WORLD LEADER IN THE CUSTOM FABRICATION OF BENT GLASS AND CURVE GLASS
Downey Glass is one of the country’s largest bent glass or curved glass suppliers to the architectural glazing industry. We have the capabilities to bend its glass in many different ways, shapes, and sizes, providing a limitless array of options for custom curved glass.
Downey Glass provides bent tempered glass for architectural, commercial, and residential applications. Bent glass is offered in a large variety of glass products, including clear, Low-E, tinted, and reflective glass, to meet the desired design criteria and aesthetics. Bent glass provides versatility and elegance for any project that requires complex commercial or residential design applications.
Our production capacity and ever-expanding processing capabilities allow us to offer our clientele curved glass in various sizes in many composites, including laminate and energy-efficient dual-sealed insulating units. Downey Glass’ curved glass is the product of choice for all architectural applications such as exterior vision and spandrel areas, skylights, solariums, covered walkways, interior walls, and many more.
BENT GLASS MANUFACTURING
We make all our glass products on-site using only the most skilled employees in the glass-making industry. As a leading manufacturer in the fabrication of curved and bent glass solutions field, we offer a comprehensive and innovative portfolio of customized curved glass products for architecture, interior design, and furniture, from simple panes to complex structures, single units, and large numbers. Our glass bending equipment can handle bent tempered, bent laminated, monolithic, and even bent insulating units.
How Is Curved Glass Made?
Curved glass, also referred to as bent glass, has been heated past its softening point and formed into a curved shape, either by annealed gravity bending or by heat-treated bending. In the case of gravity bending, the softened glass is placed over or into a mold and cooled down slowly after the required shape is achieved.
Through a manufacturing process of heating, curving, and rapidly cooling the glass, curved tempered glass is 4-5 times stronger than annealed glass. It can be used in applications requiring safety glazing and structural glazing. Unlike the length and width dimensions needed to order a piece of flat glass, the fabrication of curved glass requires precise measurements of the shape of the bent glass.
CURVED & BENT GLASS OPTIONS
Fabricating curved glass is a complex process with special techniques that Downey Glass has mastered through our many years in the industry. With the benefit of the most advanced bending technology, along with the expertise of our in-house engineers, Downey Glass delivers curved glass with superior quality and perfect precision.
Hundreds of configurations are possible and can be curved to your specification. We are proud to offer a tempered and laminated solution that can also be curved to your specifications.
Our product range of curved safety glass products includes:
• Tempered curved safety glass
• Tempered curved safety glass with heat-soak test
• Laminated curved safety glass
• Curved double-glazed insulating glass units
• Curved triple-glazed insulating glass units
• Bent annealed curved glass
• Bent heat-strengthened curved glass
• Bent fully-tempered curved glass
• Bent laminated annealed curved glass
• Bent insulating curved glass
BENT GLASS SUPPLIER - CURVE GLASS MANUFACTURER
Downey Glass is one of the country’s largest bent glass or curved glass suppliers to the architectural glazing industry. We have the capabilities to bend its glass in many different ways, shapes, and sizes, providing a limitless array of options for custom curves.
All our curved glass is processed in-house, where our strict quality-control procedures and complete facility control ensure every curve is perfect to spec. Creative opportunities may be endless with the use of bent glass, but require careful consideration – and team coordination – in order to achieve results that balance aesthetic and performance objectives. See all the options we offer listed below.
Curved & Bent Glass Applications Options
• Glass Railings
• Spiral Staircases
• Bath or Shower Doors
• Shower & Tub Enclosures
• Insulated Glass
• Commercial Cabinets
• Curved Balustrade
• Curtainwall and Storefronts
• Interior Glazing
• Structural Glass Wall Systems
• Display Case and Showcase
• Skylights and overhead glazing
• Architectural Glass
• Curtain Walls
• Revolving Doors
• Furniture Applications
• Display Cases
• Barrel Vaults
• Residential Windows
• Tinted Reflective Products
• Standard Clear Glass
• Heavy Float Glass
• Display Cases
I• Interior Partitions