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HOW IS GLASS MADE: A STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS

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In order to make clear glass, the right set of raw materials is required. This consists of silica sand (SiO2), sodium oxide (Na2O) from soda ash, calcium oxide (CaO) from limestone/dolomite, dolomite (MgO), and feldspar (Al2O3). These ingredients are mixed in the right proportion, and the entire batch is flown into a furnace heated to 1500 degree Celsius.

1. Melting and Refining

In order to impart colour to the glass, certain metal oxides are also mixed in the batch.

2. Float bath

The molten material from the furnace flows into the float bath which consists of a mirror-like surface made from molten tin. This material enters the bath at 1500 degree Celsius and leaves the bath at around 650 degree Celsius. Its shape at the exit is like a solid ribbon.

3. Coating for reflective glass

Thereafter, if one is producing reflective glass surfaces that help in keeping indoors cooler, then coating procedures are followed in which either a hard coat or a soft coat is applied on the surface of the cooled ribbon at high temperatures.

4. Annealing

Next, in order to remove the internal stresses built up in glass, a process called annealing is done. This process allows the glass ribbon to pass through a layer which eliminates any stresses on the glass surface and gradually cools it to give it its final hardened form. This makes it easier to cut the glass and shape it accordingly.

5. Inspecting

Through acute and advanced inspection technology, more than a 100 million inspections can be made throughout the glass manufacturing procedure to identify air bubbles, stresses or grains of sand that refuse to melt. This is essential in quality-proofing the final form of glass.

6. Cutting to order

Finally, diamond steels are used to trim and cut the glass ribbons into square shapes.

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we got this interest in buying a continuous quantity of glass bottles for alcohol products.

The interest is for:

Item 1
200 ml Flask bottle for screw caps (alluminium)

Item 2
950 or 1000 ml Cristal Bottle optional plastic/cork cap or alluminium screw cap (machine)

Please find some pictures attached.

There would be also some possibilities on 600ml beer bottles (dark colour: amber, green, brown, black)

The volume of interest is about 1 fcl 20′ each item approximately each 3 months (90 days). If possible to mix up the container with these items, it will be better.

Quality: light cristal, cheap product

Shipment: prompt

Payment: 30% advanced and balance against B/L or L/C through first level bank in Uruguay

In case of possibility to offer, please quote:

1. In USDOL (American dollar) per unit, indicating logistics, shipment type (bulk or pallets), quantities per container
2. Please include if it would be possible to include an agent’s commission in case customer decides to import directly
3. Delivery port: Montevideo, Uruguay, final destination the same country

We await your news. Thanks in advance and

Best regards,

Continental Bottle Company quoted me a 50,000 MOQ on nail polish bottles so I would say they are NOT aimed at small or even medium sized companies (certainly not small in any case). Roma International have a more realistic 5,000 MOQ.

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