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Understanding Glass Distortion and Anisotropy

With both heat-strengthening and tempering, it is possible that glass will develop either optical image distortion or anisotropy, which refers to patterns or visual effects in glass that are not ...
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Heat-Treated and Spandrel Glass

Heat-treated glass provides both the durability and safety found in many of the world’s most visually breathtaking buildings. But manufacturing heat-treated glass is a complex and multi-step process. ...
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Bent & Laminated Glass Demonstration

Here's an explanation of how bent and laminated glass is made, courtesy of Standard Bent Glass in East Butler, PA. First, large sheets of glass are scored into a range of end-use sizes. Then, these ...
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Bird-Friendly Glass

A Partnership Mother Nature Would Approve Of: Award-Winning Bird-Friendly AviProtek® and Solarban® Solar Control Low-e Glass Each year, more than 600 million birds die from collisions with glass in ...
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Low-e Demonstration

Here’s a quick demonstration that will give you an understanding of low-emissivity or low-e glass.
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Spandrel Glass

There are a wide range of glasses to choose from to meet the needs of any project. Spandrel glass is one such option. Unlike vision glass, which is meant to be transparent, spandrel glass is designed ...
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The Benefits of Designing with Reflective Glass

When designing with glass, there are a wide range of options to choose from to create a truly unique project. One option in particular–reflective glass–has some significant aesthetic and performance ...
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Designing Glass to Resist Wind and Snow Loads

Accommodating for wind and snow is one of the important upfront considerations in the design and specification process. There is a multi-step process that must be undertaken to help ensure the glass ...
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Determining the Right Glass for the Right Acoustics

While glass looks great aesthetically, it also has to meet high performance standards. An important part of performance relates to acoustics, whether it’s large, dramatic panels used for the exterior ...
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Nickel Sulfide and Spontaneous Breakage

Sometimes glass breaks in a building without any obvious cause. When this occurs, it could be due to glass edge damage or surface damage from handling and glazing that then weakens the glass during ...