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Vitro Restarts Shuttered Float Line, Will Unveil MSVD Coater

Vitro Architectural Glass restarted Line 1 at its Carlisle, Pennsylvania, float facility. The line experienced a glass leak on Aug. 17, 2017, resulting in a complete cold repair of the line.

The return of Line 1 marks the restoration of 640 short tons of production per day for Vitro. The line will initially focus on running the low-iron Starphire Ultra-Clear glass, while Line 2 will continue production of clear glass.

“Working with our internal engineering team and our engineering contractor, we were able to make several improvements to the line,” says Roberto Cabrera, director of engineering, Vitro Architectural Glass. “Our goal was to get back into production as soon as possible, but with our combined experience we were able to make some environmental and production improvements that will provide greater efficiency and consistency.”

Vitro will also introduce its new magnetron sputtered vacuum deposition coater for jumbo glass at its Wichita Falls plant in Texas. The unveiling will be held Aug. 3, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Vitro broke ground on the coater, now the largest in North America, in May 2017.