Is glass a solid, or is it a liquid?” – random customer. I have this asked of me at least once a year. And I have done the research on it to make sure that I can answer the question. Short answer: Both? Glass doesn’t fit nicely into either category. Some of its properties make … Read more Is glass a solid, or is it a liquid?
There was one person who brought in an old panes of glass that was thicker at one end than the other and said that “Here is proof that glass flows! It is a liquid!” Well, What is Crown Glass? Sorry! It was/is actually “Crown Glass”. And its different thicknesses are just a result of the … Read more What is Crown Glass?
As an annealed glass company we use this type of glass in many applications such as in windows, as tabletops, picture frame glass, and cabinet glass, etc. So what does “annealed” mean? Annealing is a process of heat treatment to help relieve any internal stresses of a product. It is used in Metallurgy as well … Read more Annealed Glass
Sometimes, the look of an old mirror with hand beveled edges is enhanced with discoloration. Among some groups it is desired so that it appears unique (mirror re-silvering). It naturally happens when an oxidizing agent (usually water, sometimes a cleaner) gets to the reflective metal. Usually the metal is silver, but on some of the … Read more Mirror Re-silvering
Safety glass is actually a broad term for several different types of glass. One of these is tempered glass, which you will find in your car’s side windows and back window. It is also located in all glass doors of a residence and business that a whole human body normally passes through. It is four … Read more Tempered Glass & Safety Glass
You should know that glass can only be molded at very high temperatures and if you need to know how to melt glass, it completely melts/liquifies at approximately 1400 °C to 1600 °C. However, it is really depending on the composition of the type of glass. Glass is made from a variety of substances, depending … Read more How to Melt Glass