Plate Glass

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Plate glass is often manufactured through the use of rollers and requires precision and precaution while manufacturing. Read More…

Plate Glass Plate glass is very similar to flat glass as it is often used to make windows and other similar applications such as tables or mirrors.

Leading Manufacturers

New Haven, IN  |  260-749-9614

We make it our goal to offer the top glass cutting services in the industry. Although we started small when we were founded in 1950, we have grown every year and are now one of the largest glass suppliers in the industry. We make products for more than just the optical industry, and can make customized products to suit any need. Contact us for a quote today!

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S & S Optical Company, Inc. $$$

Cambridge, ON  |  800-315-0387

Glass cutting is a varied industry, and we have done it all for the past 50 years. We believe in manufacturing high quality glass products that will exceed customer expectations every time. Our goal and mission has always been to ensure our customers are satisfied and will come to us with all of their glass needs. Contact us to learn more today!

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Pegasus Glass $$$

Painesville Township, OH  |  440-639-6399

Founded in 1990, Technical Glass Products is a fabricator of Fused Quartz Glassware. We maintain a broad inventory of labware, flat stock, rod and tubes in addition to providing custom fabrication using state of the art equipment to suit your needs. Our commitment to excellence has resulted in TGP becoming America’s fastest growing supplier of stock shapes and fabricated products in the industry.

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Technical Glass Products, Inc. $$$

Port Jervis, NY  |  845-856-5375

Gillinder is a high-quality glass manufacturer and glass fabricator. Since 1861, we have been providing our customers superior glass products and glass fabrication services. Heat resistant glass is among our trusted products, which have served the marine, aircraft, industrial and landscaping industries in a variety of applications. We are ISO 9001:2015 certified. Contact Gillinder and let us meet any and all of your glass cutting needs today!

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Gillinder Glass $$$

Chicago, IL  |  773-525-0435

As glass fabricators, Torstenson Glass specializes in flat glass, wire glass, obscure glass, transparent glass, textured glass, heat resistant glass and the FireLite® family of products. We have operated continuously for over 110 years, and we welcome the opportunity to discuss your glass fabricating needs. If we don’t have it, we can generally draw from experience to find you whatever you need.

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Torstenson Glass Company $$$

Vineland, NJ  |  800-982-4734

Glass, Quartz & Vycor® Components fabricated to your specifications. Processing specialties such as Concentric Grinding, Corning Chemical 7931 Grades®, Glass–Quartz Forming, Glass-to-Metal, Glass-to-Glass, Lathe & Hand Tooling, Precision Bore Glass & Quartz Tubing, Quartz-to-Borosilicate Graded Seals, Special End Finishing. ISO 9001:2000 Registration.

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Precision Electronic Glass, Inc. $$$
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Finding the right plate glass manufacturer can be difficult as there are many out there, but the right plate glass manufacturer will work with you and listen to your application to manufacture the right type of plate glass for your applications. The thickness of the glass is perhaps the most important aspect to consider when purchasing plate glass, as some plate glass can be very brittle and if the plate glass is being utilized within a structure certain building codes must be met.

Plate glass is made through the process of melting down sand and other materials into what is known as liquid glass. This glass is then spread out over a metal table where rollers will pass over it until the glass is smooth. The glass will then polish while it cools down. This is what creates the coveted uniform sheet of glass. After the glass is completely cooled, if your application so requires, this is when additional polishing would take place.

Occasionally, plate glass can be made by allowing the molten glass to float on molten tin to create a uniform shape. As stated before, plate glass can be incredibly brittle so it takes a great deal of skill and precision to cut this glass down to size. Typically, a glass plate manufacturer will offer a number of standard sizes or a custom order can be filled if your application requires a unique shape or size.

In order to get the perfect size, shape and thickness, it is key to communicate these needs with your plate glass manufacturer. It is important to keep in mind that thicker glass is much more difficult to cut, but at the same time the increased thickness of the glass provides more durability and structural strength.

Discussing your needs with an experienced glass manufacturer will help you determine the right specifications for your applications and help you find a solution that fits your requirements and your budget.

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