The Case of the Clear Tempered Glass


Question About Clear Tempered Glass

Hi Glass Detective,

Is it possible to have tempered glass with clear edge instead of green edge?

Thanks for your response,
Frank M.

Answer to Question About Clear Tempered Glass

Frank,

Thank you for making contact with the Glass Detective with your question as to whether or not you can get tempered glass that has “clear edges” and not “green” edges. The answer is YES you can. Glass known as “low-iron” produces clear edges whether it is tempered or not. Originally developed several years ago for use in the furniture and fixture industry, low-iron glass is now widely used in commercial applications also because it fabricates and tempers well.

There are a number of low-iron brands available and your local glass shop will know them and can get the product readily from their supplier(s). If you need help in finding a reputable glass shop in your area, please re-connect with us here at Glass.com and we can help you identify one. I hope this response is what you were looking for and thank you again for contacting Glass.com.

-The Glass Detective

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Lyle Hill

By Lyle Hill

Lyle Hill has been in the glass and metal industry for more than 40 years. In this time he has managed glass retail, contract glazing, mirror, architectural window, window film, and automotive glass businesses throughout America. He obtained an MBA from IIT with a focus on Technology and Engineering Management.

Hill is also a columnist for glass industry trade magazines and often called the “face” of the glass industry. He has also authored books including “The Broken Tomato and Other Business Parables,” which is available through Amazon.


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