Graphite is one of the ways in which carbon is present in nature. Its main properties are:
Excellent electrical and thermal conductivity
Excellent resistance to heat and chemical agents
Lightweight and easy to work
During the production process of glass, wherever hot glass is handled it comes into contact with component made of other materials. Reliability and properties of this material are decisive for an efficient production as well as for an excellent finish on the glass products. Carbon is suited for the application in the glass industry. Due above properties. Carbon prevents surface cracking in the glass because of its significantly lower thermal conductivity compared to other material. Carbon does not leave discoloration on the glass parts due its excellent chemical resistance. Carbon allows long life times of the handling components as a result of its outstanding resistance to high temperatures and oxidation.