Glass is a fully recyclable and sustainable material used in packaging and tableware manufacturing. Due to population and infrastructure growth, demand for glass has been on the rise. As a result, increasing efficiency challenges have created major obstacles to the continued sustainability and productivity of this popular material.
Quality is another key challenge. When glass articles exit a forming chain, they’re often plagued with imperfections, such as sharp edges, shear marks and mold joints. More than ever, manufacturers are looking for a reliable process to alleviate these defects and improve production yields.
Finishing enables the superficial remelting of the glass article to eliminate any forming defects to increased value of your glass articles. Finishing also significantly increases quality by reducing the number of defects and rejects, thus increasing production rate. The oxy-combustion faster firing time for each article, ensuring a reduction in fuel consumption by as much as 80%.
Based on our groundbreaking technology, Nexelia™ for Glass Finishing uses pure oxygen instead of air, offering transformation of plain-looking glass containers into prestige final products while ensuring outstanding performance, safety and environmental protection.
Your benefits of Nexelia™ for Glass Finishing:
increased value of your glass articles: eliminate forming defects, removal of marks and sharp edges, add brilliance, transparency, brightness,
fuel savings up to 80%,
reduced hazardous emissions,
fume reduction and no noise,
higher production rate,
fast polishing time,
full support of our glass experts at every step, from the auditing of your current melting process to the preliminary and detailed designs of your new solution, as well as its complete implementation, including commissioning, monitoring and maintenance.
For optimal glass finishing Air Liquide provides you the following equipment: