Products and solutions
Sovitec develops most of its glass beads by grinding recycled glass. Another type of beads, created in our facilities based on original virgin glass smelting, results in an exceptional purity and quality of our glass beads.
The strict selection of raw materials and the level of control over our manufacturing processes, allows us to guarantee that our beads do not contain hazardous substances or traces of free silica. Our glass is thus totally inert. At every step in the production process, everything is done to respect the environment.
The micro glass beads produced by Sovitec feature a maximum whiteness and transparency and reach a high percentage of roundness.
Many other parameters characterize our beads. The surface of the smooth glass is closed and non absorbent with the binder (oil absorption), thus making it a filler of choice in some paints with high solids. Given the spherical shape and hardness of glass, our beads are used in various applications as a drop-on and premix product. Sovitec offers a range of unique surface treatments for many applications.
The exclusive surface treatment process sets specific molecules on the surface of micro beads in order to optimize their properties and make them interact with the paint. Sovitec will therefore establish an adequate coating for each system according to the required criteria in terms of compatibility, durability, performance and security level.
This choice is imposed by the chemistry of the system (glass bead, binder and solvent base), we can thus not determine the treatment in advance. That is why our technicians will give you specific recommendations in function of your needs. They are at your service for all possible questions and they will guide you throughout our collaboration.
Based on its strong experience and thanks to its Innovation Center, Sovitec continues its development of specific products to solve your problems as fast as possible. Therefore, our field teams are available at any time to analyze together your required application and thus develop a joint project adapted to the situation and to your needs.
An adapted commercial offer
Product availability, Sovitec is committed to supplying your glass beads needs in the shortest delivery time possible.
We issued a list of products based on your expectations. This "reference range" is in stock throughout the year and will be delivered within the shortest delay. However, we continue to create products that meet most special requests, known as "specific products".
Through its policy of European production planning and its wide distribution network, Sovitec stores this assortment of references and specific products under contract for you.
Our sales people's mission is to refer you as clearly as possible to our range of reference products.
Attention to detail, easy storage and logistics efficiency. Sovitec innovates and looks after the packaging of its products. For easy identification and a clear understanding of your products, Sovitec creates special packaging: a layout by product type, colour coded according to the application and a commercial name for our glass beads.
The packaging of our beads has been designed in collaboration with specialized institutions. They meet the technical requirements that each type of beads requires. Various packaging exist to optimize the use of beads by our customers.