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During the 1960s, a new process for flat-glass manufacturing was introduced - the float glass process. A continuous process - batch material is melting at high temperature to liquid glass, which is than "floating" over a tin bath and formed to a solid ribbon and finally cooled down very slowly in an annealing furnace.

Vesuvius provides engineered solutions based on fused silica technology for the:

  • Dog House (toe blocks, curtain blocks, hot repair blocks)
  • Waist (shadow walls, screens, arches )
  • Canal (tweels, flat arches, cover tiles, wet back & restrictor tiles)
  • Dross Box and Lehr (Lift out roller, Lehr roller, Dross box linings)

Want to know more?

glass.europe@vesuvius.com
Phone: +33 (0)3 27 69 10 19 

General enquiries can be directed here