Soda Lime Glass
Soda Lime Glass Overview
Soda lime glass is the most common form of glass, making up approximately 90% of all manufactured glass. Soda lime glass, or soda-lime-silica glass, is composed of roughly 70% silica (silicon dioxide), 15% soda (sodium oxide), and 9% lime (calcium oxide) with small amounts of various other compounds used as refining agents or to control color. Laser marking glass is done by heating the glass surface with a CO2 laser. This produces a series of surface microfractures, resulting in a uniform mark that is frosted in appearance. Laser marking of glass allows for significantly more detailed and intricate designs to be produced, compared to other glass marking methods.
Applicable Laser Processes for Soda Lime Glass