Laminated glass is kind of glass that’s created by sandwiching a Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) interlayer between 2, or more, pieces of glass. The benefit of exploitation shatterproof glass is that it are often safer once broken over alternative varieties of glass. When broken, the glass adheres to the interlayer, rather than shattering and severance of the frame.
Laminated glass also can provide natural philosophy management by reducing sound transmission through it. It can offer protection from crooked objects in minor weather events by fascinating energy impact of flying rubble while not shattering out of the frame. It can offer security in a window and door lite, resisting full penetration which can cause serious injury. This makes it a smart answer for replacement out-of-date glass in some buildings.
Laminated glass is most frequently created using toughened (non-tempered) glass, but the PVB layer keeps the glass along. In some cases, tempered glass is the right choice: shower enclosures, shelving, etc. However, laminated glass is currently specified solely within the International code (IBC) is now encouraging its use for glass handrails in instances wherever a walk is gift below. To read a lot of on that from lamiglass.us, go HERE.
Lastly, remember that the offered sorts of PVB and glass sort combos square measure several. They can be ornamental, colorful, UV reducing, even laminated to specialty glass like our mirror. So assume to ask us next time you want laminated glass.
Bear Glass is the 4th generation family business specializing in working in glass. We are the largest stocking distributor of Walker glass in the nation. Bear Glass products, offer a wealth of opportunities to architects, interior designers and decorators. Any pattern can be designed by engraving a groove in the surface of the glass. Our V-Grooving equipment is capable of producing custom engraved designs (commonly know as V-Grooving), with different profile engraving tools.
V-Grooving can be done on any architectural flat glass and mirrors. Our V-Grooved glass can also be heat strengthened, tempered, and laminated. Custom profiles are also available here at Bear Glass. This is glass that has a groove or grooves put into it to create simple to complex designs for your liking. Grooving can be used alone or even in combination with other design elements, such as silk screening, to create a myriad of patterns.
While most glass groovers are looking for high volume orders, which we like too, we’re happy to work with you to fill your low volume needs. Polished, unpolished, straight, patterned, silhouetted. These are just some examples of what Bear Glass can accomplish for you with our v-grooving. If you want to add depth and beauty to an otherwise plain panel of glass for your new door line, wall system, window line, etc., you have found the right place! Bear Glass is a world leader in v-grooving capabilities and is completely self-sufficient for v-grooving glass panels for doors, windows, and architectural applications.
Bear Glass is the largest capacity v-groove manufacturer in North America, and possibly the world. We hold several U.S. patents in v-groove technologies, and with our ability to dress and shape our wheels in house, we are continually experimenting with new grooves and patterns. Bear GlassV-grooved patterns split incoming light—almost like a prism—into a full spectrum of colors while exuding elegance and beauty.
Polished, unpolished, straight, patterned, silhouetted. These are just some examples of what Bear Glass can accomplish for you with our v-grooving. If you want to add depth and beauty to an otherwise plain panel of glass for your new door line, wall system, window line, etc., you have found the right place! V-Grooved glass can also be heat strengthened, tempered, and laminated. Custom profiles are also available. Grooving can be used alone or in combination with other design elements, such as silk screening, to create a myriad of extraordinary patterns. Bear Glass‘ V-Grooving glass allows you to have a unique look to your windows and doors without having the traditional grids block your view.
While most glass groovers are looking for high volume orders, which we like too, we’re happy to work with you to fill your low volume needs.
Bear Glass is excited to announce that in addition to our existing Brooklyn NY and Tinton Falls NJ factory’s we have now added two new location in upstate New York as distribution centers!
Oneonta, NY 13820
Cobleskill, NY 13820
Bear Glass will now have four location with trucks on the road five days a week delivering to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.
