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Building
a shower
enclosure

EPISODE 5/7
THE WORST ENEMY OF GLASS: LIMESTONE

Each material has its natural enemy, but the research and technology have found a remedy.

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How is a shower enclosure built?
In this episode we will tell you the stages concerning the anti lime scale treatment. After the temper, the glass cannot be processed any more, in fact any further cutting or drilling would cause the breakage.

But there is just one last process, one of the most important, which can be done at the end. Our sheet, better Mr Rossi’s sheet, goes to another department where a special machine designed by Vismaravetro will help it to win the battle against his worst enemy: the limestone.

This treatment called TPA, an acronym for treatment prevention limestone, is a solution of which the company is rightly proud. It s based on the so called nanotechnology and was developed about ten years ago when these processes where almost unknown outside the scientific world.

After being perfectly cleaned with demineralized water, the liquid containing the active principle is spread out on the glass sheet by means of special nozzles. The nozzles spread the right quantity: not too much nor too little.

The nanotechnology is a great friend of Mr Rossi as well as Mrs Smith.
See how the water run along the non treated glass ?
Now look how quickly it runs down along the glass treated with tpa !
The water gathers in large drops and as it wouldn’t touch the surface …. It almost looks like a mercury drop.

Thanks to this treatment the shower enclosure will be incredibly easy to clean and will guarantee many years of splendid service!
Not bad isn’t it?
Until the next!

Do you want to know more ? Get through directly to Vismaravetro !