Following the successful completion of two previous projects, Sorg has announced that it has been commissioned to design a third furnace for Vetri Speciali in Italy.

Having rebuilt the furnace at Vetri Speciali’s Ormelle plant, which produces high quality glass flint bottles, Sorg were asked to complete a second project at the San Vito plant in 2019.

To address issues with defective bottles, Sorg needed to reduce stones and inclusions in the glass.

By redesigning the melting furnace with state-of-the-art equipment, Sorg allowed the glass more residence time in the hot zones of the tank and as a result, inclusions were reduced.

The conditioning quality of the glass has been improved as well, while lower NOx emissions and energy consumption were also achieved.