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Float process


  • Low on energy
  • High on quality
  • Controlled process

Designed according to your process specifications, Fives supplies key process equipment for float glass lines: low energy melting furnaces, tin baths and annealing lehrs, as well as expertise and project management. Since 2000, we have installed more than 20 complete float lines, equipped with key process equipment.

Float furnace

REDUCED energy USE

Production of high quality automotive, solar and architectural glass with Prium® Float-Melt, the float glass furnace with L.E.M.® (Low Energy Melter) technology for maximum efficiency.

Furnace

Tin bath

optimized cost & Quality

Tailor-made tin bath solutions for standard, ultra-thin glass and automotive glass. Any equipment of the tin bath is also available as a stand-alone product – top rollers, tweel mechanism, drossbox…

tin bath

ANNEALING LEHR

controlled cooling

Our patented hot air annealing process enables you to have total control over the residual stress, bow, dish and waviness. Transversal cooling zones give a smoother glass temperature cooling curve.

LEhr

Float glass line references:

Sisecam | Italy

Furnace & tin bath, initially built for Sangalli and rebuilt for Sisecam

Obeïkan | Saudi Arabia

Design and supply: furnace, tin bath, lehr and air pollution control

Vivix | Brazil 

A new 900 tpd float glass plant for the architectural sector

St Gobain (Sezal) | India

Melting furnace, tin bath, annealing lehr and production assistance

Düzce Cam | Turkey

Two complete lines for automotive and building applications

Yugrosprodukt | Russia

Furnace, tin bath, lehr, cutting line and nitrogen production plant