Glass industry news

Centrosolar Glas develops thin solar glass

Published: October 22, 2012 by Nadine Firth

Centrosolar Glas GmbH & Co. KG has developed a thin solar glass for photovoltaic (PV) modules, especially glass-glass modules.

The Centrosol solar glass is 2.3mm thick, making it suitable for glass-glass modules.

The solar glasses, now in series production, are 2.3mm or 2.6mm thick…

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Emhart Glass launches FlexRadar Forming Process Analyzer

Published: September 25, 2012 by Greg Morris

Emhart Glass has launched the FlexRadar Forming Process Analyzer.

Emhart said it was a standalone system for identifying quality issues in real time, delivering higher pack rates and improved flexibility.

FlexRadar uses high-resolution infrared technology to spot deviations and…

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Bkr: The eco-friendly glass bottle

Published: September 07, 2012 by Nadine Firth

An eco-friendly glass bottle has been developed to make a statement against the disposable world in which we live and to recognise that good design can be applied to safe, green and clean products (pictured).

The bkr (pronounced ‘beaker’) is a 500ml eco-friendly glass bottle, which is…

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Porous glass for moisture absorption applications

Published: August 16, 2012 by Greg Morris

Glass producer Schott has launched a porous glass for applications including moisture absorption and molecular separations.

CoralPor is available in two product variants. CoralPor 1000, a mesoporous high silica glass, is typically employed in applications such as reference electrode…

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Multi-functional float glass

Published: July 12, 2012 by Nadine Firth

A float glass product with the function of filtering, energy conservation and emission reduction has been released.

Researched and developed by Xiangtan Kaisheng New Materials Technology, it can absorb rays selectively from the sun and filter over 90% of the harmful ultraviolet (UV)…

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Glass coating: Let there be light

Published: July 05, 2012 by Nadine Firth

A glass coating designed to let more light through glass panes has been developed by Fraunhofer researchers working with industry partners.

The aim with this kind of glass is to avoid reflections and to achieve maximum light transmission at the peak emission wavelength of sunlight. Read more