How float glass is produced?-MORN BM
The float glass process is also known as the Pilkington process, named after the British glass manufacturer Pilkington, which pioneered the technique (invented by Sir Alastair Pilkington) in the 1950s at their production site in St Helens, Merseyside.
Float glass,mostly are soda-lime glass, is made by floating molten glass on a bed of molten metal- tin, This method gives the sheet uniform thickness and very flat surfaces.Which makes it easy to be further processed-heat treated glass(tempered glass,heat soaked glass,heat strengthened glass),laminated glass,and low-E coated insulated glass panels to enhance its strength,safety and insulation performance.
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Float glass is the mostly popular production methods and will last long time till new and more cost efficient methods developed.
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