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Glass and Frit

Industry leaders in glass technology and gas supply . . . ask Air Products and expect more

Whether you are producing container, flat, fiber or specialty glass, frit, or mineral wool, Air Products has industrial gases, technologies, and expertise to help improve your operations. We are the leader in proprietary oxygen enrichment and oxy-fuel technologies that, with minimal capital investment, can help you increase production, lower fuel costs, reduce emissions, and improve your operation. In addition to oxygen, we also supply nitrogen, hydrogen, helium, and rare gases for applications ranging from atmosphere control and inerting to particle size reduction. Whatever your needs—gas supply, combustion systems, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling or engineering and equipment optimization—Air Products has the people, products, and services to help you succeed.

​To Make Glass Better, Put Air Products in the Mix!

For more than 70 years, primary glass and frit producers have turned to Air Products’ continuously evolving portfolio of oxygen solutions to improve combustion and enable additional benefits, including:

  • Increased production
  • Reduced fuel consumption and emissions
  • Enhanced quality

Processed glass producers rely on us for safe and efficient supply and use of nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen, helium, argon, and specialty gases for a number of applications involved in forming, assembly, and recycling of products.

Engineering and Equipment Optimization

Preliminary Design/Project Initiation and Support

We can guide you through all phases of evaluation, development and integration to help create ideal configurations for cost and performance requirements

Installation and Start-up Support

We can help with operational readiness inspections, operations and safety training, and process and applications knowledge

Ongoing Operations

Operations audits, troubleshooting assistance and process optimization can help to maximize operating performance and produce cost savings

Advanced Clean Energy Laboratory—Virtual Demonstrations to Global Locations

The Advanced Clean Energy Laboratory can facilitate development and full-scale testing of combustion systems using actual customer fuels. Plus a remote video imaging systems enables real-time participation in testing via the Internet.
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PRISM® VSA Oxygen Generators

Air Products' PRISM® VSA Oxygen Generators provide dependable oxygen supply to meet a broad range of flow requirements. Our robust generators offer a highly reliable oxygen supply at an overall cost savings compared to trucked-in liquid. The systems’ modular approach facilitates easy installation and maintenance, while the standard features enable the systems to meet the specific needs of glass producers.

PRISM® VSA Oxygen Generators—T Series

PRISM® VSA Oxygen Generator

Example CFD modeling representation of a glass furnace

Proven Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling Services

We have extensive in-house computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling service capabilities that can help when you are designing or investigating furnace performance. Our services help enable glassmakers to investigate and evaluate ways to increase productivity and cut costs without putting their production process at risk. Modeling studies provide quick, validated results along with recommendations for the type of system that is optimal for your operation.


Air Products gases, typically provided in gaseous and liquid form, enable customers in a wide range of industries to improve their environmental performance, product quality, and productivity.


Acetylene is the primary fuel for oxy-fuel welding and is the fuel of choice for repair work and general cutting and welding, Acetylene produces the hottest and most concentrated primary flame of all industrial fuel gases.


Argon is used in many applications in glass manufacturing. It is colorless, non-reactive, non-flammable and has low thermal conductivity.


Helium is used to protect the glass surface in fiber-optic glass production and to improve refining within the bubbling process during glass manufacturing.


Hydrogen is used in glass manufacturing for atmosphere control, cutting and polishing, heat treating, melting, and softening.


Nitrogen is used in glass manufacturing for atmosphere control and flat glass delamination.


Oxygen is used in glass manufacturing applications like cutting/polishing, heat treating, melting/softening, bubbling, and oxygen-enhanced combustion.

Rare Gases

Specialty gases such as krypton, xenon, and neon are used to fill items made of glass in order to improve their performance or make them function.

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