Questions about glass and its applications


Questions about glass, glazing and  applications of glass in exterior and interior.

Toughened glass

I am wondering if panels have a chip in an edge or corner, at what size do they present a risk of breakage? From what I have read,the compression and tension layers increase as glass thickness increases. If a panel shows damage and it did not break, I read the chip did not penetrate the tension zone. Is it therefore unlikely to break? What is the expected damage size measured along the edge and face in say a panel of 6mm compared to 19mm of a chip that is likely to fail?

Thank you.

Applications Of Refractory Material In Float Glass Furnaces

Float glass furnaces are used to make flat toughened glass which is widely used in the fields of architecture, decoration, furniture, electronic apparatus, vehicles, ships, aviation, and more. Float glass furnaces consist of three main parts, the melter, refiner and regenerators or checkers.

What type of glass to use with a lion?

I am putting a photo box together that will have a lion inside. The box will have one side of glass. So people can pose next to the glass part of the box and have a picture taken. So the picture will look like the people are right next to the lion when in fact they are protected by the glass partition.

My question to all experts is what type of glass should i use?

I don't want anything that can scratch but it needs to be strong enough to withstand the pressure of a 450 pound lion rubbing against it.

The box will be 6ft by 4 ft.

Glass for Dance floor?


What glass I need to use for dance floor? Dance floor will be from glass segments (1,5m x 1,5m) and they will be placed on metal frame in about 20cm height. I heard that often is used 3x laminated glasses (tempered/not tempered/tempered), what thickness should they be? Also what bout clearness of this glass will be when girls with heels dance 1 year on this floor, is there will be a lot of scratches?


PS. urgent question :)