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Benefits of Acid Etched Glass In Interiors in NY, NJ, Brooklyn

Acid etched glass has been treated with acid to produce a matte surface finish on one, or both, of the surfaces of the glass. Because the surface of the glass has been chemically-created, the finish is extremely durable, and can not be washed or scratched off. Often, this is referred to as “fingerprint proof” or “smudge proof” glass because of its durability withstand oils, moisture, and humidity while still retaining the frosted appearance.

When people mention “acid etched glass” they can mean a WIDE variety of things. There are acid etched products which we offer, sandblasted, laser etched, and even printing or decorative films that look like etching.

Acid Etched Glass Partition
Acid Etched Glass Partition

Acid Etched glass panels are mainly used for:

Available Finishes of Acid Etched Glass

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  1. Texture Opaque

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2. Texture Satin

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3. Texture Satinlite

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4. Texture Velour

Acid Etched Glass Shower Door
Acid Etched Glass Shower Door

Basically, the term “etched glass”  or “frosted glass” is a generic term used as a catch-all for any of the above methods which produce a glass that will diffuse transmitted light. But it’s important to know the limitations and effects for each of these methods are different.

Different levels of opacity can be achieved by treating one or both sides of the glass, as well as the “depth” of the etching.  Options of patterns, tints, and limitless color are all possible. This product can be back-painted as well, for a colorful matte finish. which of course, is what Bear Glass Color Glass can do in the creation of Bear Glass Acid etched Matte Color Glass.

 

A few of the advantages for the use of Acid Etched Glass:

 

  1. Permanent finish that will never degrade or fade over time.
  2. The matte finish reduces glare, allowing for the practicality of glass, even in high-glare interiors.
  3. Fingerprints won’t show like on other glossy materials.
  4. Moisture or natural oils won’t remove the finish.
  5. Extremely durable – can withstand vigorous cleaning. Nearly anything can be cleaned off by using a Magic Eraser.
  6. Can be tempered – allowing for use in shower enclosures, railings, and furniture.
  7. Can also be back-painted, silvered,…or both,…for beautiful additional effects.
Acid Etched Glass Door
Acid Etched Glass Door

 

People LOVE the soft, ethereal look of acid etched glass. But they wrongly think it’s hard to care for. You can’t get it wet, you can’t get oils on it, and you can’t clean the pitted surface. However, acid etched glass has the ability to do ALL those things and still come clean.All of these gorgeous glass installations were done using acid etched glass, which we can back-paint ANY custom color. Contact us, to learn more about any of these products.

 

Bear Glass is the best fabricator of the interior decorative glass products, including a wide variety of glass and mirror. Bear Glass provides high quality fabricated glass for contracting glaziers, glass distributors, installers, and the architecture design community.

 

Art Glass by Bear Glass

Art Glass


Bear Glass is a full Art Glass fabricator of residential and commercial glass products.  A piece of glass does not have to just be a piece of glass. It can be a work of Art.  Here at Bear Glass we always appreciate good artwork and work diligently to create our own.  There are several different processes to create Art Glass.  We can do all of them.

Bear Glass specializes in bringing the world of art to your home and office.  Art Glass is our specialty.  Art glass is an item that is made, usually for decoration, but also for purpose, from glass that has been worked into a form that is artistic.  Art Glass from Bear Glass, no other medium captures the dance of light and color so perfectly.  Bear Glass art glass is collectible, decorative, and practical.  Bear Glass is the expression of dedication and commitment to glass perfection.  Discover elegant blown art glass and contemporary art glass that are created by today’s finest glass artists for a commanding presence in any home or office space.

Frosted art glass is produced by the sandblasting or acid etching flexible and effective ways to achieve a one of a kind Art Glass on designing Sandblasted Art Glass. Contact us for that unique any architectural glass item: from frameless glass showers, balustrades, signage and doors – to windows, mirrors, table tops and more!  Sandblasted Art Glass application is only limited to your imagination.  For more Information artglassbybearglass.com

Glue chipped Art Glass is a texture that looks like frost during the winter or fern like pattern on a window pane.  The glue used for chipping glass is usually referred to as “animal hide glue” or “glass chipping glue” and can be purchased through most stained glass retailers.  This attractive random pattern is created by applying hot animal glue to the sandblasted surface of a piece popular for backgrounds in windows and cabinets and is popular for backgrounds in windows and cabinets and is especially for backgrounds in windows and cabinets and is especially beautiful combined with bevels and bevel clusters.  For especially beautiful combined with bevels and bevel clusters.  For more Information more Information artglassbybearglass.com

