Glass Terminology

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Glass: glass is a solid and amorphous material (shows no crystalline structure). It’s semi-transparent or transparent, brittle, inflexible and hard. Due to the lack of crystallinity, the term “glass” or “glassy” refers to all amorphous solids. The transparency regards to visible light because ordinary glass is opaque to UV radiation. As the material is chemically and biologically inert, fully recyclable and therefore, particularly suitable for use in manufacturing food and beverage packaging.

Security glass: Glass that does not crumble into sharp and potentially dangerous fragments when broken. Safety glass can be produced by machining TRIPLEX (see TRIPLEX) or by thermal curing (see tempering)

Fire Glass: Plate glass with embedded wire mesh, which delays the rupture in case of fire delaying the spread of fire and smoke. Such glazing is classified as a Class G (to resist fire and prevent the spread of fire and smoke for a certain period). Such glazing is classified as a Class G (to resist fire and prevent the spread of fire and smoke for a certain period) or Class F (which has the characteristics of Class G, but also prevents the spread of radiant heat for a certain period). New developments include pre-stressed glass from boron silicon-free metal mesh – and double glazing the cavity space filled expanded material which acts as a heat shield.

Triplex (Expanded) glass: Glass triplex consisting of two or more sheets of glass with one or more layers of plastic viscosity between facades. The solid combination of spectacle takes place in an area called autoclaves sterilizer. In this furnace at a constant heating of layers of glass and plastic enabling the creation of plate glass (ie triplex). When laminated glass breaks, the pieces remain stuck inside plastic layer.

Only for thermally toughened glass: tempered glass, which breaks into small fragments with no sharp edges, ensuring protection against risks of injury. (Doors, furniture, transparent glazing in facades and skylights, any application that requires resistance to thermal and mechanical stress).

The hardened and heat-strengthened glass can neither cut, nor formatted further.

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