In construction , due to the application of glass and its required properties different types of glass are used in buildings.
The types of glass used in construction are:
Float glass is made of sodium silicate and calcium silicate , so it is also called as soda lime glass. It is clear and flat so , it causes glare. These glasses are available from 2mm to 20mm thickness ranges. They have a weight range of 6 to 36 kg/m2. These are used as shop fronts , public places etc.
Shatterproof glass is used for windows , skylights , floors etc. Some type of plastic polyvinyl butyral is added in its making process. So , it cannot form sharp edged pieces when it breaks.
Laminated glass is the combination of layers of normal glass. So , it has more weight than normal glass. It has more thickness and is UV proof and soundproof. These are used for aquariums , bridges etc.
Extra Clean Glass
Extra clean glass has two special properties , photocatalytic and hydrophilic. Because of these properties , it acts as stain proof and gives beautiful appearance. Maintenance is also easy.
Chromatic glass is used in ICU’s , meeting rooms etc. it can control the transparent efficiency of glass and protects the interior from daylight. The chromatic glass may be photochromic which has light sensitive lamination , thermos-chromatic which has heat sensitive lamination and electrochromic which has electric lamination over it.