Gerresheimer has completed the rebuild of one of its furnaces at its Momignies, Belgium plant, where it makes a diverse range of glass for the perfumes, cosmetics and beauty sector and operates two furnaces. One of these is the only furnace in the group that produces opal glass and offers a full portfolio to Gerresheimer’s customers.

Nicola Balena, Gerresheimer Momignies General Manager, said: “The entire workforce showed great enthusiasm and they were happy to accommodate all the inconveniences associated with the installation of a new furnace.”

Gerresheimer said its customers were welcome to visit the remodelled and modernised plant to see the technical opimisations and finishing options.

Opal glass can also be used for segments such as spirits, food and household. It gives the packaging a visual appeal that differentiates it from standard glass and allows for a sophisticated individualisation of glass bottles, flacons and jars.

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