Xinyi Glass Starts New Solar Glass Furnace
August 27, 2009
On August 23, Xinyi Glass in Hong Kong has ignited a new low-iron
patterned glass furnace at its Wuhu, China, plant. The new furnace
has a daily capacity of 393,000 square feet and will be producing
Sol-Clear patterned solar glass primarily.
This new was built in 11 months and is will be commissioned toward
the end of 2009. It makes Xinyi among the world's largest patterned
solar glass substrate manufacturers for the solar industry. With
the new lines, the company is able to offer solar glass lites as
large as 94 by 132 inches.
The new furnace joins a second furnace with a daily capacity of
236,000 square feet that has been in full operation since January
2008. The former furnace has been supplying SPF U1 grade solar glass
to customers in the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan and China.
In addition to producing solar glass, Xinyi Glass currently is running
four float glass furnaces with combined daily capacity of 2,860
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