For our customers in the glass and refractory industries, everything revolves around the melting and molding processes. With the increasing demands on material purity, surface quality, precision, design, energy and cost efficiency, the requirements for components and systems are becoming ever more challenging. The focus is increasingly on specialty graphites.
Our portfolio makes it possible to use optimized materials, such as very lightweight components produced from SIGRABOND carbon fiber-reinforced carbon (C/C), which relieve the mechanical system.
Our optimized machine components and high- performance materials make us many leading companies’ partner of choice.
No matter whether producing technical glass, laboratory glass, inspection glass or domestic glass, the key requirements after the melting process are dimensional accuracy, optical perfection, purity, consistent quality, and physiological safety. Our carbon fiber-reinforced carbon (C/C) products and isostatically pressed specialty graphites play an important role in achieving the best results in a cost-effective manner.
Float glass requires consistent high quality, absolute precision, flawless appearance, and the highest purity possible. Our materials and components for the continuous manufacture of large-format float glass are impressive in every respect.
In addition to thermal stability and thermal shock resistance, our graphites also offer high impact strength, wear resistance, and mechanical strength as well as excellent corrosion resistance. Moreover, they feature low wettability and adhesion in contact with molten materials. Material properties like these make our graphite quick and easy to machine. Optimum design for molds and ovens in the glass industry.
SGL Carbon’s SIGRAFINE fine-grain graphites are key materials for the glass and refractory industries due to their exceptional properties that can be tailored to suit specific applications. When selecting a suitable material, the service life, oxidation resistance, component size and design details should be taken into account. Please contact us, our experienced experts are happy to advise you in order to identify the best material for your specific application.
Our carbon fiber-reinforced carbon materials (C/C) possess characteristic properties which are of great importance for glass and refractory manufacturing. Our portfolio covers C/C grades for conveyor channel systems, contact elements, and molds.