Curved glass from Flintermann combines the advantages of a glass surface with the modern elegance of organic shapes. Different bends allow for completely new forms in architecture.
Cylindrical bending (with straight extensions).
Possible glass thicknesses and glass types are determined in close consultation with the customer after production engineering testing.
Possible glass thicknesses and glass types are determined in close consultation with the customer after production-technical testing.
technical testing. The maximum bending angle
should not exceed 45°.
Possible glass thicknesses and glass types are determined in close consultation with the customer after technical
nical testing. The maximum bending angle
should not exceed 30°. The glass size should
not be larger than 2,000 x 2,000 mm.
The bent glass is part of a cylindrical shell.
The maximum dimensions to be produced are determined in by mutual agreement. They are dependent on the type of glass and insulating glass structure. As cylindrical bending are the following glass types glass types can be produced as cylindrical bends: float glass, tempered glass (ESG), partially tempered glass (TVG), laminated safety glass (VSG made of float), laminated safety glass (VSG made of ESG), laminated safety glass (VSG made of TVG), insulating glass.
All glasses can be refined by various coatings. These include sandblasting, color coatings or screen printing.
Plane and curved glass
The transparency is influenced by the bending of the glass.
Depending on glass thickness and geometry, so-called burn-in can occur. Due to optical laws, the reflection of curved glass always differs from the reflection of plane glass. Increased burn-in, coating defects and surface imprints are permissible, provided that they are not visible from a distance of 3 m, in diffuse daylight and with a clear view. The same applies to impairments in terms of color, reflection and light transmission.
Curved glass can be used for facades, window elements, interior fittings and in commercial construction. Further technical information can be found in the “Technical Documents” section.
In modern architecture and renovation, insulating glass enables improved properties in terms of light transmission in combination with sensible insulation.
Sophisticated glass for architecture and interior design is often made of insulating glass. Depending on the application, different designs and variants are used.
Multi-pane insulating glass (DIN 1259-2) consists of two or three parallel panes of glass (float glass, toughened safety glass (ESG), partially tempered glass (TVG), which can also be combined. As a result, different properties and specific characteristics are achieved.
Flintermann offers toughened safety glass (ESG) from its own production.
Toughened safety glass (ESG) consists entirely of one pane of glass. It has increased bending, impact and shock resistance and offers improved resistance to temperature changes. In the event of breakage, toughened safety glass breaks into small coherent fragments, significantly reducing the risk of injury.
The increased strength results from the so-called tempering process. In this process, float glass is heated to over 600 °C in a tempering furnace under constant agitation and then quenched with cold air. During cooling, the surfaces cool faster than the core zone, resulting in the formation of zones of varying stress in the glass. These stress zones give the glass its characteristic properties. ESG can hardly be distinguished visually from normal, non-tempered glass and is therefore marked in one corner by a stamp with the imprint “ESG”.
ESG is also used in the production of laminated safety glass, Here ESG is sometimes combined with float glass or partially tempered glass (TVG).
- curved ESG in the dimensions 2000 mm x 4200 mm, from a radius of 800 mm
- curved toughened glass from a radius of 450 mm
- laminated safety glass made of tempered glass (ESG) curved, according to valid regulations
- Partially tempered glass (TVG) according to valid regulations, opening angle up to 100° possible
Flintermann manufactures curved laminated safety glass. Strict control and compliance with current standards ensure high quality and a high safety standard. The glass can be used where safety aspects and living comfort are to be combined.
- Laminated safety glass 3210 x 6000 mm from all technically possible combinations
- Opening angles up to 180° possible
- Stitch heights up to 1100 mm
- Plane and curved glass
The transparency is influenced by the bending of the glass.
Depending on the glass thickness and geometry, so-called burn-in can occur.
The reflection of curved glass always differs from the reflection of plane glass due to optical laws. Increased burn-in, coating defects and surface imprints are permissible, provided that they are not visible from a distance of 3 m, in diffuse daylight and with a clear view. The same applies to impairments in terms of color, reflection and light transmission.
Further information can be found in the guidelines of the Bundeverband Flachglas and in the “Technical Documents” section.
Safety glass must meet strict requirements and quality standards. Safety glass combinations must have special properties and be able to withstand high loads. Single-pane safety glass shatters into small blunt crumbs, incorporated foils bind the shards and fragments, increase strength or influence light transmission. For higher safety requirements, such as fire protection or personal protection, several sheets of glass are glued on top of each other.
The basic product for tempered glass (ESG, TVG) and safety glass combinations is usually float glass, which Flintermann can produce according to customer specifications.
Which safety glass combination is suitable for your project depends on several factors. We will be happy to advise you and support you with our know-how.
Float glass is a modern material widely used in construction. is the most widely used construction glass today. Facade glazing, shop windows, windows, mirrors and furniture can be made of float glass.
In float glass, the molten glass flows onto a liquid tin bath under an inert gas atmosphere at a high temperature. The liquid glass floats on the tin bath surface due to its lower specific gravity and can be brought to different thicknesses.
- suitable for counter glass, insulating glass, furniture glass
- float glass in dimensions 3210 mm x 6000 mm
- produced from 3 to 19 mm float
- all common ornaments, borofloat and special glass like anti-reflective glass are possible
- stitch heights up to 1100 mm
- open angles up to 180° possible
Float glass is also a basic product for toughened glass (ESG, TVG), laminated glass and insulating glass. Float glass can, for example, be used decoratively in combination with toughened safety glass as so-called crash glass.
Flintermann creates glass elements for you according to your specifications: Glass steps, doors or glass domes. Flintermann has the technical know-how, brings ideas to life, realizes various bends and can thus deliver fascinatingly beautiful glass elements. Our experts support you in consulting, planning, manufacturing as well as installation.
Flintermann produces glass according to high quality standards. As laminated safety glass or as a refined surface, glass is a modern material that fascinates and gives new space to creative ideas.
If you are interested in a special design, simply use our contact form. One of our employees will process your request immediately.