Fives technology and experience complement each other to provide an unrivalled range of products and services for the fibre glass industry. Fives are innovators and leaders in the design, supply and commissioning of glass melting furnaces, molten glass distribution and thermal conditioning systems. Our range of equipment and services deliver the optimum glass quality and energy efficiency, together with maximum equipment (campaign) life and safety of operations.
Solutions & Equipment
During the planning phase we work with you to decide the optimum solution. Our constant will for your satisfaction, quality improvement and energy efficiency have turned our product into a best in class equipment, ready to increase your profitability in an environment of sustainable development.
Our design process considers factors that directly affect the cost and quality of the fibreglass, such as; type of glass to be produced, production method, heating medium available, and the desired yield.
Fives takes pride from the close relationship we form with our customers, and many customers have been returning to us for more than 30 years.
Recent projects where Fives design, equipment and services were successfully implemented on Fibreglass applications are:
- A 10 Zone 4700kW Advanced boost system and an 8 zone 300kW boost system for 2 separate gas fired furnaces for E-Glass Fibre production in China.
- A complete hot end solution (consisting of a 6tpd electrically heated (with gas fired warm top) vertical melter, gas fired distribution channel and 2 bushing forehearths for (6- 9 micron) sodium silicate fibreglass production in Latvia.
- Re-design and enlargement of an Oxy/gas fired furnace system in India including the installation of advanced multi-zone electric boosting (contributing 30-35% of the melt energy). Production at the plant has been successfully converted to a low-boron glass composition - deemed to be technically difficult within the industry.