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Starfire Glass

Bear Glass is the 4th generation family business specializing in starphire glass. We stock a wide variety of sizes of starphire glass. Starphire glass is used in many specialty projects because it offers an absolute transparent glass, allowing you to view the natural colors of it’s environment. Starphire glass is great of furniture, doors, shower enclosures, painted glass and more.

Starfire Glass, also known by the brand names low iron, Eurowhite, Opti White or Diamante, is a clear transparent glass that is almost tint-free. It achieves this effect because it is produced from higher quality grades of silica sand that are almost totally free of iron oxides. The stunning clarity of low iron glass makes it an obvious choice for atriums, doors, entranceways, and display cases. Low iron glass can be laminated or tempered just like regular float glass and can be used virtually anywhere regular float glass can.

Starfire glass feature is best shown in this photo. Notice how this glass does not change the color of the white wall or the tile. As clear glass gets thicker the green cast becomes more noticeable. Sometimes this is not importan, but if you want to display true colors that are seen through glass starphire glass is key in allowing to do so. The use of Starfire glass keeps the colors true to life, notice how the tiles and wall don’t lose it’s color through the glass..
Starfire Glass is a lead free, low iron product that represents the very best in making glass trophies, although not clear enough to be called “crystal”. Aslight blue tint is evident in the mostly-clear products.

Table of all available Starfire Glass

Shapes:

Below are some of the many shapes you may select from for your glass needs:


If the shape you need is not displayed we can probably still create it for you

Please contact us to verify that we can cut the shape you desire with either a drawing, picture or diagram of the shape. A pattern is required before we can cut the glass for you. This pattern is usually created from paper, wood and/or cardboard.

Fabrication:

we offer the following types of fabrication to accommodate for the many applications of mirror:

  • Cutting by Hand
  • Notches
  • Finger Pulls
  • Etching
  • Drilled Holes
  • Bismatic
  • Silvering Booth
  • Polish
  • Silver leaf
  • Paint
  • Drilling
  • Glue Chipping
  • Cutouts (Examples: light switches, electrical outlets, telephone jacks)
  • Beveling
  • Miter
  • V-groove
  • Laminate
  • Installation

Edgework:

This is the shaping or finishing of the edges of a glass surface, usually by grinding with an abrasive wheel. Pencil Polished edge in a Satin finish (also available in clear finish) is the most common type of edgework on mirrors. Although this is not as common on mirrors as it is on glass. Beveled edges can also be applied to any of these edge finishes. See the Beveling section

Beveling

This is the production, by abrasion, of a sloping edge on the glass sheet which is commonly used on mirror glass. Beveling of mirror edges creates a very elegant and lavish appearance. It is often used for wall and vanity mirrors. The beveling process uses diamond grinding wheels to remove a portion of the glass edge and then uses felt wheels and polishing compound to bring the edge to a shiny clear finish once again. The finished look can really enhance the overall appearance of any project that uses glass or mirror. See our gallery of beautiful Beveled mirrors

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