What is channel glass?
Channel glass is a translucent U-shaped glass produced in several widths ranging from 9″ to 19″ and lengths up to 23 feet. Channel glass creates uninterrupted walls of glass with minimal framing elements, making it ideal for daylighting applications.
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Produced in Europe’s first oxygen-fired glass melting furnace, our Lamberts® channel glass is the world’s most environmentally-friendly cast glass today. Its basic ingredients are sand, lime, soda, and carefully recycled pre- and post-consumer glass. The mix is combined in the sophisticated oxygen-fired melting furnace, and emerges from the furnace as a ribbon of molten glass. It is then drawn over a series of steel rollers and formed into a U-shape. As the resulting U-glass ribbon is cooled and hardened, it creates a continuous glass channel of the specified dimensions and surface finish. The endless ribbon of channel glass is carefully annealed (control-cooled) and cut to the desired lengths, prior to final processing and shipping.
Bendheim Wall Systems’ channel glass is produced according to the German quality standard DIN EN 752.7.