Virtual Tour

Batch Mixing

Raw materials (batch) are mixed, either mechanically or by hand, and loaded into large canisters. The major ingredients, Silica Sand, Soda Ash, and Limestone, make up nearly 85% of a given glass "batch." Minor ingredients include the natural metallic oxides that create glass color.

Once full, the canister is mounted on a large mixer and rotated to thoroughly blend the ingredients.

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