Specialty Polymers and Resins – Glass Interleavants – Float Glass


Float Glass

Float glass is the most used type of glass in the world today. Glass interleaving powders are coated onto glass sheets which prevents degradation in storage in humid environments. We offer both unmodified interleavants with varying particle sizes, and acid modified interleavants to suite environments of different humidity.

Our range of interleavant acrylic polymers (powders) include:

  • Colacryl® DA100P (55-66µ)
  • Lucite® 4F (60-70µ)
  • Lucite® 4Fi (60-70µ)
  • Colacryl® TS1588 (80-105µ)
  • Lucite® 47G (130-170µ)
  • Lucite® 47Gi (130-170µ)

Once float glass has been manufactured, it requires time to “mature”. Sodium and calcium ions on the surface of the glass want to react with water in the air. The net effect is an increase in alkalinity on the glass surface. If the alkalinity can be controlled to less than pH9 then carbonate formation occurs. These stains can be removed and permanent damage is minimal. If pH reaches a level above 9, silicate based stains result which cannot be removed with common cleaning systems. The key is to control the pH below 9.  In humid environments the risk of the pH increasing increases, therefore acid modified interleavants are required to protect the glass.

Our range of acid modified interleavants polymers (powders) include:

  • Colacryl® PBM (55-66µ 10% Acid modification)
  • Colacryl® TS2060 (55-66µ 30% Acid modification)
  • Colacryl® TS2207 (80-105µ 30% Acid modification)
  • Colacryl® TS2143 (130-170µ 50% Acid modification)