Glass breakage in the tempering furnace is something that we all want to avoid. In this #AskGlaston episode, we are looking at the factors that can lead to the breakage of thick glass in a radiation furnace. The other question refers to the difference of heat-strengthened and tempered glass.
This latest #AskGlaston episode will cover two questions devoted to the issues of improving the production of special coated and patterned glass. 1. How can you improve the continuous production of 8 mm Low-E triple-layer silver-coated glass. 2. Glass has a deep and inconsistent pattern. It always seems to break while moving through the primary quench or during the first 60 seconds while it is in the secondary quench cycle. How can you improve the issue?
This latest #AskGlaston episode will answer two of your questions. 1. How to eliminate the rainbow effect and white smoke spots? 2. How to obtain consistent results from your tempering line?
Once again, over 500 glass professionals gathered in Tampere, Finland, to celebrate glass. After many workshops and excellent presentations, I am excited to see the ambition level of glass industry professionals on the rise once again. If nothing else, the Glass Performance Days reminds us that glass is a material that can truly do it all.
And as a brief reminder, I compiled five design trends that caught my attention.
This latest #AskGlaston episode will answer three of your questions. 1. How to reduce breakage in the quenching section? 2. What is the lifetime of a tempering line? 3. How to eliminate hot spots from tempered glass?
From time to time, I get a question from the glass structural engineers about specification advice on glass quality for high-profile facades. How they can make sure they will get the best possible or most suitable glass quality for their project? Many times, the question is: what is the best I can realistically get from the market?
Energy efficiency is becoming a major concern in the windshield manufacturing industry. Whatever system or technical solution you’ve chosen for your windshield manufacturing facility, one of the keys to profitable operation and fast payback is to continuously improve the energy efficiency of your operating machinery.
#AskGlaston Episode 3: How to temper Low-E glass with older tempering technology?
Energy savings in glass tempering process goes directly to your bottom line. Here’s how you can minimize your tempering process energy consumption. (Part 2/2)
This is our second episode of #AskGlaston. Today, we’ll cover an interesting topic that glass users and processors question from time to time. Which has the best quality: tempered or heat-strengthened?
White haze in tempered glass is a defect that needs to be corrected immediately. Read here what white haze is and how it can be removed.
Exciting developments in the automotive industry have had a major impact on windshield design and functionality in recent years. This development is forcing windshield manufacturers to up their game. Not only do they need to adhere to increasingly stringent end-product safety and quality requirements, their windshield products must also answer designer demands. They must feature “smart” functionality, be fast to produce and environmentally friendly. This article introduces some of the current trends that are now shaping the automotive glass processing industry.
The glass business can be capital intensive, and experimenting can end up being surprisingly costly. The raw material alone is expensive, and each processing step adds value to the glass. A mistake or a problem later on in the processing can be quite costly. It doesn’t have to be that way!
Getting a tempering line up and running smoothly requires planning and cooperation between the buyer and supplier. Here we outline the 10 steps of a successful tempering line project.
Market requirements are moving toward more personalized solutions instead of huge volume ones. This trend sets new requirements also on your processing machinery.
If your glass processing equipment is not running, it’s costing you money. You must make sure you have a strategy to keeping your money-makers running.
Glass and glazing solutions are an excellent way to increase the amount of daylight in any building or space. Read more to find out about the surprising impacts of daylight exposure.
Energy savings in your tempering process goes directly to your bottom line. How can you minimize your tempering line energy consumption? (Part 1/2)
One of the most burning topics in the glass industry is whether anisotropy is a defect or not? The industry is puzzled because of a lack of standardization. What can we do?
Markets demand increasingly more quality from glass suppliers. Sometimes, you can see weird strain patterns or rainbow-colored streaks in the glass, especially when viewed at a close angle and in polarized light. This is called glass iridescence. And here’s how to get rid of it.
Optical issues are becoming more critical as a topic in high-end facade projects. Optical defects are caused due to two main reasons: roller wave and edge kink. In this article, I will discuss about roller wave and how to improve it.
Since we are talking about safety, it is crucial that tempered glass is actually tempered when it is delivered to customers. Here’s a list of ways you can make sure you don’t need to recall your glasses.