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| In glass edge processing, the requirements for the finished components can vary greatly depending on the location and purpose.
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| The paper presents an overview of the work completed within the on-going research project “Structural safety of glass components” carried out at the Silesian University of Technology, Lund University and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.
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