Flat glass


Flat glass

Flat glass, sheet glass, or plate glass is a type of glass, initially produced in plane form, commonly used for windows, glass doors, transparent walls, and windshields. For modern architectural and automotive applications, the flat glass is sometimes bent after production of the plane sheet. Flat glass stands in contrast to "container glass" (used for bottles, jars, cups) and "fiberglass" (used for thermal insulation and optical communication). Most flat glass is soda-lime glass, produced by the float glass process. Other processes for making flat glass include:
*Rolling (Rolled plate glass, Figure rolled glass)
*Overflow downdraw method
*Blown plate method
*Broad sheet method
*Window crown glass technique
*Cylinder blown sheet method
*Fourcault process
*Machine drawn cylinder sheet method
*Plate polishing

ee also

The term plate glass universities is used in the United Kingdom to describe a group – or generation – of universities (in an acknowledgement of the term red brick universities, used for an older generation of establishments).


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