Chicago School of Glass Art

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Are you a hardcore lampworker?

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Are you a hardcore lampworker? Over the past couple of months we have had quite a few people come in the studio and ask for boro tubing and rods. Well, you asked and our first order has just arrived!  We are hoping to create a permanent space for Simax and other borosilicate glass; SimaxSo, for the next couple of months we will be ordering and having boro rods and tubing available on a trial basis. If you know someone that does this type of lampworking let them know and we will do what we can to help them out.  If we don’t have what you need we can order the item and normally in 3 to 5 business days we can have the item for you as a will call pick-up at our studio.

Simax glass is an excellent quality borosilicate glass with a coefficient of expansion (COE) of 33. Simax glass is perfectly clear, smooth, and non-porous. Artists value Simax glass for its high optic quality and slightly longer working time.

Markay and SimaxBorosilicate like Simax is uniquely suited to industrial uses due to its high heat-resistance and chemical stability. It is not harmful to the environment. These same properties make Simax glass the perfect choice for all laboratory applications, scientific applications and household cook-wear where the glass may be exposed to high temperatures or abrupt temperature changes.

Simax glass is fully compatible with other brands of 33 COE borosilicate glass tubing and rod including Pyrex from Corning.

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