Glass is one of the most common materials manufactured today. We use it (or can use it) in just about everything. It has a lot of special qualities that make it exceptionally useful, but why is glass transparent?
Glass has a lot of things going for it. First, it’s made from common materials. Sand, limestone, silica and oxygen are all abundant in just about every place on earth. It’s infinitely recyclable. Glass can be melted down and reshaped over and over again, with virtually no loss in the original quantity or quality of the finished product. Read more