Bear Glass also offers our rent a glass truck program. Whether big or small pieces we guarantee professional quality service, as well as quick delivery. We are willing to properly and securely package the glass. We have the proper equipment to package glass artwork, showcases, and aquariums. We have glass truck racks that can transport large mirror and glass pieces. We insure fast and timely delivery to your business, company, factory, apartment, or house. After delivery we are fully capable of installing and setting up the glass in requested location. We will even move other people’s glass.
A: Sometimes mirrors appear to be dirty or streaked on the front surface. The silvering on the back has no problem. So clean the mirror surface properly to check that it has no damage on the front surface.
Q: Is it possible to re-silver a small portion of the mirror?
A: Yes, it is possible to re-silver a portion of your mirror to re-silver. Unfortunately, satisfactory results are not guaranteed and are not always achieved by doing so. If you want the best result a complete re-silvering of the mirror is recommended.
A: The re-silvering should last for decades. However, we can’t control the conditions in which mirrors are hung or mounted. Bathroom mirrors or other mirrors subject to excessive moisture has higher chances of getting disturbed quicker than mirrors in the bed room or other places.
Q: What is used to silver the surface of the mirror?
A: In Earlier mirror making silver was used to coat the glass surface. But in more recent times sputtering powdered aluminum or other compounds have been used in the place of silver. Therefore today, this process is also known as aluminizing. Which makes this service more cost effective.
Q: What if the edge of the mirror has Deterioration?
A: This is very common, frequently occurring on bathroom mirrors where moisture has puddled on the edges. It might not have been installed or sealed properly in the first place. If the mirror is large simple rectangle without bevels it will be cheaper to buy a new mirror than to have it re-silvered. One solution for the problem is to cut off the damaged area and then remount the mirror. Bear Glass also provides mirror cutting services for any thickness.
A: No, It doesn’t. Using paint for re-silvering a mirror will get disappointing results. Mirror re-silvering process does involve many steps and techniques that is not possible at home unless you have the proper knowledge.
Lately our customers have been asking us if we have grey glass in stock. And the answer is YES! Pilkington super grey glass combines stunning exterior aesthetics and unsurpassed interior glare control with the best solar control performance of any tinted float glass in the industry. On the outside, low-reflective super grey glass tinted Float Glass offers a dramatic, deep cool-grey appearance that increases visual privacy and dramatically reduces read-through from interior shading devices. Inside, it softens bright daylight and reduces glare, making it perfect for applications near computers and video display screens.
Product features & benefits include:
An uncoated float glass that provides the performance of a reflective glass.
Enhanced visual privacy and reduced read-through from interior shading devices.
Best solar control of any uncoated glass, super grey glass provides the lowest shading coefficient of any float glass and a better shading coefficient than many reflective glass products. This means super grey glass can help enhance interior comfort and reduce cooling loads.
Unsurpassed light and glare control improves visual privacy and reduces the need for blinds or shades. Super grey glass softens bright daylight and helps eliminate glare, making it the perfect “user-friendly” glass.
Low interior and exterior reflectance reduces interior glare and minimizes exterior daylight reflectance. Super grey glass is ideal where architectural designs or restrictions prohibit structures with high reflectance.
Ideal for Skylight applications requiring solar control with very low interior reflection, especially at night.
Distinctive aesthetics inside and out. Super grey glass offers a deep, cool-grey tint from the exterior, while providing a remarkably crisp, comfortable view from the interior. Super grey glass also provides color-neutral visibility from the inside, resulting in an undistorted, natural view
Uniform, no-read through look between spandrel and vision glass areas. The uniform appearance of super grey glass may eliminate the need for an opacifier in the spandrel glass.
Low UV transmittance that significantly outperforms other tinted and coated glass products. 6mm super grey glass blocks 99% of the sun’s damaging UV rays.
Excellent Availability, super grey glass can be inventoried for short lead times and improved control of project costs.
For more Information on all Bear Glass has to offer Please Contact Us at:
Bear Glass Obscure Glass is a charming adornment for any home or business ! Bear Glass Obscure Glass has designs imprinted in glass for privacy, light diffusion, and embellishment. With over 50 years of customer satisfaction, here at Bear Glass, we continue to delight our customers with our expertise, variety, and pleasant experiences !
