Nippon Sheet Glass Group to Reduce Float Glass
Production Capacity in North America, Europe
July 6, 2012
The NSG Group has announced that it will idle one of its two float
lines in Laurinburg, N.C., in addition to reducing capacity temporarily
at its facility in Porto Marghera, Venice, Italy.
The idling of the North Carolina line is expected to be completed
between August and September 2012.
"The Group is taking action to reduce capacity and output to
match the requirements of its customers," writes the company.
The architectural float furnace in Italy will be placed on "hot-hold,"
which "means that the furnace will be kept in an active state
from which it can be restarted at short notice."
NSG intends to begin production again on both lines "when market
conditions permit," according to the announcement.
The latest announcement follows the
company's announcement in May that it would "postpone the
restart of one of its float lines in Gladbeck, Germany, which is
currently undergoing a planned cold repair."
NSG officials were unavailable for comment at press time.