Convection furnaces set to take over the flat toughening market

Summary

Flat glass toughening technology has advanced in leaps and bounds in recent years.  Several machine manufacturers have improved their traditional radiant furnaces to better satisfy market demands. Convection technology helps to eliminate many of the problems seen in traditional radiant furnaces, particularly in the production of coated glass. The typical problems that occur during the heating process are outlined, and the different types of convection furnace described.

Primary author(s): Reeve D

                           

Source: Glass

            80,No.8,2003,p.246


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