The Kosamba facility has a capacity of 340 tonnes per day and manufactures USP Type I, II and III amber and flint bottles and vials for the pharmaceuticals industry. It also makes containers for nail enamel, perfumes, skin care, foundation, aroma oils, miniatures etc (from 5 ml to 150 ml). This facility also has a provision for manufacturing feeder coloured glass for the perfumery business. The Kosamba facility is run on natural gas with furnace oil as a backup. The plant also gets power from a windmill.
The Jambusar plant has been operational since July 1998 and is the single largest installed facility for amber glass, spread across a sprawling 67-acre campus. Total installed capacity is 355 TPD consisting of Type 3 Amber and Flint for both pharmaceutical and C & P segments.
Both furnaces are equipped with control rooms, which are used to manufacture no-wash category bottles. Temperature, relative humidity, air flow and microbe and particle count are strictly monitored in these control rooms. The plant has a bay scanning facility and inverters, which allow the bottles to be inverted and subjected to high-pressure air wash.
A 3.4 MW captive power plant provides uninterrupted power supply to the facility.
Machines & Equipment
The plants in both facilities have the latest machines and equipment sourced from reputed suppliers. For instance, the furnaces are designed by Horn, Germany; batch house by Zippe, and IS machines from Bottero. Our quality control section has VISIGLAS on-line camera inspection machines.
Mould Design & Manufacturing
Both facilities are supported by mould design and manufacturing workshops. The mould design unit consists of designers who work on software such as UNIGRAPHIX NX-5 for product drawings and use IMAGEWARE for reverse engineering. The mould workshops are equipped with state-of-the-art CNC machines and separate infrastructure for sample moulds.
To produce new colors based on customer requirements, Piramal Glass has a coloring feeder operation for the perfume segment in technical collaboration with a world leader in coloring systems. It is the first company in India to offer such a system to customers. The coloring system helps our customers reduce development lead time.
PGL Currently produces 6 basic colors (blue, green, purple, light gray green, dark gray, and black) in 15 different shades.
Technical Training Centre
An in-house training centre trains all new and existing employees on a continuous basis. Each employee on an average undergoes three man-days of training per year.
This chemical laboratory is responsible for incoming RM inspection as well as constant improvement in the quality of the end product. The lab is equipped with
- WDXRF S-4 for chemical composition testing of glass and raw materials
- Atomic absorption spectrophotometer for metal testing at ppm level
- Lambda 35 UV visible spectrophotometer, equipped with color measurement software for color and light transmission measurement
- Petrological microscope for glass defect identification
- Stereo microscope from Zeiss, Germany, for glass homogeneity testing
- Flame photometer for alkali and extract testing in glass containers