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What is Low Iron Glass and Why We Use it for Our Coloured Glass Splashback

What is low iron glass and why do we use it for splashbacks?
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Glass is a versatile material that is widely used in construction, decoration and household items. The quality of the glass depends on the materials used in its production, as well as the manufacturing process. One type of glass that has gained popularity in recent years is low iron glass. In this article, we will explore what low iron glass is, why it is used, and how it is different from other types of glass.


What is Low Iron Glass?
Low iron glass, also known as ultra-clear glass, is a type of glass that has a lower iron content compared to standard glass. The lower iron content results in a clearer and more transparent appearance, making it a popular choice for architectural and decorative applications. This type of glass is made from raw materials that have a low iron content, and it is processed differently from standard glass to maintain its clarity.


The Benefits of Using Low Iron Glass
Low iron glass has several advantages over standard glass. These benefits include:
Clarity and Transparency.


One of the most notable benefits of low iron glass is its clarity and transparency. The lower iron content in the glass results in a clearer and more transparent appearance, which makes it ideal for applications where the view through the glass is important.


True Colour Representation
Low iron glass also provides a true colour representation of the objects seen through it. This is because the lower iron content reduces the green tint that is present in standard glass, which can distort the colours seen through it.


Durability
Low iron glass is also more durable than standard glass. It is more resistant to scratches, cracks, and other types of damage, making it a more durable option for applications where the glass will be exposed to wear and tear.


Applications of Low Iron Glass
Low iron glass has a wide range of applications, including: Architectural Applications
Low iron glass is commonly used in architectural applications, such as windows, skylights, and curtain walls. Its clarity and transparency make it a popular choice for these types of applications, as it provides a clear view of the outside world.


Decorative Applications
Low iron glass is also used in decorative applications, such as glass partitions, shower enclosures, and coloured glass splashbacks. Its clarity and true color representation make it an ideal choice for these types of applications, as it enhances the overall appearance of the space.


Household Items
Low iron glass is also used in household items, such as mirrors, glass table tops, and glass shelves. Its durability and clarity make it a popular choice for these types of applications, as it provides a clear view of the objects placed on the glass.
Why We Use Low Iron Glass for Our Coloured Glass Splashback
At our company, we use low iron glass for our coloured glass splashback because of its clarity and true color representation. Our coloured glass splashback is available in a wide range of colors, and the low iron glass ensures that the colors are displayed as accurately as possible. The low iron glass also provides a clear and transparent appearance, which enhances the overall look of the coloured glass splashback.
In addition, the low iron glass used in our coloured glass splashback is more durable than standard glass, making it a more practical and long-lasting choice for this type of application. The coloured glass splashback is easy to clean and maintain, and its durability ensures that it will look great for years to come.

Low iron glass is a type of glass that has a lower iron content compared to standard

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