Why does Bear Glass guarantee the most customer overall satisfaction?
Bear Glass Obscure glass is not limited to our over 50 choices we have in stock. Walker TexturesTM acid-etched glass products offer a wealth of opportunities to architects, interior designers and decorators. The consistent quality, durability and rich look of Textures products is unmatched. Walker TexturesTM glass creates a translucent satin appearance which obscures view while maintaining a high level of light transmittance. Acid-etched Glass Advantages
Consistent finish and appearance
More mar-resistant than sandblasted glass
Does not peel or discolor like films
Does not scratch off like coatings
Our traditionally hand produced Glue Chip is made by applying special glue to sandblasted glass. After it dries,
a fern pattern is created on the glass. It is also sometimes referred to as Single Glue Chip as glue is applied only once. This glass is a different product than the mass-produced rolled-pattern “Glue Chip” that shares the same name.
Bear GlassObscure Glass is always customized to fit customers needs. Perfect glass for your front door; your bathroom windows; your Shower Screen; and anywhere else you need natural light and privacy. With the global partnerships in which Bear Glass has, the possibilities are endless. Bear Glass is continually improving customer’s experiance so that choosing the perfect glass is never a hassle. Bear Glass consists of a staff of organized individuals that is constantly coming up with new ways to better service customers. While searching for Bear Glass Obscure Glass you will not be overwhelmed with the abundance of choices. Bear Glass Obscure Glass is categorized into three different types of obscure glass; minamally obscure glass, moderately obscure glass, and obscure glass. This is to ensure that customers are looking through patterns that are closer to their preference of Bear Glass Obscure Glass.
What are the possibilities for Bear Glass Obscure Glass?
Bear Glass is customized for each and every customer. Our obscure glass can be used for cabinets, windows, furtniture, shower doors and even frameless shower doors! For extra durability, our obscure glass could be laminated or tempered as well. Laminated Glass is held together with a piece of plastic in between the two pieces of glasss. Tempered Glass is heated in our ovens. Bear Glass will transform your idea into reality !
Bear Glass ships their Obscure Glass products worldwide. We do everything in glass.
For more information or to order your Obscure Glass please contact Bear Glass at:
Bevel-Ritewas a custom fabricator of mirror and plate glass that was located at 501 Prospect St. Unit 110 Lakewood, NJ 08701. In September 1980, they were the first beveling company in the the state of New Jersey and had grown to be a leading source to the glass and mirror industry.
Unfortunately because Bevelrite closed they’re doors this past year and their customers were left with few alternatives. The owner Jason Glago wanted to help his long standing customers with their glass and mirror business so he came to the best. He formed a relationship with upper management at Bear Glass and Bevelrite is now associated with Bear Glass.
Bevelriteused to fabricate high polished edges, beveled edges, miters, holes, and special cut outs, as well as ogee edges for special shapes and circles and was a distributor of many different types of stock sizes of glass and mirror.
At Bear Glass we can do all of this plus a whole lot more. Bear Glass is a full Glass Fabricator in Brooklyn, NY. We are third generation glaziers. We are at our current location for over 30 years. Here we utilize over 25, 000 Sq. ft. to its maximum. We deliver to the tri-state area 5 days a week, with 5 trucks on the road daily. Also, we ship nationwide.
