When Glass manufacturers temper Glass, they heat up the material and then quickly cool it down to make it stronger and more durable than normal Glass.
Laminated Glass is often required for structural or safety reasons such as hurricane-resistant windows, intrusion protection in buildings, or impact resistance in automotive windshields.
Double-Glazing window has two panes of Glass set into a frame to create a sandwich of Glass with an air pocket to better insulate a room.
- Minimizes heat loss in winter
- Minimizes heat gain in summer
- Improves acoustic performance
Curved Glass is commonly used as an element of façades and interiors in modernist designs for commercial and residential buildings. It often specified in designs as a feature element because of its uniqueness
Acid-Etched Glass refers to annealed Glass that has been treated with hydrofluoric Acid to give its surface a frosted look
Sandblasted Glass is produced by bombarding the Glass surface with small hard particles to create a frosted aesthetic. Sandblasting can weaken the Glass and creates a surface prone to permanent staining.
A polished plate is a type of hand-made Glass. It is produced by casting Glass onto a table and then subsequently grinding and polishing the Glass
Stained glass, in the arts, the colored glass used for making decorative windows and other objects through which light passes.
Fused Glass, also known as warm glass or kiln-formed Glass, is made when separate pieces of Glass are heated in a kiln until they melt and fuse together into a single piece
Mitering is grinding the edge of the Glass or Mirror at a prescribed angle, such as a 45 angle. Two 45 degree miters could be put together to produce a 90 degree mitered corner (un-mitered Glass would meet in a “butted” corner).
Beveled Glass is usually made by taking thick Glass and creating an angled surface cut around the entire periphery. Bevels act as prisms in sunlight creating an interesting color diffraction which both highlights the Glass work and provides a spectrum of colors which would ordinarily be absent in clear float Glass
Painted Glass refers to two different techniques of decorating Glass, both more precisely known by other terms
UV printing is a unique method of digital printing utilizing ultraviolet (UV) light to dry or cure ink, adhesives or coatings almost as soon as it’s hit the Paper, or Aluminum, Foam board or acrylic