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Float Glass

PLAIN, FLOAT GLASS FOR GLASS PROJECTS

Besides making beautiful glass art pieces, we also do plain clear glass, such as float glass. Float glass is a sheet of glass made by floating molten glass on a bed of molten metal, typically tin. This method gives the sheet uniform thickness and very flat surfaces. Things such as modern window are made from float glass. It is made by getting the glass to flow onto the tin surface forming a floating ribbon with perfectly smooth surfaces on both sides and of even thickness. As the glass flows along the tin bath, the temperature is gradually reduced and the sheet can be lifted from the tin onto rollers. Once done, the glass goes through a process that allows it to gradually cool down so it does not crack from the temperature change.