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F.I.C. (UK) Limited leads the industry in solving difficult electric melting problems.

We have established a worldwide reputation for design and manufacture of electric glass melting systems. These systems are designed for conditioning and boosting in a wide range of glass types and manufacturing processes.

We are a world leader of electric boosting design and supply.

We design and supply electrical boosting systems for all glass types and manufacturing processes including TFT, LCD, float, fibre, holloware and borosilicate. Additionally, we supply all-electric furnaces and forehearths, offering advanced glass conditioning options with the Isothermal unit to improve side to middle and top to bottom temperature gradients.

We offer systems to extract heat out of the glass to aid glass conditioning and reduce gas consumption through the use of removable water-cooled tubes. These tubes can be placed anywhere from the throat to the back of the forehearth. These cooling tubes can also be inserted adjacent to severely eroded refractories to delay or even prevent premature replacement of these areas.

Within the range of electrode holders manufactured by FIC is the High ‘Q’ holder, in which the cooling circuit is replaceable in less than 10 minutes. More than 10,000 of these holders have been supplied since their introduction about 20 years ago. Recently we have introduced the Maxi ‘Q’ holder which is constructed such that no welded portion is located within the refractory and it has the largest cross-sectional area of waterway when compared to all other holder designs.

Our portfolio includes also bubbling systems of both pulse and variable types. These system are complimented with a variety of types and sizes of bubbler tubes.