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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: Obscure Glass For Homes And Business

Bear Glass Obscure Glass is a charming adornment for any home or business !  Bear Glass Obscure Glass has designs imprinted in glass for privacy, light diffusion, and embellishment.  With over 50 years of customer satisfaction, here at Bear Glass, we  continue to delight our customers with our expertise, variety, and pleasant experiences !
Why does Bear Glass guarantee the most customer overall satisfaction?
Bear Glass Obscure glass is not limited to our over 50 choices we have in stock. Walker TexturesTM acid-etched glass products offer a wealth of opportunities to architects, interior designers and decorators. The consistent quality, durability and rich look of Textures products is unmatched.  Walker TexturesTM glass creates a translucent satin appearance which obscures view while maintaining a high level of light transmittance.
Acid-etched Glass Advantages

  • Consistent finish and appearance
  • Maintenance free
  • More mar-resistant than sandblasted glass
  • Does not peel or discolor like films
  • Does not scratch off like coatings
Our traditionally hand produced Glue Chip is made by applying special glue to sandblasted glass. After it dries,
a fern pattern is created on the glass. It is also sometimes referred to as Single Glue Chip as glue is applied only once. This glass is a different product than the mass-produced rolled-pattern “Glue Chip” that shares the same name.
Bear Glass Obscure Glass is always customized to fit customers needs. Perfect glass for your front door; your bathroom windows; your Shower Screen; and anywhere else you need natural light and privacy. With the global partnerships in which Bear Glass has, the possibilities are endless.  Bear Glass is continually improving customer’s experiance so that choosing the perfect glass is never a hassle.   Bear Glass consists of a staff of organized individuals that is constantly coming up with new ways to better service customers.  While searching for Bear Glass Obscure Glass you will not be overwhelmed with the abundance of choices.  Bear Glass Obscure Glass is categorized into three different types of obscure glass; minamally obscure glass, moderately obscure glass, and obscure glass.  This is to ensure that customers are looking through patterns that are closer to their preference of Bear Glass Obscure Glass.

What are the possibilities for Bear Glass Obscure Glass?
Bear Glass is customized for each and every customer.  Our obscure glass can be used for cabinets, windows, furtniture, shower doors and even frameless shower doors! For extra durability, our obscure glass could be laminated or tempered as well.  Laminated Glass is held together with a piece of plastic in between the two pieces of glasss.  Tempered Glass is heated in our ovens. Bear Glass will transform your idea into reality !

Bear Glass ships their Obscure Glass products worldwide. We do everything in glass.

For more information or to order your Obscure Glass please contact Bear Glass at:

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

Bevelrite Customers Are Now Being Serviced By Bear Glass

Bevel-Rite was a custom fabricator of mirror and plate glass that was located at 501 Prospect St. Unit 110  Lakewood, NJ 08701. In September 1980, they were the first beveling company in the the state of New Jersey and had grown to be a leading source to the glass and mirror industry.

Unfortunately because Bevelrite closed they’re doors this past year and their customers were left with few alternatives. The owner Jason Glago wanted to help his long standing customers with their glass and mirror business so he came to the best. He formed a relationship with upper management at Bear Glass and Bevelrite is now associated with Bear Glass.

Bevelrite used to fabricate high polished edges, beveled edges, miters, holes, and special cut outs, as well as ogee edges for special  shapes and circles and was a distributor of many different types of stock sizes of glass and mirror.

At Bear Glass we can do all of this plus a whole lot more. Bear Glass is a full Glass Fabricator in Brooklyn, NY. We are third generation glaziers. We are at our current location for over 30 years. Here we utilize over 25, 000 Sq. ft. to its maximum. We deliver to the tri-state area 5 days a week, with 5 trucks on the road daily. Also, we ship nationwide.

Bear Glass Inc. has been providing the country with the best quality, service and craftsmanship in the industry. We pride ourselves on our organization & the reputation we have built with our clientele. We strive to provide the best communication and reliability available while maintaining quality and craftsmanship. Here at Bear Glass we are very particular about who’s products we choose to offer. We are always concerned about the best interest of our customers & their ultimate satisfaction and we are offering our top representative to all former Bevelrite customers. Here is his contact info:

Position: Senior Account Representative

Address : 399 20th Street Brooklyn, New York 11215

Phone: 732-901-2626

Fax For Quotes: 732-901-2266 Attention Tom

E-mail For Quotes: Bevelrite@gmail.com

Here is what Tom can do for you: · Provide fast and reliable service  · Provide competitive quotes for your projects via fax or email for your convenience. · Increase market share, by having the ability to do customized work that could not be done locally. · Maximize your ROI by not subbing out any of our work·

Specialty Glass By Bear Glass In Brooklyn NY

For four generations, Bear Glass has been supplying the world’s finest specialty glass to architects, contractors, designers and home owners. Our stock of over 2, 000 varieties of specialty glass features architectural glass, cast glass, tempered glass, etched glass, antique glass, art glass / colored glass, restoration glass, back painted glass, patterned glass and more get used in unlimited applications. The incredible inventory together with decades of experience and service are the foundation of Bear Glass.

The unique finishing capability of Bear Glass keeps it ahead of all competition. We paint glass using our standard colors or can match the color you desire. Our paints are extremely durable and are architectural grade for indoor and outdoor use.

Bear Glass is also the largest distributor of Walker’s pattern acid etched specialty glass in nation. Pattern acid etched glass and mirror not only create a great visual effect but also textural effect, due to the depth variation of the design. We have available Pattern Acid Etch Glass in stock like: Pattern 101, Pattern 102, Pattern 103, Pattern 104 and 105. In Satin, Velour and Opaque finishes. We also have Patterns 301, 302, 303, 305 and 305.

