Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Other Side of Glass



Hindi ko pa ata naikuwento sa inyo if saan ako nagwowork. But to give you a preview, I am working in a glass and mirror company. Most of my friends asked me, “Anong ginagawa mo doon?” that I will answered “Madami”. Sobrang layo ng sagot pero iniexplain ko naman sa kanila kung ano ang work ko.

I got to know the company thru Jobstreet Philippines and eventually hired. In my company, I have a better perspective of what glass is. And here I am, giving you some insights of what a glass is all about.

Our major product is flat glass. Sabi ni Wikipedia, Float glass is a sheet of glass made by floating molten glass on a bed of molten metal, typically tin and this process is called float glass process.In layman's term, ito yung salamin na ginagamit sa bintana,windshields, table, glass doors, or sa iba pang architectural applications. Tinatawag din itong annealed glass kapag hindi pa nadadaan sa heat treatment ang flat glass. Iba naman ang mga salaming bote or jars, dahil ang process ng paggawa nito ay thru blowing. Example nito ay mga laboratory glasswares, and container jars.

float glass
Konting trivia lang, sa Pilipinas, isa lang ang gumagawa ng flat glass at ito ang Asahi Glass Philippines. Click here para makita niyo ang paggawa ng flat glass.

Usually, glass thicknesses range from 2 to 22 mm. And every thickness has different applications. Example, 2 and 3mm glass are used in different frame works like photo frames, or coffin glass. Thicknesses of 4 to 6 mm are used in windows, windshields, and small glass tops. The thicker glass such as 8 to 22 are usually used as table tops, glass enclosure, panels, partitions, curtain wall and etc.

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