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FAQ - Glass to Glass Recycling

What are the different varieties of Automotive Plate Glass Dlubak Glass Company sells?

  1. Laminated Glass- two pieces of auto plate with a layer of Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) sandwiched between them. The Laminated material may either be painted or unpainted and may contain heated strips and wire antennas.
  2. Privacy Glass- dark automotive glass green, gray, or bronze in color. Material may be painted or unpainted. This glass may or may not be tempered. Sometimes referred to as Privacy Glass.
  3. Green Plate Glass- green automotive glass without paint, usually from the cutting room prior to tempering. Sometimes referred to as Soda Lime Glass.
  4. Mixed Color Plate Glass – combined automotive glass of various colors, (green, bronze, privacy, or blue) with or without paint. The glass may or may not be tempered.
  5. Backlite Glass- green or privacy automotive glass with heater strips painted on the glass; may also have wires attached. This glass is tempered.
  6. Polyvinyl Butyral- vinyl substrate used in laminated automotive and window products. The PVB comes as trim (virgin vinyl from cold room), scrap (rolls that were stored improperly), and in the windshield.

What are the different varieties of Window Plate Glass Dlubak Glass Company sells?

  1. Clear Plate Glass- clear architectural glass without a chemical coating such as low-e coating.
  2. Mixed Color Window Plate- clear architectural window plate glass with chemical coatings mixed with colored architectural glass such as blue, bronze, and gray with or without a chemical coating.
  3. Insulated Glass Unit (IG)- can be clear and/or mixed color glass that has the spacer and other metal parts attached to the glass.

What are the different varieties of Container Glass Dlubak Glass Company sells?

  1. Flint bottle glass- clear container glass. May have labels, neck rings, and/or lids attached.
  2. Amber bottle glass- brown container glass. May have labels, neck rings, and/or lids attached.
  3. Green bottle glass- green container glass. May have labels neck rings and/or lids attached. Wine bottles are generally darker green than beer bottles but fall in the same category.
  4. Mixed bottle glass- container glass of mixed color. Usually associated with glass from a MRF or curbside pick-up.

What are the different varieties of Specialty Glass Dlubak Glass Company sells?

  1. Borosilicate glass- Any soda lime glass that contains boron as a primary ingredient. Borosilicate glasses must be segregated by the % of boron that appears in the glass and by color. Sources are headlamps, eyeglasses, electrical meter covers, street lamp lenses, and medicine vials.
  2. Tableware- can be various colors (including clear, cobalt blue, etc.) and chemistries. All tableware should be separated by color since the chemistry can be different for each product.
  3. Fluorescent light bulb glass- this glass has a similar chemistry to flint bottle glass. The glass must be processed in accordance with accepted EPA standards.
  4. Incandescent light bulb glass- similar to fluorescent glass but does not contain mercury contamination.
  5. Bulletproof glass- a laminated glass product that is several layers thick. The vinyl may or may not be PVB.

What are your Transportation Terms Options?

  1. Truck Terms
    1. FOB Destination- also called FOB Delivered - freight is paid by Dlubak and ownership changes hands when the material is delivered. Any spillage or other trucking problem is our responsibility
    2. FOB Shipping Point - Freight is paid by the customer and ownership transfers at our location as soon as the truck is loaded. Any problem with spillage or other trucking problem is the responsibility of the customer.
  2. Rail Terms
    1. FOB Destination (or Delivered)- means that the delivering railroad is the billing party. Example: if we ship glass to a customer who is serviced by BNSF, and our rail service is Norfolk Southern, we have a two-line haul. The Norfolk Southern is the originating railroad and provides the car, and picks up the car at our plant; the BNSF is the delivering railroad. In this case the BNSF would bill Dlubak for the freight.
    2. FOB Shipping Point- means that the originating railroad does the billing. In the same example as in 2.a. above the NS would issue the freight bill.
    3. Third Party Billing- In either case of 2.a. or 2.b. above you can specify a third party billing that passes the actual payment of the invoice to someone other than the party that fills out the Bill of Lading. This is also true of the customer securing the freight rate and having it published. If the freight rate is published in Dlubak’s name then we are responsible for the freight unless we specify a third party billing. If the customer agrees to pay the freight and has the freight rate published in their name then the freight bill goes to them.
    4. Demurrage –
      1. Loaded cars- charge billed by the railroad for excessive dead time on a loaded car. If a car is loaded at origin and is not released to the railroad with a Bill of Lading the railroad will charge the shipper $60.00 day starting on the second day the car is spotted. The same holds true with cars that are delivered to our plant for discharge. If a Dlubak Plant is notified that a loaded car is ready for placement, we have 24 hours to place the car and 24 hours to unload the car. If we fail to unload the car in the 2-day period we can be charged $60.00 per day until the car is unloaded and released.
      2. Empty cars- In the event that an empty car is spotted at the plant we have 24 hours to load the car and release it back to the railroad with a Bill of Lading. In the event that we fail to meet this time period the railroad can charge $60.00 per day demurrage for the car. Example - A car is delivered on Friday and not loaded until Monday and released. The railroad will charge you $60.00 per day for Saturday and Sunday even if the railroad does not service your plant on the weekend.
    5. Detention- A charge levied by the railroad for cars in a car pool that are not utilized properly. As a car is returned to the origin or shipping point, the car is subject to detention charges of $10.00 per day if it is not loaded within 48 hours of the car being constructively placed. This charge is only against cars that are in an assigned car pool.

For additional information, send email to sales@dlubak.com