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1. (WO2018087572) METHOD OF SHAPING A GLASS SHEET AND GLASS SHAPING LINE UTILIZED THEREIN

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/087572    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2017/053414
Publication Date: Fri May 18 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Nov 14 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: C03B 35/24
C03B 23/03
C03B 23/035
C03B 35/16
Applicants: PILKINGTON GROUP LIMITED
Inventors: BOISSELLE, Robert J.
TOMIK, John Stephan
Title: METHOD OF SHAPING A GLASS SHEET AND GLASS SHAPING LINE UTILIZED THEREIN
Abstract:
A method of shaping a glass sheet includes providing a glass sheet. Also, a bending station is provided. The bending station includes a first bending tool. The first bending tool has a shaping surface for receiving the glass sheet. The glass sheet is conveyed on a plurality of rollers to a location above the first bending tool. At least a portion of the glass sheet is supported above the first bending tool by delivering a flow of fluid to a major surface of the glass sheet. The glass sheet is deposited on the shaping surface of the first bending tool.