Bear Glass offers a variety of Art Glass including:

–         Sandblasted Glass

–         Glue Chipped Glass

–         Stained Resin Art Glass

–         V-Grooved Glass

Bear Glass ranks among the world’s foremost producers of handmade art glass.  Bear Glass is one of the largest manufacturer of handmade colored glass in the United States, and the company is renowned for innovative glass colors as well as hand painted decorations on pressed and blown glassware.  Bear Glass has developed new colors and patterns, including items enhanced with hand-painted floral decorations and gold accents.  Our glass appeals to all types of customers, and, over the years, this appeal has led to the company’s success.

For more information on Art Glass please contact Bear Glass at:

Bear Glass New York

399 20th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone: 718-832-3604 718-832-3604

Fax: 718-832-0786

E-mail:Sales@Bearglass.com

Bear Glass New Jersey

359 Essex Road

Tinton Falls New Jersey  07753

Phone: 732 901 262

Fax: 732 901 2266

E-mail Sales@bearglassnj.com

Bear Glass brings Pilkington Optiwhite™ Glass To Our Valued Customers

Bear Glass is proud to offer Pilkington Optiwhite™ Low Iron Float Glass. We feel that by offering this product line we are able to offer the clear choice when it comes to colorless float glass.Why do we say this?Pilkington Optiwhite Float Glass virtually eliminates the green cast inherent in standard float glass, particularly noticeable in thicker glasses.When true color is of paramount importance, Pilkington Optiwhite™ Float Glass is the perfect solution.

Noticeably clearer than standard clear float glass, the colorlessness of Optiwhite Float Glass is especially apparent when it is combined with white or light colors, and when exposed, polished edges are in view.

As a result, Optiwhite Glass offers enhanced clarity and aesthetics for everything from photovoltaic modules and solar collectors to showroom and furniture applications. It is also ideal for glass which is to be ceramically decorated, because the true colors of the decorations will show through the glass.

Product Features

• PRACTICALLY COLORLESS, thanks to its low iron content, Optiwhite Float Glass virtually eliminates the green cast inherent in standard clear float, which is especially noticeable on exposed, polished edges. It also allows the true color of ceramic decoration to show through.

• UNLIMITED VERSATILITY and the absence of color make Optiwhite Glass ideal for applications such as security glazing laminates, I.G. units, photovoltaic modules, solar collectors, projection room windows, storefronts, appliances, shelving, display cases, zoo and aquarium enclosures, and tabletops.

• IMPROVED LIGHT TRANSMITTANCE makes this product ideal for applications which can benefit from more light. Compared to standard clear float, visible light transmittance for Optiwhite Glass is 2% higher in an 1/8

For more information on Bear Glass and our line of  Pilkington Optiwhite™ Glass. please contact Bear Glass at:

FACTORY/ OFFICE

Address:

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: 732 901 262

Bear Glass Is Proud To Offer Pilkington Mirroview ™

Bear Glass is proud to offer Pilkington Mirroview ™ to our customers. We have forged an alliance with Pilkington  and will be offering a variety their products. We feel that Pilkington Mirroview  is a  fantastic product for a variety of reasons.

Pilkington  MirroView™ is changing the way televisions and video screens are seen. It looks like a normal mirror when the screen is ‘off.’ When the screen is ‘on, ’ the image shows through the mirror for a clear view of the screen behind it.

Pilkington  MirroView™ is ideal for concealing televisions and video screens.  With its highly reflective mirror coating on a clear substrate, it gives your televisions and video screens a modern, transitional look.

Pilkington MirroView™ works best in rooms with controllable ambient light, and cleans like ordinary windows.

