The advanced technologies applied by Actis in production of glass containers allow production of any complexity glass containers.
The production section provides a process flow for manufacture of glass products. Main equipment of the section includes:
- Four IS-12 glass-forming machines from SKLOSTROJ (Czech Republic) and four glass-forming machines from GPS (Germany) allowing a wide range of glass containers to be manufactured.
- Annealing lehrs and cold end spraying units from Pennekamp (Germany) that provide stable annealing quality and mechanical strength of glass containers during transportation.
- Hot treatment units from Revimac (Italy).
Glass is delivered from the furnace throw the producing channel and feeders produced by BH-F (UK) that are currently deemed the best worldwide. In addition to standard glass containers, Actis produces lightweight ones based on the NNPB technology (Narrow Neck Press and Blow).
For this type of production, the glass-forming machines are rigged with new equipment that allows automatic control of the process. This modification of equipment includes up-to-date system of radial and axial moulds cooling on blank and blow sides ensuring even distribution of glass in the product and excluding many types of defects during production.
Hot treatment units from Revimac (Italy) provide even coating distribution on containers sides. As a result there is lower influence of surface-active substances and first of all air moisture. At the same time, the surface of glass products is protected from abrasive effects of various matters and particles and it, in turn, improves glass strength under static and dynamic loads.
Glass containers , which have undergone surface treatment, have the increase 10-20% of internal hydrostatic pressure residence, 10-30% of body pressure residence, up to 15% on the container height.. At the same time efficiency of surface coatings increases by the decrease of glass container weight. Combined coatings allow the volume of broken glass to be significantly reduced during transportation and on the washing and filling lines of food processing plants. Such treatment of the surface improves strength and operational reliability of products by 15–30% as one of the key quality indicators for customers.