glass industry Articles

  • Lead and ceramic in glass industry

    The lead content in recycled glass no longer poses a problem in the glass industry. Cullet recycled by REDWAVE-XRF provides superior results according to glass plants. The lead content in glass is even below the quality limits required by law. Experiences of glass plants and plant operators: The REDWAVE-XRF sorting system by BT-Wolfgang Binder GmbH for separation of leaded pieces of ...

  • Commercial Viability of the Glass Recycling Industry

    Thanks to the increasing awareness of both the environmental and financial benefits of glass recycling, it isn’t just limited to individuals and households anymore. Bars, restaurants, night clubs and even entire industries have started recycling glass products. Recycling has grown beyond just a way to save the environment, it’s now an ...

  • 100 Simple Ways To Save Water

    To improve water conservation install a rain sensor, it turns off your irrigation when it rains. Use a weather-based controller. The use of smart controllers can reduce water usage 24% a year on average. Learn about available rebate programs ...


    By Jain Irrigation, Inc

  • Environmental Profile of the Stone, Clay, Glass and Concrete Industry

     Introduction The EPA"s Office of Compliance has developed a series of profiles or notebooks containing information on selected major industries. These notebooks, which focus on key indicators that holistically present air, water, and land pollutant release data, have been thoroughly reviewed by experts from both inside and outside the EPA. What will you find in this ...

  • Glass Manufacturing Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Glass Fiber Manufacturing

    Mat Glass Forming Lines. Applications where conventional equipment struggles to attain only marginal efficiency provides an opportunity for the Cloud Chamber Scrubber (CCS) to showcase its unique capabilities. Fiber optics manufacturing is a typical example. Follwing other successful applications in the glass industry, a pilot study to evaluate the performance of a Cloud Chamber Scrubber (CCS) ...


    By Tri-Mer Corporation

  • Millennium of Glass Recycling

     Abstract Recycling of packaging material is a recent concern for many countries and the last 20 years have seen remarkable changes and applications in the recycling industry. However, recycling of materials is not a new concept for the Anatolian civilization and most of us do not imagine that, glass recycling has a history of more than a thousand years. Among the oldest and most ...


  • Borosilicate Glass: A brief history

    From the laboratory standpoint, there are three main tyeps of glass used today; borosilicate, quartz and soda lime or flint glass. What is borosilicate glass, how is it different from other glasses, and why is it used so widely in laboratory research?  The formation of glass and glass products goes back to the beginnings of recorded history. The invention of borosilicate glass is usually ...


    By Ace Glass, Inc.

  • Container and Flat Glass Manufacturing

    Glass Melting Furnaces. Applications where several pieces of conventional equipment struggle to attain only marginal efficiency provides an opportunity for the Cloud Chamber Scrubber (CCS) to showcase its unique capabilities as a multi-pollutant device. Container / float glass manufacturing is a typical example. Following other successful applications in the glass industry, a pilot study to ...


    By Tri-Mer Corporation

  • Realising the value of recovered glass: An update

    Around 1.5 million tonnes of container glass were recycled in the twelve months to June 2008, 200,000 tonnes more than a year earlier. However, although there was an increase in the amount of cullet going into remelt applications – including domestic container manufacture, glass wool and export – the majority of the increase was absorbed by the aggregates market. Moreover, the amount of cullet ...

  • Identification of Polymer Blends by Glass Transition Measurements

    The use of polymer blends for industrial applications has become more prevalent over the past few decades. A considerable amount of research has been recently conducted to obtain new polymeric materials with enhanced attributes for specific applications or a better combination of different ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Impact lead the way in paper and glass separation

    Impact Air Systems was recently contacted by one of the UK's leading recycling led waste management companies to help them improve the process following the recent introduction of domestic glass into the material stream. The company involved have requested to remain anonymous, but currently operate 6 large scale operations in the UK.   We were called to their facility in the West ...


    By Impact Air Systems

  • ACTIS – Russia - Glass sorting plant - case study

    Customer The headquarters of the company ACTIS, which produces new bottles for the drinks industry from waste glass collected, is located in Novocherkassk, only 30 kilometres from Rostov in Southern Russia. ACTIS emerged as a pioneer n the glass recycling industry 10 years ago. Even then, a new plant with conveyor belts, feed hopper and product bunker, washing unit and manual ...

  • Glass Bottles – the elephant in the room for sustainable wine

    Originally Published at - http://ecoopportunity.net/ Over the past couple of weeks (whilst I have been avoiding writing the next in the sustainability and wine series for these pages) there have been some interesting goings-on in the space of sustainability and wine.  One of my hobby-horses, or it would probably be better described as a hobby-sheep given the amount I bleat on about it, ...


    By Aura Sustainability

  • Glass blended rapidly with abrasion resistant rotary mixer

    While most reading this article may be unfamiliar with the Kopp Glass name, most are likely familiar with Kopp Glass products. From a humble beginning more than 80 years ago, as a manufacturer of red glass for railroad signals, Kopp now claims to be the world's leading producer of precision molded industrial quality technical glass.  The company is known worldwide among the ...

  • Why Steamers are Excellent Glass Cleaning Machines?

    Glass cleaning machines are immensely useful because they remove grime and molds from glass surfaces without damaging them. These machines have become the mainstay of many commercial cleaning services. Their durability, efficiency, and versatility make glass cleaning machines one of the most popular types of equipment for commercial cleaning. Glass cleaning machines, such as steam vapor ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Glass Cleaning Machines Offer Safe, Fast Cleaning

    Glass cleaning machines are used for cleaning windows, mirrors, decorative fixtures, and similar surfaces. These machines have many advantages. They are easy to use and very efficient. They do not scratch or damage glass. Most importantly, they use very little water and are safe to operate. When you use dry vapor systems to clean glass, you rarely need to use a detergent, making the cleaning ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Separation of glass ceramics and leaded glass with X-ray fluorescence technology case study

    Customer For more than 100 years the German company Reiling has been working in the field of recycling. In its founding year, Reiling began simple commodity trading but developed during the 50's into one of the glass recycling specialists in Germany. The formerly small business, now in its fourth generation, has grown into a substantial group of companies. Nevertheless, Reiling ...

  • Sample Preparation of Glass and Ceramic Materials for Atomic Absorption Analysis

    The analysis of silicate-based glass and ceramics has always been a moderately difficult job, since the components that comprise the glass are usually not stable together in solution. For example, most typical acidic digestions that solubilize silicon will cause calcium fluoride to precipitate. If no fluoride is present, the silicon will not be fully decomposed, and if the solution is heated, ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • The glass pipeline: increasing supply chain synchronisation through information transparency

    Based upon a year-long project carried out at a UK luxury carmaker, this paper argues for a supply chain where upstream synchronisation is improved by the use of primary demand to calculate second and third-tier component requirements. The paper formulates a case for further developments to the established automotive "sequenced" supply model, where synchronised and lean first tiers are frequently ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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