High-quality glass melting crucibles for

For more than 130 years, RATH has been developing and manufacturing high-quality refractories, and for 50 years RATH has specialized in the production of glass pot refractories and provided the art glass industry with high-quality glass melting crucibles.


• Different compositions for glass qualities and applications
• Durability and long life
• Round bottom or straight wall designs
• Standard and custom shapes
• Excellent thermal shock resistance
• Excellent corrosion resistance
• Green and fired pots
• Crucibles, daily pots from few lbs/kg, up to appr. 2000 lbs/1000 kg
• Energy saving


RATH understands that the basis for superior glass conditioning in all areas of the glass making industry is high-quality refractories. Their use in forehearth and feeder mechanisms plays a crucial role in the formation and conditioning of glass before it is formed into finished product.


Artisans and craftsmen prefer only the best materials. Those who want to fully develop their artistic skills rely on the best materials and tools. RATH products for the entire application range of art glass production are an adequate partner for the full development of all possibilities. Only the best raw materials are used and our employees manufacture the products by hand with passion, precision and dedication to detail. Each single one, just for you.
All RATH refractories are formulated from the highest quality raw materials and designed to achieve predictable density and resistance to erosion and corrosion. Precise PC monitoring of batching and kiln firing ensure the highest quality performance and durability.


RATH glass melting crucibles have proven strength, durability, and wear resistance to provide maximum furnace uptime.
RATH offers crucibles in a wide range of compositions, sizes and shapes, such as:


All of the refractories are designed to deliver optimum performance. Materials and processes are controlled to achieve a consistently high level of utility. The staff is a team of professionals dedicated to reducing your costs through the effective application of the product line.
RATH’s commitment to your success can be seen in our laboratory and plant facilities where people, processes and products are brought together to meet the customer’s needs. We have extensive in-house capabilities for raw material testing, process control and product development. This is enhanced with outside technical support provided by facilities at the University of Missouri.