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    The Care and Maintenance of Borosilicate Glass Equipment

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Sep 12, 2019 3:36:00 PM

    QVF borosilicate glassWhether you are a first-time handler or an expert one, care and consideration must be taken when handling glass components.  Following a glass care regime will help to keep a clean and well-maintained plant as well as ensure there will not be any surprises while the reaction is happening inside.  Here are some general guidelines you should follow when servicing your glass equipment:

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    Topics: service, glass equipment,, borosilicate glass, glass systems

    The Evolution of the QVF Glass Component System

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Aug 27, 2015 12:00:00 PM

    QVF SUPRA-Line glass pipe

    Dating back to its creation in 1953, QVF glass has manufactured comprehensive component systems made of Borosilicate glass 3.3 for industrial, pilot plant, and lab use.  This type of equipment is commonly used in reaction, distillation, extraction, evaporation, cryogenic and absorption processes for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, as well as many related areas such as food and drink production, dye works and the electroplating industry.  While the properties and utilization of borosilicate glass have remained constant through the years, the design and engineering of the equipment have evolved and changed over time with the establishment of new and improved component systems.  Here’s a rundown of the three most recent QVF component systems and the highlights of their designs, most notably the progression of the glass ends.

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    Topics: glass equipment,, borosilicate glass, glass systems

    Why We Love Borosilicate Glass (And You Should, Too!)

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Jun 11, 2015 12:00:00 PM

    QVF_fish_bowl_vesselBorosilicate glass has been a preferred material of construction for virtually all modern laboratory glassware and glass process equipment for decades, with wide usage throughout the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.  Its special properties of chemical and thermal resistances make it truly an exceptional glass with unique characteristics that distinguish it from other materials of construction.  But how is it possible to feel warm and fuzzy about glass?  Okay, maybe “love” is a bit too strong of a term to use, but we really, really like it and think you’ll find it pretty useful too.

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    Topics: glass equipment,, borosilicate glass