A new amber glass furnace has gone into production at Beatson Clark following completion of a £6.5 million building project. The new furnace has a larger melting area, improving Beatson Clark’s capacity to supply the growing market for craft beer bottles both in the UK and overseas. The melting area in the furnace has been increased by more than 6m² and can produce around 200 tonnes of glass per day. This latest project is part of a £10 million investment in plant and equipment at the South Yorkshire site this year.
The new equipment utilises flame length to burn more gas, thereby reducing NOx emissions by more than 20 per cent. Improvements to the regenerators and a greater wall height have increased the combustion volume. A new burner system with an oxygen trim facility ensures combustion is optimised, further increasing efficiency. A new six-section bottle forming machine has also been installed. For further information please telephone 01709 828141 or visit www.beatsonclark.co.uk