float glass


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float glass

[′flōt ‚glas]
(materials)
Flat glass with a nearly true optical surface produced by floating a continuous sheet of molten glass on a bed of molten tin until the glass cools and hardens.

float glass

Sheets of glass made by floating molten glass on a surface of molten metal, which produces a polished surface. See also: Glass

float glass

1. A glass plate, formed by pouring molten glass continuously from an oven onto a shallow bath of molten tin on which it floats, thus spreading out and producing level parallel surfaces on both sides of the glass. The surfaces of the glass make no contact with rollers or other surfaces until the molten glass has solidified.
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Float Glass Industries Limited, which is part of Wright & Offland Holdings Limited, went into administration on Thursday.
Mashal said: "Emirates Float Glass is privileged to receive the special award from Industrial Development Bureau, which is a testimony of the company's contribution and commitment to sustainable development.
Ghassan Mashal, EFG General Manager, said: "Emirates Float Glass is privileged to receive the special award from Industrial Development Bureau, which is a testimony of the company's contribution and commitment to sustainable development.
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Emirates Float Glass is showcasing its entire line of premium float glass products used in architectural and automotive industry segments while Lumiglass is presenting its automotive Bullet Resistant Glass, which offers security and protection.
Demand from the automotive and transport sectors accounts for 15 to 20 per cent of the float glass market across the globe.
According to PPG, its flat glass business manufactures high-performing coated glass, tinted and clear float glass primarily for the residential and commercial segments of the construction industry, as well as other specialty glass markets.
Sphinx Glass is a 200,000 ton per annum, state-of-the-art float glass production facility that began full operations in April 2010 and is today one of the largest independently operated float glass producers in the MENA region.
This is in addition to the major projects to be implemented by Arab and foreign capitals to offer more job opportunities for the Egyptians, which would create great demand for float glass, and here lies the importance of Sphinx glass factory, which will enable us to meet a large part of this demand, and also export to neighboring countries," he added.
The Chinese company announced that it intended to invest over EUR 80 M in a factory producing float glass, medical glass, glass for solar power plants, etc.
NSG has blamed the decision on the economic downturn impacting on float glass volumes.
Earlier this month, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inaugurated the Middle East's biggest float glass factory in the Central province of Yazd.