expansion of Melting Tank 8 in
Jena, Germany, Schott
Technical Glass Solutions (TGS) announced it has doubled its production
capacity. Following its renaming in 2009, the company is focusing on attractive
growth markets with an enhanced product portfolio. To this end, the company
reports that another tank will be put into operation in 2011.
Tank 8, which was put into operation at the end of May, was rebuilt to increase
production capacity in order to accelerate its growing business. The facility
now features an additional electric heating unit to increase the melting
capacity, while the dimensions of the tank have remained the same. The use of
microfloat technology also makes it possible to float smaller amounts of glass.
A further microfloat tank, to be commissioned in 2011, will offer even greater
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