The North American industrial gas conglomerate, Air Products, has signed a supply contract with TechPack Solutions in Korea.

According to the agreement, Air Products will provide its Cleanfire® HRiTM oxy-fuel burners and flow control skid, as well as its Prism® vacuum swing adsorption (VSA) unit. All installations are designed to reduce emissions while improving energy efficiency and productivity in container and tableware glass production.

According to Air Products, the oxy-fuel technology brings benefits including over 80% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions, about 25% increase in productivity, reduction of capitals, 25-60% energy savings and improvement in efficiency and glass quality.

“We are honoured to be selected by Techpack Solutions to support their conversion to oxy-fuel combustion.”

Richard Huang, Asia Industry Growth Manager for Glass at Air Products

Richard Huang, Asia Industry Growth Manager for Glass at Air Products, commented, “We are honored to be selected by Techpack Solutions to support their conversion to oxy-fuel combustion. With South Korea’s new Low Carbon Green Growth Law coupled with increasing market demand, Korean glass makers can benefit from oxy-fuel technology to reduce emissions while enhancing productivity.”

He added, “Air Products is a leader in this innovative technology with proven track records worldwide, and our glass experts will help more glass makers in Asia grow stronger and greener.”

Air Products has installed more than 1,500 Cleanfire burners around the world. The company recently announced another contract for oxy-fuel integrated solution to a fiberglass manufacturer in China.

Founded in the mid-1950s, Techpack Solutions is a major South Korean packaging solution provider and the country’s largest manufacturer of glass bottles. The company makes a wide range of glass containers for the food, drink and medical industries.