Glass bending

Bending

Glass is gradually heated to a temperature of 500°-600°, then it softens and adheres to a concave or convex curved mold on the bottom of the heated space. The cooling down phase is very slow in order to give the material a greater resistance to bending than a regular flat glass. We can distinguish between two kinds of curved glass: Curved safety glass- it is made of several glass plates with one or more heat-fixed PVB or EVA plastic layers inserted in order to create a laminated glass. Curved toughened glass- the toughening process increases the mechanical resistance and avoids the risk of breakage in case of thermal shock. This treatment produces a safety glass too, because in case of breakage it breaks up into little blunt pieces. Vetreria Bazzanese uses a state-of-the-art glass curving furnace that allows to process glass rapidly and to high standards. In architecture, curved glass can be used outdoors and indoors to realize porches, shelters, staircases, parapets, windows, elevators, doors and in home furnishings for tables, mirrors, fish tanks, walls, false ceilings.