Experts in the field of special glass and sintered refractory metals since 1960
For over 60 years, LIT Africa has provided contact to major international organisations and expertise in the fields of special glass and sintered refractory metals.
Highlights include the supply of specialised optical components to the defence industry, manipulators, vacuum valves and radiation windows for the nuclear industry, x-ray radiation protection windows to clinics countrywide, also glass tubing for the manufacture locally of ampoules, dental cartridges and test tubes.
In partnership with PG Building Glass Solutions, Schott Pyran S fire-resistant glazing is toughened locally to achieve up to 120 minute fire integrity and stability. Pyranova, an imported product, will give up to 120 minute insulation.
Our Austrian partner Metalwerk Plansee supplies powder metallurgical metals to the glass, power transmission, lighting, electronics and defence industry. Molybdenum, Tungsten, Niobium and Tantallum are used in areas where high demands on temperature, chemical resistance and hardness are set.
Our partner Umicore, situated in the Principality of Liechtenstein, specialises in the manufacture and supply of specialised coating materials.
Customers in architecture, science and medicine are turning to SCHOTT RD50 radiation shielding glass. Much finer and almost weightless, as opposed to acrylic, RD50 provides superior protection as it contains 65% of lead oxide, which is the material that absorbs the harmful rays.
These elements display several of the characteristic properties of refractory metals that have made them and their alloys so valuable in a wide range of industrial applications. These include high melting point, high density and exceptional resistance to wear and tear and to various forms of corrosion.
Few people are unaware of the consequences of exposure to radiation from X-ray machines and other sources. However, even fewer understand how window glass can provide protection from those harmful effects.
Tungsten rod, the powdered form of the metal, and various alloys are now being used in a growing range of applications. With its incredibly high melting point of around 3410 °C, it is, for example, the ideal choice of material from which to construct the containers and related equipment necessary for the smelting of other metals.