At the end of 2020, Ultra Tough from Welham Green, Hertfordshire, UK, finalized an agreement to purchase two Glaston FC-zone upgrades for their Uniglass 2448 UGT and UGC furnaces. The FC-zone replaces the existing heat chambers with Glaston’s enhanced system based on full convection with high air volume and closed circulation. The upgrades will be delivered and installed in March 2021.

These upgrades will help support Ultra Tough for years to come by allowing them to quickly modernize their older furnaces with the latest Glaston iControL automation system and the latest Chinook convection technology. The FC-zone enables glass processors to decrease energy costs, increase Low-E production and keep ahead of the latest market demands for high-quality tempered glass.

“This deal is important because a major supplier such as Ultra Tough is announcing to the glass business that their operations continue to grow and that in investing for the future, they have chosen Glaston again as their partner. Our FC-zone technology enables Glaston’s customers to convert their existing furnaces quickly and effectively to become state-of-the-art, thereby better serving their customers for years to come,” says Steve Brammer, Managing Director of Glaston UK Ltd.

Founded in 2001 to provide tempered glass of the best possible quality and dependable service, Ultra Tough supplies toughened glass to glass merchants and manufacturers of double-glazed units used in doors, windows and conservatories. The company has always selected state-of-the-art equipment to maintain its standard of delivering unrivalled quality.