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A material to see through, drink from or simply admire

Manufacture of glass and ceramics can be a tricky process, calling for pure and stable chemicals. Carmeuse has the experience and know-how to get that right every time.

The challenges of making first-class glass – from ubiquitous flat glass to decorative tableware – often revolve around chemical composition. The sector depends enormously on having access to specific grades of limestone and lime-based products.

Carmeuse globally supplies limestone products containing calcium carbonate and silica, used extensively by glass-makers to produce the flat or hollow glass that goes into everything from bottles and optical glass to fiberglass. Limestone with low iron content ensures very clear glass for solar panels using flat glass. Specific grades of limestone are essential for the packaging glass industry, for example to control the color of bottles or ceramics. Efficient fiberglass production depends on having high-purity quick lime.

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