On-Site Tin Bath Atmosphere Generation Improves Float Glass Production

Glass-Technology International – By Raymond Schmid

First developed by Sir Alistair Pilkington in 1952, the Float Glass process creates a specialized type of flat glass with an extremely smooth, uniform structure and superior optical qualities. Over the past 60 years, this method has not lost its relevance. Today “float glass” is everywhere. It is used to construct windows and doors, the glass “skins” of modern skyscrapers, tables, shelving and display cases, solar panels, plasma, LCD and LED screens, automotive windshields and more. If you see a clear or tinted flat piece of glass, it was most likely manufactured using the “Float Glass” process.

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