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Key Glass Performance Measures

Review the Slide Share for valuable information about key glass performance terms. The slides provide an overview on common terminology used in the glass industry, including: Visible Light ...

How Glass is Made – From the Batch House to the Lehr

Glass has become one of the most popular building materials used today because it offers virtually unlimited aesthetic options, combined with outstanding performance. What ends up as large, sweeping ...

How Glass is Made – From Cutting to Low-e Coatings

In How Glass is Made, From the Batch House to the Lehr we covered how glass starts as a simple combination of sand, soda ash, limestone and dolomite, moves to the batch house, enters the furnace, and ...
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What Glass Does with Solar Energy

There are three parts to the solar energy spectrum: infrared, visible and ultraviolet. Glass consequently responds to these three different types of light in three different ways: by reflecting, ...

How Low-e Glass Works

Glass is one of the most popular and versatile building materials used today, due in part to its constantly improving solar and thermal performance. One way this performance is achieved is through ...
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Float Glass Process

The Float Glass Process is a multi-step glass manufacturing process where liquid glass is formed by "floating" it on molten metal. First, raw materials are weighed, mixed and moved by conveyor from ...
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Solar Energy Spectrum

Understanding the solar energy spectrum is the first step in understanding how low-e coatings work. Learn more about our full line of Low-E Glass products.

Heat Strengthened vs. Tempered Glass

When thinking of some of the world’s most dramatic, visually breathtaking buildings, they most likely involve large expanses of glass. Before these architectural masterpieces can be created, the ...
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Low-E Coatings Thickness

Low-E coatings are 500 times as thin as a human hair, yet have a tremendous impact on a building's overall energy efficiency. Learn more about our full line of Low-E Glass products.

Preventing Thermal Stress Breakage

While aesthetically versatile and offering outstanding performance, working with glass does come with some special considerations. This is especially relevant in commercial architecture, where it’s ...