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Matching Coefficient of Thermal Expansion in Glass Seals
Posted by Apr 15, 2020on
The coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) is a critical parameter to consider in product design. Components under varying conditions must move and expand together to prevent structural damage or gaps that cause seals to fail.Read more...
Using Silver-Releasing Glass to Reduce Bioburden
Posted by Jan 15, 2020on
Silver has been used for wound management for over 200 years, and its anti-microbial properties have been known since the 19th century. Recently, interest in silver has been renewed following research involving the use of silver with bioactive glasses that are implanted directly into the body.Read more...
Glass 101: Making Fluorescent Glass with Rare Earth Oxides
Posted by Nov 20, 2019on
Rare earth oxides have been studied for a long time in the field of glass production, specifically how the addition of these compounds may change the properties of the glass. One of their most common applications is to make fluorescent glass.Read more...
Glass 101: Using Glass Modifiers to Change Glass Characteristics
Posted by Sep 16, 2019on
Just like other materials such as steel, the properties of glass can be precisely tuned through the careful addition of chemical modifiers to suit a huge array of demanding applications.Read more...