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TO _______________ Poltava Amalgamation Plc


FAX No. ___________ 00 380 S3 22 31405

FROM _____________A.Reynolds

SUBJECT___________Electric Furnace

DATE______________ 11/09/97

No.of PAGES. ______ 1

Dear Sir/Madam,

Weare pleased to hear that the situation on thefurnace has begun to stabilize – does this mean that the quality is improving? If possible, please could you provide more data on the operational condition of the furnace and the percentage of reject tube on both lines?

We will be interested to hear the results of samples taken from the furnace bottom drain. Some poor quality glass is normal from this position when first draining – but it should clear very quickly. When there are concerns regarding glass quality it is good practice to drain from this position for about 5 minutes each day – to remove any possible contamination or dirt from the bottom of the melting chamber.

Please can you confirm that you received our fax of 07/09/97 from Mr.Andrew Reynolds, and if so, advise us on the points/questions raised therein regarding the electric furnace.

We would be grateful also, if you can confirm that payment has been arranged as promised in your last fax and as per the final Protocol. Further delays in this payment will cause us severe difficulties. If possible, please fax to us reference details of the appropriate bank transfer so that we can follow it from the UK side.

Best regards,



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