Flat glass is usually produced by floating molten glass on top of a molten tin bath and then the glass is lifted from the tin bath by rollers. The rollers are typically made of steel and many glass producers are upgrading to utilizing ceramic rollers.
Global demand for flat glass is expected to rise through 2018. Refractron collaborates with the manufacturers of glass to meet the demands of your growing business. Molten glass is formed before it cools, using four major methods. Containers are produced by blowing molten glass into forms. Flat glass is usually produced by floating molten glass on top of a molten tin bath, then running it through rollers.
Custom Specifications & Capabilities
Alumina (aluminum oxide) is used in glass applications up to 800°C to replace metal or plastic. Alumina demonstrates excellent resistance to organic solvents and alkaline solutions up to ~50ºC (122°F).
Our rugged alumina porous ceramics are durable, long lasting solutions that are not only mechanically strong (MOR up to 30 MPa), but also inert and cleanable.
Refractron customizes the complex properties of the grain size, bond chemistry, forming method and firing conditions to meet the requirements of each application.