Bear GlassInc. has been providing the country with the best quality, service and craftsmanship in the industry. We pride ourselves on our organization & the reputation we have built with our clientele. We strive to provide the best communication and reliability available while maintaining quality and craftsmanship. Here at Bear Glasswe are very particular about who’s products we choose to offer. We are always concerned about the best interest of our customers & their ultimate satisfaction and we are offering our top representative to all former Bevelrite customers. Here is his contact info:
Position: Senior Account Representative
Address: 399 20th Street Brooklyn, New York 11215
Fax For Quotes: 732-901-2266 Attention Tom
E-mail For Quotes: Bevelrite@gmail.com
Here is what Tom can do for you: · Provide fast and reliable service · Provide competitive quotes for your projects via fax or email for your convenience. · Increase market share, by having the ability to do customized work that could not be done locally. · Maximize your ROI by not subbing out any of our work·
For four generations, Bear Glass has been supplying the world’s finest specialty glass to architects, contractors, designers and home owners. Our stock of over 2, 000 varieties of specialty glassfeatures architectural glass, cast glass, tempered glass, etched glass, antique glass, art glass / colored glass, restoration glass, back painted glass, patterned glass and more get used in unlimited applications. The incredible inventory together with decades of experience and service are the foundation of Bear Glass.
The unique finishing capability of Bear Glass keeps it ahead of all competition. We paint glass using our standard colors or can match the color you desire. Our paints are extremely durable and are architectural grade for indoor and outdoor use.
Bear Glass is also the largest distributor of Walker’s pattern acid etchedspecialty glass in nation. Pattern acid etched glass and mirror not only create a great visual effect but also textural effect, due to the depth variation of the design. We have available Pattern Acid Etch Glass in stock like: Pattern 101, Pattern 102, Pattern 103, Pattern 104 and 105. In Satin, Velour and Opaque finishes. We also have Patterns 301, 302, 303, 305 and 305.
Bear Glass also specializes in glue chipspecialty glass. This attractive Specialty Glass is created by applying hot glue to the sandblasted surface of annealed glass and as it dries, the glue shrinks and cools removing flakes of glass from the surface. This specialty glassallows every design to be different, giving uniqueness to every piece of glass or mirror. Glue Chips pecialty glass by Bear Glassis very popular for backgrounds in windows and cabinets and is especially beautiful combined with bevels and bevel clusters.
Bear Glass is one of the largest suppliers of specialty glass. While we are specialty fabricator, we do much more than create and etch designs on our customer’s glass. We supply glass for restaurant chains, commercial buildings and multiple facility construction projects all over. We supply superiorspecialty glass, custom mirrorsand make specialty cuts, doing all the edgework and beveling, whatever the project calls for so all your glass and sign needs are taken care of.
Bear Glass ships specialty glass products worldwide. We do everything on glass.
For more information or to order your specialty glass product, please contact Bear Glass at:
The beauty of a glass work depends on how it is cut. It may be a mirror glass, or a simple or designer door or window glass, may be table tops or cabinet doors. But how the cutting of it decides how it is going to look in your commercial or residential decor.
Bear Glass is a fourth generation glass company and already proved its expertise in all facets of glass and mirror applications . Bear Glass can provide you custom cut glass designs.
With the help of modern glass cutting tools, Bear Glass can provide accurate custom cut glass, but glass cutting depends mostly on one’s idea of aesthetics. Our glass cutting machines can help someone to cut a glass, but the design and beauty of a glass work is entirely dependent upon one’s personal view and ideas.
Bear Glass has a solution for every application: Glass cut by hand in time honored tradition is available for those who crave old world artistry or for smaller pieces that require a personal touch. CNC Glass Cutting Machineis computer controlled for a high degree of accuracy: to + or – 1/64“. Laminated Glass Cutting Machine for quick, easy, and accurate cutting in one step. Water Jet Cutting is suited to a wide range of materials; benefits also include minimal material waste in order to keep your cost low, additionally complex shapes can be custom made to a high degree of accuracy, cuts are burr free, the process is non-toxic, and lack of heat-related distortion means superior edge quality.
So whether you need custom shapes, sizes, or holes drilled, if its glass cutting you require look no further than Bear Glass for all your glass applications.
Nowadays in the modern world time there is a wide range of Glass Cut to Size. Bear Glass suppliesclear, patterned, mirror, satin, tinted, laminated, fire resistant, acid etched and more.All in various thicknesses ranging from 1/16” to 1”.
