Renes Glastechniek has been an expert in the glass tubes and test tubes manufacture for fifty years, and also offers soda lime glass tubes. Our team on a human scale allows us to be highly responsive to the requests of our customers. Our manufacturing delays for soda lime tubes are short. Do not hesitate to contact us for
Renes Glastechniek has been an expert in the glass tubes and test tubes manufacture for fifty years, and offers soda lime glass tubes.
Our team on a human scale allows us to be highly responsive to the requests of our customers. Our manufacturing delays for soda lime tubes are short. Do not hesitate to contact us for all your manufacturing requests, even if they are urgent. We are at your disposal by telephone or by email.
As a major component of glass production, soda lime glass has properties that make it commonly used in the industrial sector, especially in the form of tubes. Here is a presentation of the characteristics, uses and benefits of soda lime glass tubes.
Nowadays, soda lime glass is the most widely used type of glass on the market. Easy to manufacture thanks to its good chemical stability, it is composed of silica (about 70%) as well as calcium and sodium.
Nearly 90% of marketed glass products are made of soda lime glass. Indeed, it is a cost-efficient material, which explains its frequent use both in the food and the industrial glazing industry. Its many applications in both scientific and industrial fields make it an essential material.
Widely used for windows, bottles, jars and containers, it is in the manufacture of the soda lime glass tube that the glass’s intrinsic characteristics really excel. The glass can be manufactured using readily available materials like sand and feldspar which reduces costs but delivers a chemically stable and reasonably tough finished tubular glass.
The manufacture of soda lime glass tubes (but also rods, plates and glasses) concerns mainly companies and industries requiring laboratory work.
Thanks to its excellent value, soda lime glass is the best choice to produce test tubes. Easy to process due to a low glass melting temperature, soda lime glass is very popular in the bottling industry. Soda lime glass tubes are essential in laboratories for microbiological applications and precipitations.
Glass jars, beakers, containers and test tubes are all essential components in any laboratory and the soda lime glass tube is the most commonly used today. Cost is clearly a factor but there are other benefits in using soda lime glass tubes. The glass can be heated to 90 degrees centigrade and, thanks to the versatility of the manufacturing process, tubes are available in a wide range of thicknesses and diameters. Although not as physically strong or as resistant to acids as borosilicate glass, soda lime glass is the ideal material for most chemical experimentation although borosilicate would have to be the choice when working with extremely high temperatures.
Soda lime glass tubes have many benefits. They are cost-efficient, they can be used up to 90 ° C and are available through a wide range of diameters and wall thickness. Soda lime glass tubes are the most convenient and cheapest tubes on the market to equip a laboratory.
They are also suitable for volumetric applications since they can be easily wetted. Moreover, the glass offers an ideal transmission of the spectrum of light. However, they are more fragile and less resistant to thermal shocks than borosilicate glass tubes.