Glass is a non-crystalline, amorphous solid that is often transparent and has widespread practical, technological, and decorative usage in, for example, window panes, tableware, and optoelectronics. The most familiar, and historically the oldest, types of manufactured glass are "silicate glasses" based on the chemical compound silica (silicon dioxide, or quartz), the primary constituent of sand. The term glass, in popular usage, is often used to refer only to this type of material, which is familiar from use as window glass and in glass bottles. Of the many silica-based glasses that exist, ordinary glazing and container glass is formed from a specific type called soda-lime glass, composed of approximately 75% silicon dioxide (SiO2), sodium oxide (Na2O) from sodium carbonate (Na2CO3), calcium oxide (CaO), also called lime, and several minor additives.
Organizations relating to Glass
Société internationale de tétanos
EUROGLACES - European Ice Cream Association / Est. 1961
International Convention on Glass
Centro Internacional de Retinosis Pigmentaria - Camilo Cienfuegos / Est. 1992
Comité de liaison des glaciers d'Europe
International Dairy Food Association / Est. 1985
International Uveitis Study Group / Est. 1979
European Association Against Pigmentary Retinal Dystrophy and its Syndromes / Est. 1985
International Association of European Manufacturers of Glass Beads for Safety Road Markings and Other Industrial Purposes / Est. 1980
Africa Humanitarian Action / Est. 1994
International Ophthalmology Training Center
Nongovernmental Development Organizations Coordination Group for Onchocerciasis Control / Est. 1992
Groupe de recherche pour le développement socio-économique en vue de la promotion humaine et de la coopération internationale
Asia Florists' Association
Aluminium, Brick and Glass Workers International Union / Est. 1981
Addison and Cushing International Federation / Est. 1996
European Union of Ophthalmic Surgeons / Est. 1963
Nordic Strabismological Association
International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma
Convention on Anti-diphtheritic Serum / Est. 1930
Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology / Est. 1979
VISION 2020 - The Right to Sight / Est. 1999
Federation of Ophthalmological Societies of Non-Aligned and SAARC Countries
International Polio Network / Est. 1985
International Association of Hemochromatosis Societies
World Problems relating to GlassFrom the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential
Threatened species of Adrianichthyidae
Threatened species of Hexactinellida
Insufficient recycling of glass
Deterioration of stained glass due to acid rain
Threatened species of Parambassis altipinnis
Glass and glass products industries instability
Overuse of bullet-proof glass
Environmental hazards of glass and glass products manufacture
Threatened species of Kiunga ballochi
Corrosion of glass
Glass and glass products manufacture underdevelopment
Threatened species of Tetracentrum caudovittatus
Health hazards in the glass industry
Discrimination against women executives
Action Strategies relating to GlassFrom the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential
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