Ceramics and Refractories for Float, Solar and Container Glass Manufacturers

Vesuvius manufactures and designs a wide range of advanced ceramics for the Glass Industry. Key products include engineered refractories for use in glass melting, forming and heat treating. Our global customers are supported by our manufacturing capabilites on three continents and extensive application engineering and technical support.

Vesuvius supplies advanced ceramics and refractory components in glass industry sectors such as:

  • Float glass
  • Solar glass
  • Container glass

Examples of more specific applications in these sectors are provided in the following sections.

Float Glass

Vesuvius is a worldwide supplier to the major Flat Glass producers through development of advanced ceramic products and shapes suitable for even the most modern float glass furnaces. Products include tweels, flat arches, screens, shadow walls, lips, toe blocks, dross box, lift-out and lehr rolls.

Solar Glass

Vesuvius supplies a range of products suited to solar glass manufacture. These include advanced ceramic products and shapes suitable for even the most modern float glass furnaces. Products include tweels, flat arches, screens, shadow walls, lips, toe blocks, dross box, lift-out and lehr rolls, and utile table rolls.

Container Glass

Vesuvius manufactures a full range of fused silica advanced ceramic products for the container glass sector. Examples of products supplied for the container glass sector include, forehearth assemblies including channel blocks and feeder expendables for use with borosilicate, opal, and vitroceramic glasses.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Vesuvius.

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