6 to 12 months = the minimum normal
lead times to repair or rebuilt an
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States and municipalities across Europe are responding to the COVID-19 crisis by issuing, and frequently revising, emergency orders and/or guidance that may threaten the ability of the glass fibre industry to operate and aid in the response to COVID-19.
Why is it important
Glass fibre manufacturing is a continuous process which requires the presence of workers on site. Unlike many industrial processes, glass manufacturing is not suitable to intermittent operation. Shutting down the installations would irreversibly damage the furnace and create disruption on key value chains for months.
Our viewIn view of the important role of the glass fibre industry and the need to maintain a continuous industrial activity to preserve the furnace and industrial tool, Glass Fibre Europe calls on the authorities: