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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.

  • Cambridge, ON 800-315-0387

    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 440-639-6399

    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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  • New Haven, IN 260-749-9614

    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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  • Port Jervis, NY 845-856-5375

    Gillinder is a high-quality glass manufacturer and glass fabricator. Since 1861, we have been providing our customers superior glass products and glass fabrication services. Heat resistant glass is among our trusted products, which have served the marine, aircraft, industrial and landscaping industries in a variety of applications. We are ISO 9001:2015 certified. Contact Gillinder and let us meet any and all of your glass cutting needs today!

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  • Chicago, IL 773-525-0435

    As glass fabricators, Torstenson Glass specializes in flat glass, wire glass, obscure glass, transparent glass, textured glass, heat resistant glass and the FireLite® family of products. We have operated continuously for over 110 years, and we welcome the opportunity to discuss your glass fabricating needs. If we don’t have it, we can generally draw from experience to find you whatever you need.

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  • Vineland, NJ 800-982-4734

    Glass, Quartz & Vycor® Components fabricated to your specifications. Processing specialties such as Concentric Grinding, Corning Chemical 7931 Grades®, Glass–Quartz Forming, Glass-to-Metal, Glass-to-Glass, Lathe & Hand Tooling, Precision Bore Glass & Quartz Tubing, Quartz-to-Borosilicate Graded Seals, Special End Finishing. ISO 9001:2000 Registration.

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Mirrors

Mirrors are a type of reflective glass that reflect light rays and preserve some or all of the physical characteristics of the original light. They are used for industrial, commercial, scientific, technical, military and consumer applications. Mirrors may have flat, concave, or convex reflective surfaces, and 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.

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.

Mirrors are used in cars and trucks; in scientific, technical and optical labs and equipment; in medical settings; and in 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, from reflecting telescopes to mirrors that magnify an image, to solar power applications to illumination purposes; spotlights, flashlights and headlamps, for example, 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 much 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.

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