Category: Laminated Glass

Frequently Asked Questions about Glass Railings

Glass railing for architectural glass design

Glass railings are part of many interior and exterior spaces. These railings can be constructed with flat or curved glass, but the building code requirements are the same. Here are some typical questions. Q:  What type of glass can be used in a handrail or guard? A: Section 2407 of the International Building Code states,… Read more »

Customizing Architectural Glass

Curved glass window for architectural glass design

Whether it is monolithic, laminated or insulated, curved glass is sure to turn a standard glass application into one that is unique and eye-catching. There are many options to consider when customizing architectural glass. How to Plan Your Glass Design First, what is the glass shape and size that best complements the designer’s vision for the… Read more »

Glass in Schools, What’s to Know?

Public school building with laminated glass

The first thing to recognize is that there are different types of glass, and some offer better performance than others. For example, monolithic glass can break and when it does, the glass will vacate the frame.  Laminated glass can break too, but it is held in place after breakage by its bonding interlayer. The first… Read more »

Magical Laminated Glass

PolyMagic™ LED Glass from Bent Glass Design

Bent Glass Design is a fabricator of laminated glass with some unusual performance options. For instance, Polyvision® Switchable Privacy Glass offers designers the ability to go from clear to translucent with the flick of a switch. All kinds of architectural applications come to mind, including conference room glass, bath and shower enclosures, and hospital rooms…. Read more »

Measuring Bent Glass

When you are describing a piece of flat glass, it comes down to three dimensions—the thickness, the length, and the width.  With bent glass, the thickness is easy to specify, but it gets more complicated to specify the dimensions related to shape.  Here are the terms that you will need to specify when describing bent… Read more »

Stronger, Lighter Glass for Interiors

Architectural glass design

The thicker the glass, the greater the strength.  Not so with chemically strengthened glass.  Elevecture, located in New York City, has incorporated 2mm chemically strengthened glass in building lobbies and interior elevator cabs—high traffic areas that are often subjected to impacts or scratches.  More information is available from Elevecture. Chemically strengthened glass offers two more… Read more »

Bent Glass Design and Devil’s Detail

Architectural glass design in skyscraper

The Architectural Glass and Metal Association (AGMA) is a trade association serving regional glazing contractors in the greater Philadelphia area. The association serves as a resource for professional contractors engaged in interior and exterior glass applications.  Its publication, Devil’s Detail, recently focused on bent glass, and Bent Glass Design was a contributor to this interesting article. Click… Read more »

Glass Display Cases Entice Shoppers

Let’s face it, shoppers want to see what they are buying when it comes to food.  Glass is hygienic, attractive, and easy to clean—attributes that enhance the shopping experience.  RPI Industries, located in Medford, New Jersey, have over 30-years’ experience manufacturing refrigerated and non-refrigerated glass cases for the hospitality and food service markets. Standard or… Read more »

Bent Glass, the Shapely Alternative to Flat Glass

Glass rails in home

If flat glass is the norm, bent glass goes one step further in enhancing architectural and interior design.   Bent glass shapes offer a variety of options.  From a shallow or cylindrical bent to a complex curve to a curve plus tangents, these shapes attract attention and create interest. You may wonder how bent glass is… Read more »

Curved Laminated Glass Showcases Jewelry

Showcase Glass for Businesses and Jewelry

Showcase cases enable the view of all types of products, especially for shoppers looking for jewelry. There is nothing as eye-catching as a sparkling diamond or as tempting as a beautiful strand of pearls. The reason showcases can attract the viewer to the product such as jewelry is because of the crystal-clear glass around the… Read more »