F.I.C. is the leading technology supplier in melting and conditioning of ultra, high quality glass. With proven designs of all sizes of electric furnaces and electro-boost systems. We have extensive experience in the TFT and cover glass markets as well as float glass, ‘E’ glass fibre and all specialist glasses such as borosilicate, high alumina and zero alkali glasses. We can supply all types of electrodes including tin oxide and molybdenum and associated holders and electrical connection systems. Our High ‘Q’ holder has a removable waterway and our Maxi ‘Q’ holder is designed to operate continuously in molten glass above 1600°C and are ideal for top electrode systems as well as on-the-run replacement for competitors failed holders
Longrock Industrial Estate, Penzance, Cornwall, TR20 8HX UK
Phone: +44 (0) 1736366962
[email protected] | www.fic-uk.com
Laboratory of Glass Properties specialized on precise measurements of glass and melt properties for more than 50 years. Since 2002 we provide various glass testing services under business name L.G.P. International. In addition to measurements of high-temperature IR absorption, viscosity, density, CTE, surface tension, and other physical properties we perform development of high-performance glasses for different applications (glass-to-metal seals, high-strength fibers and sheets, low-DK fibers, IR-transparent glasses, thin-wall containers).
Mathematical modeling of glass forming processes is an important area of our interest.
5041 Payne Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126
[email protected] | glass-properties-lab.com
PCI Gases manufactures on-site oxygen generators ideally suited to the glass industry. The melting of raw materials to produce glass primarily relies on the combustion of natural gas or fuel oil with air. Since the 1980’s, the glass industry has increasingly adopted oxy-fuel technology, or the use of oxygen instead of air for combustion to improve economics through higher throughput, better quality, fuel savings and reduction of air pollutant emissions such as NOx and SOx. It is estimated that over 20% of glass produced globally is melted using oxy-fuel technology. Oxygen is also used to reduce NOx emissions by 30-40% in air-fuel melters via technologies such as Oxygen Enriched Air Staging (OEAS). To further expand the use of oxy-fuel and OEAS to potential new users, PCI’s VSAs provide oxygen on-site using an innovative approach using less moving parts to improve overall cost and reliability. Stop by today to get more information!
12201 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92503-4820
Temperature is a key factor in optimizing any energy-intensive glass production process. In fact, it is so important that the only way to truly ensure product quality meets the stringent marketplace requirements is by carefully monitoring the temperatures of the production equipment and the glass being produced.
LumaSense Technologies, Inc. offers over 50 years of experience in providing non-contact temperature measurement technologies. Our infrared thermal imagers and pyrometers deliver fast and accurate temperature readings and are the perfect solution for customers working with flat glass, solar glass, container glassware, utility glassware, or technical glass production.
3301 Leonard Court, Santa Clara, CA 95054
[email protected] | www.lumasenseinc.com
Johnson Matthey Noble Metals is a fabricator and refiner of platinum group metals. With almost 200 years of experience and expertise Johnson Matthey can offer complete PGM solutions to the glass industry. This includes complex platinum, rhodium and iridium fabrications. Also the ability to apply a fully recoverable platinum coating to refractory materials for ultimate wear resistance in molten glass.
Orchard Road, Royston, Hertfordshire, UK, SG8 5HE
Phone: +44 1763253000
[email protected] | www.noble.matthey.com
Fosbel Provides Innovative Glass Furnace Maintenance Solutions. Fosbel offers a wide range of repair and inspection services and has conducted more than 2,500 repairs to virtually every type of glass furnace around the world. In addition to Ceramic Welding technology to repair refractory at operating temperature, Fosbel has also developed many innovative hot repair solutions including Port Floor Restoration, Checker Cleaning, Dual Crown Overcoating and Hot Bottom Repairs. Fosbel’s experienced engineers and technicians are familiar with almost any furnace condition, and repairs are conducted in an effective and efficient manner, providing improved energy efficiency while minimizing production downtime.
20600 Sheldon Road, Brook Park, OH 44142
[email protected] | www.fosbel.com
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric offers enterprise control systems for the glass industry, in addition to highly advanced process control solutions. Process control systems operate in a timescale appropriate to the production process, whereas Management Information Systems typically provide time delayed information. This delay seriously impacts the decision making process for both management and operators. Eurotherm by Schneider Electric enables the glass industry to transfer productivity data into information in a timely manner, thereby providing both management and operators information indicating real time profitability in a dashboard format. Eurotherm by Schneider Electric will discuss several offerings including Wonderware System Platform, Eurotherm process control, Foxboro field devices and Avantis Asset Management.
44621 Guilford Dr Ste. 100, Ashburn, VA 20147
[email protected] | http://www.eurotherm.com
The American Ceramic Society is the leading professional membership organization for ceramic and glass materials scientists, engineers, researchers, manufacturers, plant personnel, educators, and students. The Society serves more than 9,000 members from more than 70 countries.
600 N. Cleveland Ave., Ste. 210, Westerville, Ohio
[email protected] | www.ceramics.org
Solutions for non-contact temperature measurement, infrared cameras, line cameras, pyrometers, calibration sources, pyroelectric detectors and system solutions.
6 Barbara Dr., Warwick, NY 10990
[email protected] | www.dias-infrared.com
FlammaTec, spol. s r.o. (Czech Republic) and its daughter company FlammaTec GmbH (Germany) are leading suppliers of advanced burner technology for glass furnaces. Founded in 2008 by two partner companies (STG Combustion Control GmbH & Co KG, and Glass Service, Inc.), FlammaTec has already supplied over 2000 burners to 100+ projects on float, container, tableware and special glass furnaces. FlammaTec burners offered:
- Underport Gas Injector, Flex or Freejet
- Underport Gas/Oil Dual Injector, Flex or Freejet
- Underport Heavy Oil Injector (also for backup solutions)
- Sideport Gas Injector
- New Oxy/Gas Burner
- Safety skids and control panels
Rokytnice 60, 755 01 Vsetin, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 571 498 566
[email protected] | www.flammatec.com