Design Considerations

Orientation

Type of Lighting

Background Colors

Distances and Light Levels

8:1 light ratio is recommended with subject

side brightly lit, and observer side dimly lit.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • Ideal for hiding TV & video screens when not in use.
  • Coating quality will meet  ASTM C 1376
    The reflective coating meets the performance specifications as  published.
  • Available in 1/4” (6mm) thickness

APPLICATIONS

  • Board rooms
  • Hotel rooms
  • Bars and restaurants
  • Lobbies and Salons
  • Family rooms
  • Recreation rooms
  • Home theatres
  • Bathrooms
  • Living rooms
  • Bedrooms

PYROLYTIC COATING ADVANTAGE

  • Durable and Temperable
  • Easily handled and transported
  • No edge deletion required
  • Virtually unlimited shelf-life
  • Inventoried at Bear Glass

For more information on Bear Glass and our line of   Pilkington Mirroview ™ please contact Bear Glass at:

FACTORY/ OFFICE

Address:

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: 732 901 262

Bear Glass Double Sided Acid-Etched Glass

 

Bear Glass Is A Premier Walker Distributor.  We are better able to serve our customers with 2 facilities located in both Brooklyn NY and Tinton Falls NJ.  Our Motto is “ We Do Everything In Glass And Mirror”, so we are able to service any and all your glass and mirror needs.

Double Sided Acid-Etched Glass

Etching two faces of the glass provides many applications which can be used as much for residential as for commercial uses.

Some of the more common applications include:

–         Office enclosures

–         Interior Doors

–         Railings

–         Shelving

–         Furniture components

–         Interior partitions

–         Sealed units

–         And many more

Double sided acid-etched glass also has many advantages, such as:

–          It offers more opacity than one sided acid-etching, perfect for those looking for enhanced privacy or to use as spandrels in a building facade.

–          It provides a consistent finish on both sides                          

–          Glare is reduced on both sides of the glass

–         It offers flexibility with varied visual effects from different finishes: Opaque/Opaque, Velour/Velour and Satin/Satin

–         And finally, it offers the unique possibility of combining full surface etching on one side with an acid-etched pattern on the other

Going with the inspiration of the last advantage mentioned above, Bear Glass has come a long way from its first launch of  Walker  Nuance patterns in 2008.  In June 2012, Bear Glass was proud to announce the launch of six new patterns by Walker Glass , two of which featured double sided acid-etched glass, namely patterns 511 and 512.

Having a pattern on both sides of the glass is a brand new feature of the product line and provides a good cross section of  Nuance capabilities. This trait gives the impression the glass has greater depth.

Also available are custom designs, on either one face or two.  As an example, Bear Glass ran a prototype of a pattern etched on both sides which gives a sort of criss-cross effect.

This is very interesting in terms of the possibilities architects and designers will be able to create. The addition of this new feature, double sided acid-etched patterns, will stimulate the imagination of architects and designers and help them come up with custom patterns meeting their own design intent.

For more information on Double Sided Acid-Etched Glass please contact Bear Glass at:

FACTORY/ OFFICE

Address:

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 New Jersey Acid Etched Glass

Bear Glass Is A Premier Walker Distributor. We are better able to serve our customers with 2 facilities located in both Brooklyn NY and Tinton Falls NJ. Our Motto is ” We Do Everything In Glass And Mirror” so we are able to service any and all your glass and mirror needs.

Bear Glass NJ Acid Etched Glass is becoming trendy in design and construction.  The consistency and durability of the finish can reduce glare and reflection, add privacy, increase light transmission, and provide texture.  It is important to select the right acid-etched glass for an application, and avoid making issues during storage and fabrication.  Although the glass-etching process is generally consistent, variations in chemistry and other parameters create different surfaces with distinct visual and performance characteristics.  Glass is etched with an aqueous solution of hydrofluoric acid, which attacks the silica and roughens the glass surface.  Generally, the more ‘white’ or opaque the finish, the more rough and porous the surface is.  When choosing distinctive and unique types of glass, architects and designers often have specific objectives in mind.  With acid-etched glass, these goals can relate to light diffusion, light transmission, privacy, visual appearance, integration with surrounding objects, and energy efficiency through increased day lighting.  An etched surface with rugged peaks and deep valleys absorbs and diffuses light, rather than transmitting or reflecting it- the result is a rich, white, opaque appearance.  In contrast, an etched surface with smooth, rounded bumps enhances light transmission and creates a more transparent glass, characterized by reduced reflective glare and a soft translucent appearance.

