Glass edging can be done to improve a glass’s dimensional tolerance, functionality, cleanliness, appearance, and even resistance to chipping. Abrisa Technologies' edging treatments include cut/seam, machine ground (pencil and flat), and machine polished (pencil and flat).
Cut/Seam Edging: Also known as a safety seam edge, or a swiped edge. This treatment is done to remove sharp edges on glass.
Machine Ground: This treatment uses a diamond embedded grinding wheel with a satin finish on the edge.
Machine Polished: Gives ground edges a nice sheen finish.
A pencil ground or polished edge has a C-shaped edge, and a flat ground or polished edge has a flat edge with a small 45 degree chamber on the very top and bottom.
For more information on Abrisa’s common edge glass treatments, download the datasheet.