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Soda Lime Float Glass (Clear & Tinted)


Soda lime glass is the most prevalent type of glass and is prepared by melting the raw materials, such as soda, lime, silica, alumina, and small quantities of fining agents in a glass furnace at temperatures up to 1675°C. Soda lime sheet glass is made by floating molten glass on a bed of molten tin. This method gives the sheet uniform thickness and very flat surfaces. Soda lime glass is the base material for most clear, colored and patterned glass types.


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  • Can be chemically strengthened to increase mechanical strength*
  • Can be heat strengthened or heat tempered to increase thermal shock resistance and mechanical strength
  • Can be machined, optically coated, chemically etched, sandblasted, colored, or laminated
  • Good flatness and surface quality due to float process
  • The lowest cost solution for sheet fabricating glass components

Physical Properties:


  • Modulus of Elasticity (Young’s)
7.2 x 1010 Pa (10.4 x 106 psi)
  • Modulus of Rigidity (Shear)
3.0 x 1010 Pa (4.3 x 106 psi)
  • Bulk Modulus
4.3 x 1010 Pa (6.18 x 106 psi)
  • Poisson’s Ration


  • Specific Gravity


  • Density
2530 kg/m3 (158 lb/ft3)
  • Coefficient of Thermal Stress
0.62 mPa/°C (50 psi/°F)
  • Thermal Conductivity
0.937 W.m/m2°C (6.5°F.ft2)
  • Specific Heat


  • Coefficient of Linear Expansion
8.9 x 10-6 strain/°C (4.9 x 10-6 strain/°F)
  • Hardness (Moh’s Scale)
5 to 6


  • Refractive Index (Sodium D line)


  • (1 µm)


  • (2 µm)


  • Softening Point
340°F (726°C)
  • Annealing Point
1015°F (546°C)
  • Strain Point
957°F (514°C)
  • Emissivity (Hemispherical) at 75°F




  • Thicknesses: 0.02” – 1” (0.55mm – 25.4mm)
  • Sizes: Up to 96” x 72” (2440mm x 1830mm)
  • Other sizes may be available upon request

    *Mechanical strength is the general ability of a material to withstand stress and strain. The mechanical strength of tempered or chemically strengthened glass can be 4 times as much as ordinary glass.


    Soda Lime Clear Tinted

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