Know more about different available types of glasses and their specifications.
Type of Glass
Tempered glass, commonly referred to as toughened glass, is a type of glass where the properties are altered using chemical treatments and heat energy to give it more strength and stability than a normal glass.
Frosted glass is manufactured by sandblasting or acid etching of clear sheet glass. Frosted glass is typically used where privacy is needed.
Fire Rated Glass
Fire rated glass is manufactured to protect it’s shape and color in high temperatures. They are specifically designed for gas fire pits and gas fireplaces to tolerate high temperatures without melting.
Etched glass is manufactured by techniques of creating arts on the surface of glass by acidic/abrasive materials. Etched glass can be found in number of decorative elements such as doors, windows, vases, dishes and glass patterns.
A beveled glass refers to a mirror that has angled cuts(bevel) around its edges to create an elegant framed look. Bevel effect can be achieved on smooth, textured, clear or colored glass.
Colored glass or stained glass is manufactured by adding impurities in the sand mixture that is used to produce glass. Glass can also be colored using minerals and pigments obtained from purified metal salts.
Laminated glass units are used for safety purpose. It is a type of safety glass that remains stable by holding the elements or materials together. The entire unit is held in place in the event of breakage by Polyvinyl Butyral or PVB placed in between a couple of glass layers.
Float glass is a sheet of glass that is made by floating molten glass on a bed of molten metal. Typically tin is used in this method however, lead and various low melting alloys were used in the past. Glass produced from this method has uniform thickness and flat surface.
Curved glass is manufactured by placing on a mold of exact radius and dimensions and heated at 700C. But before that, glass is polished and subjected to UV rays to check for impurities to prevent it from cracks and shattering.
Starphire Glass contains low iron particles and is used extensively for glass trophies. Starphire glass is lead free and the trophy can be made to look like a crystal product with a light blue tint.