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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 ...

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...

May 07, 2018

Float Glass Annealing Lehr


After the formed glass ribbon leaves the tin bath, the glass is at a temperature of 530C. If the glass ribbon were allowed to cool in free air, the surfaces would cool much more rapidly than the internal body of the glass. This would cause the surfa...

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...

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...

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...

March 21, 2018

Building Wealth in Float Glass


Float glass manufacturing is a wealth generating industry. Float glass was invented in the 1950s, and the industry has grown steadily since then. Float glass offers a promising opportunity for investors that are aware of a populous area with unmet g...