Exciting Innovations Unveiled: Guardian Glass Bascharage Plant Prepares for Q4 2023 Furnace Restart
The Guardian Glass Bascharage plant in Luxembourg is on the cusp of a groundbreaking moment as it gears up to relaunch its new furnace in Q4 2023. This state-of-the-art furnace heralds a remarkable era as it stands poised to become Guardian Glass’s most energy-efficient furnace yet.
Advancements at Bascharage Plant
In anticipation of this exciting development, let’s delve into the enhancements taking shape at the Bascharage plant:
1. Unprecedented Energy Efficiency: Upon activation, the furnace is expected to demonstrate a staggering 25% improvement in energy efficiency, underscoring Guardian Glass’s commitment to sustainable manufacturing.
2. Expanded Production Capacity: The new furnace is set to boost production capacity, enabling the plant to manufacture both Guardian ExtraClear™ float glass and Guardian UltraClear™ low-iron float glass, meeting diverse market demands.
3. Laminated Glass Line: In parallel with the furnace restart, the installation of a state-of-the-art laminated glass line is projected to reach completion by Q4 2023, further enhancing the plant’s capabilities.
A Vision of Progress
Guus Boekhoudt, Executive Vice President of Guardian Glass, expresses the company’s forward-looking vision: “We invested in the latest melting technology to provide our customers with the most advanced glass products while using fewer resources.” This commitment to innovation and sustainability underscores Guardian Glass’s dedication to excellence.
Synergy in Luxembourg
The Bascharage plant already boasts a coater, producing Guardian ClimaGuard™ low-emissivity (low-E) and Guardian SunGuard™ high-performance coated solar control glass, catering to residential and commercial applications. Guus Boekhoudt emphasizes the strategic location of these assets in Luxembourg, near key customers, which enhances service offerings and underscores their long-term commitment to both clients and the glass industry.
Team Effort and Gratitude
Bernard Gheysen, Plant Manager at Guardian Glass Bascharage, expresses his pride and gratitude: “I am very proud of the team here – everyone has gone the extra mile on this project. We are excited about the new opportunities it opens, as well as grateful for the strong support we have received from the Luxembourg authorities.”
In conclusion, Guardian Glass remains steadfast in its mission to improve lives by delivering valuable glass products and services, all while upholding responsible, resource-efficient practices. With an unwavering commitment to innovation, sustainability, and customer satisfaction, Guardian Glass stands at the forefront of the glass industry, poised for a future of excellence.
Source: Guardian Glass Europe with additional information added by Apazone