A wide range of solutions for the glass industry
Personalised support and expertise
Air Liquide collaborates with its customers from the feasibility study phase to the commissioning of the facilities and then supports them during the operating phase.
Air Liquide's technologies are suitable for all segments of the glass industry, benefit from several decades of experience feedback in diversified industrial contexts.
Innovation and network of specialists
To meet technological challenges, Air Liquide has developed a set of technical solutions (burners, control and regulation, heat exchangers, simulation software) and supports its customers from the feasibility study phases to the commissioning of installations and also throughout the operation of the production units. These technologies are implemented in a large number of furnaces in all segments of the glass industry (flat glass, container glass, table glass, technical glass, fibres).
Air Liquide maintains the mobilization of teams specialized in Research, development and industrial applications in the field of high-temperature combustion and files new patents every year.
Our solution for glass melting
The melting of glass requires reaching extremely high temperatures, often over 1,400°C.
The use of oxygen instead of preheated air makes it possible to obtain very hot flames with a high radiative transfer power, energy efficiency is improved, nitrogen oxide emissions are drastically reduced (factor 10) and the volume of fumes to be treated is much lower.
Downstream glass processing and finishing operations use technologies that use industrial gases.
Air Liquide offers solutions dedicated to these different stages, combining the supply of gases, implementation equipment on the customer's line and business expertise...