Vacuum System for Glass Manufacturing at O-I Italy
50 Years of Non-Stop Vacuum

The Italian glassmaker Vetrerie Meridionali, part of the O-I Group, world’s leader in the hollow glass industry, has relied on Pneumofore vacuum pumps since 1971. Vacuum is very important in glass manufacturing: it optimizes the glass moulding process, it improves the container glass quality and it increases the production speed of the IS machines. After 50 years of constant efficiency and non-stop vacuum, the company renewed its collaboration with Pneumofore with a new centralized, air-cooled vacuum systems designed for higher efficiency and unmatchable energy savings.