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Pilkington on float glass production – float bath & annealing

  • 1 Apr 2015

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Second chapter on float glass production – float bath & annealing

 

This time, Mike Woodhead, line manager at Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, talks us through the process at the heart of float glass production, the bath of molten tin on which the glass spreads out to form a flat sheet, followed by the carefully controlled cooling process.

Coatings can be applied to the glass while it is still at high temperatures in the tin bath, becoming chemically bonded to the surface ensuring they will last a lifetime. Pilkington Anti-Condensation glass, a product designed to improve the view through your windows, is produced in this way – link for more information.

Catch up with chapter one in the video series: Inside the glass-making process – the furnace

Contact:

Pilkington United Kingdom Limited,
Greengate Works,
Sherdley Road,
St. Helens,
Merseyside,
United Kingdom,
WA9 5 DZ

Phone: 01744 692000
Fax: 01744 692569

Visit Pilkington Building Products' website

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