The construction of the first electric furnace at Pochet du Courval’s glass production site in Guimerville, has been entrusted to international industrial engineering group Fives. The goal is to make glass production more environmentally friendly.
The Guimerville plant, located in Normandy, France, decorates more than one million glass bottles and jars every day for numerous prestige perfume and beauty brands.
Specializing in all-electric melting technologies, Fives will design and supply an electric furnace using the Prium® E-Melt cold-top vertical melter technology. According to Pochet, it is one of the most advanced technologies available to significantly reduce CO2 emissions.
“This electric furnace will enable us to offer carbon-free glass to perfume, skincare and make-up brands that will deliver tomorrow’s beauty,” emphasized Benoit Marszalek, Pochet du Courval’s Chief Operations Officer.
Pochet du Courval, the division of the Pochet Group that has been an expert in shaping and decorating glass for 400 years, has stated an objective to reduce CO2 emissions of its production by 50% by 2033 offering decarbonized glass to its clients.
“Fives is committed to providing innovative solutions based on our proven technology to electrify glass process. We help the industry partners to meet their objectives in terms of decarbonisation, as well as to train technicians and operators at the plant level,” adds Alexandre Brusset, Vice-President of Glass at Fives.