Glass is an amorphous (non-crystalline) solid which is often transparent and has widespread practical, technological, and decorative usage in things like window panes, tableware, and optoelectronics.
- soda ash
- limestone and
- other ingredients, such as iron and carbon which provide colour
Another important ingredient in the glass manufacturing process is cullet or recovered glass, obtained from recycling centres and bottle banks.
Raw materials are stored in large silos, from where they are measured and delivered to batch mixers, according to pre-programmed recipes. batch houses use leading-edge technology to ensure that the mixed material or “batches” delivered to our furnaces meet the stringent quality standards.
The batch is continuously fed into the furnace, which is the beginning of what is known in the glass industry as the “hot end”. And hot it is indeed: the temperature of a furnace is approximately 1 500° C. Operating 24 hours…
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