Through a manufacturing process of heating, curving, and rapidly cooling the glass, curved tempered glass is 4-5 times stronger than annealed glass and can be used in applications requiring safety glazing as well as structural glazing. Bent Heat-Strengthened glass is also available. Heat strengthened glass is 2 times as strong as annealed glass. While not a safety glazing product, it is used in applications where additional strength is required for load specifications or for applications and glass types that require resistance to thermal absorption.

State-of-the-art technology provides high quality optics with minimal distortion and strict radial tolerances.

Standard Bent Glass is a certified Guardian SunGuard Select Fabricator for high performance coated glass.

Bent tempered glass can be manufactured as a tempered/laminated product, as well as combined in an insulated unit for increased thermal and solar performance.

Applications:
Curved Balustrade
Spiral Staircases
Curtainwall and Storefronts
Interior Glazing
Structural Glass Wall Systems
Display Case and Showcase
Shower and Bath Enclosures
Skylights and overhead glazing

Complies with Applicable Standards:

ANSI Z97.1 – Safety Glazing Code
CPSC 16CFR 1201 – Safety Glazing Code
ASTM C 1036 – Specification for Flat Glass
ASTM C 1048 – Specification for Heat Treated Glass
ASTM C 1172 – Specification for Laminated Glass
ASTM C 1464 – Specification for Bent Glass

Glass Thickness Available:

Maximum Size: Arc Length: 96” Height: 130”
Maximum Arc: 90 degrees / Cylindrical bends only
Minimum Radius: 30”

 

Many factors are involved in the manufacture of curved glass. The above recommendations provide general guidelines. Please contact a customer service representative at (800) 634-9252 for specific information on requirements exceeding recommendations.

Bent laminated glass is comprised of two or more layers of bent glass combined with polyvinyl butyral (pvb) or urethane interlayers in an autoclave system for material bonding.

In addition to safety from injury due to glass breakage, curved laminated glass provides sound transmission control, blocks 99% of the suns ultra violet rays, is effective in attack, ballistic, blast and hurricane resistance.

Curved laminated glass can be combined with all of our decorative laminated glass options with colors, textures, patterns, as well as SentryGlas® Expressions™ digital images.

Bent laminated glass is available in multiple combinations as an insulated unit for increased thermal and solar performance.

Bullet resistant glass is available in curved glass options.

Bent tempered laminated glass can also be provided for structural glazing applications.

Complies with Applicable Standards:

ANSI Z97.1 – Safety Glazing Code
CPSC 16CFR 1201 – Safety Glazing Code
ASTM C 1036 – Specification for Flat Glass
ASTM C 1464 – Specification for Bent Glass
ASTM C 1172 – Specification for Laminated Glass

 

Size Recommendations:

Maximum Size: Arc Length: 108” Height: 150”
Minimum Radius: 6”

Many factors are involved in the manufacture of curved glass.

The above recommendations provide general guidelines. Please contact a customer service representative at (800) 634-9252 for specific information on requirements exceeding recommendations.