UV Bonding is a glass bonding technique that allows panels of glass to be invisibly adhered to other materials. These materials include wood and metal for use in glass construction but can also include glass itself.
UV bonding is used widely in the manufacture of glass furniture or cabinetry. The joint created under a UV Bonding method is extremely clear so unlike structural silicone bonding leaves no visible joint or black sealing line.
The technique of UV bonding includes the use of specialised adhesives, activators and particular UV lamps that emit concentration UVA waves needed to properly cure these glass joints.
For an ultra-clear joining line Low Iron Glass is recommended to reduce the dark green tint that would be visible along the edges of the glass if normal clear glass was used.
In specialised circumstances two panels of glass can be UV bonded together o create a clear glass to glass corner in a double glazed units. This has great applications is architectural glazing, creating a glass to glass corner with no spacers bars or visible joint. This UV Bonding technique is extremely specialised so please contact London Architectural Glass if you are considering the use of UV bonded corners on your project.