float glass, flat glass

What is float glass used for?

Float glass uses the manufacturing process of flat glass. Molten glass is literally floated on a bed of metal, usually tin. A couple of float glass applications include the making of windows and glass doors. Float glass can be manufactured clear or colored and is one of the less expensive methods of producing flat glass, as previous methods required more space and time. The float manufacturing process was introduced in the 1950s and is currently the most common way of making flat glass.

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