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Old 04-14-2002, 11:08 AM
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color suppliers

http://www.crloo.com/ C&R loo

http://www.glasscolor.com Olympic Color Rods. (my favorite)

http://www.sprucepinebatch.com batch and color


http://www.eastbaybatch.com west coast batch supplier
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Canadian colour

In Canada -

www.colourfusion.com

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Flying Colors Color Charts?

Pete -

Where can one see color charts on the web for the Flying Colors series - Spruce Pine website doesn't have any pictures!
Want to see what the Purple opaque looks like.....Got any color pics?

Thx, Dan
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Old 05-14-2002, 12:20 PM
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Re: Flying Colors Color Charts?

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Pete -

Where can one see color charts on the web for the Flying Colors series - Spruce Pine website doesn't have any pictures!
Want to see what the Purple opaque looks like.....Got any color pics?

Thx, Dan
I always thought my purple opaque was pretty ugly. The gold purple transparant is beautiful. Since I am not actively in the biz anymore, I deleted all my color lists.
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New Kugler Source

Olympic isn't carrying Kugler anymore but I get mine from Hot Glass Color & Supply in Seattle. Their site is at http://www.hotglasscolor.com/.
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New colour website for UK blowers

KHT has just launched a new website for you folks on the eastern side of the Atlantic -

www.khtglass.co.uk
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I noticed Gaffer isn't listed

http://gafferglassusa.com/

Are there any others?
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That thread is over 13 years old. Back then, Phil was probably telling everyone that Gaffer would never amount to much. Since then, Gaffer joined, and left Olympic probably causing Phil to repeat himself. I'm not even sure if System 96 existed when that thread was started.
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I buy my color from east bay batch. Those guys are the best.
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Uroboros sells sys96 colors in all sorts of forms.
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I buy my color from east bay batch. Those guys are the best.
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Hey I wasn't sure if this was the right thread but I figured I would try here first.

We are looking for a chemical supplier for neodymium oxide.

None of my local vendors seem to be able to source it.


Any ideas?

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Old 09-28-2020, 06:37 PM
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US Pigment Elgin Ill. That has a lot of differing concentrations so they are not created equal. I've seen anywhere from $17.00lb up past $60.00. How much do you want? It takes about 2% to get decent color.
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Hey Pete, thanks for the quick reply as always.

I'm open to suggestions here. This would be a recipe we have never made in the past so I assume there will be some trial and error with the batch.

Price really isnt a problem as long as we get chemicals that achieve the desired color and dont cause issues with compatibility.

We are looking at making a collection of alexandrite glass for our 2021 line and are starting to gather ideas and samples.

Any chance you happen to have a formula for neodymium/alexandrite glass to save me some trial and error?
It would be for an ~1000lb pot
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It's $60/Lb. at US Pigment. I think I've seen the old Alexandrite mentioned in Weyl as being a 4% by weight Neo. That may or may not throw off your fit but maybe you're not mixing it with any of your clear. The lanthanides aren't known to affect expansion as much as most other colorants though. That $60/Lb. adds up quick if you're doing a large-size melt.
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I would need to see your basic clear formula you want to add it to if you wanted me to see that privately. If not, I can't speak to Alexandrite specifically and much depends on your choice of alkaline flux that dominates. Nominally, I would start at 2% and see if you like it, particularly if it is not to be cased in anything else. The thicker the work, the better it will look. As Josh says, 4% in a 1000 lb pot would be pricey and it would be wise to perhaps start with a smaller amount. That being said, if you were buying that much, you could likely get a better price.

Nd can come in a number of %'s and is curious that way. I see Nd203 60%, Nd2O 72% and NdO 90% offered from various spots. I have some NdO I would sell but it's not enough to do 1000 pounds. I'm clearing out some chemicals I doubt I will use again.

I would anticipate compatibility issues at anything above 2% and even perhaps there. When I go to US pigment, it lists 95% at $25.00 dollars a lb. Josh may know better.
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