Low- iron (extra clear) glass is made with a float technique, but is characterized by a much lower iron oxides content than a regular clear glass. This composition allows for a higher light transmission and reduces the green tint. It can be manufactured even in large size and in a wide range of thickness and can under go treatments and techniques like any other float product-for example, it can be tempered, laminated, frosted and ground.
The characteristics of low-iron glass are as follows:
These features allow also for a greater natural internal lighting, which certainly explains why low-iron glass is architects’ favourite product.
With regard to its uses, low-iron glass is so versatile that it can be suited to an amazingly wide range of applications.
It can be manufactured even in large size and in a wide range of thicknesses and can under go treatments and techniques like any other float product – for example, it can be tempered, laminated, frosted and ground. In particular, it is used for:
Low-iron glass is much appreciated when the glass edge is visible, as it erases the green effect of the float and guarantees a neat and transparent design.
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