Soda Lime glass, also called soda–lime–silica glass, is the most prevalent type of glass, used for windowpanes and glass containers (bottles and jars) for beverages, food, and some commodity items. Soda Lime glass accounts for about 90% of manufactured glass.
The mixture in Borosilicate glass binds all the chemicals more tightly together, leading to a much higher melting point. Borosilicate glass has a higher proportion of silicone dioxide than Soda Lime glass (80.6% in Borosilicate glass and 69% in Soda-lime glass).
- Relatively Inexpensive
- Chemically Stable
- Reasonably Hard
- Extremely Workable
Soda lime glass is produced on a large scale and used for bottles, drinking glasses, and windows. Its light transmission properties, as well as low melting temperature, make it suitable for use as window glass. Its smooth and non-reactive surface makes it excellent as containers for food and drinks.