In September 2020 a new batch plant with batch transport and cullet return system was put into operation in Czestochowa, Poland, for Guardian Glass Industries. In addition, nine high performing float glass batch chargers, type EO 1622 TH – one batch charger as a substitute in case of need – were also supplied via a separate order.
This is the second float furnace on this site; with this new installation the production capacity of the plant has more than doubled. Zippe’s scope of work included the design, manufacturing and installation of the steel structure, the process equipment and the control system. The order was placed on a turn-key basis. Limited space on site and as well as Covid-19-measures affected the installation work on site, but in the end – thanks to the excellent cooperation between all teams – Zippe fulfilled Guardian’s expectations according to what both parties agreed.