URT in collaboration with tile manufacturers and engineers has designed a process to convert CRT glass into a frit product which tile manufacturers use in replacement of raw materials. This process converts the CRT to a fine powder while adding a mixture of other fluxes to produce a vitrified compound for ceramic use or “frit”.
“A frit is a ceramic composition that has been fused in a special fusing oven, quenched to form a glass, and granulated. Frits form an important part of the batches used in compounding enamels and ceramic glazes; the purpose of this pre-fusion is to render any soluble and/or toxic components insoluble by causing them to combine with silica and other added oxides. However, not all glass that is fused and quenched in water is frit, as this method of cooling down very hot glass is also widely used in glass manufacture” (Wikipedia).
Converting CRT glass into a product ends the liability associated with CRT as a waste material. This frit material we produce is a product recognized by both State and Federal entities and our customers. We have specifications and quality requirements that we meet or exceed to ensure our customers can receive the material. This product replaces a portion of the raw materials that tile manufactures have been using for decades to produce tiles sold throughout the world.
Each production process can generate one load of frit compound per shift. URT has the ability to design and operate multiple production lines to expand production capabilities at one or multiple sites.