glass processing Articles

  • PEL explains the glass cullet process

    PEL manufactures a range of bottle crushers used to crush glass bottles in the hospitality sector. Glass is crushed to cullet size, which is then sent back to the glass manufacturers to be made into glass all over again. Outlined is the process that glass goes through to get to this process. Glass is a unique product in that it can be recycled over &  over again without ever losing its ...

  • Community Glass Recycling Project: ACI Glass Packaging

     To increase glass recycling, ACI Glass and local councils in regional New South Wales targeted clubs, pubs and restaurants for collection of recyclable glass. The clubs, pubs and restaurants have also profited from the recycling of their waste, some saving thousands of dollars a year. The key to the success of this campaign was the sharing of recycling costs, benefits and responsibilities - ...


  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Monitoring Air/Fuel Mixtures in Glass and Glass Fiber Manufacturing case study

    Measurement of Premix Gas. To produce the desired flame in a glass forehearth or when making fiberglass (glass fiber) insulation, an air/fuel pre-mixer is used. The pre-mixer combines compressed natural gas or propane with air and this mixture is then piped to the process burners At the burner, a fuelrich or fuel-lean flame is produced depending on the air/ fuel ratio selected. In many ...

  • Glass Recycling Factory - Case Study

    Adjusting the specification according to the dewatering target. This factory recycles glass and processes them into small pieces which can be used for making glass bottles. Nevertheless, the pieces of glass need to be washed before having been shipped to another factory where the final product will be made and this cleaning water needs to be treated somehow. They had been using a belt ...


    By AMCON Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Redwave sorting system for Russia – Company ACTIS built a new glass processing plant in Novocheskassk

    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 the beautiful and traditional town of Rostov in Southern Russia. The interest in fully automatic, optical sorting was inspired by Actis in 2008. After a careful planning phase, in 2011 Actis decided for the Austrian plant ...

  • 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

  • Case study: Mixed broken glass cleaning

    Challenge A Midwest recycling center had placed an air-knife unit to remove paper from their mixed broken glass, but found that many items contained in the end product still contained contaminations such as plastic caps, aluminum cans, and plastics. This company came to General Kinematics to look for an air-knife solution to provide a cleaner glass stream. ...


    By General Kinematics

  • 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 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Glass and glass-ceramics transparent from the visible range to the mid-infrared for night vision

    Many papers report studies on oxyfluorides glass-ceramics combining the optical advantage of fluoride environment for rare earth with the thermal and chemical advantages of oxide glasses [1?7], or on oxide-based glass-ceramics exhibiting exceptional thermo-mechanical properties such as zero thermal expansion coefficient. The transparency of these glass-ceramics is limited in the infrared region ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • BT-Wolfgang binder erected new glass powder plant for Geocell for the production of foam glass ballast in upper Austria

    The planning, delivery and installation of the complete machine and electro engineering equipment for the glass powder plant from the company GEOCELL, one of the leading producers of foam glass ballast in Europe, was carried out by the company BT-Wolfgang Binder GmbH from Gleisdorf, as general contractor. Initial situation: Before construction of the plant, the glass powder was ...

  • Monroe Scrubbing System provides halide recovery at a major glass products plant

    Challenge A glass manufacturing plant was having trouble cleaning the emitted gases, particulate, and odors that resulted from its manufacturing process. Metallic Halides such as SnCl4 and TiCl4 were being applied to hot glass to impart special properties. The halide and oxide emissions were hazardous, extremely pungent, irritating in odor, and very difficult to scrub. ...

  • The Development of a Methodology for Recycling Lamp Glass, Overcoming Technical and Practical Barriers To Recycling

    Introduction A project designed to promote glass recycling by the development of an adaptive methodology equally applicable to glasses from several diverse sources has received support from The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP). This report is intended to describe best practice in the collection and handling of redundant lighting products. The report will also help reprocessors ...

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