Glass Manufacture

Glass Manufacture


Both lime and limestone (calcium carbonate) are essential components in glassmaking, as calcium is used as a stabiliser that improves the quality and physical appearance of the glass. Quicklime (calcium oxide) can also be used where higher efficiencies and outputs are required during glass manufacturing.

Our Trucal limestone granules and grits are used extensively in the manufacture of float glass, container glass and glass fibre, and offer low impurity levels and consistent chemistry and granule size. While our Calbux quicklime is primarily used in glass fibre production where furnace outputs need to be maximised.

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Tarmac Buxton Lime’s Trucal and Calbux products are trusted by glass manufacturers to deliver the stability and performance required in today’s highly demanding market. Other benefits to glass manufacturing provided by our lime products include:

  • Consistent quality
  • Low impurities
  • Manufacturing reliability and efficiency
  • Bespoke solutions to meet any glass making specification



Available in a wide selection of sizes and different reactivity characteristics, Calbux quicklime (calcium oxide) solutions are recognised around the world for their high quality and consistent purity.

Suitable for a wide variety of applications, the Trucal range of limestone (calcium carbonate) grits and granules is produced from consistent, high purity limestone at our state-of-the-art Ballidon works.


Get in touch today to arrange a consultation or site visit and discover how our glass manufacturing solutions can help you optimise operational performance and reduce costs.

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