The insulated glass window is one of the most important components of
modern life. On the one hand, it connects us with our environment by allowing
us to see it (instead of a wall). On the other, it protects us from undesired
environmental influences such as cold, heat or noise. Its transparency thus
obscures the fact that insulating glass consists of a variety of materials, which
only as a whole can satisfy the various demands of technical, highly complex
end products. Each of these materials shows how it reacts once the product
is assembled, whereby this reaction also always depends on how the raw
materials were initially processed. And so glass too has a past life; everybody
knows that luck and glass shatter easily and luck can rust easily… but glass?
Dr Michael Emonds considers the possibilities.
Frankfurt a.M./Germany, July 7 2014. Chemetall, a division of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ROC), has integrated the glass division of the Aachener Chemische Werke GmbH (ACW) into its own organization effective July 1, 2014.