Shaped Glass

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Glass, Shaped


a large glass item used in construction and made from colorless or colored glass by a process of continuous rolling. Shaped glass can have a boxlike or channeled cross section and a smooth, grooved, or patterned surface. The glass is sometimes reinforced with wire netting. In the USSR, the maximum length of shaped glass with a boxlike cross section is 5 m and with a channeled cross section is 7 m. Shaped glass is used in fashioning translucent enclosed areas in buildings and other structures.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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