Gases the easy way – Messer provides solutions - Strategic application technology
Teaser Floating and Forming Glass and Mineral
In order to prevent oxidation, the tin bath is provided with a positive pressure protective atmosphere of nitrogen and hydrogen.
Revised Customer process floating and forming in the Glass & Minerals sector
Floating and Forming
Production of flat glass
Glass from a cross fired regenerative melter flows over a refractory spout on to the mirror-like surface of molten tin, entering at 1,100 °C and leaving the float bath as a solid ribbon at 600°C. Tin is suitable for the float glass process because it has a high specific gravity, is cohesive, and is immiscible with molten glass. Tin, however, oxidises in a natural atmosphere to form tin dioxide.
Revised Application technology floating and forming in the Glass & Minerals sector
Floating and Forming with gases
Lowering emissions, increasing production with tailormade oxygen applications