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What Is Quartz Silica?

Quartz silica, also known as crystalline silica or crystalline silicone dioxide, is a mineral that is found in nature. It is one of the most abundant minerals on earth, and there are hundreds of different varieties of it, some of which are gemstones. The molecular structure of quartz silica is unusual and allows stones composed […]


It is a popular fallacy among consumers of quartz (fused quartz) to equate its thermal shock resistance to its tensile strength. In reality this is far from the truth. Quartz actually has significantly less mechanical strength than glass (borosilicate). So why does everyone believe it to be stronger? We believe this erroneous thought process is […]

What Are the Differences between Beakers and Flasks?

There are several differences between the two common laboratory containers called beakers and flasks. The main difference between beakers and flasks is their shapes. A beaker is a cylinder with a lip for pouring and no lid. Flasks are curved with no lip and have lids. Another difference between beakers and flasks is their uses. […]


Quartz is one of the most well-known minerals on earth. It occurs in basically all mineral environments, and is the important constituent of many rocks. Quartz is also the most varied of all minerals, occurring in all different forms, habits, and colors. There are more variety names given to Quartz than any other mineral. Although […]

Glass 101: Fused Silica vs. Quartz

Quartz, fused quartz, quartz glass, silica, fused silica… the list of terms used to describe various silica-based materials is long, confusing, and often misunderstood. In this article, we take a close look at the unique properties of quartz and fused silica (and a few related materials), and clear up the confusion surrounding these terms. Quartz […]

What are the uses of quartz tubes?

Quartz tubes can be roughly divided into the following types: transparent quartz tubes, UV-filtered quartz tubes, colored quartz tubes, etc. Quartz tube has the characteristics of good thermal stability, good light transmission, good electrical insulation, corrosion resistance and high temperature resistance. It is these characteristics that make quartz tubes have a very wide range of […]

Bovone’s automation benefits: the automated wheel wear recovery process in the Elb 10 and 11/45 models of Bovone’s glass polishing machine

Bovone’s ELB 10 and 11/45 glass polishing machine models are appreciated worldwide for the very high quality of flat edge and 45° inclined edge they are able to generate. Bovone’s wide range of straight line edgers and bevellers are ambassadors of the company’s technological excellence, which is mainly reflected in: quality and precision of edge […]

Why should we care about quartz?

Quartz is beautiful. It shimmers in light and its rainbow of colors have stoked the imagination of everyone from admirers seeking spiritual healing to young geoscientists. But most quartz on Earth does not look like the gorgeous minerals we admire. Most of its forms are lackluster, dull and not translucent. But quartz plays important roles […]

When you look into a mirror, you should know that it was most likely produced with a Bovone silver mirror line

The premium world market for a silver mirror line is shared by Bovone with only one main competitor from Germany: the next time you stand in front of a mirror keep in mind that there is a high probability that that mirror was made with a mirrors silvering production line from Bovone. If a company […]

What Is a Quartz Crucible?

A quartz crucible is a cup or bowl-shaped container made from quartz glass. It is used for holding and heating materials in laboratories and in certain industrial applications like the manufacture of silicon wafers for microchips and in solar cell industry. A quartz crucible can be very small or as large as 3 feet (0.9 […]