Glass making was discovered by potters in Mesopotamia, an area corresponding to today’s
Commercial production of glass began around 1680 AD with the invention of a new technique of casting glass onto a table, marking a remarkable change from the older process.
The technology required to produce large panes developed only in the nineteenth century. At the same time innovations in the use of cast and wrought iron, and later, steel, offered the possibilities of creating huge light weight structural frames to form uncluttered spaces clad with glass and filled with natural light.
Today Glass Industry covers items such as Flat glass including Sheet Glass, Float Glass, Figured or Patterned Glass, Wired Glass, Safety Glass, Mirrors and Heat Reflective Glass. It also consists of Glass Hollow Wares, Vacuum Flasks, Laboratory Glass Ware, Fibre Glass and other items.
His second son late Sri Harish Chandra Varshnei is regarded as the “founder” of Indian Sheet Glass Industry. The second sheet glass factory of the country was set up successfully by late Sri Harish Chandra Varshnei in Kandra; district Singbhum (
Although a sheet glass factory was also set up in Sodepur,
With time the Indian glass industry and trade has also been progressing at a consistently impressive rate of growth after opening up of Indian markets and economy. But still