float glass
noun Date: 1959 flat glass produced by solidifying molten glass on the surface of a bath of molten tin

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  • Float glass — is a sheet of glass made by floating molten glass on a bed of molten tin. This method gives the sheet uniform thickness and very flat surfaces. Modern windows are made from float glass. Most float glass is soda lime glass, but relatively minor… …   Wikipedia

  • float-glass — ● float glass, float glasses nom masculin (anglais to float, flotter, et glass, verre) Synonyme de glace flottée. ● float glass, float glasses (synonymes) nom masculin (anglais to float, flotter, et glass, verre) Synonymes : glace flottée …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • float glass — noun : flat glass produced by solidifying molten glass on the surface of a bath of molten tin * * * extremely smooth, nearly distortion free plate glass manufactured by pouring molten glass onto a surface of molten tin. [1955 60] * * * float… …   Useful english dictionary

  • float glass — /ˈfloʊt glas/ (say floht glahs) noun glass produced by melting recycled glass, silica sand, potash, and soda in a furnace, and floating it on a bed of molten tin; once cooled such glass is of uniform thickness and flatness, and of high optic… …   Australian English dictionary

  • float glass — extremely smooth, nearly distortion free plate glass manufactured by pouring molten glass onto a surface of molten tin. [1955 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • Float Glass — Floatglas ist Flachglas, welches im Floatprozess, oder auch Floatglasverfahren, hergestellt wurde. Das Verfahren wird seit den 1960ern industriell angewandt und liefert derzeit etwa 95 % des gesamten Flachglases aller Anwendungsbereiche wie… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • float glass — noun glass made by allowing it to solidify on molten metal …   English new terms dictionary

  • float-glasses — ● float glass, float glasses nom masculin (anglais to float, flotter, et glass, verre) Synonyme de glace flottée. ● float glass, float glasses (synonymes) nom masculin (anglais to float, flotter, et glass, verre) Synonymes : glace flottée …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Glass production — Glass is common in everyday life, from glass windows to glass containers. The manufacture of glass for everyday purposes may involve complexity and automation. This article deals with the mass production of glass. Glass container productionGlass… …   Wikipedia

  • GLASS —    Glass results from the heating of a mixture of sand, lime, and sodium carbonate to a very high temperature. When different materials are added to the sand, glass can become transparent, translucent, or colored. While the origins of glass are… …   Historical Dictionary of Architecture

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