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Types of Glass

Types of Glass

Bulletproof Glass

This glass is made of several layers of plate glass and alternate layers consist of vinyl-resin plastic.

Vary from 15-75mm

Will not allow bullet to pierce through it.

Ceramic Printed Glass

Ceramic frit is applied to the glass through a fine mesh screen with glass enamel before it is tempered

Not affected by moisture or chemicals and retains its original appearance

Used both for interiors and exteriors

Used for glass doors, partitions, shower enclosures, etc. for interiors.

Transculant/Etched Glass

Decorative glass put through a process of etching to produce a frosted pattern.

Artistic carving on the surface leaves a white frosted finish.

Used to create designs on glass for glass doors, windows, furniture, etc.

Float Glass

Also called soda-lime glass or clear glass

It is produced by annealing the molten glass and is clear and flat

Widely used for residential buildings, commercial spaces, furniture pieces, etc.

TINTED GLASS-normal float glass into whose melt colorants are added for tinting

For example, iron oxide is added to give a green tint


Glass is treated with a metallic coating that cuts off solar heat

This coating also gives a one-way mirror effect, preventing visibility from outside thus maintaining privacy.


Composed of minute glass rods which resemble the parent material

Soft to touch and flexible in nature

Does not absorb water and is fireproof

Used for thermal insulations

Laminated Glass

Consists of two sheets of glass that are pressed and bonded under heat

A thin layer of plastic or resin is sandwiched between them finishing lamination

It absorbs ultraviolet light and heat

Mostly fitted on the exterior face of window

Obscured glass

It has one surface either ground or made opaque by melting powdered glass upon surface

Used at places where light to be transmitted but the vision has to be blocked

Used for toilets, office doors, partitions, etc.

Perforated Glass

Perforations are made in sheet glass with the help of rollers during manufacture

Used for panels in ventilators.

Shielding Glass

Special variety of glass and it contains heavy elements like lead oxide etc.

Used for windows through which high radiation is observed.

Self-cleaning glass

Glass with a special chemical coating (titanium dioxide) on the outer surface that reacts with daylight to break down dirt.

Cleanses itself by daylight and rain.

Toughened glass

This type of glass is tempered and is stronger than ordinary glass

An annealed glass is heated in a furnace up to 600 c or above and then quickly cooled down

Clear and maintain visibility

Used in structural glazing windows, fire-resistant doors etc.

Wired Glass

Steel wire mesh is placed in glass during rolling operation.

This glass is fire resistant.

Used for roofs, skylights, fire-resisting doors and windows.

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