Articles from April 2021

Maintaining schedule on a greenfield glass plant despite Covid-19

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The NSG Group is in the final stages of completing a turnkey float plant in Luckey, Ohio. Construction began in the second quarter of 2019 and production will start at the end of 2020. The $265 million, 511,000ft2 facility, will melt 600 tons per-day of transparent ...

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A True Veteran of the Glass Industry

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Christopher J. Hoyle, Senior Vice President – Technical Director, has been a part of the TECO family for 21 years and has served the glass industry for 41 years.

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Radiant Heating Systems In Glass Applications

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Radiant heat is employed in many sectors of the glass industry to control cooling of a material during the part of the process where direct contact of the glass is not viable. The use of radiant heat covers a large range of temperatures and often requires ...

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Is Your Weighing System Accurate?

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This article is intended to provide а practical, and applications-oriented discussion of the issues involved in weigh system accuracy, and how to estimate the accuracy а particular system might achieve.

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Economic Solutions of Ownership

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What is the right material for this application? Who should be responsible for this portion or that portion? Where should we set the limits of the scope of supply? How can we lower the installed cost? How can we reduce the delivered cost?

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Furnaces for Low Iron Solar Glass


Low iron glasses for solar PV (photovoltaic) applications are generally characterized by the following physical and chemical properties:

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Maintaining schedule on a greenfield glass plant despite Covid-19

GI Cover October 2020

The NSG Group’s Todd Huffman* discusses the new Luckey flat glass plant and the collaboration with the TECO Group as they faced the challenges the year 2020 presented with regards to the Covid pandemic.

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NSG nearing completion of $260+M facility

Glass International Cover Oct 2020

The Toledo Business Journal writes about the completion of the NSG plant in Luckey in their October 2020 issue of their Lake Erie West Manufacturing $ Construction News.

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Flexible All-Electric Furnace Design

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In the September/October issue of Glass Worldwide, Brian Naveken emphasises the importance of bottom electrodes in the design of all-electric melting systems.

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Design-Build, A Better Way – Part 2

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In the last issue of Glass 5.0, “Design-Build, A Better Way – Part 1”, the merits of design-build versus design-bid-build project delivery methods were discussed; particularly as they pertain to large capital projects, typical in the glass industry, that involve budgets ...

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