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Carving
The removal of glass from the surface of an object by means of hand-held tools.
Cavity
The cavity formed by the spacer bar between the two panes of glass in double-glazed units. It is generally filled with air.
Clear Glass
Mostly composed of soda, lime and silica to obtain a very clear type of glass.
Coating
A thin layer or covering which changes the basic composition of glass.
Cutting
A process in which glass is trimmed, also for decorative purposes.
Commercial Glass Storefront
System of large architectural windows and doors allowing display to passing viewers
Celsius
Temperatures expressed with the Celsius scale are based on a division of one hundred degrees between the freezing point and boiling point of water.
Caulk
A term used to describe a void filled with sealant.
Custom Glass
Glass shaped or fitted to a unique application; not from standard stock
Cullet
Crushed, recycled glass that is combined with batch materials and melted to form liquid glass.
Clearance
The space or distance allowed for anchorage or erection purposes or to accommodate dimensional variations in a building structure.
Commercial Glass Hardware
Hardware fitted directly to glass doors, usually requiring drilling through glass.
Custom Cut Glass
Glass that is specially cut to fit perfectly in an unconventional application
Custom Etched Glass
Glass etched with a custom design according to user specification
Channel Glass
A translucent U-shaped glass produced in several widths ranging from 9" - 19" and lengths to 23 feet. Channel glass creates uninterrupted walls of glass with minimal framing elements, making it ideal for daylighting applications. Visit Bendheim Wall Systems Inc.
Chemically Strengthened Glass
Non-safety glass strengthened by chemical ion-exchange. Its surface can be six to eight times stronger than the surface of standard annealed glass of the same thickness; however, it exhibits the same break pattern as annealed glass which creates a greater risk of severe injury.
CPSC
Acronym for Consumer Product Safety Commission, a USA federal agency. The CPSC standard 16 CFR 1201 Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing Materials requires safety glazing in certain hazardous locations and specifies the test criteria and certification for safety glazing materials.