Solutions for glass coating
Arkema has been a real pioneer in the glass coating market. For the past 40 years, Arkema has developed solutions for glass manufacturers with both hot-end and cold-end coatings, as well as for the beverage industry with coatings for returnable glass bottles.
Coatings for glass manufacturers
With Certincoat®, Tegoglas® and now the Certinadvance® system, glass producers will benefit from faster production speed, glass weight reduction, and less expensive products.
Arkema's brands help the glass industry achieve:
- protection from scratching and reduction of breakage on conveyer lines,
- durability during transportation and handling,
- better lubricity in thin-walled, lightweight glass containers,
- flexible cold-end coating for labeling glues.
Coatings for returnable glass bottles
Fillers using returnable glass bottles always struggle with unattractive, scuffed bottles that reduce the lifespan of the container. To preserve the lifespan and appearance of returnable bottles, Arkema has developed solutions to delay the formation of scuff rings and to mask those that have formed.
Thanks to these two solutions, returnable bottles are in use at least twice as long – 50 cycles instead of 25 – while keeping them attractive to consumers.
Coatings for flat glass
One important aspect of energy efficiency is the heating and cooling of buildings, which can be improved through the use of advanced coatings on window glass. Arkema helps flat glass manufacturers to implement energy efficient coatings on their glass by providing a turnkey solution to produce hard coat Low-E products on flat glass during the manufacturing process. Low-E coatings for windows help maintain comfort and manage energy usage in buildings for both warm and cold climates. In addition, the coated glass can be handled, stored and transported like clear glass making it a cost-effective and energy-efficient substitute for single pane glazing.
Arkema is more than just a provider of chemicals. We are also a leading provider of equipment and technical services. Our equipment is developed based on unique technical partnerships to optimize line conditions and spraying operations. Additionally, we offer an extensive service package, including lab support from our technical team, regular visits for audits and on-site service and support to help solve issues on the lines.