Glass making was discovered by potters in Mesopotamia, an area corresponding to today?s Iraq and Syria


The Roman historian Pliny attributed the origin of glassmaking to Phoenician sailors. He recounted how they landed on a beach near Ptolemais (in modern-day Israel), propped a cooking pot on some blocks of natron (a naturally-occurring alkali substance) they were carrying as cargo, and made a fire over which to cook a meal. To their surprise, the beach sand beneath the fire melted and ran in a liqu...


The glass is produced either by melting the glass itself (which constitutes a major part of the raw material as at least half of the production goes as scrap) or putting raw material Soda Ash and Silica Sand {Silica Oxide) in the Regenerative Furnace. The decision to mix a few chemicals in the raw material depends upon the required physical qualities in the glass produced.Colours are added and ten...

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