Float glass - Float glass – the flexible all-rounder

We have 12 thicknesses from 0.95 to 25 mm in stock

Float glass, technically mostly soda lime or soda lime silicate glass, is the most common kind of glass (“window glass”). Its name derives from the manufacturing process: In an endless, continuous process, the glass melt is transferred to a bath of liquid tin. The glass floats on the surface, cools down and is removed as a tension-free glass sheet with a variable thickness.

Float glass is suitable for products that only have to withstand chemical stress for a short period of time and are not subject to high thermal stress. After processing, it is usually tempered to become safety glass.