Purple Lilac will yield anything from saturated transparent purple/pinks to glowing translucent and milky opaque tones. Variations can be achieved by heat application as well as color thickness.
Use this color in any type of flame. For a more opaque color use a slightly reducing flame, and for beautiful transparent color use an oxidizing flame. This color can be used in any application without problems as well. We consider this color to be a striking color so the more you anneal it the more opaque it will turn. Please, remember that if you thin out the color too much you will not be able to bring it back to a nice opaque color.
Northstar Glassworks Borocolour Colored Rods & Frit
Northstar Borocolour has a COE of 33 and may be combined with Simax, Northstar and any other glass with a similar coefficient of thermal expansion.
Northstar Glassworks Borocolour Colored Rods are an average length of 18" with a diameter of 5-9 mm diameters. Hand pulled tubes vary in length from 8-22 in. with a diameter of 15-38 mm and wall thickness range of 2-6 mm. Northstar Rods and Tubes are sold by the pound with a 1/4 pound minimum purchase per color.
Northstar Borocolour frits are available in five grain sizes. Large frit is coarse 25 mesh - approximately .055 inches or 1.397 mm. Small frit is finer 38 mesh - approximately .024 inches or .6096 mm. Fine frit is 70 mesh and and powder is 100 mesh. These four frits come packaged in 4 oz. containers. Some colors are available in 16 oz. The fifth product size - called fore powder is between fine and powder in grit size and comes in a 16 oz. container.
Pound and 1/4 Pound Minimum Items
Items labeled in this manner are sold by weight at a price per pound. The price you see is the pound price. You will be charged for the actual weight of the product you receive. If you wish to order a specific number of rods, tubes, sticks or the like, enter that information in the comment box upon checkout. We will do our best to accommodate you knowing how many pounds you want (from the shopping cart) along with how many tubes/items you want from the comment box.