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The Difference Between Primary and Secondary Glass Manufacturing
This entry will give a short description of both primary (how flat glass is made) and secondary glass manufacturing processes (how flat glass is processed) and a description of what the tin side of float glass is and how it affects certain processes.

Primary glass manufacturing is the mixing and melting of finely ground glass…

Phantom Circles on Glass

Phantom Circles on Glass

From time to time a customer will see the appearance of circular marks on glass under certain climate and/or lighting conditions. Like crop circles, they mysteriously appear and disappear and many people are unsure of where they come from or how they are made.

Under certain lighting conditions (i.e. sun light at a very specific angle) or climatic conditions (rainwater running down the glass or…

Innovation

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Wikipedia states: “Innovation is the development of new customers’ value through solutions that meet new needs, inarticulate needs, or old customer and market needs in new ways. This is accomplished through different or more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas…”

At Garibaldi Glass, innovation is one of our core values and with good reason. Whether…

Contrast is Everything

Junneau Alaska, Transportation Cente

In 2009, Garibaldi Glass submitted the first samples for the fritted glass to be used in the new Juneau Alaska Transportation Centre. Three years later we finally have pictures of the project. It was a very enjoyable challenge, determining the right way to convert historic photographs (the size of postcards) of Juneau in the early part of the 20th century into high resolution, wall sized,…

Caring for your Glass

 Scratching and the Apparent “Softness” of Tempered Glass.
Glass manufacturers all abide to stringent manufacturing processes and quality requirements.

Architectural flat glass, whether tempered or annealed has the same relative “hardness”. It has been scientifically proven that here is no difference in hardness between the two.

Glass is scratched by abrading the surface. Grit,…

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