Monday, 11 May 2009

Devitrification Temperature Range

Devitrification is the beginning of crystallisation of the surface of the glass. It can look like a dirty film over the whole piece or dirty patches. At its worst, the corners begin to turn up and become “wrinkly”.

This occurs in the range 700° – 760°C. This means that you need to cool the project quickly as possible from the working (or top) temperature to the annealing point. There is evidence to show that dwelling for a long time in this range on the way up to top temperature can promote devitrification too.