The Ultimate Architectural Glass

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I came across this unique embossed architectural glass that is comprised of 15-30% recycled glass, and up to 100% upon request. UltraGlas is a product of heat “slumping” (often referred to as “kiln-formed,” “heat-molded” or “cast” glass) which allows for a wide array of designs and textures.

The process of making this distinctive glass includes these steps:  float glass is cut and fabricated to size and shape, and then the prepared glass is placed atop a carved mold. The application of heat relaxes the glass, allowing it to “slump” into and over the exact contours and textures of the mold itself. The glass is then allowed to cool slowly in the mold to form the intended design.  At this point it may be tempered and/or bent, and special finishes can be applied.

Some of the applications where UltraGlas is used include:  entry and wall systems, countertops, flooring, water features, theme walls, shower and bath enclosures.  These distinctive glass formations, manufactured in California, can be found in hotels, spas, casinos, restaurants, corporate offices, and upscale residences.


Tag(s): Green Furnishings, Recycling

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