Acid-etched Surface Finish

Acid-etched finished vary by manufacturer.  The type selected for a glass substrate renders a different level of opacity and smoothness and creates varied visual effects.  It also impacts performance ratios such as gloss, visible light transmission (VLT), visible light reflectance, shading coefficient, solar direct transmission, solar direct reflectance, and U-value.  The visual effect of the acid-etch finish on mirror varies depending on the extent of etching performed.  A lighter-etched mirror has more reflection whereas a deeper etch creates a matte finish and more depth in the glass.

Glass Substrate

The substrate also influences the color appearance, level of opacity, and performance ratios of acid-etched glass.  Many falsely believe pieces of ultra-clear glass look the same, irrespective of their origin; similarly, glass with a blue tint from manufacturer ABC is often incorrectly perceived to match the one produced by manufacturer XYZ.  Generally, the glass business markets different shades of glass in ultra-clear, green, blue, or black.  In addition, some glass floaters can make varying shades of one color.  For example, acid-etched products manufactured from low-iron glass have a translucent satin appearance without the ‘greening effect’ of ordinary clear glass.  Similarly, a piece of acid-etched glass made with a dark blue hue from one supplier creates a different visual effect than one made with light blue from the same manufacturer.  Consequently, the shade of the acid-etched glass or mirror likely varies among manufacturers, depending on the substrate used.  It is important to remember the acid-etched finish itself creates a different color appearance, with different tints having varying performance ratios.

Etching on both sides

Etching glass on both sides can enhance its characteristics.  This approach is suitable for applications requiring a higher level of opacity or a similar finish and visual effect on both sides of the glass panel (e.g. partitions).  Most glass is produced by the float process.  The raw materials- mainly silica sand, soda ash, and limestone- are melted in a furnace and then flowed onto a bath of molten tin.  The glass then takes form and gradually cools as it moves from the tin bath to a controlled cooling chamber.  Float glass is best etched on the ‘air’ or ‘atmosphere’ side of the sheet, due to the greater likelihood of impurities and surface imperfections on the ‘tin’ side.  Production of acid-etched mirrors and two-sided etched glass requires etching of the tin side, posing an increased risk of defects in the surface if inappropriately done.   When considering double-sided acid-etched glass or acid-etched mirror, the type of finish specified impacts quality.  The manufacturer of the acid-etched product can recommend the finish (if any) suitable for the application.

Exterior applications

Bear Glass New Jersey Acid Etched Glass may be appropriate for exterior applications, such as insulated glazing (IG) units, skylights, and balustrades.  As acid-etching is not a coating, its resistance properties in outside conditions are essentially equivalent to non-etched glass.  However, it is important to note an etched surface with rugged peaks and deep valleys could lead to higher maintenance costs because dirt particles may be harder to remove.  Therefore, the use on an etched surface with a lighter finish (i.e. smooth, rounded bumps) is recommended in exterior applications.  In these situations, the level and type of maintenance required is similar to that of non-etched glass.

Storage and Fabrication

If proper care is taken during storage and fabrication, acid-etched glass or mirror can be kept clean as easily as non-etched products.  Whether the glass is tempered, laminated, insulated, painted, or even bent, fabricators can preserve the quality of the final product.  However, the general suggestions for keeping acid-etched glass or mirror stain-free during storage and fabrication may not be suitable in all situations.  Fabricators should follow guidelines issued by the manufacturer of a particular product to prevent or fix any marks or stains that occur.

Storage

Proper storage practices can help avoid marking on acid-etched glass and mirror.  Storage spaces must be dry and adequately ventilated.  Sheets should not be stored in areas of high humidity or heat (e.g. places near steam or water pipes).  Spaces exposed to chemical fumes should also be avoided.  All these conditions promote staining.  Conversely, sheets should not be stored outdoors or in unheated areas.

