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At which temperature does glass melt?

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Although it technically depends on the exact molecular makeup of the glass in question, glass typically melts between 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and 2,900 degrees F (approximately 1,400 - 1,600 degrees Celsius). Certain types of glass can melt at lower temperatures, but commercial glass must reach that approximate temperature before melting.

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To form glass, it must be heated to these high temperatures in very hot furnaces. Most commercial glass is made from three raw materials: silica sand, soda ash and limestone. The four primary methods used to form glass once it has been melted are blowing, pressing, drawing and casting.

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