Diamond tools in the flat glass industry

Flat glass is glass shaped to plates. It is found in several areas of every day life:

Architecture: windows, doors, faces and roofs, indoor and outdoor
Furniture: show cases, display cabinets, glass panes and shelves of furniture and refrigerators, but also for aquariums and terrariums
Transport: windows in cars, trains, ships and airplanes
Technics: flat screens, copiers, windows with special features in technical devices

Varieties of flat glass

Floatglas: 95% of flat glass is manufactured in float processes. The liquid glass is poured into a bushing containing molten tin, floats on top of the tin and spreads evenly, creating very flat glass with a clear, transparent and smooth surface. The thickness is achieved by the speed with which the glass is drawn off the tin bath.

Cast glass  gets its shape by pressing of rolling. The glas gets a decorative or functional structure, is translucent, but in most cases not transparent.

Tempered safety glass (ESG) is pretensioned thermically or chemically, and therefore more robust than normal glass. When breaking, injury risk is minimised, as tempered safety glass resolves into small pieces.

Laminated glass (VSG) consists of two or more aus zwei oder mehr glass panes with plastic foil in between. This layer construction makes the glass more stable and makes sure that the class fragments will stick to the foil when breaking.

WINTER diamond tools

for machining flat glass