Fabrication

Due to the particular characteristics of more rugged glass surfaces, extra care should be taken during their fabrication to minimize the likelihood of embedding grease or dirt into the surface.  Gloves must always be used when working with sheets.  When handling sheets using equipment with suction cups, the clean and dust-free cups should be applied to the flat, untreated side.  If this is impossible, care should be taken to ensure proper vacuum is achieved (i.e. testing must be done to be certain the cups ‘stick’ to the glass to handle to weight).  When edging glass, these practices should be followed:

  1. The edging machine conveyors should be clean and free of grease and buildup of glass grindings or cerium oxide.
  2. The conveyor must be regularly opened and the machine interior washed (particularly the brushes) using soapy water.
  3. The front and back conveyor pads should be routinely brushed, until all traces of cerium oxide and glass grindings are removed.
  4. The front and back conveyors must be synchronized at identical speeds.
  5. Only coolants specifically recommended for glass grinding and that adhere closely to the manufacturer’s recommended dilution ration should be used.
  6. Manufacturer guidelines for concentration levels must be followed when using cerium oxide, with care taken to never add more than the minimal amount necessary for good polishing.
  7. Glass should be washed immediately after polishing.  Washer brushers with .36-mm (0.014-in) diameter nylon bristles offer the best results.  The glass washer should be equipped with one pair of upper and lower brushes for every 0.6m (2ft) per minute of travel- for example, a machine operating as a speed of 1.8m (6ft) per minute should have three pairs of brushes.  (This guideline is only applicable to regular float glass and not to coated products such as low-emissivity [low-e] glass).
  8. As an extra precaution, wetting the glass surface immediately before polishing greatly reduces the risk of marking.

Writing the Right Specifications

Architects and designers constantly look to Bear Glass for new ways to use glass in exterior and interior applications.  Writing proper specifications, especially when distinctive and unique types of glass are chosen, is critical to ensure the desired design is achieved.  Acid-etched glass is no exception.  If care is not taken, the glass ordered and installed on the jobsite may be nothing like the product selected based on samples submitted.  To ensure the acid-etched glass products selected are actually used by the general contractor, glass fabricator, and glazier, the following information should be included in the specifications: name of manufacturer, product brand name, glass thickness, substrate (glass or mirror), tint (e.g. clear, ultra-clear, blue, green, black, bronze, grey), type of finish (name), and whether to etch on one or two glass faces.  Warranties and standards are often overlooked when writing specifications.  Inherent in the float glass process are small gaseous inclusions and minor abrasions.  Consequently, occasional, small ‘bubbles’ and hairlines are normal and acceptable under recognized standards; from a normal viewing distance, they are barely noticeable.  To ensure acid-etched products are made from float glass that conforms to industry standards, the manufacturer should be consulted.  In Canada, glass should comply with Canadian General Standards Board (CAN/CSBG) 12.3-M91, Flat, Clear Float Glass (Quality: Glazing).  In the United States, ASTM International C 1036-01, Standard Specification for Flat Glass (Quality: Q3-Stock Sheet) should be followed.  The manufacturer’s product warranty should refer to these standards.  Clearly, it is important to be specific about the nature of the acid-etched glass product required.  Communicating specifications in detail to a glass professional can help ensure the chosen product meets desired goals and objectives.

For more information on Acid Etch Glass please contact Bear Glass at:

FACTORY/ OFFICE

Address:

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 Does Back Painted Glass In New Jersey And New York

Bear Glass does everything in glass and mirror! We are a premier Dreamwalls Glass distributor. We have fabrication facilities in both Brooklyn New York, and Tinton Falls NJ. Dreamwalls Color Glass is manufactured using a propietary paint technolgy developed specifically for superior adhesion to glass.

From upscale commercial interiors to just about anywhere tile can be installed on walls, back painted glass adds brilliant color, shine and sophistication without the high maintenance grout lines. Transform ordinary walls into stunning interiors with Back Painted Glass. Widely popular in Europe, reverse and back painted glass is the perfect alternative to traditional tile, paint, and wallpaper, offering a custom glass finish that is modern, clean, seamless, vibrant, and hygienic.

The modern elegance makes this solution perfect for kitchens, bathrooms, showers, and many other areas of the home. In fact, back painted glass is so clean lined and beautiful, that it is increasingly being specified by leading interior designers and architects for new and innovative residential applications such as kitchen backsplashes, bathroom & shower walls, bar splashbacks, closet doors, cabinets, and furniture as well as for upscale commercial interiors, offices, and hotels.

There are currently 12 stock colors of annealed Dreamwalls Color Glass ready to ship. However, the color possibilities are limitless due to a computerized intermix system and our trained staff of color experts who ensure that the color you specify is the color you see. You choose a color from any color deck you use in your day-to-day business, and our experts can match it.

