Types of Glass

Technical Glass

Technical Glass (Glass Type) Technical is the term given to a range of glasses used in the electronics industry.

Borate Glass

Without borate glass the computer revolution would not have been possible as it's vitally important in producing electrical components. This type of glass, contains little or no silica and is used for soldering glass, metals or ceramics as it melts at the relatively low temperature of 450-550C, well below that of normal glass, ceramics and many metals.

Passivation Glass

Glass of a slightly different composition is used for protecting silicon semi-conductor components against chemical attack and mechanical damage. Known as passivation glass it is vital in microelectronics technology and the production of the silicon chips inside computers.

Phosphate Glass

Another type of glass - Phosphate Glass - which is a semi-conductor, is used in the construction of secondary electron multipliers.

Chalogenide Glass

Similar semi-conductor effects as that of Phosphate Glass are also characteristic of a type of glass that can be made without the presence of oxygen. Some of them have potential use as infrared transmitting materials and as switching devices in computer memories because their conductivity changes abruptly when particular threshold voltage values are exceeded.

  • Modern life would not be possible without glass
    But, what is this amazing substance, where does it come from and how is it made?" credits="n/a" >
  • British Glass represents the interests of primary glass manufacturers and the glass supply-chain, from raw materials to retail and the end-consumer" credits="n/a" >

In this Section


About Glass



 
 

Many glass making terms have entered the language: 'Shut yer gob': a molten lump of glass is called a 'gob' to which the glass blower attached a tube to blow the glass into shape. The blower had to blow hard which made his cheeks very large. Today someone with a big mouth is told they have a big gob.


British Glass - Twitter

Say hi to our member @Talos_UK at #Glasstec2016! Have a go on their virtual reality headset at Hall 15 Stand F30. https://t.co/y9GV0DLIla

If you're at #Glasstec2016, make sure you say hello to our members @guardianglass, @Glass_Int and @GGF_News

RT @pilkingtonglass Another highlight from our stand at #glasstec2016 - switchable glass. 😊 https://t.co/QnTe3Vqt4N

Two of our members, @alliedglassUK and Stolzle glass celebrate wins at this year's Luxury Packaging Awards https://t.co/nCS4XWHeoV