Producing mosaic glass-ceramic from cullet of soda-lime silica glass

Document Type : Review Articles


1 Glass Research Dep

2 A teacher in The American International School in Egypt - West Campus zaid City

3 Faculty of Applied Art, Glass Dep. , Dokki P.C. , Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt


Mosaic glass-ceramic was prepared from external glass cullet (waste glasses). The collect external glass cullet include float glass , green, blue and brown glass bottles which undergo milling (<0.063 mm) then shaping by uniaxial pressure and finally sintered at different temperatures. However, the powder of float, brown, green and blue glasses were shaped in the form of mosaic pieces and sintered at 650, 700 and 750 ˚C. The developed phases were low quartz and wollastonite. The microstructure shows submicron and nano size particles spread in glassy matrix. The densities and hardness of the sintered glass-ceramic samples were between 2.22 and 2.45 g/cm3 and 650 kg/mm2 respectively. Also the coefficient of thermal expansion CTE of the sintered sample was 50 x 10-7 ˚C-1 (25-500 ˚C) and is better than the parent bulk glass. The chemical resistance of the sintered glass powder in water and acidic medium were better than in the parent bulk glass. The final products have good properties and can used in decorative and ornamental purposes.


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Volume 65, Issue 13 - Serial Number 13
Special Issue: Chemistry and Global Challenges
December 2022
  • Receive Date: 11 August 2022
  • Revise Date: 02 September 2022
  • Accept Date: 18 September 2022
  • First Publish Date: 18 September 2022