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Glass for Europe Creates White Paper on Float Furnace Hot Holds

Glass for Europe produced a white paper, “‘Hot hold’ operations in the flat glass sector,” detailing the process and ramifications of placing float glass furnaces on hot hold.

“This paper intends to inform policymakers on the rationale and implications when flat glass manufacturers decide to switch a flat glass melting plant into ‘hot-hold’. While having recourse to this industrial option is exceptional, it is essential that moving operations to ‘hot holds’ is facilitated when facing unforeseen short-term crisis,” say organization officials, in the introduction of the paper.