Kinds of glass: Float (it is the most advanced technology used for the production of sheets of glass, which is soaked into a bath of molten tin to achieve the maximum degree of flatness), extra-clear (it is a variant to production with a low content of iron in order to increase brilliance, purity and transparency), silvered (it is the process used to create mirrors by plating one side of the glass with silver), wired (it is a coarse glass in which wire gauze is incorporated during melting), satin-finished (it is glass with a reduction of transparency and brilliance, also available with various decorations), etched (it is a process with which modular ornamental decorations, available in several patterns, are etched to one or both sides).
Tempering: among safety products tempered glass is available, it is made by means of a heat treatment, the glass is placed into an oven where it becomes semi-liquid, and then it is immediately cooled down. The balancing of the efforts that is created lends mechanical resistance and resistance against heat shock. When the tempered sheet breaks, the glass shatters into lots of tiny pieces that cannot cause any kind of damage to people or to animals.
Stratification: Stratification: laminated or composite glass is created by joining two or more layers through a rolling process.
This kind of glass is: safety glass because, in the event of breakage, the cohesive power of the plastic prevents dangerous pieces of glass from falling; anti-vandalism, as the effort and the time needed to break the glass is extended as well as resistance to constant blows; anti-crime and bullet proof, if adequately supplied with multiple sheets of PVB.
PVB (polyvinyl butyral), transparent or coloured.
EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate), with the possibility of inserting various materials (e.g. textile, paper, metallic net, etc..) and stratification of glass with prints or paint.
SG (sentryglass) structural plastics that is particularly suitable for the construction industry (e.g. stairs, parapets, roofing, calpestable glass, etc.).
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