After the glass is coated with our unique paint, it is heat-cured and coated again with a backing paint for additional protection that is also heat-cured. This ensures that the paint remains durable during handling and fabrication to reduce the liklihood of scratches and cut-throughs.

Backpainted glass panels are available on either plate or low-iron glass. Custom shapes and edgework are also available. Back-painted glass is ideal for use in architectural elements such as walls, countertops, and glass backsplashes. When opacity and an easily cleaned surface are required, yet a specific color is preferred, backpainted glass is an excellent choice.

Benefits of Dreamwalls Color Glass:

  • Easy to clean
  • Moisture resistant
  • Limitless color matching
  • Hygienically non-porous
  • Durable
  • Temperable

We match the color codes of all leading paint manufacturers, including Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, Kelly Moore, and many others. Computer color matching is also available.

Looking to add even more depth to your Bear Glass Back Painted Glass? Our textured glass can be color-coated on the smooth side or textured side. Each alternative produces its own unique look.

MORE BACK PAINTED FACTS:

  • Bear Glass Back Painted Glass is durable, nonporous and easy to install. And with no grout lines, cleaning is fast and easy.
  • With a standard sheet size of 84” x 130”, most projects can be done with very few seams, if any.
  • Bear Glass Back Painted Glass is available in all standard glass thicknesses: 1/8”, 1/4?, 3/8”, 1/2?, 3/4?, and 1”.
  • You can cut Bear Glass Back Painted Glass to virtually any shape. You can drill, notch, temper, and even bend it.

Bear Glass Back Painted Glass countertop edges can be flat-polished, pencil-polished, beveled, bull-nosed, mitered, ogee or chipped.

Samples are easily available

We’re happy to provide dealer showroom samples of the various colors, thicknesses and textures of Bear Glass Back Painted Glass.

The cost for individual samples for specific jobs is $45 each. We’ll credit the cost of up to two samples when the job is completed.

Bear Glass ships their back painted glass products worldwide. We do everything in glass and mirror.

For more information or to order your  back painted glass, please contact Bear Glass at:

FACTORY/ OFFICE

Address:

Bear Glass Inc.

399 20th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone: 718-832-3604

Fax: 718-832-0786

E-mail: bearglass@yahoo.com

Patterned Acid-Etched Glass and Mirrors By Bear Glass in Brooklyn NY

Bear Glass Is The Premier Walker Glass Distributor

Bear Glass stocks all Walker’s Products in our 25000 SQFT facility located in Brooklyn New York and we would like to help our customers better understand the different patterned glass that we offer through Walker.

Walker Textures™ Nuance Stock Patterned Acid-Etched Glass and Mirror

Walker Textures™ Nuance Stock has been created to answer the growing demand for unique and environmentally friendly material for decorative and architectural applications. Patterned acid-etched glass and mirror will not only provide a great visual effect but a textural effect as well, due to the depth variation of the design.

The stock product line of acid-etched patterns is available in five distinctive designs with the 100 and 300 series. The 100 series is an acid-etched finish which combines Velour and Satin creating a true sense of privacy while maintaining a design element to the glass. The 300 series is our Satin finish on clear glass giving greater visibility to the decor through the glass. Both of these series feature a relief effect which adds character to the glass surface.

Patterned Acid-Etched Glass and Mirror Advantages

  • Consistent finish and appearance
  • Maintenance free
  • More mar-resistant than sandblasted glass
  • Does not peel or discolor like films
  • Does not scratch off like coatings

Glass – Velour on Satin


Glass – Satin on Clear

Patterned Acid-etched Glass and Mirror Specifications

Substrates : Glass and mirror

    • Colors: Clear, bronze, grey, black, green, blue or ultra-clear *
    • Glass thicknesses: 3 mm to 19 mm **
    • Mirror thicknesses: 3 mm to 6 mm **
    • Sizes available: Standard 96″ x 130″, on request 84” x 130” **
    • Finishes:

Series 100 Velour on Satin
Series 300 Satin on Clear

  • Selected skus available in less than 4, 000 pound quantities

Walker Textures™ Nuance Custom Acid-etched Glass and Mirror

A world of countless creative patterns opens up to you with Walker Textures™ Nuance Custom. Now you can let your imagination run wild and create virtually any design. Thanks to our continuous research and development we are achieving high-quality registration and an unmatched level of detail.

