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Sandblasted Glass by Bear Glass

Bear Glass provides the service of sandblasting glass.   Sandblasting glass is becoming one of the very popular methods of etching glass.  Sandblasting glass can result in producing the most elegant etching on glass.   There are various techniques used in sandblasting glass that can create works of art as a finished product.  Sandblasting glass creates beautiful frosted and carved designs in glass.  Sandblasting has a bunch of functions.

It can be used to soften rough surfaces, roughen soft surfaces, take off unwanted surfaces, or shape a surface.   Items as small as a pendant and as large as front doors can be sandblasted.  The technique takes practice and the right tools, plus a delicate touch if you’re etching glass.  Bear Glass specializes in equipment for decorative sandblasting.  Whether you’re blasting trophies or decorative art glass, you can count on Bear Glass to have the answers you need.   We are happy to assist you in assembling a complete system, including all the small accessories.   We can help you match what equipment you need with equipment you already have.   With Bear Glass, you get the industry’s best-priced sandblasting systems supported by lifetime technical assistance.

Sandblasting can be used for interior fixtures like shelves, tables, and more. Sandblasting is done with a high-speed machine that bombards the glass panel with sand, walnut husks or other materials.  Sandblasting glass offers versatility in creating design effects. First, homeowners can choose a level of glass opaqueness from light, medium or heavy.  Also, sandblasting makes it possible to “frost” sections of a glass shower, such as creating privacy strips or patterns.  Sandblasting glass is also known as sandcarving.  This method allows a greater control method to produce the highest quality work.

The process of sandblasting glass uses the same steps of producing any etching stencil but the material usually needs to be thicker to withstand the pressure of abrasive blasting as sandblasting glass does.   The sandblasting glass method takes place by blasting abrasive from the sandblaster over the stencil resist material.  This is all powered by the supplied air from the air compressor.   The glass becomes eroded to create a frosted elegant design.

In the world of Sandblasted Glass, there are two techniques, etching and carving.  Etching is when abrasive is blasted at the glass lightly to give the glass a frosty appearance.  Depending on the speed and angle the abrasive is being applied, different shades can be created, allowing the glass to be a true work of art.  Carving, on the other hand, is when steadily sandblasting is done to the surface of a glass using stencil which protects the areas you don’t want to be carved out.  Sandblasting as a technique for carving can be much nuanced, with different depths and angles of cuts creating an array of lighting effects that may be quite beautiful.
We also do CustomSandblasted Glass.
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Bear Glass Inc.

399 20th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone: 718-832-3604

Fax: 718-832-0786

E-mail: bearglass@yahoo.com

If you are in New Jersey:

Bear Glass New Jersey

359 Essex Road

Tinton Falls New Jersey 07753

P: 732 901 2626

F: 732 901 2266

E: Sales@BearGlassNJ.com



Bear Glass has the answers you are looking for regarding wire glassWire glass is used in fire-rated windows and doors because it meets most fire codes. It is made by feeding a welded wire net into the molten glass before it enters the rollers. The wire does not add strength to the glass, but it does hold the glass in the sash if it shatters.

The process of wire glass, or wired glass, is sheet glass in which wire mesh has been inserted during production. The impact resistance of this glass is similar to that of normal glass, but in case of breakage, the mesh retains the pieces of glass. This product used to be accepted as low-cost fire glass but is no longer acceptable for this use. Now, wire glass is mostly used for windows because of it exceptional security qualities. Clear wire glass and obscure wire glass is available at Bear Glass.

Wire glass is a common sight in schools, businesses, and hotels across the nation. Wire glass is manufactured primarily as a fire retardant, with wire mesh inlaid in the glass to prevent it from shattering and breaking out under stress or when exposed to high temperatures. With the window intact, the wire glass keeps the fire at bay, protecting those on the other side from the harmful effects of smoke and flame.

Wire glass typically comes in two types — Misco and boxed. Misco is also called diamond wire glass. In boxed wire glass, the wire is rotated 45-degrees, so that it makes s a checkerboard pattern, rather than diamonds.

There are pros and cons of installing wire glass.

There are many myths about wire glass and its proper usage. Primarily, most people assume that that the incorporation of wire into the glass makes it stronger, and that this makes it a good option for security glass. Actually, the wire in the glass actually weakens the wire glass from a strength standpoint, and makes it more susceptible to breaking. What the wire does do for the glass is hold it in place. That makes it safer from the standpoint that a broken window won’t send glass fragments showering through a room (hence its use in schools), and that the wire will hold the glass in place under extreme temperatures (hence its status as fire rated glass).

Wire glass is a smart addition in any area where a solid fire barrier and safety glass are beneficial. This includes using wire glass in public areas such as schools, public buildings, and businesses, and particularly in areas of these buildings that provide escape routes in case of fire. Windows in stairwells and in hallways that lead to emergency exits are prime examples of areas where fire rated wire glass is a smart addition.

We ship wire glass world wide.

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Bear Glass Inc.

399 20th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone: 718-832-3604

Fax: 718-832-0786

Email: bearglass@yahoo.com