Is BK7 a borosilicate glass?
N-BK7 is a Schott designation for the most common Borosilicate Crown glass used for a wide variety of visible applications.
Does borosilicate glass block UV?
Borosilicate glass tubing is a common component in UV lamps. Because of its high level of transparency, this form of glass allows maximum UV light to escape, while shielding bulbs effectively. That’s why it is often used in UV lamps which sterilise water.
Can glass transmit UV light?
Standard window glass, according to the International Ultraviolet Association, will allow UV-A to pass through while almost 100% of the UV-B and UV-C light is blocked. Therefore, some UV light will enter your home and potentially affect your skin.
Why is UV not transmitted through glass?
How Much UV Is Filtered by Glass? Glass that is transparent to visible light absorbs nearly all UVB. This is the wavelength range that can cause a sunburn, so it’s true you can’t get a sunburn through glass.
What is the difference between SiO2 and quartz?
Silica, commonly known in the form of quartz, is the dioxide form of silicon, SiO2. It is usually used to manufacture glass, ceramics and abrasives. Quartz is the second most common mineral in Earth’s crust. Its chemical name is SiO2.
Can UV pass through plastic?
Most acrylic plastics will allow light of wavelength greater than 375 nm to pass through the material, but they will not allow UV-C wavelengths (100–290 nm) to pass through. Even very thin acrylic sheets of less than 5 millimeters (mm) do not let UV-C light penetrate.
What is the thermal performance of Borofloat?
BOROFLOAT ® 33. Due to its thermal capabilities, BOROFLOAT ® has proven to be perfect and economical material for many glass applications at increased operating temperatures. It is heat-resistant and can permanently be used at temperatures up to 450 °C. In the short term (< 10 h) the glass even withstands temperatures of up to 500 °C.
What are the properties of Borofloat 33?
BOROFLOAT ® 33. High-quality borosilicate glass from SCHOTT. Special Properties. High transmission of visible and infrared light. High operating temperature range: – up to 450 °C at permanent load. – up to 500 °C at temporary load (< 10 h) High UV-transparency.
What are the benefits of using a custom made Borofloat?
Borofloat® offers exceptional visual quality and optical clarity. A low coefficient of thermal expansion makes Borofloat® by SCHOTT very resistant to high temperature levels. Borofloat® offers high hydrolytic resistance and excellent resistance to acids.
Why choose Schott Borofloat®?
Borofloat® offers high hydrolytic resistance and excellent resistance to acids. Borofloat® offers abrasion and scratch resistance in combination with bending strength. The low inherent weight of Borofloat® by SCHOTT makes it ideal for numerous applications. JNS stocks SCHOTT Borofloat® in numerous thicknesses and sizes.