Uses & Applications


Polycarbonate: Special Windshields for Race Cars

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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Tools of the Trade: What Auto Glass Technicians Use on the Job

Ever wonder what tools are used to replace your windshield? Not all technicians use the same set of tools, but there are a few basic tools you’ll see most technicians using on a standard windshield replacement. Check out some of the most important tools used by technicians here!

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Bullet-Resistant Auto Glass

In some cases, you may want bullet-resistant glass on your vehicle—perhaps if you live in a high-crime area or require extra occupant security. There is no such thing as bullet-proof glass, but bullet-resistant glass is available for windshields, back glasses and side windows.

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The Case of the Glass Weight Scale – Another Use of Glass

Have you ever realized just how many products use glass? How about that weight scale in your bathroom? Follow the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the weight-scale start-up and looks at the tech that goes into developing weight-scale glass.

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The Case of Security Door Glass

Can the Glass Detective solve the case of the extreme security door? Follow the Glass Detective as he seeks out the right type of glass for a concerned citizen’s security door in his latest job.

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The Case of Fighting Fire with Fire Rated Doors

Fire-rated doors are integral to a building’s integrity and the lives of those inside when catastrophe occurs. In this blog, the Glass Detective explores the part glass plays in these pivotal pieces.

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What Is The Float Glass Process?

Curious to know how glass is turned into the flat surfaces we see everyday? This is done by the float glass process – Developed in 1959, this highly-technical manufacturing process involves using some of earth’s most abundant raw materials to produce a durable glass product. Learn more today!

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How To Choose Between Laminated vs. Tempered Glass

Confused about what type of replacement glass to use in your home or business? Learn how to choose the right type of safety glass for your job today!

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