Glass – Glass

Wire Glass

Wire Glass

glass_wireWire glass is a type of glass into which a wire mesh is embedded during production. It has an impact resistance similar to that of normal glass, but in case of breakage, the mesh holds the pieces of glass.

 

Characteristics of Wire Glass
Fire rated
Useful where safety is a concern
Stays together when broken

Tinted Glass

Tinted Glass

glass_tintTinted glass is normal float glass which has colorants added during the manufacturing process. When used in windows, tinted glass helps to save energy by reducing heat penetration into buildings.

 
Gray Glass Stock Sizes

1/8″ 3/16″ 1/4″
36 x 60 84 x 130 72 x 130
48 x 84 96 x 130 84 x 130
96 x 130

Bronze Glass Stock Sizes

1/8″ 3/16″ 1/4″ 3/8″
36 x 60 72 x 130 72 x 130 86 1/2 x 130
48 x 84 84 x 130

Characteristics of Tinted Glass

More energy efficient than clear glass
Reduces heat penetration

Pattern Glass

Pattern Glass

glass_pattern_01Pattern glass is glass whose surface has been imprinted with a texture or pattern while still in the molten or malleable state. Also known as textured or obscure glass.

 

 
Patterns Available

Rain Aquatex Frosted Reeded Aqui
rain_thumb aquatex_thumb frosted_thumb reeded_thumb aqui_thumb

Common uses include
Shower doors and tub enclosures
Interior partitions
Patio furniture

Low-Iron Glass

Low-Iron Glass

glass_low_eLow-iron glass is glass that is manufactured with reduced iron content. This reduces the greenish tint that is part of regular clear glass. This green tint is most visible when viewed from the edge and becomes much more noticeable as the glass gets thicker.

 

Common uses include
Shelving
Table tops
Shower enclosures

Laminated Glass

Laminated Glass

glass_laminatedLaminated glass consists of an assembly of two or more lites of glass permanently bonded with an interlayer that retains the glass in place when shattered.

 
Stock Sizes

1/4″ Clear 1/4″ Bronze 1/4″ Gray 1/4″ White
36 x 84 48 x 96 48 x 96 48 x 96
48 x 84
48 x 96
60 x 96

Common uses include
Displays
Storefronts
Windows

Clear Glass

Clear Glass

glass_clearClear glass is float glass that has had no tint applied. Clear glass has been used to manufacture everything from tabletops to shower doors.
 
 
Stock Sizes

1/8″ 3/16″ 1/4″ 3/8″ 1/2″ 3/4″
36 x 60 72 x 65 48 x 100 48 x 130 60 x 130 72 x 130
48 x 84 72 x 130 60 x 100 60 x 130 72 x 130
84 x 130 72 x 100 72 x 130 84 x 130
60 x 130 84 x 130 96 x 130
72 x 130 96 x 130
84 x 130

Characteristics include
High light transmittance
Flat, uniform surface
Suitable for laminating and tempering

 

Acid-Etched Glass

Acid-Etched Glass

glass_acid_etchedAcid-etched glass is glass that has been chemically treated with an acidic material to produce a finish that diffuses light, reduces glare, and has a “frosted” appearance.

 

 

Stock Sizes

3/16″ 1/4″ 3/8″ 1/2″
88 1/2 x 127 88 7/8 x 126 3/8 94 41/64 x 126 3/8 94 31/64 x 126 3/8

Common uses include

Shelves
Shower and bath enclosures
Table tops