Glass Manufacturing

The Lancaster High Shear Mixers are used worldwide for the batch preparation of sheet glass, bottle glass, automotive glass, artisan’s glass and the high precision flat panel glass used in 70% of the world’s LCD and LED thin glass applications.

The Lancaster Mixer produces granulation of the raw glass batch materials. Granulation of the raw materials can result in reduced melting times in the furnace and an overall reduction of the energy required to melt the raw materials in the glass furnace. Granulation of raw materials can also reduce any demixing problems.

A cleaner glass batch preparation process can be produced with the Lancaster Mixer. Reduction of dust and easier handling and transport of the material is accomplished by mixing and blending the glass batch with water in the Lancaster Mixer prior to the introduction to the furnaces

The Lancaster Crusher is used extensively by glass manufacturers in reducing recycle glass prior to reintroduction into the furnace.

The Lancaster high intensity mixing of the raw materials produces foam glass more efficiently than using a horizontal paddle style blender. This mixing process produces reduced process times and a higher quality mixture. The foam glass is typically used as a light weight aggregate in the building industry.

The advantages of the Lancaster Products High Shear Mixers:

  • Reduced mixing times
  • Higher homogeneity of the end mixture
  • Reduction in energy required from the melting furnace
  • Reduced iron contamination due to the reduced wear in the mixer because of the rotating mixing pan used to transport the material into the mixing tool
  • Consistent mixing of all raw materials, even when they have different densities, particle sizes and grain shapes