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June 19, 2018

Make CVD Part of your Future


Among the first uses for CVD was refining metals like nickel. Ludwig Mond developed a method that purified nickel using CVD. The company which Mond founded, Mond Nickel Company, merged into the International Nickel Company, which was ultimately... Read More→

May 07, 2018

History of Glass


How to turn Sand into Glass The raw material from which glass is made is silica, the most abundant of all the earth's minerals. Milky white in color, it is found in many forms of rock, including granite. And as every beach in the world has been ... Read More→

May 07, 2018

Float Glass Cutting and Packing


The final manufacturing process for float glass is the Cutting and Packing line. The cutting and packing conveyor is comprised of special roller sections that are capable of transporting glass product without damage. All cutting equipment and se... Read More→

May 07, 2018

Float Glass Annealing Lehr


What is a lehr? A glass annealing lehr—also called a lehr oven— is a long, temperature controlled, kiln. Lehrs are typically 6m wide and 120m long, with an adjustable temperature gradient through which the glass passes. In the case o... Read More→

May 07, 2018

Glass Materials and Batching


Glass contains three major categories of constituents - formers, fluxes, and network modifiers. Silicon dioxide (SiO2), or sand, is used as the former and basic constituent with soda ash (Na2CO3) as the flux. Lime (CaCO3) and dolomite (CaCO3MgCO3) a... Read More→

May 07, 2018

Glass Melting Process


Melting The typical melting furnace is a Six Port Cross Fired Regenerative furnace with a capacity of 500 tons per day. Cross fired regenerative furnaces have been built for very small and very large melting areas. The smallest units may be unecono... Read More→

April 10, 2018

Glass Coating Technology Comparison


A variety of techniques are available to deposit thin films onto flat glass. The most widely used of these for producing high quality functional coatings can be subdivided into two classes: Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) and Chemical Vapor Depositi... Read More→