More about glass tubes
Glass tubes were first used in laboratory technology, but have been conquering a wide variety of markets for over 120 years: tubes, rods and capillaries made of many different specialty glasses which come in a wide range of dimensions. These all-rounders are quietly enabling truly amazing innovations.
Glass tube systems up to several kilometers long used in photobioreactors ensure the ideal cultivation of algae for food supplements or care products. An anti-reflective coated glass tube which protects against scratches, environmental impact and reflections was a major door-opener for the commercialization of 360-degree cameras with novel technology for online streaming. In environmental technology, glass tubes are key elements for innovative air purification systems using UV light. Glass tubing products have even found their way into interior design, where they surprise us in modern design solutions.
The secret to the success of applying glass tubing to multiple applications lies in its superior material, processing quality, and flexibility. Although unobtrusive on the outside, glass tubing outperforms other materials many times over thanks to the advantages it offers. Glass tubing scores points compared to plastic and metals with its excellent optical properties, high temperature resistance, and superior resistance to corrosion. Tubing’s good electrical insulation properties even make it ideally suited for high-voltage applications such as generating X-rays in radiology.