It’s the solution to improve the efficiency and performance of the glass manufacturing industrial plants thereby increasing energy efficiency, and minimizes environmental impact, and improving safety standards for workers.
The process of making glass containers lighter – thus reducing the energy required to produce and transport them – has been a very important innovation in recent years.
Current glass packaging is around 50% lighter than it used to be.
As the present global market competition can be won only by investing in technology and making quality the companies shall be capable to maximize the flexibility hence minimizing the losses of production and energy consumption. The oxygen-gas heating technology in small plants is no longer taboo. In fact not only it allows to attain low specific consumption, high quality of glass, and production flexibility, but it also reduces the emissions of NOx sharply, compared with any alternative conventional heating technique.
Since its beginning Falorni Tech has always focused its activity on the research of new solutions to improve the efficiency and performance of the glass manufacturing industrial plants thereby increasing energy efficiency, minimizing environmental impact, and improving safety standards for workers. Within the frame of its ECO GLASS INNOVATION Policy, Falorni Tech has developed projects and realized plants aimed to achieve such an important target.
At the beginning of 2017, Falorni Tech has completed the construction of a new concept of a production facility for the fabrication of high quality colored glass within the premises of an established and well-known Italian glass company specialized in hand made and semi-automatic manufacturing of tableware glass.
The production of glass will be based on two identical melting furnaces of small capacity each provided with an oxy-gas heating system and tilting basement. The glass gathering will be effected either manually or by a full automatic ball gathering robot which will serve both furnaces without the need for dislocation. This feature will permit the factory to manage both furnaces and production lines under the maximum flexible conditions with regard to the change of color, pull fluctuations, and job change keeping the overall operating cost at the lower level. The tilting basement feature is also a key element of flexibility as it allows the furnace to work either as a continuous tank with constant glass level all the time and to extract the colored glass until the very last drop before making the color change.