Thin glass, a new way to see glass
The new generation of soda-lime and aluminosilicate glasses offers through chemical strengthening both very high impact resistance and astonishing bending strength. Chemical strengthening enables to reinforce very thin glasses through an ion exchange to achieve very strong performance and incomparable mechanical strength.
Verre Industrie masters machining of thin glass, chemical strengthening and printing offering a light and incredibly tough product to be used in the most demanding environments.
The Thin Glass Range:
• Thin float glass
• Thin borosilicate glass: borofloat®
• Thin aluminosilicate glass: Gorilla® Glass & Xensation
• Hybrid glass: Falcon Glass
We have adapted solutions for:
• Thin glass & chemical strengthening
• Thin glass machining
• Laminating of thin glass
• Thin glass screen printing
THIN GLASS & CHEMICAL STRENGTHENING
The chemical strengthening process consists in immersing, for a given time, the glass in a bath of molten potassium salts.
From a certain temperature (+/- 400 ° C), there is a ion exchange between the bath salts and the glass.
The small sodium ions in the glass surface are replaced by larger K + ions in the molten salt, resulting in surface compression stresses.
Chemical strengthening enables to reinforce thin glass, to obtain very strong performance and incomparable mechanical strength.
Our chemical strengthening furnace can harden parts up to 2200 x 1300mm.
THIN GLASS MACHINING
From the smallest to the largest, from the simplest to the most complicated, Verre Industrie is your partner for all parts manufacturing.
Two of its 9 machining centers are now dedicated to the machining of thin soda-lime, borosilicate or alumino-silicate glass from 0.55mm thick.
From the smallest size (5 x 5 mm) up to approx 2sqm.
LAMINATING OF THIN GLASS
Verre Industrie has a unique know-how for the production of laminated glass from 1+1mm with the possibility of combining different types of glass (anti-reflective, anti-glare, conductive ITO, colour,printed).
The combination of chemical strengthening and lamination enables us to offer high-performance glass:
– High impact resistance
– Optimized weight
– Reduced thickness
THIN GLASS SCREEN PRINTING
Verre Industrie offers two types of screen printing.
The epoxy screen printing (or bi-component) allows to have a greater number of colors and to reach a great fineness of the patterns on all the thicknesses of glass, from 0.55 mm thickness, flat or bended.
Under certain conditions, we are able to produce enamelled screen printing on thin glass, making the ink unalterable by vitrification at around 650°C.