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1. (WO2017035174) GLASS MELTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INCREASED HOMOGENEITY

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/035174    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/048263
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Aug 25 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: C03B 5/193
C03C 3/091
C03C 3/087
C03B 5/235
Applicants: CORNING INCORPORATED
Inventors: DEMIRBAS, Memduh Volkan
DORFELD, William Gurney
SCHIEFELBEIN, Susan Lee
ZIEGENHAGEN, Randy Dean
Title: GLASS MELTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INCREASED HOMOGENEITY
Abstract:
An apparatus and method for producing a glass article includes a melting vessel, a fining vessel located downstream from the melting vessel, and a bubbling vessel that is downstream from the melting vessel and upstream from the fining vessel. The fining vessel may include at least a first zone and a second zone downstream from the first zone, wherein the average temperature of the first zone is higher than the average temperature of the second zone.