Repair Options for Borosilicate Glass Components

QVF_heat_exchangerBorosilicate glass is a favorite material of construction for process equipment due to its robust and durable qualities. Glass components are used in a range of applications including laboratory equipment, bioreactors, pilot plants and more. If you're a member of the pharmaceutical or chemical industry, you especially know how vital borosilicate glass is for processing critical products such as vaccines, medicines, and fine chemicals. These industries heavily rely on borosilicate glass due to its exceptional durability, thermal resistance, and chemical stability.

Despite its resilience, borosilicate glass is still prone to damage and wear and tear. The constant use in high-pressure environments can make glass components susceptible to breakage, resulting in chips, cracks, scratches and weakened joints. These issues can lead to leakage and contamination. Furthermore, they can compromise the safety and efficacy of products that rely on borosilicate glass, which can be a significant risk to your process and product. Historically, in such situations, replacing the entire component with new glass was the only viable option, but this has its share of disadvantages, including operational disruption and unwanted expenses.

While this cost-prohibitive approach to replacing damaged parts with new glass has been a standard procedure for years, a new option is now available to repair your existing glass efficiently and cost-effectively. Not only does this new solution save money on replacement costs, but it also reduces downtime and helps keep the operation running smoothly. By repairing the damaged component instead of replacing it, companies can reduce lead times and improve operational efficiency.


Case Studies and Success Stories

Companies in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries have faced recurring challenges with glass repair and replacement, with significant costs and downtime associated with traditional solutions. DDPS’ new offering of borosilicate glass repair has proven successful for a variety of companies, resulting in substantial cost savings and minimal production downtime.

One case study from a major pharmaceutical manufacturer found that utilizing borosilicate glass repair saved them over $100,000 in replacement costs, while also reducing their downtime by nearly eight weeks. Another success story comes from a research laboratory that had previously replaced glass tubing with new products each time there was a crack or break. After implementing borosilicate glass repair, they were able to save an estimated $50,000 annually.

Companies are finding that this new solution not only provides cost savings, but also benefits in terms of sustainability. Rather than constantly replacing glass components, repair allows for the continued use of existing equipment and materials. Additionally, the ability to repair glass tubing and components provides a reliable and consistent solution, ensuring the safety and quality of pharmaceutical and chemical products.


Glass Repair FAQs

Do you want to know more about the borosilicate glass repair service we offer? Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

Q: How does this new solution compare to replacing broken borosilicate glass with new glass?

A: This new solution is a cost-effective approach to replacing broken borosilicate glass. It allows for repair instead of replacement, reducing costs and downtime.


Q: Can this solution be used on all types of borosilicate glass?

A: Yes, this solution is suitable for use on all types of QVF borosilicate glass.


Q: How long does the repair process take?

A: The repair process is quick and efficient, typically taking as little as a couple days to a week depending on the scope.


Q: Is the repair process durable?

A: Yes, the repair process is durable and long-lasting. The repaired glass can withstand the same conditions and stress as the original glass.


Q: What is the cost savings of using this solution compared to replacing with new glass?

A: Using this solution can save companies up to 60% of the cost of replacing with new glass.


Q: Will the repaired glass have any visible signs of the repair?

A: The repair is virtually invisible and does not affect the transparency or clarity of the glass.


Glass repair provides a win/win solution for all parties involved. Do you have damaged glass in need of repair? Contact us to learn more.


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