Refractories

Bucher Emhart Glass refractories are formulated from high purity, special oxide raw materials and manufactured with the properties necessary for the success of each specific glass making operation. In our laboratory, manufacturing, and quality operations, we bring together people, processes, and products to meet your needs. Our refractory craftsmen – most with at least a decade of experience – are the heart of our operation. They are supported by engineering and R&D
professionals who emphasize innovative product development and individual customer solutions.

Refractories

Forehearth and Feeder Products

High quality refractories are crucial to proper conditioning of molten glass. Bucher Emhart Glass forehearth refractory components are designed for long life with predictable heat loss characteristics and resistance to thermal shock, erosion, and corrosion. Our range of forehearth components includes both substructure and superstructure. We manufacture distributor shapes, alcoves, doglegs, and colorant sections and a full range of feeder refractories, including spouts, tubes, plungers, and orifice rings. Feeder refractories are available in many materials to address each customer's individal needs.

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Exclusive Refractory Products for the Handglass Industry

The ability to match our proprietary mixes to our customers' melt and firing needs has enabled us to serve a wide spectrum of glass industries. Today, we are a leading manufacturer and supplier of Glass House Crucibles, used exclusively in handglass shops throughout the world. These highly specialized products demand meticulous craftsmanship. We manufacture a wide variety of shapes and sizes, ranging from one pound glass capacity open crucibles to closed pots with 500 pounds glass capacity. We also offer a complete line of refractory accessories designed specifically for the handglass industry.

Refractories

Quality Engineered Feeder and Refractory Expendables

Bucher Emhart Glass has earned a reputation for unsurpassed quality in refractories. As a flexible, well-staffed fabricator of premium refractory compositions, our goal is to serve the individual requirements of each customer, no matter what type of glass they manufacture. We deliver a level of customized service normally unavailable from other refractories manufacturers.

As a division of the global Bucher Emhart Glass enterprise, we leverage the continuing evolution in glass making technology from the industry leader. We offer a full range of standard refractory shapes and manufactures unusual, complex, and small quantity shapes to the same exacting tolerances. We also serve the optical, tableware, and float glass industries. Feeder Expendables

Refractories

The Industry's Widest Range of Glass Refractory Expendable Compositions

We continue to advance the state of the art in gob forming technology. One way we do this is by providing the industry's widest range of glass refractory expendable compositions. Our bonded compositions include Alumina Silicates, AZS, Zircon, and Fused Silica. We offer a full range of shapes in industry standard compositions: 301, 315, 333, 311, 338, 345, and 357. 

For applications demanding customized compositions, our unrivaled R&D capabilities enable us to devise formulations to achieve specific customer objectives.

Refractories

Quality Driven

Since 1927, Emhart Glass has developed and manufactured high quality refractories for the glass container industry. The Owensville plant that now manufactures refractories was purchased in 1980 from the Laclede Christy Refractory Company, a renown refractory maker since 1844. Before becoming a refractory plant, the Owensville plant specialised in the production of glass pot refractories. Upon purchasing the plant, the company closed its other refractory operations and concentrated all production in Owensville - a setup that has been maintained to this day.

Bucher Emhart Glass understands that the basis of superior glass conditioning for all areas of the glass making industry is high quality refractories. Their use in forehearth and feeder mechanisms play crucial roles in the formation and conditioning of the glass prior to forming into finished products. All Emhart refractories are formulated from the highest quality raw materials and designed to achieve predictable density and resistance to erosion and corrosion. Precise PC monitoring of batching and kiln firing ensure the highest quality performance and service life.

Refractories

Customer Focused

Our service team responds rapidly with knowledgeable assistance to help our customers eliminate downtime and maximize production efficiency. Bucher Emhart Glass continues to grow by serving the industry with time-honored craftsmanship, world-class innovation, and service to customers.