The main raw material of glass is sand. Glass is formed when sand is exposed to excessive heat. Glass can be formed by using only sand, but it becomes extremely brittle, so different chemicals such as soda, limestone, lime, dolomite, feldspa are used in the production of glass.
What is Glass?
The main raw material of glass is sand. Glass is formed when sand is exposed to excessive heat. Using only sand glass can be exposed but extremely brittle therefore, different chemicals such as soda, limestone, lime, dolomite, feldspa are used in the production of glass.
How is Glass Produced?
Glass is produced with the use of natural raw materials.
The raw materials used are as follows.
Silica Sand: 65%
The above raw materials are mixed in appropriate proportions and given to the furnaces and melted by heating in the range of 1000 to 1500 degrees.
Afterwards, the melted glass is allowed to cool down to 1200 degrees and the shaping phase is started.
The glass, which reaches 1200 degrees, is poured into previously prepared molds and shaped.
Afterwards, the shaped glass is lowered to 600 degrees and sent to the annealing furnace by passing through the hot coating unit.
This process acts as a primer to reduce the brittleness of the glass. The annealing furnace is important to ensure proper cooling.
After these processes, final controls and packaging processes are carried out.
Hookah Glass Production
Hookah glass production proceeds in the same way as normal glass production processes, with the only difference being that there are special molds for hookah glass, and hookah glasses are cooled by pouring into molds suitable for hookah models.