One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Glass made by allowing it to solidify on molten metal.
- ‘You walk as on a mirror here, float glass, marking the meeting of the worlds.’
- ‘In a joint venture with Saint Gobain, Pilkington is to undertake a significant expansion in Brazil, building its fourth float glass plant there.’
- ‘The import tariffs on almost all goods traded among the six founding members including cement and float glass products have been cut to between zero and five percent.’
- ‘The EPG has a sandwich construction: Two pieces of heat-strengthened float glass with a - 0.76-mm layer of polyvinyl butyral in between.’
- ‘The only problem is that I'd rather like one that I could use float glass with, but I think I will not get a kiln that can go hot enough.’
- ‘These five-feet long, seven-feet high and two-feet broad high technology showcases have ‘Saint Gobain’ French float glass on all four sides.’
- ‘Among these types, glass can be normal float glass, heat strengthened or fully tempered; it can be assembled in various combinations to create laminated glass with a variety of colored or patterned interlayers.’
- ‘The piece will cover a six metre stretch of ground and be produced in float glass, metal and paper.’
- ‘In that year, scientists at Pilkington revolutionised the production of flat glass manufacture by the float glass process.’
- ‘‘I'm not sure the glass replacement industry would like it, but we could make a windshield much less prone to chipping and cracking for a price that's only 10% to 15% more than regular float glass,’ claims Gerardi.’
- ‘Typically the residence time of material within the furnace is 24 hours for container furnaces and 72 hours for float glass furnaces.’
- ‘The initial product line includes washed and papered clear float glass and non-glare glass.’
- ‘The fabrication process relies on a high growth rate atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition technique compatible with the float glass manufacturing process.’
float glass/ˈflōt ˌɡlas/
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