Bear Glass also specializes in glue chip specialty glass. This attractive  Specialty Glass is created by applying hot glue to the sandblasted surface of annealed glass and as it dries, the glue shrinks and cools removing flakes of glass from the surface. This  specialty glass allows every design to be different, giving uniqueness to every piece of glass or mirror. Glue Chip s pecialty glass by Bear Glass is very popular for backgrounds in windows and cabinets and is especially beautiful combined with bevels and bevel clusters.

Bear Glass is one of the largest suppliers of specialty glass. While we are specialty fabricator, we do much more than create and etch designs on our customer’s glass. We supply glass for restaurant chains, commercial buildings and multiple facility construction projects all over. We supply superior specialty glass, custom mirrors and make specialty cuts, doing all the edgework and beveling, whatever the project calls for so all your glass and sign needs are taken care of.

Bear Glass ships   specialty glass products worldwide. We do everything on glass.

For more information or to order your specialty glass product, please contact Bear Glass at:

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

Custom Cut Glass By Bear Glass

The beauty of a glass work depends on how it is cut. It may be a mirror glass, or a simple or designer door or window glass, may be table tops or cabinet doors. But how the cutting of it decides how it is going to look in your commercial or residential  decor.

Bear Glass is a fourth generation glass company and already proved its expertise in all facets of glass and mirror applications . Bear Glass can provide you   custom cut glass designs.

With the help of modern glass cutting tools, Bear Glass can provide accurate  custom cut glass, but glass cutting depends mostly on one’s idea of aesthetics. Our   glass cutting machines can help someone to cut a glass, but the design and beauty of a glass work is entirely dependent upon one’s personal view and ideas.

Bear Glass has a solution for every application:
Glass cut by hand in time honored tradition is available for those who crave old world artistry or for smaller pieces that require a personal touch.
CNC Glass Cutting Machine is computer controlled for a high degree of accuracy: to + or – 1/64“.
Laminated Glass Cutting Machine for quick, easy, and accurate cutting in one step.
Water Jet Cutting is suited to a wide range of materials; benefits also include minimal material waste in order to keep your cost low, additionally complex shapes can be custom made to a high degree of accuracy, cuts are burr free, the process is non-toxic, and lack of heat-related distortion means superior edge quality.
So whether you need custom shapes, sizes, or holes drilled, if its glass cutting you require look no further than Bear Glass for all your glass applications.
Nowadays in the modern world time there is a wide range of Glass Cut to Size.  Bear Glass supplies clear, patterned, mirror, satin, tinted, laminated, fire resistant, acid etched and more.All in various thicknesses ranging from 1/16” to 1”.

Custom cut glass by Bear Glass has massive use throughout the nation. It may be a custom tempered glass, may be a custom laminated glass for your tabletop or cabinet-top; Bear Glass can always assure that you will have the best product.

Any custom cut glass design can make your household or showroom look more attractive. Bear Glass is the glass company that guaranties you to provide the best and the unique product. So, for having the best custom cut glass product, your first choice should be Bear Glass.

You can choose your   custom cut glass tabletop, custom cut mirror or other custom cut glass or mirror applications, from Bear Glass.

Not being only your for your home interior or showroom needs, Bear Glass c ustom cut glass products  can change the look of your office building also. Custom cut glass doors or window, or even custom cut designed glass partitions can give your office or work-place a much modern and furnished look.

Bear Glass ships our  custom cut glass products worldwide.

WE  STOCK  1″ THICK GLASS. WE CAN CUSTOM CUT ANY SIZE GLASS AND MIRROR. For more information or to order your Bear Glass custom cut glass products, please contact us 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

Starphire Glass And Mirror is Cooler Than A Polar Bear

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Bear Glass offers Starphire low iron glass for special production runs, so be sure to ask us about it! Why choose Starphire low iron glass? The difference is clear…

Look at “regular” glass and you’ll notice a slight green tint (especially when viewing the edges) that becomes more noticeable when the glass is thicker. Often this is not an issue, but in many applications – such as glass tables and glass table tops, shop windows, entry doors or display cases – clarity becomes more important. And that’s where Starphire low iron glass is clearly better.

Starphire low iron glass is specially made for exceptional clarity, and will not dull or distort the true colors in the color spectrum. Whether it’s referred to as “extra clear, ” “water white” or “low iron, ” the glass is made to be crystal clear and virtually tint-free.

What makes Starphire low iron glass so pure and sparkling? One of the main ingredients in all glass is silica sand, which has naturally occurring iron oxides. These oxides are what cause the greenish tint in glass. But Starlite low iron glass is made from a high grade of silica sand that is almost completely free of iron oxides. By reducing the iron content you reduce the greenish tint and increase light transmission, brightness and clarity.

In fact, Starphire low iron glass can have as little as 10% of the iron content of regular glass, allowing it to transmit 91% of light, compared to 83% for regular glass.

Although the raw materials are different, Starphire low iron glass is manufactured the same way as regular glass, and can be pressed, cut, polished, tempered and otherwise worked the same way as well. It can be used wherever regular glass would be used, from interior and exterior applications in commercial buildings, to glass tables and glass table tops.

With such a brilliant, beautiful look, Bear Glass wants you to consider Starphire low iron glass for your special orders of glass tables and glass table tops.

Characteristics of Starphire glass and mirror

  • Nearly unaltered, neutral, warm reflection
  • Best clarity, truest color, and highest visible light
  • Color purity of desired glass coatings
  • Highest solar energy reflectance of any other acid-etched clear glass

We will ship Starphire Glass worldwide.

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