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A novel approach to glass containment in full-size pot furnaces.

Objective

The project will promote improvements in efficiency, quality and safe working practice in the predominantly SME, European hand-made glass industry, through the adoption of innovation in pot furnace technology. The project will deliver a pot that avoids the need for the current seven-day tempering process prior to installation. It will also deliver an effective coating material and coating process for the pot which will improve glass quality and eliminate the potentially harmful practice of manually applying molten glass coatings to the pot surface at elevated temperatures. The new technology based on advanced materials will improve the efficiency of pot furnaces and thereby increase the yield of "first quality" glass per pot and more efficient use of resources. The project will thereby promote modernization of the industry and contribution to sustainable development.

Funding Scheme

EAW - Exploratory awards

Coordinator

TYRONE CRYSTAL LTD
Address
Killybrackey
BT71 6TT Dungannon
United Kingdom

Participants (1)

MALERAS GLASBRUCK AB
Sweden
Address
Industrigatan 20
380 42 Maleras