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and Glass Components

Lead-free Glass

Increasing environmental considerations mean that glasses containing lead are being phased out of use wherever possible. In many cases it is possible to develop a lead-free glass with properties matched closely to those of the original lead glass.

Low transformation temperatures and high refractive indices are two common reasons lead-containining glasses have been historically used. Development in this area is progressing rapidly and continues to allow more and more lead glass to be replaced.

Custom formulations of lead-free glass can be produced on request, based on the desired properties. These formulations can typically be supplied as either powders, blocks, rods or tubes.

Characteristics of lead-free glass include:

  • Close matching of properties to lead-containing glass
  • Low transformation temperature
  • High refractive index
  • Environmentally friendly

Goodfellow Ceramic and Glass Division is able to supply a wide range of ceramic and glass materials as finished components. Our capabilities range from custom-made precision microcomponents with very high tolerance features to large heavy-duty components used in industrial applications. Additionally, standard semi-finished forms such as tubes, rods, bars, plates, crucibles and spheres are often available from our wide inventory. Please contact us with full details of your requirements, including drawings where available, and we will review and respond with a quotation as soon as possible.

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