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 and biologically inactive material.

– Glass is 100% recyclable and one of the safest packaging materials due to its composition and properties 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 viscous state) fuse together; then they are cooled rapidly forming a rigid structure, however not having enough time to form a crystalline regular structure. 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. The term soda glass isn’t one that most people are familiar with, and they may not know what it was even if they were looking right at (or through) it. Continue reading

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