ABOUT US

Welcome to Glass Benders

We manufacture and supply quality curved and laminated glass to customers throughout Africa and  abroad.

OUR VALUES

Through our experience and commitment to product development, we are able to custom make unique, bespoke curved and laminated glass products for a wide range of applications.

OUR MISSION

Glass Benders strive to provide high-quality and time driven projects. What differentiates our service is our Speed to Market. Because all of the work is done in-house we have the ability to turn around urgent orders within a few days

OUR PROMISE

Guaranteed workmanship, professional service, products of the highest quality and fast turnaround time.

Glass Benders has two partners, John Rossetti and Trevor Goldberg, who are able to advise on all matters – technical and aesthetic – pertaining to curved and laminated glass and its many applications.

At our plant in Cape Town, we cut, polish, process, bend and laminate glass

We have 4 specialized glass bending kilns, the largest of which can accommodate a 3000mm x 2500mm piece of glass. We can bend any thickness of glass up to and including 19mm glass and we can bend to any radius. 

We have more than 150 stainless steel moulds and can make up a mould for any curve, should we not have one to fit your required shape. We have a straight line polishing machine for in-house cutting and polishing and we can outsource any irregular shape to be cut and polished on a CNC machine. 

Our EVA laminating machine can fit panels up to 3000 x 2500 mm

The laminate is sourced from Italy, has good UV and humidity resistance and high light transmittance, making it ideal for outside use, especially for swimming pool inserts. Laminated glass is also a good choice where security is an issue, as smashed glass adheres to the laminate and makes it difficult to break through. 

Our products are used in a wide variety of architectural and commercial applications:

We manufacture glass panels, flat or curved, to architects’ specifications where very high wind conditions need to be taken into consideration.

We are able to supply switchable glass panels and to meet most specifications for specialized requirements – such as high uv resistance, coloured laminates and applied colours or patterns.

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Walk-over skylights and glass floors

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Shop fronts

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Canopies

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Multi-laminated glass for glass swimming pool windows and pool rims

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Deli-counters and jewellery counters (rendering smash and grab impossible

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Windscreen glass for vintage vehicles that are no longer able to source the appropriate glass from the manufacturers

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Office partitions and work-stations

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Revolving doors

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Furniture

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Convex glass mirrors

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Glass canopies

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Curved glass curtain walls

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Yacht windscreens

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Light-house glass

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Shop fitting

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Switchable glass

CURVED GLASS

The curved annealed glass supplied by Glass Benders, is manufactured in-house. Glass is bent by applying heat in specialized glass bending kilns. As the heated glass sheet softens, it forms over the specific mould that is being used.

Moulds are made from templates or created from CAD drawings. Annealed glass bends can be laminated to produce laminated safety glass bends.

We supply a wide range of customers with curved glass; from large curved and laminated structural panels of 3 x 2.5 meters to small curved pieces with a 90mm radius to convex glass bowls for mirrors.

FLAT GLASS

Toughened laminated glass and specialized laminated float glass is used in many specialized installations. Toughened or float multi-laminated glass is used in walk-over skylights, glass floors and pool inserts.

Toughened glass is used for most flat glass installations. The thickness of the glass used for balustrades, shower enclosures, partitioning and doors, depends on the size of the glass panel being installed and safety requirements are strictly adhered to.

Once a glass panel is toughened, it cannot be cut or re-shaped, so accurate design and measurement are important in the early stages of each project.

FLAT GLASS

Toughened laminated glass and specialized laminated float glass is used in many specialized installations. Toughened or float multi-laminated glass is used in walk-over skylights, glass floors and pool inserts.

Toughened glass is used for most flat glass installations. The thickness of the glass used for balustrades, shower enclosures, partitioning and doors, depends on the size of the glass panel being installed and safety requirements are strictly adhered to.

Once a glass panel is toughened, it cannot be cut or re-shaped, so accurate design and measurement are important in the early stages of each project.

WE'RE GLOBAL

WE HAVE CLIENTS WORLDWIDE AND HAVE  SHIPPED QUALITY PRODUCTS TO 3 CONTINENTS

DIVERSE & UNIQUE

We are involved in many high end architectural projects where uniqueness is a key element. We have provided glass for projects as diverse as glass for an antique sextant, to a curved glass urinal splashback for a private residence. 

We are never surprised by the requests we get and always strive to provide a solution for our clients.

DIVERSE & UNIQUE

We are involved in many high end architectural projects where uniqueness is a key element. We have provided glass for projects as diverse as glass for an antique sextant, to a curved glass urinal splashback for a private residence. 

We are never surprised by the requests we get and always strive to provide a solution for our clients.