Classes & Types of Glass
There are two main classes of glass, they are
- Transparent glass.
- Translucent or Coloured glass.
The different types of glasses include the following:
a. Pyrex glass: This is a special type of glass used for making laboratory equipment.
b. Safety glass: This is the type of glass used for making the windscreen of automobiles. A rubber sheet is usually placed at the core of this type of glass, so as to avoid splinters from flying during impact.
c. Plate glass: This type of glass is used for glazing doors and windows in building constructions.
d. Reinforced glass: This is a type of glass that has meshes of wire embedded inside of it to give it improved strength.
e. Fiberglass: This is a type of glass made to resist fire and heat effects. They are generally good as electrical insulators.
f. Bottle glass: This type of glass is often referred to as soda-lime glass, used for bottled drinks and other beverages. It is the cheapest kind of glass.