Amber Glass Ring Protects Against UV Damage from Sun
Engineering Team Develops A Superior Product
A company came to PEG with an amber glass ring that was designed to protect against damaging UV rays from the sun. Over the years the component had become chipped and scratched and needed to be replaced. When the company went to the original supplier for replacement, they were told that the amber glass used in the original part was no longer available. It was decided a coating material that would absorb the UV and protect the fluid in the tubing would be developed. The amber material had to withstand high-temperature processing and remain intact for multiple years of operation.
PEG’s engineers and glass specialists reviewed the problem and suggested that the amber color could be added to the surface and fired on the glass mimicking the UV resistance of the original amber glass. Although the solution solved the immediate problem, the team looked at the question of durability. It was determined that by laminating two glasses and adding the amber stain between the laminations before the shrinking would eliminate the possibility of the stain being scratched off. This resulted in the amber being within the wall of the final product making it impossible to be scratched off. The PEG team developed a solution better than the original product.
- Extensive Glass Knowledge
- Engineering Experience
- Shrinking (precision bore)
- Decorating Capabilities