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  • Writer's pictureJess Court

What makes borofloat glass special

Borofloat® glass is one of the world’s most influential specialty glass materials, able to meet a huge range of the most technologically challenging applications.

Borofloat’s® unique characteristics make it ideal for:

Jobs that require extreme temperature and fluctuation in that operating temperature. Because of its low coefficientof thermal expansion, Borofloat® is the best choice for such applications. Our glass can even operate in conditions where temperature is very different from the center of the glass to the outside edges.

Photonics, optics and opto-electronics. Borofloat® glass also has extremely high transparency in the near-infrared and ultraviolet ranges. In addition, our glass does not distort light as it passes through the lens.

Equipment in the biomedical and analytical industries. High resistance to acids and alkalis, not to mention organic substances is another great feature of Borofloat® glass. Without resistance to these substances, damage to a lens could result in faulty readings from the equipment.

Inspection panels for high pressure or heavy load applications. A lens made of Borofloat® glass is resistant to scratches and abrasions. When an application requires heavy loads, or high pressure, this becomes critical. In addition, the strength of Borofloat® means that you don’t have to worry about damage to a critical component. This strength allows it to be used as an inspection panel without concerns of breakage during use.

Applications for Borofloat®

All of the properties that make Borofloat® glass special allow it to be used in a wide range of applications and markets, including:

  • High- Performance Lamps –Borofloat® has been used in cinema projectors and theater lights, not to mention other powerful types of lighting equipment.

  • Oven Windows – Capable of handling temperatures up to 450 degrees Celsius, Borofloat® can be used in ovens without fear that the glass will be damaged by the high heat.

  • Laser Optics – Borofloat® lenses are ideal for applications such as lasers, allowing as much of the light spectrum to pass through it as possible.

Whatever heavy-duty applications you need glass to work with, Instrument Glass can provide you with exactly what you need. To learn more about Borofloat®, get in touch with our glass manufacturers in enfield.

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