When choosing glass for your project you may discover that you have different options to choose from. This post will help you know a little more about clear and starphire glass while also helping you understand some of its applications.
Clear and Starphire Glass
Clear Glass is the most popular types of glass sold today. It has a prominent greenish tint when looked at from the edges. The greenish tint is caused by the iron in the glass. The iron level in the glass varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. Clear glass is the most economical of all the glass products we sell and it usually fits into any project budget. CM Glass has clear glass available in 1/16" to 1" inches thick .
Starphire Glass (also know as Low Iron, Optiwhite or Ultra Clear Glass) is a type of glass manufactured through a low iron process giving it an ultra clear glass finish. Starphire glass has stunning clarity, brilliance and luxury. The unique edge brings more light into interior spaces while offering unmatched levels of brightness, color fidelity, and visual excitement. Starphire glass is the clear choice for those looking for a maximum clarity. CM Glass has clear glass available in 1/8" to 3/4" inches thick.
Clear and Starphire glass can be made laminate or tempered for added safety and strength. Art designs can also be etched or sandblasted on both clear and starphire glass.
Clear glass offers the best price value for those looking to purchase glass on a tight budget. If you choose to purchase Starphire glass the typically cost difference is between 20% to 25% more than the price of clear glass.
The float glass manufacturing process is also known as the Pilkington process, named after the British glass manufacturer Pilkington, (invented by Sir Alastair Pilkington) which pioneered the technique in the 1950s.