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Moulded Scratchproof Transparent Glass Manufacturing

03/25/2011 2:33 PM

Hi, I am design a new line of furnitures and I need to manufacture a high strength, scratch proof, transparent moulded Glass or lighter but high quality material to withstand a good life cycle. I am searching options for the same. as it has to go in mass production. but currently I have come across to FRP, or plexiglass, acrylic...as I am an architect and have no idea about technicality of the same... so little help would do great. Regards Manish Mishra

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03/25/2011 2:37 PM

Google "architectural glass". Learn something.

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03/25/2011 2:43 PM

Its not Architectural glass...its not related to building, its very much related to interior and manufacturing. http://www.furniturefashion.com/2009/02/16/philippe_starcks_mr_imposible_chair_from_kartell.html Follow the link you'll understand what I am asking... Regards

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03/25/2011 3:13 PM

Made of transparent polycarbonate.

The answer to your question is in your link. Here in the US they call that furniture, Acrylic.

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Re: moulded scratchproof transparent glass manufacturing

03/25/2011 3:15 PM

is there a difference between acrylic and polycarbonate...or its same thing?

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03/25/2011 3:18 PM

They are totally different materials. Acrylic is weaker, but more clear. It, too can be colored. Go with the polycarbonate.

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03/25/2011 2:49 PM

Its not Architectural glass...its not related to building, its very much related to interior and manufacturing. http://www.furniturefashion.com/2009/02/16/philippe_starcks_mr_imposible_chair_from_kartell.html http://i55.tinypic.com/dy7z21.jpg what you think is the material? I need something on same terms Regards

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03/25/2011 3:16 PM

It's polycarbonate. PC is a strong moldable thermoplastic resin. It can be colored or clear.

It usually requires a mold to form something like a chair such as you show. The mold will be expensive.

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03/25/2011 3:16 PM

There is no such thing as 'scratch proof' glass. Real glass will be scratched, eventually, by dust, sand, diamond rings and a variety of other materials.

Simulated glass, made from plastics such as acrylic and polycarbonate, is even less scratch-resistant than glass. Of these types of clear plastics, polyester is somewhat less likely to scratch than polycarbonate; a plastic known as CR-39, often used for eyeglasses, is more scratch resistant that most other optical-grade plastics, but even CR-39 will scratch easier than glass.

You can search for plastics that have a scratch-resistant barrier layer or coating over the base plastic, which will give somewhat better resistance to scratching. For eyeglasses a teflon coating can be applied to improve the scratch resistance of the lenses, but I don't know if you can get this applied to large furniture-size pieces of glass.

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03/25/2011 3:28 PM

Thanks a lot guys, I think I'll go for polycarbonate molding with specific coating... You guys are excellent, thanks a lot.

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03/25/2011 10:50 PM

I have just the tables you might be looking for.

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03/26/2011 1:15 AM

Unless someone else knows otherwise, the toughest glass in mass production currently is made by Corning.

It can be found on certain laptops and smart phones (samsung galaxy s, is one example) goes by the name 'Gorilla Glass'

I can attest to the scratch resistance and strength...my Samsung looks sales-floor new which is amazing considering the abuse it takes.

It is probably far from a bargain, but it is interesting to check out.

I tried to add links to www.corninggorillaglass.com the video on youtube titled 'gorilla glass' ...

It appears the editor did not like my attempt and completely erased both entries.

I do like the 'edit' feature for comments. :-)

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03/26/2011 6:16 AM

I am aiming something of this high quality for my furnitures currently...and thanks for expanding the horizon for me...These new things help designers a a lot. I am grateful...

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03/26/2011 3:43 PM

I think the one that suggested Gorilla glass is worth looking into.The glass that was once used for now obsolete television and computer screens may have a factory that still makes That glass and would like a new product to design it into.Pre-made Mold designs are required anytime you need something manufactured,i would remember to mention the word prototype for your design protection.ds

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Re: Moulded Scratchproof Transparent Glass Manufacturing

06/06/2011 5:07 PM

My needs are similar to that of manum8, but not for furniture. My end product will use discs, apx. 6" or 8" in diameter. They need to be:

1. Highly scratch resistant

2. Transparent

3. Shatterproof and able to support about 2lbs. without breaking

I've contacted Corning about Gorilla Glass, but they replied that all production is spoken for. Corning won't even make samples available. Does anyone have an idea for another material I can use?

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06/07/2011 2:38 AM

This 'glass' reasonably scratch resistant, at ~ 9 Mohs.

ALON or Raytran by Raytheon Corp

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