Soda-lime glass is the most prevalent type of glass. Soda-lime is also known as “float, clear, soda-lime silica”. Soda-lime glass is prepared by melting the raw materials, such as soda, lime, silica, alumina, and small quantities of fining agents in a glass furnace at temperatures locally up to 1675°C. Soda-lime sheet glass is made by floating molten glass on a bed of molten tin. This method gives the sheet uniform thickness and very flat surfaces. Soda-lime glass is the base material for most clear, colored and patterned glass types.