Chapter 27. Surface Chemistry of Commercial Glasses

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr
  1. Helmut Franz

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314661.ch27

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 55th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 2

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 55th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 2

How to Cite

Franz, H. (1995) Surface Chemistry of Commercial Glasses, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 55th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314661.ch27

Author Information

  1. PPG Industries Inc., Glass Technology Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1995

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375358

Online ISBN: 9780470314661

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Keywords:

  • parameters;
  • oxidizing;
  • migration;
  • counterdiffusion;
  • dissolution

Summary

Chemical reactions on float glass surfaces are primarily a function of composition, temperature, redox conditions, and other process parameters. Secondary reactions with the environment, especially with SO2, CO2, and humidity, can lead to the formation of scum and stain on the glass surface. Reaction mechanisms and methods for glass surface protection will be discussed. A method for providing a hydrophilic glass substrate with a durable nonwetting surface by chemical reaction with selected molecular compounds is described.