The custom product line features three different acid-etch combinations allowing you to obtain your desired result. The 100 series combines two of our finishes Velour on Satin. The 200 series is our Velour on clear glass and the 300 series is our Satin on clear glass. All of these combinations create a nice textural effect on the glass surface.


Custom Acid-etched Glass and Mirror Advantages

  • Consistent finish and appearance
  • Maintenance free
  • More mar-resistant than sandblasted glass
  • Does not peel or discolor like films
  • Does not scratch off like coatings

Custom Acid-etched Glass and Mirror Specifications

    • Substrates : Glass and mirror
    • Colors: Clear, bronze, grey, black, green, blue or ultra-clear *
    • Glass thicknesses: 3 mm to 19 mm **
    • Mirror thicknesses: 3 mm to 6 mm **
    • Sizes available: Standard 96″ x 130″, on request 84” x 130” **
    • Finishes:

Series 100 Velour on Satin
Series 200 Velour on Clear
Series 300 Satin on Clear

  • Minimum Quantity: 4, 000 pounds

* Tempering of ultra-clear glass is recommended to correct slight color variances caused by the Walker Textures™ Nuance manufacturing process.

** Subject to glass availability.

Bear Glass can help you choose your patterned acid etched glass product needs to best fit for your project and by the way, we ship patterned acid etched glass worldwide.

For more information or to order your patterned acid etched glass products, please contact  Bear Glass at:

 

Factory / Office

 

Address:

Bear Glass Inc.

399 20th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone: 718-832-3604

Fax: 718-832-0786

E-mail: bearglass@yahoo.com

Bullet Resistant Glass

Positioning Of Your Bullet Proof Glass Is Important.

Bear Glass is a industry leader in the manufacturing and installation of bulletproof glass . We offer quality security solutions for every degree of need and size throughout North America.

Our goal at Bear Glass is to provide the most comprehensive security solutions for your business, which will create and promote a safe environment for employees and customers alike.

To accommodate the different needs of our clients, we offer a wide variety of the highest quality bullet resistant products to accommodate the different needs of our clients. Since the belief at Bear Glass is that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice style for security, we also offer custom design, fabrication, and installation of all our bulletproof glass products.

Bear Glass offers a bandit system that is designed to be architecturally appealing while offering maximum protection and voice transmission. The teller window and backset are fabricated in a window-baffle configuration for maximum voice transmission.

Why Protect your Employees?

The biggest asset that your business  is your employees. What is the cost to replace your employees? What is the cost not to protect your employees from the effects of violence in the workplace? Nowadays  institutions are implementing much more higher  levels of safety and security in their facilities by adding bullet resistant barriers, doors, millwork, and wall armor in order to ensure the safety of their business and to provide a sense of peace of mind for their highly valued employees. Bear Glass has recognized this and is able to provide the highest standards of safety for its clients.

What can Bear Glass do to protect your business??

Bear Glass can design, manufacture, and install a full line of products for the protection of your employees and facilities, including the following:

Bullet Resistant Glass Bandit Barriers

Bullet Resistant Fiberglass Glass Wall Panels

Bullet Resistant Fiberglass Wall Panels

Bullet Resistant Glass Doors

Bullet Resistant Glass Windows

Bullet Resistant Board Rooms or Conference Rooms

Bullet Resistant Transaction or Reception Areas

Bear Glass products provide the maximum bullet and blast resistance available today in a variety of protection levels, and are widely used in courtrooms, government and corporate offices, banks, convenience stores, gas stations, remote electronic buildings, check cashing facilities, cashier booths, prisons, vehicles and any place where ballistic and attack resistant security is required.

We ship our Bear Glass Bullet Resistant Glass world wide.

For more information, please contact us at:

FACTORY/OFFICE

Address:

Bear Glass Inc.

399 20th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone: 718-832-3604

Fax: 718-832-0786

Email: bearglass@yahoo.com


Wood Stove Glass


If you are looking for quality wood stove glass for your home heating needs, Bear Glass can provide custom wood stove glass doors that have been heat treated to increase strength and thermal shock and prevent injury due to breakage.

Ideal Solution for Woodstove Glass Replacement

Are you looking for woodstove glass replacement? Bear Glass can offer super heat resistant neoceram that is the perfect solution for use as cast iron wood stove glass doors where the panels are less than 6 inches from the hot burning fire.

