There is more to coloured glass than you think

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 incredibly reflective and clear one that includes calcined flint in the formula.

Amber, green, and cobalt glass

In terms of how common they are, amber glass is one you will see very often. It possesses the ability to absorb UV radiation. Typical applications include containers for essential oils and particular drugs, as well as bottles for beer.

Green glass is another common colour. To make it, the manufacturer will usually add chromium oxide to the formula. Then, they can add extra chemicals to produce different green shades. Uses for these containers include beer, olive oil, and some spirits.

Finally, there is cobalt glass. This has a deep blue colour because the manufacturer will add cobalt oxide or carbonate to the batch. In terms of colourful glass, this is one of the most attractive. Collectors love bottles, decanters, vases, and various other types of glassware made of it.

Ordering a reliable mould reamer

At Penico Gauges, we meet our clients' needs by supplying reamers in a variety of sizes. These range from 2" to 7". We will be able to provide tools for every mould size. Upon request, our team can also create special sizes, giving you the perfect tool. As for styles, we have two different kinds. These are Carbide Tipped and High Speed Steel. The latter you can use on cast iron while the former is suitable for cast iron and bronze.

So, if you need a mould reamer, please let us know. We offer reliable products that will offer precise results. They make it easier to repair and maintain your moulds, ultimately helping to make your manufacturing processes smoother.