O-I collaborate with EME and Sorg for Innovation Center

Owens-Illinois (O-I), the world’s leading glass container manufacturer, has celebrated the official opening of its Innovation Center, a combined R&D and pilot plant facility, at its global headquarters in Perrysburg, Ohio.

Through the Innovation Center, O-I seeks to advance new concepts in glass production and develop new technologies that could revolutionize the process of melting and forming glass.The 24,000 ft2 facility, which is approximately one-tenth the size of a typical manufacturing plant, houses a 20 metric ton oxy-fuel furnace, two production lines and inspection equipment.In this strategic project, O-I collaborated with Nikolaus Sorg GmbH and EME Maschinenfabrik Clasen GmbH.Sorg has supplied the furnace and forehearth while EME delivered the batch plant and cullet return system.

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