Curved tempered glass
Veneto Vetro mainly uses the vertical bending and tempering process, which guarantees a superior optical quality as the glass does not pass over rollers during the softening phase (rollers can create small imperfections on the glass). Together with cylindrical curving, using our own method, special curves can be created on the glass, discontinuous curves (i.e. glass with “double curves”), torsion curves and even slightly spherical panes.
In this process, the glass is subjected to a fast heating process, where it softens and is then rapidly pressed in the curving mould, formed of a concave and a convex side, which gives the required shape, and is finally rapidly cooled down. Curved tempered glass is classified as safety glass, because when it breaks in very small fragments.