We provide various types of curved and bent glass to match all applications. Not sure what you need? Take a look through our products to see which type of glass best suits your needs. Not only do we supply the glass, we have solutions for all the custom hardware and glass channels you need to complete your custom project.
The annealing of “float” (non-treated) glass is a process that involves slowly cooling hot glass objects after formation, to relieve any internal stresses created during the manufacturing process. The annealing of glass is crucial to the strength, durability and reliability of the finished product. Glass that has not been properly annealed can be likely to crack or shatter under small pressure, stress, or environmental changes.
decorative art glass sculptures,
certain residential windows
passenger vehicle windows,
shower doors, railings and staircases,
architectural glass doors and tables.
Tempered glass is one form of “safety glass”. The original glass is treated thermally to increase its strength, making it a stronger and safer form of glass which is often required for many applications. Tempering involves heating the glass to a point just before melting temperature, and then quenching it rapidly. The stress caused by this rapid quench will result in a significant increase in strength. If broken, the glass will crumble into tiny blunt pieces, rather than jagged shards (as annealed glass would).
Laminated glass is another form of “safety glass” that consists of two or more layers of glass held together by an interlayer typically made of SentryGlas, PVB or EVA. This interlayer (which can be clear or coloured) keeps the layers of glass bonded when broken, preventing the glass from breaking into jagged shards, but rather a crackled pattern. Laminated glass is a safer choice in areas that pose a security concern since the glass will remain intact, even when broken. This type of glass is especially prevalent in jewelry stores, hurricane-prone areas, and any area where safety is of the utmost concern. Laminated curved glass has the highest optical quality possible, due to the more controlled manufacturing process.
glass walls, windows, railings
this type of treated glass is suitable for most applications but is especially common for boat/ yacht windows or when optical quality is of the upmost importance.
Chemically Strengthened Glass
Chemically strengthened glass has been treated for increased strength and durability, making it typically six to eight times the strength of annealed glass. The glass is produced by being submersed into a chamber containing a heated potassium salt which causes smaller sodium ions in the glass surface to be replaced by larger potassium ions from the solution. This replacement of ions causes the surface of the glass to be in a state of compression and the core in compensating tension. Chemically strengthened glass is not considered safety glass as it will have a break pattern similar to annealed glass, but we can laminate it if safety glass is required.
Insulated glass consists of two or three glass window panes separated by a spacer bar to reduce heat transfer. We manufacture all insulated glass units in-house to our client’s specifications. Insulated glass can include annealed, thermally tempered, chemically strengthened, or laminated glass options. A wide variety of LowE coatings can be utilized to further increase energy efficiency.
windows, display cases,
refrigeration cases, wine rooms
any application you like!
There’s a trend in both residential and commercial buildings to include decorative art glass in place of walls or clear glass. There are multiple applications for treating glass to get the desired effect, but the most common options we provide include screen printed glass, sandblasted glass, and specialty ordered printed or coloured interlayers.
Screen printed glass can be made with any design you want by simply printing a layer of ceramic ink onto the surface of glass through a screen mesh.
Etched and sandblasted glass provide excellent durability and design. Etched glass is typically created by applying acidic, caustic, or abrasive substances directly to the glass whereas sandblasted glass is produced when abrasive media is accelerated through a blasting nozzle by means of compressed air.
Coastal Curved Glass can see through your completed project, which often includes the ordering and installation of all chosen glass hardware. We are a supplier for many industry leading hardware manufacturers, allowing us to source the highest-quality and most complete catalogue of hardware to make your design stand out.
Custom aluminum and stainless-steel extrusions can be curved using a stretch form process for a guaranteed fit. We will work with our preferred suppliers to create the total package for your curved glass design.
Contact us now to discover what type of glass will be best for your application.
Coastal Curved Glass partners with leading artists and glass producers around the world to offer any design solutions to suit your needs. Although we do some flat glass projects, we frequently curve flat glass after the design is applied to make the project even more impressive. We will work with you to recommend local supplies/ artists to properly capture the vision and effect you are looking for.