EME sustainability


Having designed, commissioned and supported some 250 glass production facilities across the world, EME is widely recognised for its design excellence, specification of high performing materials and unrivalled global support. We are committed to delivering batch plants that perform and endure like no other.


Sustainable refurbishment

For many customers, we explore updating their installations to meet capacity requirements, either by integrating a new control system or upgrading to our latest software. Also able to enhance the current process with new machinery, we always aim to utilise or refurbish existing components.



Our commitment to sustainable glassmaking helps facilities all over the world to increase recyclability in every glass batch. We have developed advanced technologies to remove more contaminants during the cullet treatment process, ensuring a better quality batch with higher levels of recycled content.


Energy Management

The EME / SORG batch preheater is modular so that the capacity and throughput can be easily adapted to suit various furnace sizes. Hot waste gases from the furnace pass through the heat exchanger modules and heat is transferred to the batch as it moves towards the batch charger. The heat exchanger parts are simultaneously activated to destroy any remaining material clumps and ensure the free flow of material through the preheater unit. The determined double digit percentage of energy savings attributed to the use of the batch preheater and Batch3 represent a huge potential. Alternatively, plants can increase the melting capacity and temporarily raise the output of the glass production line.


Batch3: Integrated Concept

The batch preheater is an integral part of the Batch3 concept, with the EME-NEND® (No Emission No Dust) batch charger and special IRD® doghouse (Increased Radiation Doghouse). Made possible by the unique combination of our batch and melting know-how, the Batch3 concept offers reduced energy consumption and dusting, less induced air and an optimal batch distribution in the furnace, resulting in better glass quality. The IRD® design is much wider and has a much higher superstructure than a conventional doghouse. Heat loss is lower, while the larger furnace opening allows more radiation into the doghouse. This ensures that the surface material is glazed before entering the melter, with considerably less dust and carryover.