Equipment for High-Margin Specialty Float Glass Products
AcuraCoat® CVD coating systems transform financially vulnerable float glass facilities into highly profitable value-added pyrolytic glass factories. Float manufacturers can transform their business at a fraction of the initial float line cost, while maintaining the ability to temper and laminate CVD coated glass. For new or retrofit facilities, adding an Acuracoat CVD system is a proven method to increase profit.
AcuraCoat® Technical Capabilities
Glass CompositionSoda Lime, Low Iron, Borosilicate, Aluminosilicate
Capacity75,000 m2 per day (3 mm, 600 metric tonnes per day)
Glass Thickness Range1.5 - 12 mm
Glass Width Range3000 to 4300 mm Gross Ribbon Width
Coating Costs$0.30 to $1.50 per square-meter
Glass Shelf LifeHard-coating substantially enhances shelf-life
Glass HandlingNo edge-deletion or special handling required
The AcuraCoat® CVD system deposits thin film layers of metal oxides onto glass. The layers are deposited at high temperatures, above 600℃, and are therefore very durable, which is why CVD coatings are often refered to as "hard coating." Each coater deposits one layer and some applications require multiple layers, resulting in the need for several coaters. Stewart Engineers assists customers in selecting the CVD glass coating system tailored for their market. A two coater system often provides superior value as it has low capital cost while still producing a variety of products.
The AcuraCoat® system is much easier to operate than competing systems such as MSVD (soft coat sputtering system). AcuraCoat® system supervisors with basic technical skills and operations training are able to effectively operate the system. AcuraCoat® allows for reduced cost of equipment, installation, material, and overhead compared to any other glass coating technology.