The characteristics that a glass case must have are essentially three: a glass case must be transparent, robust, and elegant.
The first requirement, transparency, seems obvious since we are talking about glass, but it isn’t so: especially when we consider thicknesses of 6-8 mm, the transparency offered by a low iron glass case compared to a float glass case is very different. If our showcase serves to show and enhance goods, objects or food, even by means of lighting studied in detail, the difference is enormous, as we show in the picture that compares float glass samples and samples of low iron glass.
The second requirement, the robustness, is based on the resistance of the glass to impact with a hard body (vandal-proof glass), or to a certain number of hammer and ax strokes (burglarproof glass): there is a precise classification that establishes the categories of resistance, and consequently certifies the possible use of the glass case.
At last the third requirement, elegance: an essential feature if – as often happens – the case is used to display precious goods or jewels in a sales point of some brand linked to luxury, but also difficult to combine with the strength factor, equally important to protect the goods on display.
We have to thankour experience of working with glass, as well as the skill of our artisans in putting into practice what interior designers and architects have designed, as can be shown in this curved and laminated low iron glass case, in progress of realization in our laboratories.
It should be noticed that, apart from the precision required to weld the glass parts to the brass frame,is not really the easiest thing in the world working two glass foils to be laminated with a progressive bending radius!
The result? You can appreciate it in these images of some of our creations, which we invite you to learn more about, together with others, in the gallery on our website.