- What is tempered glass?
Tempered glass is glass that has been processed by controlled thermal or chemical treatments to increase its strength compared with normal glass. Tempered glass is made by processes which create balanced internal stresses which give the glass strength.
It also makes it safer because when broken it yields small pebble-like fragments.
- What is hammered glass?
The above design includes sandblasting, engraving and hammering.
The above type of hammering is used as one of the many forms of beveling.
- What is the difference between float glass and crystal glass?
Float glass gives off a greenish tint effect
Crystal glass gives off a pure transparent effect
- What is the maximum thickness for reflective glass items?
The maximum thickness for reflective glass items is 8mm
- What are the range of tints that are available for glass and mirrors (other than the original clear color)
The tinted colors available for mirrors and glass are:
- From where do you import your glass raw materials?
All our glass raw material is imported from Europe (Belgium-Germany-France)
- What are the maximum dimensions of LCF films?
The maximum dimensions for LCF film is: 300cm x 150cm
- Can the liquid crystal film (LCF) be frameless?
No it cannot be totally frameless since an electrical busbar should pass around at least 2 parallel sides.
Therefore, a frame must exist on at least 2 parallel sides.
- Is it possible to obtain fused bubble glass in any color?
No. Since the fused bubble glass item has only a limited range of colors from which the client can choose from.
- Do you provide sandblasted glass items with any type of protections against fingerprints etc?
Yes. Every sandblasted item is sprayed with the "Clear Shield" which provides a non-sticky surface treatment for glass forming a barrier between the glass and its environment, thus minimizing fingerprinting, staining and discolouration as well as contamination by dirt and pollutants.
This non-stick glass surface treatment stays completely transparent and is environmentally-friendly, non-toxic and resistant to high temperatures and ultra-violet rays.
- What are the available thicknesses of tinted glass items and colored glass (stained) items?
The available thicknesses of tinted glass items are: 6mm, 8mm,10mm
The maximum thickness of colored glass items (stained) is: 3.5 mm
- Regarding the curving technique, what should be the radius of the glass for it to be feasible?
It depends on the glass thickness.
However, the maximum curve that we could obtain is a semi-circle.
- Can we backpaint a glass item with several colors on the same design?
Yes. The colors can be chosen from our vast options in the RAL Chart.
- Can the fiber or straw used in the laminated glass technique be painted any color?
The original color for the fiber or straw is off-white.
However, they can be painted in any color the clients requests ( using the color range in the RAL Chart)
- What type of fabric is suitable to use as an interlayer for the lamination technique?
All fabrics are suitable.
However, the fabric should not be very embossed and the percentage of polyester should not be high.
- Can we use any glass thickness when using the lamination technique?
Yes. However, it is preferable not to use 4mm +4mm glass thicknesses in order to avoid breakage.
Moreover, the thickness also depends on the dimensions and on its usage.
- What are the glass techniques that cannot be tempered?
- Some types of fused glass
- Level engraved glass
- Hammered glass
- Colored glass (Stained glass)
- Curved glass if it has a small radius curvature. Example: 10mm thick glass must have a minimum radius curvature of 130cm in order to be tempered
- Can mirrors be hammered?
No. Mirrors cannot be hammered since the minimum thickness for hammering should be 12mm.
The thickness for mirrors is: 4mm, 6mm, 8mm