10 years ago Guardian invested £102 million to manufacture float glass.
Glass furnaces operate at temperatures in excess of 1500°C.
2000 tons of molten glass is continuously held within a furnace.
A float line is in excess of 650 metres long.
Over 700 tons of glass can be produced in a day.
The largest sheet size is 3210mm x 6000mm.
Laminating lines can produce laminated glass up to 30mm thick.
Soft Coat glass is manufactured on a Magnetron glass coater that has 25 coating chambers.
Guardian’s warehouse can hold 25,000 tons of glass.
A Magnetron glass coater costs in the region of £35 million and a laminating line in the region of £6 million.