Pilkington takes delivery of heat soak oven

EFCO Furnaces, Waterlooville, Hampshire, delivers a Heat Soak Test Oven to the Pilkington Group.

The latest EFCO oven, has been manufactured under sub-contract by Solent Manufacturing of Waterlooville. This oven will be used in the Pilkington Factory at Alfreton, Derby for the purposes of semi-annealing thermally toughened soda lime silicate glass, to reduce the incidence of fractures caused by the unstable form of NiS crystals within the toughened glass. .
Manufactured to precise specification from drawings provided by Efco Furnaces Ltd. This furnace has taken 5 people over 2 months to build. Delivery was on schedule and it is expected it will be used in production within two weeks.

EFCO Furnaces and Solent Manufacturing's head office and assembly is located in Waterlooville, Hampshire.

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