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Glass Gases

The glass industry is a major area of production responsible for many commercial and consumer products. Glass manufacturers use gases in their production lines to support the efficiency and quality of glass products. At Meritus Gas, we connect you with distributors that supply these necessary gases.

Gases for the Glass Industry

The glass industry relies on several types of gases during production.

Nitrogen is one of the most commonly used gases in glass production. When creating float glass, a nitrogen atmosphere enhances the purity of the glass and prevents oxidation. Since this gas can increase the purity of the product, it can optimize the value of float glass products, making it an essential gas for production lines.

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Oxygen is used for glass melting because it enhances the combustion process. When applying oxygen to a furnace, manufacturers can get the temperature to the ideal melting point and make the glass malleable for production. In addition to improving combustion, oxygen can enhance the stability of the furnace’s pressure and eliminate regenerator changeover cycles.

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Glass manufacturers use hydrogen to create a flawless finish on glass products. Hydrogen typically works with flame-based and coating technologies to achieve a smooth finish. Hydrogen may also be mixed with nitrogen to create an atmosphere that prevents oxidation during the float glass process.

Hydrogen can be used as a supplement or replacement for air-fuel combustion processes because it increases heat transfer. This process is valuable for melting, cutting and polishing glass in production.

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Argon is used as glass pane insulation. When this gas fills the cavity between double-paned or triple-paned windows, the windows will not conduct as much heat as they would when filled with air. Argon-filled windows also prevent frost buildup during cold weather. While argon is most commonly used for its insulative properties, it can also supplement the gas-forming process to prevent defects on the surface.

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Acetylene is often used as a lubricant in glass production. The gas is applied to molds for glass bottles and other products. When the gas is exposed to heat, it ensures the glass will remove from the mold easily.

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The Meritus Gas Partners Network

Glass Gases From Our Partners

Meritus Gas Partners is comprised of independently operated gas distributors under one umbrella. With the Meritus Gas network, these providers gain access to the resources they need to provide quality cylinder, microbulk and bulk gases. Their independent operation enables them to offer the attentive customer service that businesses look for in suppliers.

Located throughout the United States, our partners include:

Our distributors fill gas orders on-site for quality control and can arrange delivery services for your convenience.

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Find a Distributor Near You

Meritus Gas Partners is an extensive network made of trusted independent distributors. When you need gases for glass production, you can trust these companies to deliver. Find a provider near you and connect with their team to meet your glass production demands.

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