Applications for Different Glass Thicknesses

2024-06-19 15:31:42

Applications for Different Glass Thicknesses


  With the advance of science and technology, many different glass have been in the market, and glass thickness also been made the breakthroughs in China. Until now, the thinnest glass thickness is only 0.12mm, similar as the paper A4, it mainly used in the electronics field.

1. 3mm and 4mm Float Glass:

  • Application: Primarily used in picture frames.

  • Characteristics:

    • Thin and lightweight.

    • Good light transmittance, making it ideal for clear displays.

2. 5mm and 6mm Float Glass:

  • Application:

    • Suitable for small area windows and doors.

    • Can be used in larger windows and doors if tempered.

  • Characteristics:

    • Provides a balance between weight and strength for smaller installations.

    • Tempering enhances strength, making it suitable for larger applications.

3. 8mm Float Glass:

  • Application:

    • Used in structures with frame protection.

    • Suitable for large indoor areas.

  • Characteristics:

    • Thicker than 5mm and 6mm, offering greater strength and durability.

    • Commonly used in interior partitions where additional support is provided by frames.

4. 10mm Float Glass:

  • Application:

    • Ideal for indoor partitions, balustrades, and railings.

  • Characteristics:

    • Provides robustness and durability required for structural safety.

    • Used extensively in interior decoration for aesthetic and functional purposes.

5. 12mm Float Glass:

  • Application:

    • Commonly used for glass doors and partitions in high-traffic areas.

  • Characteristics:

    • Strong enough to withstand significant impact.

    • Ensures safety and durability in environments with frequent human interaction.

6. Glass Thickness Greater than 15mm:

  • Application:

    • Typically custom-made for large size windows, doors, and external curtain walls.

  • Characteristics:

    • Provides maximum strength and support for extensive applications.

    • Essential for structural integrity in large-scale architectural projects.

Advances in Glass Technology:

Ultra-Thin Glass:

  • Thickness: As thin as 0.12mm.

  • Application: Primarily used in the electronics field.

  • Characteristics:

    • Similar in thickness to A4 paper.

    • Offers exceptional flexibility and lightweight properties, essential for modern electronic devices.

Deep Processed Glass Types:

1. Tempered Glass:

  • Features: Increased strength and safety, shatters into small, blunt pieces.

  • Applications: Windows, doors, facades, shower doors, and safety applications.

2. Laminated Glass:

  • Features: Consists of two or more layers of glass with an interlayer, holds together when shattered.

  • Applications: Automotive windshields, skylights, and anywhere enhanced security and sound insulation are required.

3. Insulated Glass (IGU):

  • Features: Two or more glass panes separated by a gas-filled space, enhances thermal insulation.

  • Applications: Windows and doors in energy-efficient buildings.

4. Vacuum Glass:

  • Features: Similar to insulated glass but with a vacuum between panes for superior thermal performance.

  • Applications: High-performance thermal insulation in both residential and commercial buildings.

5. Fire-Rated Glass:

  • Features: Resistant to high temperatures, provides fire protection.

  • Applications: Fire doors, windows, and partitions in buildings requiring fire safety measures.


The application of float glass varies significantly with its thickness, from delicate picture frames to robust structural elements in large buildings. Advances in glass technology have led to the development of ultra-thin glass for electronics and a variety of processed glass types, each offering unique properties tailored to specific industrial and architectural needs. As technology progresses, these specialized glasses continue to provide innovative solutions across multiple fields.

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