The Uses of Glass in Daily Life
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The Uses of Glass in Daily Life

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The uses of glass in daily life

Glass is an unlimited and innovative material that has plenty of applications. It is an essential component of numerous products that we use every day, most often without noticing it.

It is clear that modern life would not be possible without glass.

Glass is an immensely versatile material; it is used every day in numerous applications, many that most of us are not even aware of.

We use it to drink beverages, to store food, and as windows in our homes and automobiles but glass is also used in many unseen applications. For instance, glass components are used in medical diagnostic equipment, electronics, building insulation, and as a reinforcement material in things like surf boards, wind turbines, and orthopedic casts.

The coloristic potentials of glass have also determined its great popularity for special decorative uses.

Fused mosaic glass of marble-like or figural patterns was employed, for instance, to adorn the surfaces of walls and furniture. When Pliny describes the Theater of Scaurus, built in 58 B.C.,where the second story of the stage building was faced with glass. He is probably alluding to mosaic glass made to imitate the swirling grains of marble.

Borosilicate glass is regularly used for common household oven and cookwares, laboratory apparatus, various high intensity lighting applications, and glass fibres for textile and plastic reinforcement.

One of the key reasons we love glass is because it is so safe.

It is generally completely inert (i.e., non-reactive and non-leaching) and is impermeable to liquids and gases. These inert and impermeable qualities of glass make it completely safe for food and drink usage. The safety of glass has been demonstrated in numerous studies and is generally recognized as safe by governments and legislation.

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