Float Glass Process

Float glass process


The Process

The float glass manufacturing process involves melting of raw materials, of which majority is high purity silica sand, in a high temperature furnace to produce molten glass that then floats on a tin bath. This process has been around for decades and is used for the manufacturing of all flat sheets of glass such as architectural, automotive and solar glass.

The Advantage

There is currently no float glass manufacturing capacity in Canada. Our sand deposit is located in Manitoba which enjoys long term manufacturing cost advantages. Wanipigow Glass will benefit of utilizing best available technology and renewable electricity to set a new low carbon standard for float glass manufacturing.

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