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Soda Lime Glass

Soda Lime Glass

Soda-lime glass, also called soda-lime-silica glass, is the most commonly available glass.  It contains both sodium and calcium and is used for windowpanes, and glass containers for beverages, food, and other commodity goods. Soda-lime glass can be chemically strengthened to increase mechanical strength or heat strengthened/tempered to increase thermal shock resistance and mechanical strength. Baking trays and cookware is often made with Soda Lime glass. Although it will not withstand as high a temperature as borosilicate glass, it can still be successfully used for many different scientific and industrial applications. The substrates can be machined, optically coated, chemically etched, sandblasted, coloured, or laminated. Soda-Lime sheet glass is made by floating molten glass, on a bed of molten tin; this method gives the sheet uniform thickness and very flat surfaces. Soda-lime is the base material for most clear, coloured, and patterned glass types. Once the sheet is produces it can an be ground or polished to achieve desired finish.


  • Mirrors
  • Microscopic slides
  • Touch screens
  • Optical Windows
  • Tubes and rods

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