Curved and Flat Tempered Glass (Heat Treating)
A creative alternative for architects and designers, BCE bent tempered or heat-strengthened glass that is bent, during the heat-treating process, to a specified radius to create unique profiles for installations in commercial and residential applications.
The heat-treating process consists of heating glass in a high-temperature furnace (1,150º F / 621º C) then rapidly cooling it by blowing air on both surfaces. This cooling process locks the surfaces of the glass in a state of compression and the core in compensating tension. The resulting glass is strengthened.
Is five times stronger than comparable annealed glass;
The surface compression exceeds 10,000 PSI (68,9 MPa);
Retains its colour, chemical and light transmission properties after treatment;
Under impact, shatters in small fragments that are not sharp, minimizing the risk of serious injury;
- Typical 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