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Top 25 Interior Design & Furniture Blogs

Source: PadStyle We scoured the web looking for the best interior design and furniture blogs, and below is what we found. From large multi-writer blogs like Moco Loco to more personal fare like Gaile Guevara, the below 25 blogs (plus … Continue reading

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What is Glass? Part 6 | Back Painted Glass

Chemistry % by Weight of the most common types of glass and back painted glass Element Type of glass Fused silica Soda-lime silica Boro-silicate glass Alumo silicate glass lead borate glass SiO2 100% 60- 75% 70-81% 62% 54-65% Al2O3 1% … Continue reading

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What is Glass? Part 5 | Back Painted Glass

There are other special types of glass and back painted glass by adding different substances. For example: Element Properties Alumina It improves chemical resistance and increases viscosity in lower temperature ranges Cerium To absorb infrared rays Coloring agents Metals and … Continue reading

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What is Glass? Part 4 | Back Painted Glass

Types of glass and market application Lead glass: Lead glass is composed of 54-65% SiO2, 18-38% lead oxide (PbO), 13-15% soda (Na2O) or potash (K2), and various other oxides. When the content of PbO is less than 18% is known … Continue reading

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What is Glass? Part 3 | Back Painted Glass

Types of glass and market application The main types of glass are described below: Commercial glass or Soda-lime (back painted glass) glass: This is the most common commercial glass and less expensive. The composition of soda-lime glass is normally 60-75% … Continue reading

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What is Glass? Part 2 | Back Painted Glass

Main properties of glass These are the main characteristics of glass and back painted glass: – Solid and hard material – Disordered and amorphous structure – Fragile and easily breakable into sharp pieces – Transparent to visible light – Inert … Continue reading

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What is Glass? Part 1 | Back Painted Glass

What is glass and how is it produced? Glass is a hard material normally fragile and transparent common in our daily life. It is composed mainly of sand (silicates, SiO2) and an alkali. These materials at high temperature (i.e. molten … Continue reading

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Commercial Uses For Soda Glass | Back Painted Glass

Glass is one of the most common substances found in an industrialized world. It’s used for making bowls and drinking glasses (so common it’s the name of the product), television screens, windows, and a variety of other products as well. … Continue reading

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