Glass Type of Glass
Can be defined as a solid object.
Normally cool down from liquid and form itself as a solid piece of work.
Reflective glass is the glass which passed the Sputtering process which applied the reflection chemical over the surface of the glass with anti-scratch ability and easy to maintenance. With the heatproof ability on reflective glass which make the reflective glass become one of the energy saving glass systems. The coated material allows incoming light but protecting heat which allows architect to freely design the style of window and door.
Tempered glass is the glass containing the compressive stress on the surface of the glass as well as containing the tensile stress inside the glass which makes balance to the glass. Once the glass is break through the tensile stress layer, the glass will automatically break itself into pieces without sharpness. There are 2 reasons causing glass break in tempered glass, one is the high impact hit and another is the error in production which left some dirt inside the glass.
Laminated glass is the use of 2 slices or more piece of glass with the PVB (Poly Vinyl Butyral) film in between. It is claimed that the laminated glass is able to prevent almost 99% of UV as well as giving the highest security to the family members. Once the glass is break, the broken pieces of glass will still stick to the film and the film will never be damaged by the broken glass.
Low-E glass is the glass with the thin Pyrolytic coated over the surface which is suitable for the protection of heat and sunlight. Low-E glass gives low heat reflection as well as low heat transferred.
Insulated glass is the system which requires 2 or more pieces of glass with the aluminum air gap in between. In western countries, people preferred to fill the argon gas in the gap to slow the sound and heat that is being kept in the air gap. With the technology of air gap, it will help slow down the incoming sound as well as heat efficiently. Insulated glass also recommended as one of the energy saving glass in the construction business.
Clear Float Glass
Clear float glass is the glass which provides clearer view than normal anneal glass. The surface of the clear float glass is very clear and clearer than other types of glass. Clear float glass gives better vision to the building and residences with many different thicknesses from 2 – 20 mm. with the length of 3 – 12 meters per bay.
Figured glass is the glass with texture printed on one side of the glass, the surface will not be smooth but another side will be smooth as usual. Figured glass is almost semi-opaque; objects can still be seen through the glass but not as clear as clear glass. Figured glass is widely used in interior work like glass wall, fixed light above window and door, etc. and can be used in all kinds of residences and buildings.
Wired glass is the glass built together steel wire in the middle of the glass. It is considered as one of the safety glass especially to be used with the fire exit doors. The glass and its wire can stand against heat of up to 1000 degrees Celsius for almost an hour. The wired weaved inside the glass will hold the glass from breaking from heat. During the fire, smoke will not allow to pass through the glass. In terms of psychology, wired glass can help increase burglarproof ability too. Wired glass is often used as part of the fire exit doors in almost every high-rise building, chemical storage, glass roof, etc.
Sanded glass is considered as type of textured glass, the texture is made by sand. The process is simple by spraying sand (aluminum oxide) on the glass to make texture. The glass was not decorated by the sand but the sand actually damages the glass surface into whatever texture preferred. Apart from aluminum oxide sand, natural sand can also be used in the production of sanded glass too but natural sand was not preferred as the sharpness of sand is less than the aluminum oxide one. It will take longer production time for natural sand to completely spray than spraying them with the aluminum oxide sand. The process is to place the texture block over the glass surface then cover the glass area which does not require spray with PVC sticker. There are 2 ways of sanded which are positive and negative, positive is to have floated texture over the clear glass and negative provides clear texture over the floated glass
Frosted glass is the glass which adding the process to blur the glass for the increase of privacy. Frosted glass allows incoming light but not the visually view, therefore, the room still bright but cannot see outside clearly. The view will appear in shadow and outside is not allow seeing the inside too. Frosted glass often found use in bathroom and toilet the most as these places required high level of privacy. The use of curtain in the bathroom and toilet will be a very bad idea as fabric maybe rod from humid collected in the place.
Bended glass is one of the decoration glass categories which can be used for exterior and interior. The production of the curved glass is just like other glass but need a curve mold to bend the glass into the desired shape. The production of curve glass also required higher heat than the normal glass as well. Curved glass is widely used in automobile business and found a lot in construction industries too. Curved glass can be used in the building of tunnel as well as having them for canopy surrounding the building. To have curved glass installed with window and door should increase better image to window and door for sure.
Glass can be defined as a solid object, stable by its compound, and normally cool down from liquid and form itself as a solid piece of work. However, glass will form itself as a non-crystal form, for example, sugar originated from sweet and sticky water. When sugar breaks into pieces, its form is non-crystal but conchoidal facture.
Glass can be produced in many ways, chosen materials must be quality and must be calculated for the use of Batch. Batch was originated from the mixture of chemicals with bubbles that must be removed. Formed commercial product normally use heat to remove stress from fast cool down. Glass can be strengthen by applying temper process to it.
Core of pure glass is very clear with tough surface, hard to decay which made glass one of the very useful in construction business. However, glass might be strong but also fragile, its edge is normally sharp and chemicals use in the production can be changed according to types of glass produced.
Glass is a very simple and yet commercial products that are necessary for daily use, examples of glass product are packaging, kitchenware, automobile, accessory, and the most famous is being a construction material. Many places have glass involved, including high-rise buildings and other residences. Glass brings the message of luxurious, beauty, class, attractive with many colors. Glass installed on the buildings are normally aimed for sun protection, allow insider to look out while preventing outsider to look in.
More than thousand years that human produce glass and learn to use in architectural designs. Glass was being invented and developed for the best outcome performances, including technology investment, as well as develop the production processes to create variety of glass ranges to fit all demand.
These development reflects the change in life along with greater demand in society that concerned on safety and energy saving. Glass once was used to determine the growth of the country, less glass means poor, more glass used means wealthy
*There are many types and prices of glass. Aluminum glass is use to call by some groups of people as window and door. Types of glass that are widely used in window and door.