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How glass is made ? what is the raw material ?

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Asked by joyesh chakraborty, 20 Apr '08 12:57 am
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Glass is simply a mixture of oxides. Commercially, the main ingredient of glass is sand, or silicon oxide. This is heated with sodium carbonate at an extremely high temperature. This causes the oxides to melt. On cooling, a frozen supercooled liquid mixture is formed. This mixture is glass.

Answered by Janis, 20 Apr '08 01:01 am

 
  
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hummmmm ?
Answered by sahit, 20 Apr '08 12:58 am

 
  
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FLOAT GLASS PROCESS The term "float" glass derives from the production method, introduced in the UK by Sir Alastair Pilkington in 1959, by which process 90% of today's flat glass is manufactured. The raw materials (soda lime glass, silica sand, calcium, oxide, soda and magnesium) are properly weighted and mixed and then introduced into a furnace where they are melted at 1500 C. The molten glass then flows from the glass furnace onto a bath of molten tin in a continuous ribbon. The glass, which is highly viscous, and the tin, which is very fluid, do not mix so that the contact surface between these two materials is perfectly flat. When leaving the bath of molten tin the glass has cooled down sufficiently to pass to an annealing chamber called a lehr. Here it is cooled under controlled temperatures, until it is essentially at room temperature.
ROLLED GLASS PROCESS This describes glass made through a rolling process, whereby the semi-molten glass is squeezed between metal ro ...more
Answered by Sheetal Kaur, 20 Apr '08 04:09 am

 
  
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silica
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 20 Apr '08 12:58 am

 
  
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Supplimentry to Pradeep,
Ret ya balu me jo choona aur silica namake inorganic tatva hote hai ushe heat tratment dekar glass banayen jate hain...
( NOT APPLICABLE TO FLOOT GLASS)
Answered by drdinesh sharma, 20 Apr '08 01:04 am

 
  
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silica sand ,calcium oxide ,soda amd magneesium
Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 20 Apr '08 12:59 am

 
  
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