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04. Soda-lime glass

Dec 14, 2017

Soda-lime glass, also called soda-lime-silica glass, is the most prevalent type of glass. It is used for windowpanes and glass containers, such as bottles and jars. For example, glass bakeware is often made of tempered soda-lime glass. Soda-lime glass accounts for about 90% of manufactured glass.


Soda-lime glass is ideal for glass recycling because it can be reused and remelted numerous times. It is relatively cheap, chemically stable, reasonably hard, and extremely workable.


Soda-lime glass is technically divided into flat glass and container glass. The two types of glasses are different from application, production method, and chemical composition.