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Glass is a non-crystalline, often transparent, amorphous solid that has widespread practical, technological, and decorative use in, for example, window panes, tableware, and optics. Glass is most often formed by rapid cooling (quenching) of the molten form; some glasses such as volcanic glass are naturally occurring. The most familiar, and historically the oldest, types of manufactured glass are "silicate glasses" based on the chemical compound silica, the primary constituent of sand. Soda–lime glass, containing around 70% silica, accounts for around 90% of manufactured glass. The term glass, in popular usage, is often used to refer only to this type of material, although silica-free glasses often have desirable properties for applications in modern communications technology. Some objects, such as drinking glasses and eyeglasses, are so commonly made of silicate-based glass that they are simply called by the name of the material.

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Organizations relating to Glass

European Special Glass Association / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1999
European Glaziers Association / Copenhagen, Denmark / Est. 1977
European Society of Glass Science and Technology / Offenbach, Germany / Est. 1990
Fédération européenne du verre d'emballage / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1977
Glass Alliance Europe / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1964
Centre international du vitrail / Chartres, France / Est. 1980
International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association / Northampton, UK / Est. 1975
Asahi Glass Foundation / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 1933
Glass in Building / Est. 1970
ICOMOS International Committee on Stained Glass / Romont, Switzerland / Est. 1984
ICOM International Committee for Museums and Collections of Glass / London, UK / Est. 1959
International Carnival Glass Association / Topeka KS, USA / Est. 1967
Centre international de recherche sur le verre et les arts plastiques / Marseille, France / Est. 1983
International Conference on the Advances in Fusion and Processing of Glass
Third Protocol to the General Treaty of Central American Economic Integration to Guarantee Free Trade in Paper and Glass Containers / Est. 1966
Convention Concerning the Reduction of Hours of Work in Glass-bottle Works / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1935
Convention for the Regulation of Hours of Work in Automatic Sheet-glass Works / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1934
International Convention on Glass / Prague, Czechia
Euro Glass Club / Namur, Belgium
Nordisk Glassmesterunion / Oslo, Norway
Vitreous Society / Est. 1983
International Committee for the Conservation of Stained Glass
European Federation of Glass Recyclers / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2004
International Conference on Bulk Metallic Glasses (with High Entropy Alloys) / Est. 2000
Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technololgy / Est. 1993
Glass Performance Days / Est. 2010
International Commission on Glass / Shanghai, China / Est. 1933
Union scientifique continentale du verre / Charleroi, Belgium / Est. 1950
Nordiska Glastekniska Föreningen / Est. 1951
Association internationale pour l'histoire du verre / Kalamaria, Greece / Est. 1958
Corpus Vitrearum / York, UK / Est. 1952

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World Problems relating to Glass

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Discrimination against women executives
Disorders of gastric motility
Deterioration of stained glass due to acid rain

Action Strategies relating to Glass

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Promoting glass recycling
Recycling glass
Studying glass surfaces
Using bullet-proof glass

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