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)