K., France, Czech Republic and Poland with total 39 production lines a working continuously on a sustainable and leading position in the healthcare, perfume and tableware market. The special challenge of this project was to overtake some partially existing refractory drawings as a base and finish this engineering works by supplying all other drawings around the furnace.Another specific characteristic of this project was the forehearth location with a reversed glass flow due to the limitation of the building. HORN improved this special Distributor and Forehearth location by changing its design, but keeping the existing gob points.
HORN supplied the complete steel structure, a port controlled combustion system including the Dualflame MC 700 burners, a new flue gas- and combustion air reversing unit and the tank- and throat cooling, whereby one fan could be reused. Further equipment supplied was the measurement- and control system including an oxygen measurement and a day batch hopper including the charging machines. In order to reach a glass production of 180 tpd at a very good glass quality, a melting boosting and a barrier boosting were installed at the furnace part.
One of the four Forehearth was equipped as a Colouring Forehearth with an additional dosing and weighing unit to add the colouring frit as well as a stirring system to mix up the coloured glass. Finally the complete demolition- and erection works were carried out by a subcontracted company under the guidance of the HORN supervisors.