Made using a variety of commercial glass types, such as low-iron or standard glass, coatings enhance a pane’s performance for its intended use.
Coated glass is created by applying an ultra-thin layer to a sheet’s surface during manufacturing. Most commercial glass coatings are invisible to the naked eye, though some are intentionally colored to tint a glass sheet.
Glass coatings are applied in two ways:
- Soft coats are sprayed on a pre-cut glass sheet inside a vacuum chamber and left to harden through a process called sputter coating.
- Hard coats are applied as a chemical vapor to a glass sheet that’s heated to a high temperature. As the glass cools, the vapor condenses and bonds to its surface.
To ensure a piece of coated glass performs as intended, glass sheet fabrication occurs before a coating is applied. This preserves the coating’s integrity and prevents damage during additional processing.
Coated Glass Applications
Coated glass products are made to perform to their specific application.
- Light reduction
- UV ray protection
- Energy efficiency
- Durability against the elements
- Enhanced strength
- Better scratch resistance than off-line coated products
Shop Our Coated Glass Products
At New Angle Beveling, we carry the following coated glass products: