Russia.

Production from the 70t/day furnace was temporarily halted in July 2013 but was re-ignited in March this year.

The furnace went through the cold repair process in 2019 after a $15 million investment.

Commercial production started in March and the first product delivery was made on March 29.

It means Sisecam’s glass packaging production capacity in Russia has increased to 1.03 million tonnes a year.