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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 New Jersey Does Custom Cut Mirrors, Vanity Mirrors & Custom-Cut Tabletops, Vanity Tops

Custom-Cut Mirrors and Vanity Mirrors

 

IF YOU CAN DREAM IT WE CAN DO IT!

Bear Glass offers mirrors for your specific wants and needs. We know a new, custom mirror will enhance the beauty of your home or unit immediately. Bear Glass only uses the highest grades and the clearest mirrors made in the industry, and we guarantee the quality of every piece of mirror we sell. We will custom fit vanity tops and even cut holes for electrical outlets, switches, wall lights and sconces. Our skilled technicians at Bear Glass will ensure a professional installation every time.

Whether you need a dressing mirror, vanity mirror, or an entire wall of mirrors, the mirror specialists at Bear Glass can help you with any size project.

Mirrors can be used to make a room more elegant or appear much larger.

THERE ARE NO LIMITS TO WHAT WE CAN DO WITH VANITY MIRRORS!

Our “attention to detail” is one reason why Homeowners, Architects, and Designers have come to rely on Bear Glass. We pride ourselves in taking time to consult and design a unique mirror application for each and every client. Creative designs allow mirrors to be installed in any location throughout your home.

Bear Glass works with Business and Building Owners, Architects, Designers, Contractors, and Property Management Companies. Whether you need to replace a restroom mirror or need a complete wall of mirrors, the mirror specialists at Bear Glass have the knowledge and experience to complete any size project. Bear  Glass has a large inventory of mirror and the ability to fabricate mirrors to most any size. Bear Glass uses only the highest quality products to ensure your complete satisfaction.

  • Department Stores
  • Restaurants and Night Clubs
  • Salons and Spas
  • Fitness Centers
  • Aerobic and Yoga Studios
  • Dance Studios
  • Hospitality
  • Restrooms
  • Dressing Rooms
  • Elevators

Custom-Cut Tabletops and Vanity Tops

 

PROTECT YOUR VALUABLE TABLE WITH GLASS!

Bear Glass can provide you with glass for any surface. Protect your valuable dining table or desk with a custom-cut glass top. We can even help you turn your favorite stand into a nice table with a custom-sized piece of glass. Bear Glass will fabricate glass to fit your specific size and need, ensuring a perfect fit. We offer different types of glass and different thicknesses, as well as edge work to match your style and décor. Bear Glass can also replace your patio-table glass with custom-sized safety glass.

Glass Tabletops are a great way to protect those fine wood surfaces, while allowing the beauty of the wood to be seen. Glass tabletops are often associated with a classy formal dining room table, but glass tabletops have many applications.

Whether you need a glass tabletop, glass countertop, or glass shelves for your home, the professionals at Bear Glass New Jersey can help from design to delivery. We will show you the different shapes and sizes, thicknesses, and glass types that are available. Nothing adds beauty like a sparkling glass tabletop.

Residential Glass Tabletops

  • Glass Countertops
  • Home Office Desks
  • Bedroom Night Stands
  • Kitchen Tables
  • Coffee Tables
  • Dining Room Tables
  • Patio Tables

Bear Glass offers glass tabletops with various edge treatments, including Flat Polish, Pencil Polish, Beveled edge, Ogee Edge, and Wave Edge. Each edge can perfectly accent the décor of your home and the professionals at Bear Glass can show you the different edge treatments available.

Residential Glass Tabletops

  • 1/4″ to 1″ Thick glass
  • Variety of Colors
  • Variety of Edge Treatments
  • Custom Shapes and Sizes
  • Custom Fabrication
  • Expert Installation

For more information on Bear Glass and Custom-Cut Mirrors, Vanity Mirrors, Custom-Cut Tabletops and Vanity Tops 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 Glass By Bear Glass In Brooklyn NY

Patterned glass is a not-perfectly-smooth structure with different patterns impressed on it. The depth, size and shape of the patterns largely determine the magnitude and direction of reflection. Patterned glass or Decorative glass by Bear Glass usually transmits only slightly less light than clear glass. It can be used for a variety of applications like interior design and decorations, furniture, windows, street furniture etc.

Patterned glass by Bear Glass is made with a rolled glass process. All rolled patterned glass begins as a batch of materials, including silica sand, soda, and lime. These materials are melted together in a tank, and then the molten glass mixture is fed onto a machine slab. The glass flows under a refractory gate which controls glass volume and speed then moves between two counter-rotating, water-cooled rollers. One of these rollers is embossed, imprinting a distinct pattern onto the soft surface of the glass while the other roller is smooth.

The result is a piece of glass that is patterned and textured on one side, while smooth on the reverse. The distance between the two rollers determines the ultimate thickness of the glass. After it moves between the rollers, patterned glass is annealed or cooled slowly in order to remove any residual stresses. Rolled patterned glass can then be cut by the expert artisans of Bear Glass into standard sizes or cut into customized sizes for a specific customer application.

