General Soda-Lime Glass

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Alkali alkaline earth silicate glass also known as soda-lime glass is the commercially most important glass and accounts for approximately 90% of manufactured glass. It is comparatively inexpensive and can be recycled. One distinguishes soda-lime container and flat glass.

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All metrics apply to room temperature unless otherwise stated. SI units used unless otherwise stated.
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23.0 °C

2.4 - 2.5 g/cm³

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Elastic modulus

23.0 °C

70 GPa

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Hardness, Knoop, HK2

23.0 °C

510 - 710 [-]

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Poisson's ratio

23.0 °C

0.2 - 0.23 [-]

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Shear modulus

23.0 °C

29.8 - 30 GPa

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Annealing temperature

530 - 560 °C

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Coefficient of thermal expansion

300.0 °C

8.3E-6 - 9.5E-6 1/K

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Glass transition temperature

530 - 570 °C

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Thermal conductivity

23.0 °C

0.7 - 1.3 W/(m·K)

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Vicat softening temperature

720 - 730 °C

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Refractive index

1.52 [-]

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