ZEISS Solutions for Glass and Ceramics

Providing insight into the glass manufacturing process and quality control of the finished product, including high resolution imaging and compositional analysis.

  • Gain an advanced understanding of defects such as knots, striae and stones
  • Quantify data on crystallization defects in technical glass
  • Recognize failure mechanisms associated with delamination of container glass
  • Monitor refractory materials such as vessel liners for signs of aging over the lifetime of the plant to understand defects caused by slag penetration

Application images

  • Ceramic acquired with Sigma 500, BSD4 detector

  • Zinc Oxide Dendrites, Inlens, 5kV. False Color

  • Ceramics imaged with backscattered electron detector

  • Porous glass foam

A life without glass is impossible to imagine. It is a material we interact with every day from the built environment that surrounds us to the swipe of our smartphone screen. The demands on float glass and container glass increases year on year and technical advances drive improvements in its chemical durability, structural integrity and environmental performance.

For a summary of highlights watch this video from a previous Ceramics Expo

  • Woven Ceramix Matrix Composite