CONDAT new swabbing greases at Glasstec

Swabbing greases are essential lubricants in the container glass manufacturing process to ensure high and constant productivity

For more than 30 years, CONDAT supplies and supports the container glass industry by providing lubricating solutions. And today, around 200 customers across the world rely on CONDAT for their plant productivity and safety. All the glass production process is addressed with high valued solutions for the shears, scoops, deliveries, moulds and IS machine mechanisms.

With capacities to produce in different areas in the world, CONDAT can also apply its mantra: Think Global, Act local. Shortening transportation delay, reducing carbon footprint and investing in local companies are also major components of CONDAT’s commitment to the glass industry.

Each segment of the container glass industry requires specific lubricants adapted to its production specifications: production rate, item cleanliness, types of glass, gob weights, items shape, etc. That’s why CONDAT decided to develop dedicated swabbing solutions depending on their customers’ application fields:
• Wine & beer bottles
• Spirit bottles
• Cosmetics & perfumes
• Pharmaceuticals

Indeed, depending on the glassware produced, a dedicated swabbing grease must be chosen. The use of a non-suitable swabbing grease will lead to more rejects due to graphite transfer and graphite build-up.

Each lubricant is also specific to a mould type. The needs of lubrication between the blank, the neck ring and the finish moulds are all different. Where high releasing properties are wanted in the first stage of the glass forming, swabbing the neck ring and the blank mould must be soft and light. Over-swabbing these areas will lead to more glass checks.

To know more about glass lubricants offers, contact CONDAT experts at Glasstec 2022, running in Düsseldorf from September 20 to 23 at Hall 14 Stand B13.