This week, we are dealing with the following question:
Why there are vertical lines visible in certain light on my tempered-glass wine closet doors?
For this week’s question, see our full video response below!
The lines that you see on the photo are typical for tempered glass. These are caused by the process itself, and the phenomenon is called anisotropy or iridescence.
This phenomenon was getting more and more attention over the past few years. And we have also quite many articles already here in Glastory about it. So if you want to know more about anisotropy, make also sure to check those articles out.
But in short, what is causing this issue is the tempering. It is basically impossible to achieve 100% even cooling and heating in the furnace and in the chiller. And this is causing a very small stress differences inside the glass that become visible under the polarized light.
Anisotropy is exactly what you see on the photo. So unfortunately, it is basically impossible to get rid of the lines because it is something that is not on the glass but rather inside the glass.
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