17/06/04   New Technology
Large E glass furnace 4 years on
One of the world’s largest E glass furnaces for textile fibres was commissioned at the Taiwan factory of Fulltech Fiberglass Industries In October 2000.

The furnace is a oil-heated SORG design with an electrical booster and has a maximum melting capacity of 105 t/24 h. The complex forehearth arrangement, which features SORG glass conditioning technology, feeds 92 individual bushings, each of which produces several hundred discrete fibres.

Almost four years later, the furnace and forehearths are still running well and are in excellent condition, which is not a foregone conclusion in view of the corrosive properties of the glass.

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