Air Products has been awarded oxygen (O2) and oxy-fuel combustion equipment supply by KCC Corporation, the largest glass and construction material manufacturer in South Korea, for the new glass fibre production line at its Sejong site.

The new production line is scheduled to come on-stream in 2019.

The Tier One corporation will provide its integrated solution encompassing long-term gaseous O2 and oxy-fuel combustion equipment, including its state-of-the-art Cleanfire® burner, to support KCC’s production of glass fibre used in electric vehicles and lightweight automobiles. The company also will install a PRISM® vacuum swing adsorption (VSA) oxygen generator for reliable, economical and environmentally-friendly on-site gas supply.

“We have been supplying different offerings to KCC’s various production lines, including the Sejong site. It is our honour to have their continued confidence in our oxy-fuel combustion technology and integrated solution to support their growth plans,” said Kyo-Yung Kim, President of Air Products Korea. “Air Products has enabled a long list of glass makers worldwide to become more productive, energy efficient and sustainable. Leveraging our vast experience, we are committed to working with our customers in Korea to build a greener country together.”

Air Products has more than 50 years of experience in oxy-fuel technology and has already installed more than 1,500 Cleanfire burners around the world. The technology is proven to bring multiple benefits such as over 80% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions, 10-35% in energy savings, about 25% increase in productivity, reduction of capital, and improvement in efficiency and glass quality.

KCC Corporation, established in 1958, is the largest glass and construction material manufacturer in South Korea focusing on developing high value-added products based on high energy efficiency and environmentally-friendly technology. With operations throughout the country and overseas, the company has an extensive business portfolio covering the float glass, glass wool, glass fibre, and other markets.