Glossary of Terms

borosilicate glass

Often used to make bongs, bubblers and other types of water pipes, as well as dab rigs, borosilicate glass is known for its durability and capacity to withstand higher temperatures than traditional glass. The glass is a blend of silica and boron oxide, and is often used for lab equipment, lighting and glass cookware such as Pyrex. When it does break, borosilicate glass tends to crack into larger pieces instead of shattering, which means it’s less dangerous than standard glass.