Float Glass Plant

Float Glass

Sheet Glass Manufacturing : The Float Glass Process


This is prevented by keeping the tin bath in an atmosphere of 90% hydrogen and 10% nitrogen. Today, float glass is the most widely used form of glass in consumer products. Due to both its high quality with no additional polishing required and its structural flexibility during production, it can easily be shaped and bent into a variety of forms while in a heated, syrupy state. This makes it ideal for a variety of applications such as
Automobile glass (e.g. windshields, windows, mirrors)
Furniture (e.g. in tables and shelves)
Insulated glass. Windows and doors Most forms of specialized glass such as toughened glass, frosted glass, laminated safety glass and soundproof glass consist of standard float glass that has been further processed.

The phrase “to float” means “to be buoyant”.

Basically the principle on which the float glass manufacturing process is based. In the float glass process, molten glass is fed onto a float bath of molten tin. This tin bath is 4-8 meters wide and up to 60meters long. To prevent the tin surface from oxidizing with the atmospheric oxygen, the tin bath is placed under a protective gas atmosphere. This atmosphere must be carefully controlled since its composition is instrumental for the properties of the contact surface between the glass and the tin which, in turn, influence the thickness of the glass sheet. 

The Glass floats like an endless ribbon on the tin.

Pyrolytic Deposition – Hard coat and on-line coating:

Flat Glass –
Manufacturing Plant, Detailed Project Report, Profile, Business plan, Industry Trends, Market research, Survey, Manufacturing Process, Machinery, Raw Materials, Feasibility Study, Investment Opportunities, Cost and Revenue

“Reliable Silica Supplies to assure a sustainable future “

Work Hours

Copyright © 2023 .tibitiminerals.com All rights reserved.