Glass coatings


Coatings used to protect glass from damage, to influence its behaviour when damaged, to keep harmful UV rays out, and others. Their usage cases, advantages and disadvantages and price points.

Alternative labels

coatings for glass
coatings on glass
protective finishes on glass
glass protective finishes
types of glass coating

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Glass coatings is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Optical instrument assembler: Optical instrument assemblers read blueprints and assembly drawings to assemble lenses and optical instruments, such as microscopes, telescopes, projection equipment, and medical diagnostic equipment. They process, grind, polish, and coat glass materials, centre lenses according to the optical axis, and cement them to the optical frame. They may test the instruments after assembly.
Photographic equipment assembler: Photographic equipment assemblers build photographic products such as cameras, film cameras, and projectors. They collect the different optical, electronic, and mechanical camera components, such as the battery, mirrors, image processor, and lenses, and piece together cameras according to specifications using hand tools or machinery.
Glass installation supervisor: Glass installation supervisor monitor the process of installing plate glass. They assign tasks and take quick decisions to resolve problems.

Optional knowledge

Glass coatings is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Plate glass installer: Plate glass installers fit panes of glass into windows and other structural elements like glass doors, walls, façades and other structures.
Glass-blower: Glass-blowers design, produce and decorate glass artefacts such as stained glass windows, mirrors and architectural glass. Some glass-blowers specialise in restoring, renovating and repairing original pieces. They may also work as scientific glass-blowers, designing and repairing laboratory glass.
Glass painter: Glass painters design and create visual art on glass or crystal surfaces and objects such as windows, stemware and bottles. They use a variety of techniques to produce decorative illustrations ranging from stenciling to free-hand drawing.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022