Custom cut glass by Bear Glass has massive use throughout the nation. It may be a custom tempered glass, may be a custom laminated glassfor your tabletop or cabinet-top; Bear Glass can always assure that you will have the best product.
Any custom cut glass design can make your household or showroom look more attractive. Bear Glassis the glass company that guaranties you to provide the best and the unique product. So, for having the best custom cut glass product, your first choice should be Bear Glass.
You can choose your custom cut glass tabletop, custom cut mirror or other custom cut glass or mirror applications, from Bear Glass.
Not being only your for your home interior or showroom needs, Bear Glass custom cut glass products can change the look of your office building also. Custom cut glass doors or window, or even custom cut designed glass partitions can give your office or work-place a much modern and furnished look.
Laminated glass is a type of safety glass that holds together when shattered. The interlayer keeps the layers of Laminated glass bonded even when broken, and its high strength prevents the glass from breaking up into large sharp pieces. This produces a characteristic “spider web” cracking pattern when the impact is not enough to completely pierce the glass.
Laminated glass is normally used when there is a possibility of human impact or where the glass could fall if shattered. Skylight glazing and automobile windshields typically use laminated glass. In geographical areas requiring hurricane-resistant construction, laminated glass is often used in exterior storefronts, curtain walls and windows.
Bear Glass offers Custom laminated glass which is constructed by bonding a polyvinyl butyral (PVB) plastic interlayer between two pieces of glass under heat and pressure to form a single piece of glass. Custom Laminated glass can be made using many combinations of clear, tinted, translucent, or reflective glass. Various colors and types of inter-layers may be used as well.
Laminated glass provides significant sound control characteristics, effectively blocking out unwanted noise. In addition to sound control, laminated glass resists penetration and forced entry, while screening out the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.
When laminated glass is broken, the glass particles adhere to the vinyl interlayer, reducing the risk of shattering glass. Laminated glass tends to stay in the opening, securing it.
What is Laminated Glass?
Laminated Glass is a multifunctional glazing material that can be used in a variety of applications. It is manufactured by permanently bonding two or more lites of glass with layers of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayer, under heat and pressure, to create a single construction.
Where should I use them?
Places where safety glass is required legally
Museums, Prisons, Government Buildings, airports, bus station
Jewelry Stores, Banks, show rooms
Safety Glazing Applications
Schools, Hospitals, Hotels
Office Buildings, Furniture interior decoration
1) Safety: if impacted by outside forces, it shatters but never splinters for protecting objects inside
2) Sound insulation
3) UV-proof. Laminated glass insulates most UV while allowing visible light to enter, thereby protecting furniture, carpeting and indoor decorations against aging and fading
4) Bulletproof. High intensity glass can be made by adding more PVBs and glass of different thickness
5) Except of transparent PVB, we offer milk white and other various colors to meet different tastes and needs
Table of available stock laminated glass
Below are some of the many shapes you may select from for your glass needs:
If the shape you need is not displayed we can probably still create it for you;
Please contact us to verify that we can cut the shape you desire with either a drawing, picture or diagram of the shape. A pattern is required before we can cut the glass for you. This pattern is usually created from paper, wood and/or cardboard.
Any combination of flat glass 1/8” (3mm) to ¾” (19mm) or pattern glass can be laminated (subject to weight restrictions)
This is the shaping or finishing of the edges of a glass surface, usually by grinding with an abrasive wheel.
Seamed edge is the standard edge for laminated glass
Polishing and grinding is also available
Custom Cut Size Laminated Glass is a Bear Glass specialty. Call us with your special needs and your unusual requirements. Competitive prices, outstanding delivery dates, and close interactive customer service make Bear Glass a perfect choice for your next job.
For more information, please contact us. We look forward to working with you!
Bear Glass Inc.
399 20th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215