Infrared heat process in the glass industry

Drying screen print on car windows, cutting laminated glass or coating mirrors - many glass processing activities require heat. Infrared heat provides excellent conditions to deliver efficient solutions for these processes.

 Infrared heat process in the glass industry

For example, with the right infrared emitter, you can direct heat exclusively to the foil inside laminated glass without heating the entire pane. Infrared emitters are also ideal for tempering as they can be controlled accurately to enable precise temperature profiles.

Your advantages with infrared heat:

  • Medium-wave infrared radiation is optimal for the absorption of glass.
  • Gold reflector on the emitters directs the heat precisely to that part of the product which is to be heated.
  • Infrared emitters are precisely adjusted to the material and process.
  • This saves time, energy and costs.

See for yourself what infrared heat can do!
Here some application examples:

IR heat for the manufacture of auto glass

A fast response medium wave (FRMW) Infrared heating system from Heraeus Noblelight is helping Dura Automotive Systems of Castle Bromwich to ensure the reliable and precise adhesion of molded thermoplastic sealings to customdesigned, automotive glass windows.

Infrared modules for preheating glass bottles

Infrared modules for preheating glass bottles

Infrared oven as a substitute for hot water and vapour enables substantial energy saving.

Infrared heat helps making and cutting laminated glass panes

Infrared heat helps making and cutting laminated glass panes

The production and processing of laminated glass requires several heat steps which can be carried out very efficiently with infrared emitters.

Infrared systems for decorational coating of fragrance bottles

Infrared systems for decorational coating of fragrance bottles

Toilet waters and perfumes are not filled into simple bottles but into flasks refined by various decorations or coatings. At Stoelzle Flaconnage, a Heraeus Noblelight carbon infrared oven helps to dry sprayed-on organic paint on highly decorative perfume bottles significantly faster.

Tempering of glass

Tensions are created in glass when it cools down after forming. To relieve these tensions and reduce scrap due to broken panes, glass is tempered, i.e. subjected to a controlled temperature profile. Their good controllability makes infrared emitters especially suitable for this.

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