Tekniska Museet
100 Innovations - Tekniska museet

An exhibition at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm, 2012 – 2018

The glass


Ingress för att beskriva innovationen

The glass

Cut crystal glass manufactured at Reijmyre Glasbruk, the second oldest glassworks in Sweden. TM10075. Photo: Ellinor Algin.

The glass

The ”Triangeln” station in Malmö, Sweden. In this case glass has served as a building material. Photo: Felix Gerlach.

Kort fakta om innovationen

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Making glass is hot work; the melting temperature is around 1,500 degrees centigrade. Glass can also arise naturally if lightning strikes sand. The oldest glass findings are 9,000 years old and from Egypt.
Today we can either blow glass or make it mechanically.

There are bowls made of Swedish glass throughout the world. The glassworks which make art glass is in the Kingdom of Crystal in Småland. The hand blown glass can be ground, engraved, etched and painted.

Machine-made plane glass for windows and isolation as well as packaging glass is moulded into shape. Every weekday 700 tons of glass packaging is crushed by Swedish Glass Recycling (Svensk Glasåtervinning). The recycled glass is nowadays used as a building material. Parts of Turning Torso in Malmö is built of old bottles and car windows.

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