Monthly Archives: February 2024


Bovone North America proudly announces its participation in GPAD 2024, the prestigious event dedicated to innovation in the flat glass processing industry. On March 5th and 6th, 2024, Bovone North America will be among the key players at GPAD 2024, a premier event in the glass processing field, to be held at the Omni Nashville […]

70 years younger with a new logo

The evolutionary rebranding of bovone: the new visual identity celebrates the company’s seventy years. Bovone, a world leader in glass and stone processing machinery, celebrates its seventieth anniversary and proudly announces the constituent elements of its new visual identity. Ovada, February 24th, 2024 The evolutionary rebranding of Bovone redesigns the graphic element of the logo […]

What is the Difference Between Quartz and Quartzite • QSI Quartz

The key difference between quartz and quartzite is that quartz used in countertop preparation is engineered stone that is molded and baked into slabs in a factory, whereas quartzite is about 90 – 99% natural. Quartz and quartzite are important mineral substances that we can use to prepare countertops. These are two high-end countertop materials […]

Silica • QSI Quartz

Also called silica sand or quartz sand, silica is silicon dioxide (SiO2). Silicon compounds are the most significant component of the Earth’s crust. Since sand is plentiful, easy to mine and relatively easy to process, it is the primary ore source of silicon. The metamorphic rock, quartzite, is another source. Silicon (Si) is a semi-metallic […]

Explores the Strength of Fused Silica Composites • QSI Quartz

According to a study conducted by Zhou et al. (2007) and featured on ScienceDirect, fused silica (fused silicon dioxide) is a silica glass known for its amorphous structure. Unlike regular glasses that contain various ingredients to lower the melting temperature, fused silica is pure, resulting in exceptionally high working and melting temperatures. The study also […]

Properties and Applications of Quartz Glass Lab Wares • QSI Quartz

Quartz glass lab wares, also known as fused silica lab wares, have gained widespread recognition and utilization in scientific laboratories due to their exceptional properties and diverse applications. Derived from high-purity silica, quartz glass possesses unique physical and chemical characteristics that set it apart from traditional glass materials. One of the key properties of quartz […]

Explores the Fascinating World of Quartz • QSI Quartz

According to, quartz is a remarkable mineral compound abundant in the Earth’s crust, consisting of silicon and oxygen atoms. Its chemical formula is silicon dioxide (SiO2), and its structure features a tetrahedral arrangement with one silicon atom bonded to four surrounding oxygen atoms. The crystal system of quartz is hexagonal, and it exists in […]

Precision Glassblowing Techniques for Quartz Lab Wares • QSI Quartz

In the world of scientific research and experimentation, precision is paramount. To meet the demands of cutting-edge laboratories, precision glassblowing techniques have emerged as an indispensable art, particularly when working with quartz lab wares. Quartz glass, known for its exceptional properties of high purity, resistance to high temperatures, and excellent optical transparency, has become a […]

Unveiling the Power of Silica • QSI Quartz

In the article titled “What is Silica?” penned by Difference Between, the captivating world of silica is uncovered, shedding light on its remarkable properties and versatile applications. Silica, known by its chemical formula SiO₂, arises as the oxide of silicon in the natural environment. Abundantly present in the Earth’s crust, it serves as a pivotal […]

Innovative Applications Quartz Scientific • QSI Quartz

“Special Silica Stone Uses” as highlighted in the article by geology, delves into the multifaceted applications of “silica stone,” an encompassing term that encompasses materials like quartzite, novaculite, and microcrystalline quartz rocks. These materials find their purpose in a range of industrial domains, thanks to their exceptional properties. Silica stone varieties, including quartzite and novaculite, […]