Glass 101


Metallized Windshield: What is it, and What is its Purpose?

By Nick St. Denis

The modern day windshield features a variety of technologies serving many functions, including safety for the driver and structure for the vehicle. Like many other products in our everyday world, some are more advanced than others. One of these advancements is the metalized windshield, or metal oxide windshield. The glass in these windshields, sometimes installed […]

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Polycarbonate: Special Windshields for Race Cars

By Daniel Snow

Polycarbonate, Not Glass? A race car’s windshield is much different than the windshield in your daily driver. These machines are meant for one thing- to go fast. And to go fast, saving every ounce of weight possible is important. Because of this, race cars don’t actually use glass windshields. Instead they usually utilize polycarbonate- a […]

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What is Building Code Law on Entry Doors?

By Lyle Hill

The Glass Detective digs up the dirt on building code law surrounding commercial entry doors in this answer to a reader’s question.

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The Father of Glass: Who Invented Glass?

By Lyle Hill

Where did glass come from? Who invented it? The Glass Detective delves into the mysterious and ancient history of glass.

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What is Glass?

By Lyle Hill

Discover what makes up glass as a material and the versatile ways it can be used. Read more!

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The Versatility of Glass: Why Glass Is Not “Just Glass”

By Debra Levy

All glass is not created equal. Learn how you can tell the difference at glass.com!

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What Is The History of Glass?

By Debra Levy

Glass is one of the most versatile materials in the world today. Discover glass’ ancient history dating all the way back to the Romans!

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