Do you have any questions about glass?

Kevin Kroldart Kevin Kroldart
Hello to everyone here on EDEN LINK. I am Kevin Kroldart, V.P. of Xhale Glass. I have over eight years of glass working (lampworking) experience. Almost all of which in makeng glass sex toys.

I'm very excited to apart of EDEN LINK. And would like to thank everone here for this opportunity and there help.

Glass can be a very complicated subject at times with all the terminology and numbers. So this is where I step in (I hope). Anyone that may have a question or concern about glass can ask me directly. And I'll be more than happy to answer the best I can. I'm currently working with EDEN LINK setting up a static definition page. This will be used to educate and inform as well as to refer back to. The terms I'll be using may be confusing, but easily understood when this page is utilized.

I,m looking forward to hearing from everyone here on EDEN LINK. And being apart of upcoming forum discussions.

THX
Kevin
09/16/2009
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Originally posted by Kevin Kroldart
Hello to everyone here on EDEN LINK. I am Kevin Kroldart, V.P. of Xhale Glass. I have over eight years of glass working (lampworking) experience. Almost all of which in makeng glass sex toys.

I'm very excited to apart of EDEN LINK. And ... More
Thanks for introducing yourself, Kevin! We are so glad that you provided us with info - we are using the terms you emailed to me and adding them to the site soon. I'll be sure to post a link here and email it to you. As I said before - keep the information coming - terms, descriptions, photos of the process, videos...we want it all!
09/16/2009
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Hi there, Kevin! Glad to have you around.

I actually do have a question for you.

I recently got a glass toy where the ribbons of color seem to be on the surface of the glass, on the outside, not inside. What does this mean in terms of the integrity of the toy? (I'd read somewhere that it was bad but they said inside the toy but near the surface and these seem to be outside the base, clear glass)
09/16/2009
Boxers Over Briefs Boxers Over Briefs
Is borosilicate glass tempered?

When a toy is listed as being made of tempered glass, such as link, does that mean that it's soda-lime? Is that weaker than borosilicate?
09/16/2009
Kevin Kroldart Kevin Kroldart
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Hi there, Kevin! Glad to have you around.

I actually do have a question for you.

I recently got a glass toy where the ribbons of color seem to be on the surface of the glass, on the outside, not inside. What does this mean in terms of ... More
Hi Carrie,

Not having the toy in my hand its hard to say. If you have been using it and have had no problems with it, it should be fine. Please always inspect this toy before using. Personally I try to keep color off the surface. If color is to be on the surface I clear coat it first. This means I melt clear glass over the color glass before I apply it to the toy. This creates a buffer if the color glass boils. Boiling is when the glass is heated (melted) to the point that chemicals that give the glass its color start to escape. literally creating little bubbles in the glass. If a bubble is to close to the surface it could be popped open with some banging around. This open space can now harbor germs and can be rough and can irritate the skin with use. Some colors can be worse than others depending on manufacturer. Most colors now a days are quite dependable. Also some color glass can leave a unattractive haze on the toy. This is from chemicals escaping to.
09/16/2009
Kevin Kroldart Kevin Kroldart
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Originally posted by Boxers Over Briefs
Is borosilicate glass tempered?

When a toy is listed as being made of tempered glass, such as link, does that mean that it's soda-lime? Is that weaker than borosilicate?
Looking this over it's a little confusing. They are using two terms (tempered glass, pyrex) in the properties/material section. The terms are interchangable. And both refer to borosilicate. This should be cleared up and use only one term. Also the term to be used should be borosilicate glass, tempered borosilicate glass, or anealed borosilicate glass. Tempered in this case just means anealed. Anealing glass is a process of heating the finished glass toy in a kiln (oven) to a certain temperature and holding at that temp for a set time. This strengthens the glass. Also Pyrex is a name brand of clear glass (no colors). It is expensive and I dought many companies use this glass. I haven't used it in years. We found a better quality glass years ago and have been very happy with it. And yes borosilicte is more durable than soda-lime.
09/16/2009
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