Some popular patterns, known as camphor glass, combined the use of clear glass with an acid-finished design.

Basically patterned glass has a pattern impressed on one side of the glass which prevents someone from seeing though it, for privacy. Pattern glass can also be ordered in various tints as well. A common application of this sort is when used in privacy walls to separate one room from another. Patterned glass is not-perfectly-smooth structure with different patterns impressed on it.

Patterned glass by Bear Glass can be used in commercial, residential, office or specialty applications. They have various usage including shower doors and tub enclosures including frameless shower doors, interior partitions, translucent door and window treatments, foyers and vestibules, patio furniture, shelving, decorative furniture, and lighting fixtures. Pattern glass are available in large amount of patterns in Bear Glass stores.

Bear Glass ships their Patterned glass products worldwide. We do everything on glass.

For more information or to order your Patterned 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

ClearShield Glass Protection by Bear Glass



The idea of  ClearShield began in 1982, in London.  ClearShield is a new technology that is used for glass surface protection. This technology was actually introduced to the marine industry as the marines got to work with harsh environments. Presently the upgraded technology of  ClearShield is also used in commercial and residential glass and window applications.

ClearShield system helps to protect your glass surface. Metal rust, water spots make your glass surface hasty and unclear. Mostly the window glasses and shower doors suffer from such problems as they remain exposed to water or the environment.  ClearShield helps  save glass surfaces from any kind of stain or watermark and make it look like the new.

Bear Glass is a fourth generation glass and mirror company and has proven its expertise in all kinds of glass work. Bear Glass promotes the usage of  ClearShield technology when purchasing products that may be susceptible to water damage overtime so that it can be ensured that the glass lasts longer no matter where it is placed, be it a window glass or a shower door,   ClearShield we feel is your answer .

Protection with ClearShield is the ideal solution for sandblasted and acid-etched glass as it resists fingerprinting and staining, while maintaining the beautiful appearance of decorative glass.

Now if you are wondering about how  ClearShield works on your sandblasted items,   ClearShield creates a cover or protection on the glass surface that prevents other hazardous materials from damaging the glass. The polymeric resin provides the protection for the glass from any kind of chemical reaction and helps to keep it clean.


Bear Glass uses  ClearShield technology for their glass products. Shower doors by Bear Glass or window glass by  Bear Glass can be protected by  ClearShield glass protection. Before delivering, these products are always been tested by experts to know whether these products are going to give you the best what  Bear Glass always promises to you.

ClearShield technology does not only prevent your bathroom shower glass or windows from getting stained with water-marks or rusts, but it also enriches the strength of the glass  for long periods of time.  ClearShield coats over glass ensure a clean view through the glass, along with the environmental hygiene inside the room as the cover does not let the germs in or the bacterium grow on the glass surface.

Bear Glass recommends the advanced  ClearShield technology for glass so that you can expect  the best effect e when you order your glass products products from  Bear Glass.

Bear Glass is always here to help you with all your glass and mirror needs.  We do everything on glass.

Bear Glass ships all kinds of glass products nation-wide. For more information or to order your glass product, 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

NEW YORK GLASS TEMPERING

Tempered glass or toughened glass is one of two kinds of safety glass which is physically and thermally stronger than regular glass. It is safer than the regular glasses and has a massive use where standard glasses can pose a potential danger.

Tempered glass is manufactured through a process of extreme heating and rapid cooling, which actually makes the glass harder than regular glasses. Tempered glass breaks in a unique way. If any part of the glass fails, the whole panel shatters at once. And it shatters into small oval-shaped pebbles when broken, eliminating the danger of sharp edges. Therefore it is often referred to as safety glass.

Bear Glass is a third generation glass company and has proven its expertise in all kind of glass works. Bear Glass recommends tempered glass for low level fire safety. The greater contraction of the inner layer during manufacturing induces surface stresses of the glass, and that helps tempered glass to break into small pieces, rather than breaking into dangerous sharp-shards, reducing the chance of severe damages.

The manufacturing process makes tempered glass heat resistant also. Hence it is used as heat protector along with the carafes in automatic coffee makers or the windows in ovens. Tempered glass is also used to make computer screens, skylights, door windows, tub enclosures. Tempered glass shower doors are also a big hit now-a-days.

Tempered glass has massive usage for automobiles. Laminated glass is used as windshield when tempered glass is used for door-windows and as rear window so that if the glasses break, the driver or passengers remain unhurt.

Tempered glass by Bear Glass has  massive use in home-furniture designing as well as in office buildings. Tempered glass table-tops or curved glass tables by tempered glass can give your office or household a different look as well as safety for all that come in contact with the glass.

