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SIMAX: PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
In 1837 The Kavalier Glassworks was established, and it has been making glass ever since, in fact it is the oldest technical
glass factory in Europe. Over the years many changes have taken place, and today it is considered an important producer
world-wide. The glass made is borosilicate and is marketed under its own registered brand name SIMAX.
SIMAX glass, by its chemical composition and properties, ranges in the group of clear, hard, borosilicate 3.3,
characterised with high heat and chemical stability, speciﬁ ed by international standard ISO 3585, resp. CSN ISO 3585,
and, ASTM E 438 Type I, Class A. It entirely meets the demands as set out in the said standards. From SIMAX glass awide
spectrum of technical as well as laboratory glass products, industrial apparatus, household boiling and oven-ware as
well as decorative glassware are manufactured.
Owing to its properties, SIMAX glass is used in such areas where the highest demands are made on products froma
viewpoint of heat and chemical stability as well as neutrality to substances or preparations contacting them, e.g. in
chemistry, petro-chemistry, food, power supply, metallurgy, health service, microbiology, pharmaceuticals, mechanical
engineering and laboratories.
SIMAX tubing, rods, proﬁ les and capillary tubes are used, in the production of laboratory glassware, industrial apparatus,
pilot plant, pipe lines, drainage, decorative glass, solar collectors, light ﬁ ttings, to name but afew. Products made from
SIMAX glass are smooth and nonporous, transparent, catalytically indiﬀ erent, corrosion-resistant even in exacting
operations, suﬃ ciently homogenous and without presence of heterogenous particles.
Simax glass matches the demanding environmental requirements and it is absolutely unexceptionable from an
SIMAX tubing, rod, proﬁ les and capillary tubes are produced under very tight control, the tolerances are governed by the
most up to date computer technology.
The company´s entire production is produced under aquality system and is certiﬁ ed under EN ISO 9001:2000 TUV CERT.