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Glass Restoration by Bear Glass


Bear Glass is a full Glass Fabricator in Brooklyn, NY.  We are third generation glaziers. We are at our current location for over 20 years.   Our glass professionals have used the Bear Glass Restoration System for more than 40 years to restore scratched and damaged automotive, residential, and architectural glass.  Our Glass Restoration System quickly, easily, and neatly restore from all types of glass, including plate, tempered, laminated, mirrored, and curved.

Scratched glass = Lost Profits

Bear Glass specializes in reducing losses from scratched glass.  Whether the scratches in glass occur from vandalism to cleaning errors, repairing scratched glass is generally the most viable solution to minimizing the cost of repair.  Scratch removal generally does not exceed 50% of replacement of the glass, and in some cases, the repairs do not reach 5% of replacement cost.

Scratched glass has been a serious problem for builders, remodelers, glass companies, car restorers, and furniture dealers since glass was invented.  It has resulted in lost profits for thousands upon thousands of people.  Glass can be restored.  Scratches can be removed, mineral deposit can be removed, glass can be saved.  Money will be saved when the glass is restored rather than replaced.  Glass with scratches does not need to be the problem that it has been in the past.

Glass is getting more costly every year and restoration makes more sense plus it saves more money than ever.  Call today and tell us about your scratched glass.  We will tell you how we can help and when.  Reducing losses is one of the best ways to keep your profits.  Scratched glass repair is the way to save money when scratches in glass occur.

Bear Glass offers two varieties of glass restoration:

Full and Light Restoration: Bear Glass is available in two varieties, Full and Light, displaying two levels of movement to match precisely the desired time period or glass appearance.  Both glass types exhibit mild surface distortions, an occasional air bubble or pit, and other “imperfections” found only in original mouth-blown and antique window glasses.

  • Full Restoration is more distorting and accurately replicates glass made in the 17th and 18th centuries. Its distinct appearance makes it an excellent choice for older colonial-style windows, as well as antique and reproduction furniture.
  • Light Restoration is less distorting and an excellent match for glass found in structures built in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The slight distortion can be hard to distinguish in a small sample viewed up-close; however, it becomes more pronounced when viewed from a distance, in reflected light, and over a larger area, making Light Restoration ideal for use in windows and doors.

Laminated Safety Restoration: Bear Glass also offers Glass Restoration in safety form, laminated to 1/8″ window glass in compliance with today’s exacting building safety codes. Laminated Restoration Glass meets the requirements for ANSI Z97.1, the Consumer Product Safety Commission Standard 16 CFR 1201, and ASTM C1172. It is ideal for use in doors, sidelites, windows, and wherever safety is required.

For more  information on our Glass Restoration 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 Bird-Friendly Glass

  The Issue

Given the hundreds of millions of birds killed every year due to collisions with glass on buildings, bird window strikes are rapidly becoming a major factor in the decline of bird populations.   This is caused by glass on all types of structures—from big city skyscrapers to windows on personal residences.

The reflective and transparent characteristics of glass make windows and facades dangerous for birds.   They see the reflection of trees or the sky in a window, or see through the glass to trees and sky on the other side of a window or glass corridor.   There is no barrier perceived and they fly into the glass causing instant death or severe head trauma that they eventually die from or because they are injured, fall prey to scavengers.

The Challenge

Glass as a design element has many purposes, including providing a feeling of openness and to bring sunlight into the building. Advances in glass technology make it an ideal building and design material.   This along with green building practices that focus on energy efficiency through the use of natural light add up to more and more glass being utilized in architecture, which translates to continued dangerous conditions for birds.

Architects, builders, and owners are challenged to specify glass that is attractive, provides a feeling of openness and natural light, is maintainable, affordable; energy-efficient, and also that creates “visual noise” alerting birds that a barrier is present.

It’s estimated that more than 100 million birds are killed every year due to collisions with glass surfaces, Bear Glass has come up with solution by coming up with glass that appears normal to humans but is very visible to birds.

We used the principle that birds have the ability to see light in the ultraviolet spectrum, and thus Bear Glass has developed the glass with a patterned UV-reflective coating that makes it visible to birds while remaining transparent to the human eye.   Our company has updated our Bird-Friendly Glass to an improved version with a crisscross pattern.  When tested it was reported that it reduced the incidents of birds striking the glass by up to 75 percent.

With the understanding that birds are able to see light in the ultraviolet spectrum, Bear Glass has developed our Bird-Friendly Glass.  The glass has a patterned, UV reflective coating making it visible to birds while remaining virtually transparent to the human eye.   Our glass has been tested in cooperation with the American Bird Conservancy resulting in a significant reduction of bird strikes compared to standard double-glazing.

As a multi-functional glass, our glass is the only clear glass solution to bird collisions, and is available as laminated glass or a double-glazed insulated unit with a low-E or solar control coating, offering energy efficiency and bird strike protection.   Our Bird-Friendly Glass offers a unique and innovative bird-friendly glazing solution—maintaining the aesthetic transparency of glass while creating visual markers alerting birds to a barrier.   First introduced in Europe in 2006, Bird-Friendly Glass is now available in North America.

For more information on our Bird-Friendly 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

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

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

Glass Etching By Sandblasting Glass


 

Bear Glass provides the service of sandblasting glass.  Sandblasting glass is becoming one of the very popular methods of etching glass.  Sandblasting glass can result in producing the most elegant etching on glass.  There are various techniques used in sandblasting glass that can create works of art as a finished product.

Sandblasting glass is a special glass treatment with the smallest abrasive particles that are forwarded together with an air stream at a special chamber.

A creative and decorative way of decorating glass is by enhancing it by the sandblasting glass method.  Basically, a matt image is being etched into a glass or mirror surface.

Sandblasting glass is also known as sandcarving. This method allows a greater control method to produce the highest quality work.  The process of sandblasting glass uses the same steps of producing any etching stencil but the material usually needs to be thicker to withstand the pressure of abrasive blasting as sandblasting glass does.  The sandblasting glass method takes place by blasting abrasive from the sandblaster over the stencil resist material.  This is all powered by the supplied air from the air compressor.  The glass becomes eroded to create a frosted elegant design.

Glass etching via sandblasting glass is a beautiful and elegant method of creating a graphic design on the surface of an otherwise smooth piece of glass. Etched and carved glass has been widely used throughout history, being found in upscale banks, hotels, residences, restaurants and theaters. The resulting etched surface can then be embellished even further with color to produce an even more impressive end result.

Sandblasting glass is the perfect addition to glass doors.  The etchings make wonderful details to front doors or kitchen cabinets.  Bear Glass can help you design your sandblasting glass needs to best fit your project or overall design goal.  Sandblasting glass can provide you with design alternatives that you did not think were possible.

We ship Sandblasted Glass world wide.

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FACTORY/OFFICE

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Bear Glass Inc.

399 20th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone: 718-832-3604

Fax: 718-832-0786

Email: bearglass@yahoo.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