What is Float Glass?

Float glass manufacture

The history of glass manufacture goes back to the 1 century BC, when the ancient Egyptians and Syrians knew the main kinds of glass and used to make glass fabric.

However, the quality glass fabric, made basically under the same method as nowadays, was invented by the smart English scientist Sir Alastair Pilkington in 1959. This is the so-called method of float glass. The production process is carried out (see a drawing) in a horizontal bath with molten tin where liquefied glass mass in order to get absolutely uniform thickness and perfect flatness.

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The continuous liquefied glass strip is further directed to special equipment, where the glass strip undergoes the controlled tempering, cooling and cutting.

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