British Thermal Unit
Bead or Glazing Bead
A strip of wood, metal or other suitable material attached to the rebate to retain the glass.
The process by which an edge of glass is finished to a bevel angle.
A cavity which is larger than seed and filled with gas.
A cavity in glass filled with gas.
A substance to which the sealant will not stick.
Abrasive and polishing wheels are used on flat glass to obtain a decorative effect.
A synthetic rubber mostly used for the production of insulating glass units.
A quantity of raw materials (soda lime, silica sand, calcium, oxide, soda and magnesium) properly weighted and mixed to be introduced into the glass furnace where they are melted at 1500
A special machine designed to collect a defined quantity of molten glass from the glass furnace.
Bent glass is a normal glass, which is curved with a special process.
A process used to produce bent glass in which a plate of glass is placed in a horizontal mould and then slowly heated at approximately 600
An iron or steel pipe for blowing glass.
Designed and produced to resist penetration by bullets.
Tranparent float glass with a consistent colour throughout its depth.
A decorative form of edge working.
A form of distortion in toughened and heat strengthened glass, inherent to the manufacturing process.
The ability of glass to stand blast pressure from an explosion.