Also using  tempered cabinet glass, tempered glass table tops, or glass tables that are tempered by Bear Glass can show you a new path if you like the idea of modernization for your household or office place. Tempered glass wall, tempered glass front doors, tempered glass window or other tempered glass products by Bear Glass can assure you also of a completely safe and clean finish.

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

For more information or to order your tempered 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

Glass and Mirror Beveling

Handling glass for edging and beveling has been a challenge to manufacturers and fabricators for so long. Glass Beveling is a process where the edges of a piece of glass are angled from some point on the surface to the edge.

Beveled glass is usually made with one quarter inch thick clear glass and creating one quarter inch bevel on one side around the entire periphery. It acts as prisms in sunlight creating color diffraction which helps to highlight the glasswork and also provides a spectrum of colors that we hardly can find in a clear float glass.

Beveled glass can also be obtained as clusters to create a specific design. These ideas of beveled glass design can vary from one to another. From simple two or three pieces to complex designs those are suitable with the windows or large panels of doors or side screens, everything can be given a perfect finishing touch with beveled glasses.

In the case of hand beveling, which is quiet pain-staking process and time consuming too, needs a good hand from roughing out the pieces on diamond wheel to proceed through several steps to a high-quality finishing with high polish, worth all the difficulties when it is finished. A hand-beveled glass can make you feel an antique charm of the glass-work that would surely add some special value there.

Beveled glass has various usages and it is growing in the present time. For home-interiors beveled glass windows or beveled glass exterior doors can change the whole view of home. The same thing can be told for a fancy office-building designing.

Beveled glass entry doors, beveled glass table tops or customized beveled glass mirrors have a high craze in the present time. Beveled glasses give you a scenic beauty with strength; beveled edges can also be applied to tempered glass so you can have stronger glass furniture with a fancy look.

Bear Glass is a fourth-generation company in the glass industry. Bear Glass has expertise in all kind of glass work. Be it your office or your home, Bear Glass promises to please you with its new and unique idea of glass design every time.

Beveled glass by Bear Glass can change your idea of interior designing. Bear Glass produced beveled glass table tops, mainly custom beveled glass table tops can add the touch of elegance for your interior. Not only that, beveled glass cabinet doors by Bear Glass can change the old view of your old kitchen cabinet, or Bear Glass produced a beveled glass mirror can show a new reflection of beauty of your household overall.

Bear Glass can help you design and choose your beveled glass needs best fit for your project and overall. We ship beveled glass worldwide.

For more information or order your beveled glass product, 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

What Is Sandblasted Glass?

Sandblasting glass is becoming a very popular method of etching glass nowadays. Sandblasting is the act of propelling very fine bits of material at high-velocity so that it can clean a surface or etch a surface. Sandblasting glass can result most elusive art work on glass.

Bear Glass provides the best service in Sandblasting glass. With modern sandblasting glass equipment, Bear Glass can provide the best art and craft-work of Sandblasted glass.

 

In the process of preparing Sandblasted glass there are two techniques to be followed, glass-etching and glass-carving. Glass-etching is when abrasive is blasted on the glass lightly to give it a frosty appearance. On the other hand, Carving is when steadily sandblasting is done to the surface of a glass using stencil which protects the areas those are opted not to be carved out. The technique of sandblasting for carving a glass can be much nuanced with differing depths and angels of cuts creating an array of lighting effects which is really beautiful.

 

Sandblasted glass can change your idea of designing. Usage of glass indeed makes things look more attractive, and sandblasting glass can join another positive point in there if you fascinate beauty.

Sandblasting glass have massive usage to enhance the overall look of offices, variety stores or designer show-rooms, or you can even use it to give your home a modern and sophisticated look. The etchings on glass due to the process of sandblasting make wonderful details to the front doors or kitchen cabinets.

The frosted appearance or different textures of sandblasted glass give glasses a very different look which does not allow them getting smudged by repeated touching. Sandblasting glass can provide you  various designs that you never expected possible on a glass surface.

Sandblasting glass can create an elegant art-work. A good number of modern artists have tried their elegant pieces of art-work by using  sandblasted glass.

Changing design would not only make your workplace or living-place look better, but it would help to change your normal mood to a charming one as well also. We have used sandblasted glass in our office which has dramatically affected the mood of our senior staff.

 

Bear Glass has proved its expertise on all facets of glass for more than 30 years. Artwork that can change the view of your office or can make your home or apartment more beautiful. With the help of modern sandblasting equipment, Bear Glass can impress  with rare but elegant pieces of craftsmanship by  sandblasting glass.

 

Bear Glass can help you design your sandblasted glass needs to best fit for your project . We ship sandblasted glass worldwide.

For more information or to order your sandblasted 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

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