Glass is a non-crystalline solid that presents the glass transition phenomenon. In other words, while crystals are solids with a regular atomic structure which produces definite symmetrical shapes, glass has a disordered structure, where atoms and molecules are arranged in a shortrange order.
This gives glasses a set of their own characteristics: transparency, mouldability and versatility, the possibility of acting as a dissolvent, homogeneity or isotropy (identical properties in all directions). Thanks to these characteristics, glass, although fragile, has excellent durability and chemical, mechanical (it is hard) and thermal resistance. Moreover, it is fully recyclable and hermetic, and
many of its properties can be adjusted.
This is true of its electrical behaviour, as it can act as an insulator or as a semiconductor.
All of this explains why glass is present in everyday life in a large number of applications. This presentation focuses on hollow glass, the name given to glass objects manufactured to contain different products, i.e. containers.