AGC in Moustier shuts down and rebuilds a float furnace

Date: 9 February 2009
Source: AGC Flat Glass Europe
One of the 4 float glass furnaces at AGC Flat Glass Europe in Moustier (Belgium) has been shut down after 18 years of uninterrupted production.

The furnace will be rebuilt incorporating new technologies focused on energy efficiency and environmental performance. The plant is taking the opportunity of this decreased activity to set up a special training programme for its employees mainly oriented towards the development of technical skills including increased safety.

The service to customers is guaranteed by the production capacities of the group’s other float glass production lines elsewhere in Europe.

 

The temporary shutdown of this furnace was planned as part of the furnace rebuilding programme, and will also contribute to reducing glass capacity in Europe during the period of economic downturn.

AGC Flat Glass Europe, a leader in flat glass

AGC Flat Glass Europe produces and processes mainly flat glass for the construction industry with exterior glazing and interior decorative glass. Based in Brussels, it is the European branch of AGC Flat Glass, the world’s leading producer of flat glass. The company has around 100 production units throughout Europe and operates through a worldwide marketing network. AGC Flat Glass Europe currently employs around 10,600 people.

AGC Flat Glass Europe in Moustier: the largest float glass production unit in the world, with four furnaces producing raw glass and pyrolytic coated glass. The plant employs 730 people and its products are exported all over the world.

For Further information:

AGC Flat Glass Europe – Communication

Marie-Ange Dhondt

Tel: +32 (0)2 674 34 28

Mobile: +32 (0)477 65 60 53

marieange.dhondt@eu.agc-flatglass.com 

600450 AGC in Moustier shuts down and rebuilds a float furnace glassonweb.com

See more news about:

Others also read

 Meriden Hall
Working with Hasker Architects and AGC Glass, Euroview supplied exceptionally flat glass for a contemporary facade office extension to a listed building.
AGC Asahi Glass announces that it has started the construction of a net zero-energy building (ZEB*1) at its Kashima Plant.
AGC and Kinestral Technologies Collaborate to Accelerate Global Adoption of Halio
AGC and Kinestral Technologies announced the creation of three joint venture companies that will sell, distribute, and service Halio to the global market.
AGC Glass Introduces Clearvision
New Low-Iron Glass Offers Unparalleled Light Transmission and Color Optimization.
GGI Adds Hard-Body Impact Rating For Pyrobel 120
GGI, a premier glass fabricator and distributor, successfully tests for ASTM C1629 Hard-Body Impact Resistance.
Discover the beauty of a frameless window: Thermobel Scena by AGC
Developed exclusively by AGC, Thermobel Scena is a unique window glazing featuring transparent spacers.

Add new comment