Borosilicate Glass

Definition - What does Borosilicate Glass mean?

Borosilicate glass is a type of versatile, resilient glass. It is the preferred material for a range of industrial and recreational purposes due to its strength and affordability. It is created much, like traditional window panes or drinking vessels, with sand, sodium-carbonate and limestone, with the addition of boric oxide. It is resistant to rapid temperature changes, making it a popular choice for bakeware, labware and for devices made for the smoking of cannabis. It can withstand exposure to concurrent differing temperatures without compromising its structural integrity. It is also used as the glass in some spotlights, growlights, flashlights and are also used for glass beads and guitar slides.

MaximumYield explains Borosilicate Glass

Glass bongs and smoking pipes are often constructed of borosilicate glass due to its relative affordability, quality and ability to repeat exposure of high temperatures, long useful life and ability to be easily cleaned. “Boro” as many cannabis consumer refer to it as, comes in a range of thicknesses and price points. Generally the higher the cost, the thicker and better quality the glass is. Some borosilicate bongs can be unique, very expensive works of art, while most are mass produced and “ordinary”. Many storage jars in dispensaries are made of borosilicate glass as well to keep cannabis fresh.

This definition was written in the context of Cannabis
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