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Treatment of Glass by Fat Boy Slim

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THE GLASS MAY BE GIVEN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING
TREATMENT :
 BENDING
 OPAQUE MAKING
 CUTTING
 SILVERING
 BENDING : THE GLASS MAY BE BENT INTO DESIRED SHAPE BY
PLACING IT IN OVENS IN WHICH THE TEMPERATURE CAN BE
REGULATED . THE GLASS IN THE FORM OF RODS , SHEETS , OR
TUBES IS PLACED IN SUCH OVENS AND HEATED . IT IS THEN
BENT WHEN IT IS SUITABLY HEATED .

 CUTTING : THE GLASS IS CUT IN REQUIRED SIZES WITH THE
HELP OF DIAMOND ,CARBON ,ROUGH GLASS CUTTER OR
SMALL WHELLS OF HARDENDED STEEL .

OPAQUE MAKING : THE GLASS CAN ALSO BE MADE OPAQUE OR
IMPERVIOUS TO LIGHT . IT IS DONE BY GRINDING THE GLASS
SURFACE WITH EMERY . IT CAN ALSO BE ACHIEVED IDENTICALLY BY
THE APPLICATION OF HYDROFLUORIC ACID .

 SILVERING : THIS PROCESS CONSISTS IN APPLYING A VERY THIN
COAT OF TIN ON THE SURFACE OF THE GLASS . THE SILVER IS
DEPOSITED ON THIS LAYER OF TIN . A SUITABLE PAINT IS THEN
APPLIED TO GIVE PROTECTION AGAINST THE ATMOSPHERIC
EFFECTS.

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