Henry F. Teichmann, Inc. is known around the world for the engineering, construction, rebuild and repair of glass melting furnaces. 

The furnaces, ranging from small unit melters to large float glass tanks, are designed and built with the state-of-the-art technologies to achieve the best fuel efficiency, highest product quality, lowest environmental emissions, least unit cost and longest campaign.

Glass Products

Henry F. Teichmann, Inc. has designed, built, repaired and rebuilt hundreds of furnaces across the world for all types of glass, including:

  • Float Glass

  • Container Glass (Hollow Glass)

  • Fiberglass

  • Tableware and Pressware

  • Sodium Silicate

  • Pattern Glass

  • Borosilicate and Tubing

  • Other Specialty Glass



      In 1951, HFT introduced our Pre-Designed Package End-Fired Furnace concept to the glass industry. The range of furnace melting areas are from 152 ft 2 to 1000 ft 2 and are suited for melting flint, green or amber glass with optional additions such as electric boosting and bubbling systems. The HFT designs can be adapted to producing container, roll pattern, tableware, sodium silicate and others.


      Generally these furnaces are individually designed to produce float glass, container glass and others. Production capacities range from 75 MTPD to 750 MTPD for clear and colored glass. Electric boosting and bubbling systems can be installed to increase the furnace efficiency and improve glass quality. Designs include gas or oil firing capability.


      Our furnace engineers have provided furnace designs that are now operational producing float glass, container glass, fiberglass as well as other types of glass. Oxy-fuel furnaces are the perfect solution because they significantly reduce or in some cases eliminate emissions from the glass melting process. Its merits also include fuel consumption reduction, glass quality improvement, operation and maintenance convenience, and future repair cost savings.

      Henry F. Teichmann, Inc. is the only independent engineering and contracting firm in the world that has successful experience in designing and building Oxy-Fuel float glass furnaces.


      All electric furnaces provide an economical and environmentally safe method of producing most types of glass. Cold top superstructure designs are suited from melting borosilicate, fluoride opal and lead glass.