Glass is a kind of matter. This is the name given to amorphous solids that presents a glass transition close to its melting point. They are often transparent and have long technological, practical as well as decorative usage. For instance, they are used as tableware, window panes as well as optoelectronics. The word “glass” is scientifically used in a wider sense as something that encompasses each solid that has a non-crystalline structure and displays a glass transition when heated. A glass can be molded or formed into various shapes. They have the ability to reflect, refract as well as transmit light. There are different types of glass models available.
Some of the different kinds of glasses used worldwide
Float Glass – They are perfectly flat and are very clear. This is a very old form of glass and its production method begun in the 1950s by Sir Alastair Pilkington in the UK. They are also used today and most of the flat glass is produced by using this method.
Beveled glass – They are generally created by using thick glass as well as making a specific cut around the whole periphery. They act like prisms in the sunlight by creating exciting color diffraction that not only highlights the glass work, but also offers a spectrum of various colors that is not present in a float glass.
Carnival glass – This is a form of glass that is pressed or molded and always has a metallic, shiny as well as sparkling surface shimmered. They are known by many more names earlier like dope glass, rainbow glass, aurora glass as well as taffeta glass. They were hugely popular in earlier days but are also produced today in smaller quantities. They are wonderful to watch.
Crown glass – They are a type of glass that was earlier used as window glass. They are one of the most common processes for manufacturing window glasses in the 19th They are one of the most beautiful forms of glasses.
Screen printed – This is a decorative form of glass and is heat-strengthened or tempered. In their case, one face of such glasses is fully or partially covered with various mineral pigments. They are also used as the solar ray controller and also for various other purposes such as glazing as well as cladding in roofs and facades. They can also be assembled into gazed insulation or laminated glass.
Some other kinds of glasses
Patterned glass – They are produced by passing molten glass over textured roller and this imparts the pattern to one side of that glass. The other side of the glass is normally smooth. There is a wide range of patterns present. This includes those that are available in blue, green, tinted versions etc.
Diffuse reflection glass – A glass reflects a portion of the light that falls on it. The diffuse reflection glasses have a bit of a textured surface as well as can be utilized for overcoming the problem arising from reflection.
Solar control glass – These types of glasses are very wonderful and are incredibly useful. They are often tinted and have surface coating.