We are all Cooking with Glass!

Classic Glass & Mirror Ltd.
Photo source
Classic Glass & Mirror Ltd.
Glass tempering is like cooking - you need good equipment, a great recipe, and a terrific cook!

That's why our staff spent two weeks at Mappi University.

Claudio, from Mappi, took staff back to the basics of tempering where they created their own recipes from scratch - perfecting every piece.

Glass Tempering Basics:
Tempering glass can be frustrating - if you don't heat or cool the glass properly it will bend. If you heat it too much it will leave roller marks. If you under cook - it will fail quality tests. Our goal is to guarantee the best quality tempering so we tested hundreds of pieces including clear, low-iron, bronze, grey, and patterned glass. Each thickness and type demands a separate recipe with specific temperature and distinct cooling settings.

Reducing Breakage:
Glass breakage during tempering is always an important measurement of success for a tempering operator. One way to reduce breakage is to increase heating time. Unfortunately, this has a negative impact on the glass quality - often, the higher the temperature the worst the quality gets. The challenge for staff is to accurately temper the glass using minimum heat to produce flawless glass. 

Quality Testing:
When tempered glass breaks, the energy retained due to the internal compression releases explosively and produces a glass breakage pattern sometimes called “cubes”. Before each production run a test piece is tempered and then intentionally hit with a sharp punch to reveal the break pattern. An area of 5 cm x 5 cm is examined, counting and inspecting the broken particles. There are guidelines that the product must pass for it to be certified. 

Maximizing Load Efficiency:
Many operators worry about increasing the total number of small and large glass sheets into the same load. However, mixing up the load pattern with short versus long edge will result in different optical quality. Our staff worked with Mappi to properly assess each load with long side leading and all pieces from the same order loaded in the identical orientation on the tempering oven bed.

Classic Glass & Mirror Ltd.Classic Glass & Mirror Ltd. is committed to excellent customer service, on-time delivery, and outstanding tempering services to the glass community. In addition to providing our customer with top quality products at competitive prices we can also provide "tempering services" on customer's own glass. 

Gordon Galloway President and CEO Classic Glass & Mirror Ltd.

600450 We are all Cooking with Glass! glassonweb.com

Others also read

First LineScanner installation in Kosovo | Softsolution
In cooperation with the company Forel, a vertical line scanner was installed at the Kosovar company M-Technologie after the washing machine on a Forel insulating glass line.
 StekloSouz
In November 2017 at The forum of heads of the glass industry in Gus-Khrustalny, it was Decided to instruct The Association StekloSouz Russia to organize a system of interaction between manufacturers of glass and translucent structures and the construction community.
White Bear Glass Enhances Glass Offering Using DFI’s FuseCube™ Hydrophobic Coating Machine
White Bear Glass, one of the leading glass and design shops in the Twin Cities area, is partnering with Diamon-Fusion International to treat their shower and commercial glass with the Company’s fully automated hydrophobic coating machine.
Adelio Lattuada Celebrates 40th Anniversary
14.610 intensively lived days.
Mappi expanding in the United Arab Emirates
China Glass ended with a great deal for Mappi.
Member of CPPCC Standing Committee Jing Liang Visited LandGlass
Recently, the member of CPPCC Standing Committee, the Chairperson of the Provincial Federation of Industry & Commerce, Jing Liang and her colleagues visited LandGlass to evaluate the quality of business development in private enterprises.

From industry

Via per Monastier, 4
31056 Vallio di Roncade TV
Italy

NEWS RELATED PRODUCTS

Adelio Lattuada S.r.l.
Adelio Lattuada S.r.l.
Horn Glass Industries
Mappi International Srl

Add new comment