In the 4th quarter of 2020, German based SCHOTT AG, started up a greenfield production plant for pharmaceutical glass tubing in Zhejiang Province, People’s Republic of China. The new plant will produce high-quality borosilicate glass tubing – the base material for pharmaceutical packaging such as vials, ampoules, syringes and cartridges, which the vast majority of COVID-19 vaccine projects rely upon.
EME, with the support of our daughter company Shanghai Precision, supplied the batch plant including batch transport and cullet return system on a turn-key basis, including building, process equipment and the control system. The batch plant is designed for several furnaces and different glass types.
For the process technology EME adhered to the strict SCHOTT requirements in the dosing, weighing and mixing areas in order to obtain SCHOTT’s highest quality pharmaceutical glass.