Mirror Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of mirror manufacturing companies. Use our website to review and source top mirror manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find mirror companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture mirrors to your company's specifications. Then contact the mirror companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product news articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of optical glass, flat glass, or quartz glass of every type, this is the resource for you.

  • New Haven, IN

    We make it our goal to offer the top glass cutting services in the industry. Although we started small when we were founded in 1950, we have grown every year and are now one of the largest glass suppliers in the industry. We make products for more than just the optical industry, and can make customized products to suit any need. Contact us for a quote today!

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  • Cambridge, ON

    Glass cutting is a varied industry, and we have done it all for the past 50 years. We believe in manufacturing high quality glass products that will exceed customer expectations every time. Our goal and mission has always been to ensure our customers are satisfied and will come to us with all of their glass needs. Contact us to learn more today!

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  • Painesville Township, OH

    Founded in 1990, Technical Glass Products is a fabricator of Fused Quartz Glassware. We maintain a broad inventory of labware, flat stock, rod and tubes in addition to providing custom fabrication using state of the art equipment to suit your needs. Our commitment to excellence has resulted in TGP becoming America’s fastest growing supplier of stock shapes and fabricated products in the industry.

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  • Williamsburg, VA

    Coresix Precision Glass, Inc. is a fully integrated technical glass manufacturer specializing in high quality glass of all types. We are supported by a modern and fully integrated grinding department that can offer quality and cost effective manufacturing and fast delivery. Call us today for more information!

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Mirror Companies and Suppliers Industry Information


Mirrors are a type of reflective glass that reflect light rays and preserve some or all of the physical characteristics of the original light. Mirrors are used for industrial, commercial, scientific, technical, military, and consumer applications. Mirrors may have flat, concave, or convex reflective surfaces, and they can be manufactured in rectangular, round, spherical, and other shapes. Laser mirrors coated with thin layers of gold, silver, or aluminum on glass can split beams of light and are used with high energy or power and fast lasers, from UV to IR spectral ranges.

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Applications of Mirrors

Mirrors are used in many applications and environments, including:

  • Vehicles
  • Scientific, Technical, and Optical Labs and Equipment
  • Medical Settings
  • Commercial and Industrial Settings

Industrial, technical, and scientific mirrors include optical mirrors, laser mirrors, and dichroic mirrors; the latter can reflect one wavelength of light and transmit the rest. Inspection mirrors that can bend or telescope and have joints that can swivel or rotate allow users to see around corners and tight spots. Curved mirrors, such as parabolic reflectors, are used in telescopes. Convex or diverging mirrors are used for safety, in automotive side-view mirrors, hallway mirrors, and on roads and driveways to allow pedestrians and motorists to see around sharp turns and corners. Such mirrors provide a wider range of view than flat mirrors.

Concave or converging mirrors have reflective surfaces that are recessed inward. They are used to focus light inward, as from a wide surface area to a single point. Such mirrors are used in a wide variety of applications, such as in reflecting telescopes, for the purpose of magnifying an image, in solar power applications, and for illumination purposes (e.g., spotlights, flashlights, and headlamps all use concave mirrors to distribute light from a small point or source outward). Concentrated solar power generation systems utilize mirrors or lenses to gather sunlight from a large area and concentrate its energy in a small area. When the energy from sunlight is concentrated, it is converted into solar thermal energy or heat, producing electricity. Currently, photovoltaic cells are used more widely than concentrated solar power or CSP systems, but, in the future, CSP will undoubtedly be used to generate power on a much wider scale.

Manufacturing Process of Mirrors

A variety of ingredients are used to make mirrors, depending on what applications they will be used for. To manufacture the glass used in mirrors, ingredients such as silica or silicon dioxide, often mixed with chemicals including sodium oxide, sodium carbonate, and calcium oxide or lime, are heated and mixed in a furnace, then cooled to a temperature where they can be worked and shaped into different sized products. After the glass substrate of the mirror is made, it is coated with reflective materials, such as silver, gold, or aluminum. Copper is often used to extend the durability of the mirror over time, and the reflective coating on the back of the substrate is often coated with paint to protect it from scratching and other types of damage. Dielectric or Bragg mirrors consist of multiple layers of dielectric material on a glass substrate. These mirrors are used in optical applications, for splitting beams into different wavelengths of light, for laser cavity mirrors, and on mirror shades.

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