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Protective atmosphere for your tin bath
Gases play an important role in the forming of float glass, where a nitrogen/hydrogen atmosphere is used to avoid oxidation of the glass tin and minimise the tin count in the glass. The success of forming hinges on consistent delivery of your selected ratio and volume flow (e.g. 95% N2 / 5% H2) and on a secure supply of high-purity gases (N2 5.0 and H2 3.0).
The float glass forming process also relies on sulfur dioxide. This is injected near the transitional roll desk to improve the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of the glass surface and extend the life of the rollers.
We can help ensure the success of your float glass production line with reliable supplies of nitrogen and hydrogen in the required purity levels, complementing this with cost-effective, safe and reliable flow control equipment for optimum results. Depending on your volume requirements, we can supply these gases in bulk or install an ECOVAR® on-site supply system.
Mould coating for press and blow forming processes
Industrial gases are also used in the forming of art, tableware and container glass, enhancing press and blow forming processes, for instance. Our CARBOFLAM® solution helps to optimise forming for these glass types.