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Different Glass Materials for 510 Thread Cartridges

Published Date:
December 14, 2022

The 510 thread cartridges have become a popular choice for consuming live resin and live rosin concentrates. But did you know that these vape cartridge components come in different glass materials? When it comes to vape carts, the type of glass material used can make a world of difference. Today we will take a closer look at the different materials used and discuss how to choose the best one for your cannabis products.

What Are 510 Thread Cartridges?

What are 510 thread cartridges?

510 thread vape cartridges are equipped with a heating element and atomizer, designed to vaporize oil or concentrate based extracts such as live rosin, live resin, distillates, and more. Along with the heating element, the cartridge has a mouthpiece users will inhale the vapor from and a tank where the cannabis concentrate or oil is held.

Why are 510 Thread Cartridges Used?

Because of their design and the standard-sized connection protocol they adhere to, 510 thread vape cartridges have become increasingly popular in the vape industry. They are compatible with most battery attachments used extensively by vape enthusiasts of all levels. The universal fit offered by these vape cartridges makes it easy to find an attachment that can quickly turn into your favorite vape setup without sacrificing any quality of your vape experience.

Glasses Used for 510 Thread Cartridges

Quartz glass 510 thread cartridge

When it comes to vape carts, the type of glass material used can make a world of difference. The main differences between the glasses is in the materials’ chemical makeup, tensile strength and thermal properties. Let’s take a look at the range of glass materials, each with its own advantages.

Borosilicate vs Quartz

Depending upon the desired usage, some consumers prefer quartz glass materials while others opt for traditional borosilicate glass. Borosilicate glass is a material known for its tensile strength and resistance to breaking when dropped. Quartz is known for being more heat resistant to higher temps when vaporizing heavy doses of live concentrate and is less likely to shatter due to thermal expansion.

Resin Glass vs Soda Lime Glass

Resin glass is another type of glass used for cartridges. It is an amalgamation of different forms of quartz that provide even greater protection against contamination or breakage. Due to its specialization, live resin, live rosin, and other concentrate forms are sometimes stored within this type of glass. 

On the other hand, vape carts utilizing an oil base product sometimes use soda lime glass for storage due to their chemical makeup and viscosity. This low-sodium substance is often chosen for its easy availability and cost efficiency. However, it should be avoided for cartridge material due to its low thermal resistance that results in breakage when heated.

Is Quartz or Borosilicate Glass More Expensive?

Comparing the price of quartz and borosilicate glass can be tricky because there are a variety of factors that determine pricing, such as thickness, size, and quantity. Generally speaking, quartz is more expensive than borosilicate glass due to its superior strength and heat-resistance. 

But purchasing in bulk could reduce the price of quartz material and make it more competitive with borosilicate glass depending on the specifics of your project. When making a decision between the two materials, you should always do careful research to find out which type best fits your project’s needs while staying within budget.

Which Type of Glass is Better for 510 Thread Cartridges?

Glass used for 510 thread cartridges

When it comes to vape cartridges, the type of glass used can make all the difference. Although typically vape cartridges come with their own glass containers, sourcing a higher-quality option can give you greater peace of mind especially in situations where a vape cartridge left in a hot car is unavoidable. 

Quartz is considered by some to be the best choice for vape cartridges due to its superior heat resistance and strength compared to other types of glass. Furthermore, the material is inert - meaning it won’t react with the volatile components of vape oil or concentrates - leaving no foreign chemicals in the consumed vapor. 

Choosing quartz glass improves not only the taste and potency of the vapor, but also its safety for consumption. By pairing high quality glass with zirconia cartridges, instead of metal cartridges, consumers can rest assured that their vape products contain only ingredients intended for consumption.

Choosing the Right Material for Your Brand

Because 510 thread cartridges are designed for heat resistance and durability, the type of glass used is an important factor to consider. Quartz and borosilicate glass are both good choices for 510 thread cartridges, but each offers different benefits. Quartz can withstand higher temperatures than borosilicate glass, while borosilicate glass is more durable when dropped. 

Ultimately, the decision between quartz and borosilicate glass comes down to personal preference. If you're looking for a reliable and affordable option, S10 Lab's Zirco™ Cartridge is made with zirconia ceramics and high-quality quartz glass that can resist temperature changes without breaking or shattering.

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