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High strength glass

High strength glass

High strength glass

I need strong clear glass that can withstand 150 kilo Newton per meter squared (or 22 psi). Limited by the weight 270 kg per meter square (or 55.4 lbs/ft2). Open to suggestion.

Glass must be 4,100 X 2,700 mm.

RE: High strength glass

What is the application?
Are there any limitations on thickness or optics?

"On the human scale, the laws of Newtonian Physics are non-negotiable"

RE: High strength glass

Chemically strengthened soda lime glass or alumino silicate glass can have a failure strength in the range of 40-120ksi depending on the processing. That is a tensile strength, not a surface load. If you have a load normal to the plane of the glass of 22psi, then its a different story. There is a chem tank I know of which is 5m long. Knowing the application would help.

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