Thread: cullet shortage
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Old 01-28-2018, 12:43 PM
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the Corming protocol said "melt as cold as you can get away with. "
It seems hot to me as well if the goal was to cut fuel costs. The sodium silicate would make aspects of the melt easier certainly. My concern was more around iron and is why I did not pursue it. I don't melt my own clear that hot, preferring 2250F during the melt and then when it has gone flat, going up to 2300-2325 for an additional four hours.
Where are we going and why am I in this basket?
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