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Jan 20, 2020

4 COMMON GLASS TYPES OR STRENGTH OF GLASS

4 Common Glass Types


The ultimate strength of glass is related to the rate at which it is cooled. There are four main types or strengths of glass:

There Are Four Main Types Or Strengths Of Glass:

1) Annealed Glass.

2) Heat Strengthened Glass.

3) Toughened Glass.

4) Laminated Glass.








Annealed Glass, A soft glass, sometimes called standard glass, is subjected to heat treatment and then cooled gently to relieve any internal pressure.

annealed glass


How is annealed glass made?

When melting silica sand, limestone, sodium carbonate, salt cake and dolomite at 2700 degrees Fahrenheit, you get a liquid glass. It is then placed in a conveyor belt and heated with a special stove or "lehr" to reduce the temperature of the new glass without slowing down and creating tension.

Application of Annealed glass

Annealed glass is often used in materials such as tablets, cabinet doors and basement windows. Balcony doors, athletic facilities, swimming pools, facade, shower doors and bathroom areas, exhibition spaces and displays and computer towers and suits

LCET VIEW ON ANNEALED GLASS
Annealed glass can break into long, discolored particles and cause significant injury.It is generally used when strength or safety are not concerns but cost is.


Tempered or toughened glass A type of protective glass processed with controlled thermal or chemical treatments to increase its strength compared to ordinary glass



glass

How is Toughened glass made?

Toughened glass is made from annealed glass, which is treated by a thermal heating process. An annealed glass sheet is heated to 600 °C above its "annealing point"; Their surfaces cool rapidly and the inside of the glass heats up.

Application of Toughened glass

Toughened glass is commonly used to make balcony doors, windows, facades, shower doors, bathroom doors, exhibition areas and displays. Tufted glass is also used for home projects

       LCET VIEW ON TOUGHENED GLASS
“This glass has hundreds of uses. The use of automobiles, heavy glass windshields and windows reduces the risk of fatal cuts and bleeding in the event of accidents because the glass breaks into small, cube-like pieces.”



Heat-strengthened glass Intended for general polishing, where extra strength is preferred to withstand air load and heat stress
break pattern

How is heat strengthened glass made?

The glass heats up to 1100 to 1500 degrees Fahrenheit, then cools quickly. This quick pulldown gave more strength to the compression and pressure in the glass

Application Of Heat Strengthened Glass


Glass can be used in high air load areas, but cannot be used in any protective polishing application because its breakage pattern is similar to that of annealed glass. Heat-reinforced glass laminated mirrors are widely used for added strength such as oblique and top glazing.


Laminated glass It is a type of safety glass that holds together when broken.

glass types

How is laminated glass made?

Laminated glass is made by sandwiching a polyvinyl butyl (PVP) layer between two glasses. The glass and PVP are closed by continuous pressure cylinders and then heated. The laminated glass can be broken and punched, but with its chemical bond with the PVB, it remains intact.

Application of Laminated glass

The use of laminated glass. Thermosol laminated glass is used for residential and commercial glazing, skylight, glass roofs/decks, aquariums. It is also used in high-security areas such as banks, tailors, drive-thru windows, gas stations, jewellery stores, embassies, computers. Such as centres

       LCETED VIEW ON LAMINATED GLASS
Laminated glass is a type of protective glass that stays together when it breaks down. If it breaks, it is placed between two or more vessels, usually an intermediate layer of polyvinyl butyral (PVP) or ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA)..

All 4 can be used in residential and commercial settings, and all are very specific. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to ask.




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