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Anti-Reflective Glass…It’s the most amazing glass you’ll never see.

 Anti-Reflective Glass combines two proprietary pyrolytic surfaces in a single laminated glass to minimize visible light reflectance to less than 2 percent compared to clear glass which is 8 percent; this will allow more visible light to pass through.In addition to its anti-reflective/non-glaring properties, laminated Anti-Reflective Glass blocks more than 99 percent of transmitted UV to protect interiors and contents. At the same time, it also offers the traditional benefits of laminated glass, including enhanced security, improved safety, damage protection, and superior acoustic control. The result is a unique fabricated glass that combines the strength, security and sound reduction of laminated glass with the low reflectivity of a high-end specialty glass product.

 Anti-Reflective Glass Storefront
Anti-Reflective Glass Storefront

Coupled with large size capability and the fact that it can be tempered, insulated and bent like ordinary glass, Pilkington OptiView TM Glass is not only ideal for typical anti-reflective uses such as museums and displays, but it’s a practical and economic choice for retail storefronts, showrooms and a host of applications where an anti-reflective product was never an option.

 

anti reflective glass stadium
anti-reflective glass stadium

Features and Benefits of Anti-Reflective Glass

 

  1. Reduces exterior and interior visible light
  2. Reflectance to less than 2 percent.
  3. Transmits more than 90 percent visible light.
  4. Superior safety, security and acoustic performance.
  5. Blocks more than 99 percent of transmitted UV.
  6. A durable pyrolytic surface that is bendable and temperable.

 

Applications of Anti-Reflective Glass

  1. Retail Storefronts
  2. Displays
  3. Museums
  4. Showrooms
  5. Stadiums

Anti-Reflective Glass can enhance any view, either looking inwards or out. Adding to its unique properties, Anti-Reflective Glass is available in larger sizes and achieves a more neutral color than any other low reflective glass providing architects with greater innovative freedom than before. Where Views are a Priority All of which makes it a smart choice for places you’ve never seen anti-reflective glass before. Anti-Reflective GlassIt’s the most amazing glass you’ll never see.

Bear Glass V-Grooving

V-Grooving

 

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 Glass V-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 GlassV-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.

For more information on our V-grooved Glass please contact Bear Glass at:

Bear Glass New York

Address: 399 20th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215

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

Fax: 718-832-0786

E-mail: bearglass@yahoo.com

Bear Glass New Jersey:

Address: 359 Essex Road Tinton Falls New Jersey 07753

Phone: 732 901 2626 732 901 2626

Fax: 732 901 2266

E-mail: Sales@BearGlassNJ.com

Bear Glass adds two new distribution points!

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.

Bear Glass Does it all! There’s no order too big or too small, we want them all. When it comes to glass and mirror Bear Glass is proud to offer many products and services that our competitors don’t. Some of these products and services include: back painted glass, custom antique mirror, custom fish tanks, fire rated glass, laminated glass, mirrored furniture, mirror re-silvering, painted glass, patterned glass, sandblasting, tempered glass, two way mirror, wire glass, and v-grooving.

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Bear Glass can be contacted as follows:

Bear Glass New York

Address: 399 20th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone: 718-832-3604

Fax: 718-832-0786

E-mail: Sales@bearglass.com

Bear Glass New Jersey

Address: 359 Essex Road

Tinton Falls New Jersey 07753

Phone: 732 901 262

Fax: 732 901 2266

Email: Sales@bearglassnj.com

Common Mirror Resilvering Questions

Frequently asked Mirror Re-silvering questions

Q: Is re-silvering needed?

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.

Q: How long does Re-silvering last?

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 m irror 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.

Q: Does Silver Paint touch up works as re-silvering?

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.

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For a quote on glass or mirror please contact  Bear Glass at:

Bear Glass New York

Address: 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

Address: 359 Essex Road

Tinton Falls New Jersey 07753

Phone: 732 901 262

Fax: 732 901 2266

Email: Sales@bearglassnj.com

Bear Glass Has Super Grey Glass

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 New York

Address:

399 20th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone: 718-832-3604

Fax: 718-832-0786

Email: Sales@bearglass.com

Bear Glass New Jersey

Address:

359 Essex Road

Tinton Falls New Jersey 07753

Phone: 732 901 2626

Fax: 732 901 2266

Email: Sales@BearGlassNJ.com

BEAR GLASS WIRE GLASS


 

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

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

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

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

There are pros and cons of installing wire glass.

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

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

We ship wire glass world wide.

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