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sheet glass

[′shēt ¦glas]
(materials)
Flat sections of glass made by drawing a continuous thin film of glass from a molten bath, then cooling and cutting it; used for common glazing.

sheet glass

A float glass fabricated by drawing the molten glass from a furnace; the surfaces are not perfectly parallel, resulting in some distortion of vision. Used for ordinary window glass. See also: Glass

window glass, sheet glass

A soda-lime-silica glass; in the US fabricated in continuous flat sheets up to 6 ft (1.83 m) wide, in thicknesses from 0.05 to 0.22 in. (1.27 to 5.59 mm); graded AA, A, and B according to quality, but the actual quality depends on the manufacturer.
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Cao said his next goal is to mass produce sheet glass at 0.1 millimeters thick.
13 October 2011 - Rating and Investment Information (R&I) dropped Thursday the BBB preliminary rating on Japanese glass producer Nippon Sheet Glass Company Ltd's (TYO:5202) JPY50bn (USD648.5m/EUR469.7m) shelf registration for bonds.
By his estimates, glass blocks can cost $5 to $10 apiece for an 8-inch square block, or for rectangles measuring 8 by 16 inches, while tempered sheet glass that is a half-inch thick can run $20 to $40 per square foot.
Nippon Sheet Glass' decision to sell its stake in NH Techno comes at a time when the company is facing swelling interest-bearing debts due to its acquisition of British glass firm Pilkington Group Ltd.
Nippon Sheet Glass will unload its 50 per cent stake in the venture, NH Techno Glass, to a special-purpose vehicle set up by Carlyle for 40.6 billion yen, while Hoya will sell a 21.5 per cent stake for 17.5 billion yen.
The facility was designed to be full of light, a goal easily accomplished with 8,500 square feet of glass curtain windows including a glass-enclosed entrance lobby, an atrium topped by a massive skylight, and a rear facade made entirely of sheet glass. All these windows provide for natural light to bathe the warmly furnished interior and provide views onto the more than 1,200 trees on the grounds.
Pilkington, who control nearly a fifth of the global glass market, recommended a 165p-a-share offer from Nippon Sheet Glass after recently rebuffing two lower bids from the Japanese company.
ANOTHER British company has fallen into foreign hands after Nippon Sheet Glass bought glass-maker Pilkington yesterday.
Nippon Sheet Glass revealed it had agreed to buy the remaining 80 per cent of Pilkington it did not own to expand its global reach.
Elsewhere, mid-cap stock Pilkington increased 0.75p to 157p on news that Japan's Nippon Sheet Glass is in discussions over a potential takeover of the company.
Pilkington told Nippon Sheet Glass that the proposed offer of pounds 1.97bn fell "materially short of a price which the board is prepared to accept".
A box made of sheet glass then is assembled around the pattern, and soon after, epoxy is poured in the box and around the pattern, creating a negative cavity.