Machine glass

Figure 6.7 shows the production process for machine glass. The glass mass is cooled to 950 °C to become a little tougher. It is then drawn

Figure 6.7 shows the production process for machine glass. The glass mass is cooled to 950 °C to become a little tougher. It is then drawn

The production of table glass: (a-c) the glass is blown within a mould into a cylinder; (d) the end pieces are cut off; (e) the cylinder is opened and divided into the required sizes.

The production of table glass: (a-c) the glass is blown within a mould into a cylinder; (d) the end pieces are cut off; (e) the cylinder is opened and divided into the required sizes.

The principles of production of machine glass. Source: Saten, 1980.

The principles of production of machine glass. Source: Saten, 1980.

through a flat nozzle out of the kiln and vertically up between a set of asbestos rolls in a cooling shaft about 12 m long. Reaching the end of this shaft, the glass is cut into the required lengths and slowly cooled.

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