The glass packaging plant that will be established in Bilecik/Bozüyük Organized Industrial Zone will have the world’s largest glass packaging furnace with the lowest energy consumption per ton, employing a technology developed by the company.
INVESTMENT EMPLOYING ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY TO BE COMMISSIONED IN 2012
Ciner Holding gets ready to produce glass packaging after investments made in the mining, energy and media sectors. Environmentally friendly glass packages will be produced in the plant that will be established on an area of 224 decares, purchased in the Bilecik/Bozüyük Organized Industrial Zone by Park Cam Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş., one of the partners of Ciner Holding.
CONSTRUCTION INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE PLANT IS READY
Gürsel Usta, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Park Cam Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş., said that the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Report, which is expected to open new horizons in production of glass packages, was approved by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Sources, and the incentive investment for the plant was procured. Noting that a total of 4 furnaces, each with a capacity of 500 tons/day, will be installed in the factory with completed infrastructure, Gürsel Usta said, “Upon completion of 4 furnaces, the production capacity of the factory will almost be equal to 40% of the total glass packaging production capacity in Turkey.”
Highlighting also that glass packaging production will be started in the last quarter of 2012, Gürsel Usta, Chairman of Board of Directors of Park Cam Sanayi, added: “Each furnace installed in the factory will have a net production capacity of 150,000 tons per year. The furnace with a capacity of 500 tons/day that will be installed in the first phase will be the world’s largest glass packaging furnace with the lowest energy consumption per ton, employing back ignition technology developed by the company.”
Machinery Imported from Europe
Production machinery of the glass packaging plant that will be commissioned in 2012 will be procured from a consortium under leadership of the Italian Bottero Company. Blending systems of the plant will be provided by Finnish Lahti, its furnace systems will be provided by English Tecoglas, error separation machinery will be provided by French MSC&SGCC, and the after cooling equipment and palletizing machinery will be provided by Italian EMMETI&SPA.
Assertive about production of soda ash, the raw material of glass
Ciner Group put its soda ash production plants in Beypazarı into service after investing USD 375 million in March 2009. Producing 1,100,000 tons of natural soda ash from the trona ores in Ankara Beypazarı and employing natural methods, Ciner Group acquired a company that holds the operating license for a natural trona reserve with a capacity of 1.65 billion tons located in the Kazan region of Ankara with an area of 19,015 hectares in January. Ciner Holding plans to produce 1 million tons of soda ash in the first year and 2 million tons of soda ash in the following years in Kazan, Ankara.
Soda ash extracted from thorium mineral is one of the 10 most used raw materials in the industry. Soda ash is used in about 200 production sectors, especially in the glass industry.