Interesting facts about glass

June 30, 2020 3:31 pm

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Glass is a material that we have been using in a variety of ways for hundreds of years. Whether it is to provide the panes of glass that a Double Glazing Worcester company will install or to give a beautiful effect in a flower vase, glass is incredibly versatile. Here are a few facts about glass that you may not be aware of.

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  • Glass comes from sand that is mixed with lime and soda ash and then heated to incredibly high temperatures. This liquid id then poured into the relevant shaped moulds for the item that is being created and as it cools it turns into the glass material that we know.

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  • Coloured glass is not created by adding dies to the liquid but by adding minerals. Nickel oxide added to the liquid will result in the glass turning a violet colour.
  • Glass is one of the few materials that we use that is 100% recyclable. This means that it can be melted down and turned into another glass item and in doing so it doesn’t lose any of its quality or purity. It is for this reason that people are being encouraged to move from plastic to glass in their packaging products.