The glass in your wood stove door or fireplace gives you a clear view of the fire burining. This is part of the ambiance of having a wood stove or fireplace. When you have glass in the wood stove door, it makes it that much more enjoyable to have a fire burning on a chilly fall evening or a cold winter day. Sometimes, due to accidents, the wood stove glass gets broken. We can replace it for you. We custom cut the woodstove glass to meet your needs. If it is curved or any shape other than a rectangle, provide us with a template and we’ll cut it to your specifications. Bear Glass specializes in 24 hour turn-around so you have your wood stove glass back in your woodstove door and you are back in service, once again enjoying a romatic fire on a chilly evening.

Neoceram® is commonly referred to as glass but it is actually a transparent ceramic. Neoceram is 3/16″ or 5mm thick. Unlike true glass, NeoCeram® withstands continuous exposure to high temperatures without fear of destruction. It is also resistant to failure due to temperature variation. This makes it the ideal solution for many wood stoves and fireplaces where glass panels are less than 6 inches from the flames. We offer optional tints or colors for your custom order.


Neoceram™ is a transparent low expansion glass-ceramic with a number of outstanding features that include high resistance to thermal shock, high mechanical strength, and excellent electrical characteristics. With an almost zero thermal expansion coefficient, the applications for Neoceram continue to grow from Wood Stoves, Gas Fireplaces, Electric Heaters to High Tech Applications.

About Neoceram Neoceram™ is commonly referred to as glass but it is actually a transparent ceramic. Neoceram™ is 3/16″ or 5mm thick. Ideal Solution for Woodstoves. Unlike annealed glass (Regular Float), Neoceram withstands continuous exposure to high temperatures without the fear of destruction. It is also resistant to failure due to temperature variation. It is the ideal solution for many wood stoves and fireplaces where glass panels are less than 6 inches from the flames.

Strength and Durability Neoceram can take the heat! Continuous temperatures up to 1470°F (700°C) can be withstood because this ceramic has an extremely low thermal coefficient of expansion. It doesn’t run or swell at high temperatures the way normal glass does.

Field Tested against Underwriters Laboratories (UL-1482) impact test Neoceram™ is a glass product that offers continuous, high temperature use (700°C / 1470° F) with no fear of destruction from high heat or temperature variation (water or snow on hot glass). Whether burning gas or wood, today’s high efficiency stoves and fireplaces can produce intense heat. While ordinary tempered glass withstands temperatures up to approximately 250° C (500°F), higher levels of heat may cause it to crack and shatter or worse explode out of your fireplace. For builders and home owners, that can mean costly replacements – or worse!

Thanks to modern technology, there is now an alternative! With the transparency of glass and the heat-resistant characteristics of ceramic. Neoceram™ can tolerate continuous temperatures up to 1470° F – nearly three times the heat resistance of tempered glass. Neoceram™ cannot be broken by heat during typical usage in a wood stove or gas fireplace.

Neoceram glass ceramic enables hearth appliance manufacturers and dealers to provide their customers with safe, high-efficiency gas- and wood-burning stoves and fireplaces, while maintaining the latest design options. Neoceram can withstand continuous temperatures up to 1, 292° F—nearly three times the heat resistance of tempered glass. It is ideal for use in high-efficiency heating appliances and cannot be broken by heat during typical usage.

Neoceram – PYROCERAM CERAMIC GLASS – STOVE GLASS available in 3/16″ thickness only. Only genuine pyroceram ceramic glass is used High temperature Pyroceram ceramic glass is suitable for use in wood, pellet and coal burning stoves. It’s thermal shock rating of 1380° F makes it ideal for any application where high temperature tolerance is required. Rarely used for fireplace doors. It often is used in industrial high temperature applications.

We currently stock Pyroceram, there is no visual or performance difference between pyroceram, neoceram, or robax, The difference is just trademarks, all 3 are transparent high temperature ceramic glass with a 1380° F thermal shock tolerance with a slight amber tint, slight texture, and available in 5mm (3/16) thickness.

We ship  Woodstove Glass world wide.

For more information, please contact us at:

FACTORY/OFFICE

Address:

Bear Glass Inc.

399 20th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone: 718-832-3604

Fax: 718-832-0786

Email: bearglass@yahoo.com