Vitro has reported that one of its two float glass furnaces developed a leak, at its Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA plant.

There are no injuries reported, but production has been temporarily suspended in both furnaces for safety reasons and to minimise the possibility of further damage.

The company said it was in the process of assessing the impact of this damage and to determine when operations on the plant can be restored.

Vitro has in place insurance coverage and policies for such contingencies.