Guardian Glass completes first pull of new float line

Guardian Glass has completed its first ribbon pull at its second float glass facility in Częstochowa, Poland to help meet the growing demand for high performance coated and fabricated glass products in Poland and throughout Eastern Europe.

“The new float line is the largest in the Guardian family of float lines,” explained Guus Boekhoudt, Guardian Glass executive vice president. “We’ve implemented an innovative new furnace design with high efficiency combustion systems in order to provide products that meet the stringent quality requirements of our customers, while minimising both the energy used for production and emissions from the process.”

The plant, hosting two float lines, two coater lines and a lamination line, produces Guardian ExtraClear float glass, Guardian ClimaGuard low-emissivity (low-E) and Guardian SunGuard solar control coated glass products as well as laminated glass for residential and commercial applications.

“The Guardian Glass Częstochowa plant represents our biggest greenfield capital investment in Guardian’s history,” Boekhoudt added. “This facility is the company’s most efficient and operationally effective plant and houses our largest furnace and largest coater. The new float line has a nominal capacity of 1,000 metric tons of glass per day, while the new coater represents the latest in technology for Guardian and, we believe, for the industry.”