Glass & Ceramics

If you are producing LCD screens, hand-held electronic displays, optical fibers, safety glass, light bulbs or beverage bottles, we can help you improve your glass quality.

Ceramics, on the other hand, are commonly used to make abrasion resistant liners, insulation products (refractories), and filtering applications.  If you are compacting your ceramic powders to achieve a higher density, we can help achieve consistent powder flow through your process.

Common Glass & Ceramics Industry Challenges

Most glass batch flows freely, but de-mixes readily via various segregation behaviors.  Poor flow (arching and ratholing) can occur with some of the ingredients that make up the batch. Glass cullet, in particular, can be moist and often consists of large, irregularly shaped particles.  Both of these characteristics can lead to flow irregularity.  Providing well-mixed, consistent feed to the furnace can significantly improve the quality of your glass.  Sand and cullet are highly abrasive and will cause wear of furnace feed bins, especially at the hopper connection.  A failure at this point could have catastrophic consequences.  Many ceramics are also highly abrasive given their alumina, silica, and oxide contents.  Click here for a review of abrasive wear estimation with glass batch.

Common Materials Handled

Below, please find a shortened list of the bulk materials we have successfully handled in the Glass & Ceramics industry to date. Please note the below list is just a small sampling of the materials we've handled for clients in the Glass & Ceramics industry.

  • Glass batch
  • Cullet
  • Sand
  • Frit
  • Soda ash
  • Borax
  • Fluxing agents
  • Alumina, silica ceramics
  • Tungsten carbide
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  • Glass batch
  • Cullet
  • Sand
  • Frit
  • Soda ash
  • Borax
  • Fluxing agents
  • Alumina, silica ceramics
  • Tungsten carbide

Glass & Ceramics Industry Clients

Below, please find a sampling of clients who we have successfully provided bulk material engineering services for in the Glass and Ceramics industries.

  • Corning
  • Samsung
  • St. Gobain
  • Anchor Glass
  • Libbey Glass
  • Longhorn Glass
  • Knauf
  • TAM Ceramics
  • Momentive Performance Materials
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  • 3M
  • AC Delco
  • CertainTeed Corp.
  • CoorsTek
  • DIFA
  • Gallo Glass
  • GTE Products
  • Guardian Brasil
  • Kimble Glass
  • Kohler Company
  • Manville
  • Middough Associates
  • Osram Sylvania
  • Owens-Brockway Glass Containers
  • Owens-Illinois
  • Owens-Corning
  • Pittsburgh Corning
  • PPG Industries
  • Synsil Products
  • Thomson Consumer Electronics

Glass & Ceramics Industry Services

We offer a wide array of services for the Glass & Ceramics industries:

Whether you are formulating a specialized sand batch, dosing in minor ingredients to a continuous blending operation, charging glass batch to a float furnace, or compacting ceramic powders, Jenike & Johanson is prepared to meet your material handling needs.

Explore our solutions, review case studies, or contact us so we can help you to solve or prevent costly material flow problems experienced in the Glass & Ceramics industry.