CTT-Refractory and glass news

Tses Glass (Pty) signed a project management and engineering agreement with the German-based Heye International GmbH for a new container glass plant. Construction the plant will start in May 2014 and will take 26 months. Tses Glass will have four separate manufacturing plants in a single location in Tses, Southern Namibia, starting with a 250 tpd container glass plant, 600 tpd float glass plant, 350 tpd tableware glass plant, and 200 tpd ultra-thin glass plant.

Mineral sands miner Murray Zircon says it is already reaching targets at its Mindarie project in the Murray-Mallee. The company took over the site in 2011 after the previous owners, Australian Zircon, went into voluntary administration in 2009. The company produces about 10,000 to 12,000 tons of mineral concentrate per month. The company is still working on revamping the process to improve the consistency of operations.