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Glass Processing Industry

Our flat glass and optical glass industry customers benefit from a comprehensive portfolio of auxiliary chemical materials rounded-off by our extensive glass processing knowledge and a fully equipped laboratory to ensure best technical services.

The core of our glass business activities is to develop optimal solutions for the float glass and the optics industry, primarily in the areas of cutting, separating and grinding. On top, we offer additional products to complete our portfolio for advanced glass processing.


Well-equipped laboratory

Our products are developed in our own research laboratory, which is unique in the world. On more than 400 m², it is equipped with the most modern analyzing technology, equipment for product characterization as well as numerous devices to determine the chemical and physical parameters of liquids and solids.



As one of the world‘s leading manufacturers of auxiliary chemical materials for the glass industry, our customers can benefit both from our high quality products accompanied by comprehensive technical services and our extensive physical and chemical knowledge of glass and its surface – acquired over many decades.


Our technology portfolio:

  • Interleaving powders
  • Cutting fluids
  • Coolant technologies
  • Glass processing related products, such as cleaners, washing compounds, polishing agents, marking products, flocculants, coatings, insulating glass products


  • Complete portfolio for advanced glass processing
  • Comprehensive technical services
  • Excellent equipped laboratory
  • Long-term and extensive knowledge



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.
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Alain Bretthauer
Key Industry Manager Glass

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