SORG enters float glass market

Date: 9 September 2010
Source: Nikolaus Sorg
Despite having customers in more than 70 countries, and currently more than 250 furnaces operating worldwide, there is one major sector of the glass industry that SORG has not been intimately involved in until now – the float glass sector.

This is about to change.
A collaborative agreement has now been signed between SORG and the Companies involved in the design, construction and operation of one of Europe’s most modern float installations, commissioned in summer 2009. SORG is now able to offer this outstanding float glass furnace technology on the open market.
This agreement brings together two partners with differing but compatible experience. Of the utmost importance within the context of this agreement is the fact that our partner has detailed know-how and practical knowledge of float plant design and operation, backed up by the experience that only the day-to-day operation of such a plant can provide. SORG of course has extensive experience of all forms of continuous melter – cross-fired, end-fired, regenerative, recuperative, conventional fossil fuel, oxy-fuel and all-electric – coupled with familiarity with a wide range of glasses.
The furnace technology on offer is unique in having been used to produce both architectural and solar glass during the course of a single campaign with a glass change on the run. Energy consumption and emission levels are both remarkably low in comparison with other float furnace designs.
As a result of the agreement this technology is now available through the SORG organisation. Practical support is available in all phases of a project, both from SORG and, especially in the vitally important initial operation phase, from our partner.
It is anticipated that the agreement will be of interest to both new entries into the float market and existing producers seeking a general repair or extension of their existing facilities.
For more information contact SORG or email

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