fiberglass-stepsThe large global glass industry is characterized by a variety of glass forms, processes and formulations but consists of relatively few producers. Manufacturing plants are large and very capital and energy intensive. Excessive start-up time, down time and breakage can significantly affect the economics of glass making, so consistency of raw materials and reliability of supply are important. AMI’s quality products, logistical expertise and technical support all come together in this industry to the maximum benefit of AMI’s customers. Fiberglass by definition consists of molten glass formed into fibers. AMI is a supplier of kaolin to the glass industry and AMI kaolin products from its Georgia mines and processing plant are sold on a global scale. AMI’s kaolin is specially produced air-floated clay for use in the manufacture of e-glass type fiberglass used for yarn and reinforcement. Critical oxide contents such as iron, silica and alumina are tightly controlled shipment to shipment.  Products of choice for this application are: