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.

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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.

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Pegasus Glass $$$

Port Jervis, NY  |  845-856-5375

Gillinder Glass prides itself in engineering molded technical glass for tomorrow’s technology. 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. Superior quality standards with ISO 9001:2015 certification. Gillinder Glass is uniquely qualified to support in the design of your custom products. Contact Gillinder and let us meet all your glass needs today!

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Gillinder 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.

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Technical Glass Products, Inc. $$$

Willow Grove, PA  |  215-659-8400

With over 40 years of experience, Specialty Glass Products specializes in glass fabrication and glass cutting of custom precision parts made from all types of glass, filter glass and quartz. Our strengths are in glass fabricating, miniature machining, thin lapping and polishing.

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Specialty Glass Products, Inc. $$$

Surgoinsville, TN  |  423-345-4527

Delivering competitive pricing at Techni-Glass is a promise. Glass fabricating services include appliance glass, window glass, decorative glass, insulated glass, shower glass, furniture glass, tempered glass, and much more. Our glass cutters and glass fabricators are ready to serve you.

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Techni-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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