Molybdenum has taken its place in the glass industry - 19 September 2021

The mould reamer is one of the most useful tools we create here at Penico. If you don't know what it is, it is an essential item for mould repair. Standard reamers are not really suitable for moulds. With our merchandise however, you have what you need to do the job in a comprehensive manner. Molybdenum's uses in the glass industry are incredibly broad. This is thanks to its decent electrical and mechanical attributes at high temperatures. It is the same for the non-colouring and heat transfer properties. What we are going to do is have a closer look at the glass industry and how the application of molybdenum products has influenced it. Corrosion Molybdenum items with high purity possess great corrosion resistance. This is the case when they come in contact with the majority of glass liquids. Consequently, you can use them as substances for protective covers. These can prolong the life of glass furnaces. Melting temperatures The melting temperature of glass tends...

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Introducing borosilicate glass - 08 September 2021

What makes our merchandise stand out is that we design it to meet the client's exact requirements. This includes offering accurate calibration and long lasting use. After years of service, we are at the forefront of our industry. As a result, we have all the knowledge we need to create the best neckring profile gauges. By using them, you will be able to save a lot of money on complex jobs. One type of glass you might not be familiar with is borosilicate. This is a form that contains boron trioxide. What this does is allow for an incredibly low coefficient of thermal expansion. In other words, it is not going to crack when there are extreme temperature changes. Due to its durability, it has become the top choice for wineries, labs, and high end restaurants. Comparisons to soda lime glass If you compare to soda lime glass, borosilicate is the superior option in many areas. However, countless businesses opt to utilise the former in their products. They do this because of its...

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Why is amber glass so widespread? - 29 August 2021

Penico has been offering a myriad of top quality products for a long time. The years we have been in business have given us the chance to refine these items and design them in ways that meet all of our clients' needs. As a result, if you require blank mould gauges, we can supply the perfect models for you. Amber glass bottles are incredibly popular for numerous applications. You could find them in use to hold ale or a type of herbal remedy. Many people wonder why this glass is so popular and what its vital properties are. To help you better understand the glass, we have some details below. Advantages of use Some of the advantages that come with amber glass are common to every form of the material. For example, it can protect contents without spoiling the flavour and will not tarnish. However, it can offer some extra benefits too. One of them is how it handles light. Like other types of glass it can block UV light. But, as opposed to these other glasses, it can also block b...

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There is more to coloured glass than you think - 18 August 2021

We are known for supplying several useful utensils, including the mould reamer. This is a tool that proves its use when you need to tackle a mould repair project. If there are any faults you need to address, this product shall let you take care of them thoroughly and effectively. Glass is an ancient substance, with the first man made material being traced back to around 3500BC. As for the first vessels, they date from around 1500BC. However, the mass production really began during the 19th century, with improvements in 1925. There are many important details surrounding this material. One you might like to hear about is the significance of colours. We will take a closer look at this below so you can learn a bit more. Why use colour? We use colour in glass containers for content protection and aesthetic purposes. Manufacturers obtain the colours by introducing certain salts and inorganic acids. Surprisingly, it is actually quite hard to create colourless glass. There is an incre...

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Reusing your old glass candle jars - 09 August 2021

When manufacturers need necking profile gauges, they shop with us. Our team has been providing stellar tools for the longest time. These are critical components for the mould repair operation. By using them, you will be able to help your business operate more effectively and smoothly. As experts in the glass container industry, we understand the finer details of these products. One of the more useful designs is the candle jar. Some of you might be wondering how you can reuse these items. Fortunately, we have a little guide below that goes over some repurposing ideas. They can help you to give new life to these items rather than throwing them away. Planting Something you can try is turning the jars into plant pots. Larger ones are the ideal size to hold various types of plants. You can place them all over your home to add greenery to spaces. They are better than other types of pots because you can actually see the roots growing and thriving. This can give you an indication of w...

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Using Pyrex glassware - 29 July 2021

The team at Penico Gauges has spent many years working in the glass container industry. We are at the point where we are the top choice for any business that requires blank mould gauges. Many clients have been working with us for a long time, so we fully understand their needs. Therefore, we can provide the most effective solutions to their problems. The market leader Pyrex is one of the most notable glassware brands in the UK. If you have a glass mixing bowl, measuring jug, or casserole dish, it is likely from them. Their products are iconic today owing to their 100 year history and popularity. The glass in all of these products is borosilicate. It contains boron trioxide. The addition of the compound can completely transform the glass. Most importantly it gives the material excellent resistance to thermal shock. What that means is the glass won't expand much when it is exposed to heat or contract a great deal when it gets cold. As a result you could take a container stra...

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Can my glass containers keep my food warm? - 19 July 2021

Reamers are utensils that are useful in all kinds of mechanical applications. There are different options, including hand or machine driven models. What you would do is use them to generate holes in a mould. You can also smooth out and debur any imperfections and edges. As for our mould reamer tooling, it is special in that it is specifically for mould repair operations. One thing people wonder about glass containers is if they can keep food warm. You might have to go on a trip soon and need to keep your food warm. Others will simply be curious. Whatever the case, we have the information you are looking for. Outperforming plastic Glass containers have the potential to keep food warmer than plastic ones do. You are free to keep your food in a glass receptacle for about half a day or an entire day. This is because glass does a better job at holding heat. To aid the container preserve heat, it is best wrap it in a foil pouch or towel for insulation. Hot food can go in a glass...

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