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Properties of glass

The properties of glass are of outmost importance for manufacturing, processing or for its different applications. RISE can help you with analysis and characterization of physical properties, for instance by process development, research or specification of requirements. Get in contact with RISE and we will help you with your different enquiries about glass and its properties. 

Glass melt
Photo: Micke Lundström
Pouring a melt of glass.

RISE take enquiries about all kinds of determination of glass properties, also those not listed below.

Examples of physical properties that RISE analyse and characterize:

  • Density
  • Viscosity (high temperature)
  • Working range for forming of glass
  • Adaptability when joining different glasses
  • Dilatometry (determination of thermal expansion coefficient)
  • Softening temperature
  • Glass transition temperature (Tg)
  • Sintering temperature
  • Crystallization temperature
  • Refractive index
  • Dispersion
  • Colour coordinates
  • Absorption
  • Transmission
  • Surface smoothness using optical profilometry
  • Contact angle
  • Hardness
  • Crack resistance
  • Scratch resistance
  • Bioglass

RISE also helps with modelling of glass properties or when in need of performing search of glasses with specific properties.


More information

For more information please contact someone of our experts.

Stefan Karlsson

Contact person

Stefan Karlsson

Scientist PhD

+46 10 516 63 57
stefan.karlsson@ri.se

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