A smooth, distortion free, window glass made by pouring molten glass onto a surface of molten tin. The process for making float glass was developed in 1959. By 1993, 90% of the world's glass was made by the float process.
See also plate glass.
Synonyms and Related Terms
plate glass; float glass (Fr.); verre flotté (Fr.); vidro flotado (Port.)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
- Thomas C. Jester (ed.), Twentieth-Century Building Materials, McGraw-Hill Companies, Washington DC, 1995
- Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
- External source or communication Comment: G.Allen, L.Black,K.Hallam, "A Preliminary Investigation into the Effect of Solf-Adhesive Ultraviolet Absorbing Films on Window Glass" in ICOM preprints Lyon, 1999. p.757-763