Comparison of glass surfaces as a countertop material to existing surfaces

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Gleen Glass, a small production glass company that creates countertops, was selected for the Technology Assistance Program through Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Gleen Glass was seeking material property analysis comparing glass as a countertop material to current surfaces (i.e. marble, granite and engineered stone). With samples provided from Gleen Glass, testing was done on granite, marble, and 3 different glass surfaces ('Journey,' 'Pebble,' and 'Gleen'). Results showed the glass surfaces have a lower density, lower water absorption, and are stronger in compressive and flexural tests as compared to granite and marble. Thermal shock tests showed the glass failed when objects ... continued below

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Turo, Laura A. & Winschell, Abigail E. September 1, 2011.

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Gleen Glass, a small production glass company that creates countertops, was selected for the Technology Assistance Program through Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Gleen Glass was seeking material property analysis comparing glass as a countertop material to current surfaces (i.e. marble, granite and engineered stone). With samples provided from Gleen Glass, testing was done on granite, marble, and 3 different glass surfaces ('Journey,' 'Pebble,' and 'Gleen'). Results showed the glass surfaces have a lower density, lower water absorption, and are stronger in compressive and flexural tests as compared to granite and marble. Thermal shock tests showed the glass failed when objects with a high thermal mass are placed directly on them, whereas marble and granite did not fracture under these conditions.

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  • Report No.: PNNL-20944
  • Grant Number: AC05-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/1032418 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1032418
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc838089

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Turo, Laura A. & Winschell, Abigail E. Comparison of glass surfaces as a countertop material to existing surfaces, report, September 1, 2011; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc838089/: accessed September 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.