Glass and ceramics production has accompanied us throughout human history. Today’s technical ceramic products are high-performance products and are partly found in high-tech applications. Whether in dental crowns or as heat protection in space travel.
In Germany alone, several hundred companies produce a wide variety of products from glass. These raw materials, some of which are extremely abrasive, often put a lot of strain on pipelines and fittings during conveying. Wear-resistant components, especially in the area of valves, are therefore indispensable in glass processing, as otherwise there would be a disproportionate number of maintenance-related downtimes in production.
The plastics industry is involved in the production of a wide variety of synthetic products from different raw materials. Plastics are processed into semi-finished products, moulded parts or fibres, for example. In all applications, various raw materials such as chalk, graphite, zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, carbon black or colourants and stabilisers are transported, weighed and added.
Solutions from AL Gummi are used, for example, in the following products:
- Rubber pipes and hose lines
- Inflatable seals
- Shaped and profiled seals
- Elastomer flat seals
- Hose sections
- Rubber-metal connections
- Rubber bags for isostatic presses for use in the carbon and ceramics industries