20 Nov 2019

Here at Dallas Flat Glass Distributors, we are constantly evaluating our processes and systems, upgrading equipment, improving programs, and working hard to be your one-stop-shop for all your flat glass needs. In doing so, we also work hard at being industry experts by adding accurate and relevant information to our knowledge base – and yours – which today includes the varying intricacies of our Flemish glass. 

Glass Characteristics of Flemish

As one of the most popular textured/patterned glasses we provide, there are a few characteristics you need to be aware of when requesting this glass type. In addition to its smooth waves, Flemish glass is manufactured to have minute blemishes or imperfections as inherent characteristics of the intended pattern as noted in the below excerpt by its manufacturer, NSG-Pilkington. 

“In general, Pilkington Flemish may contain minute surface blemishes or imperfections which are an intrinsic part of the intended pattern and effect. Pilkington makes every effort to ensure the surface is protected by an application of “Prosurf” – a liquid barrier that is applied during manufacturing. The product is then paper-interleaved to prevent plate-on-plate transit rub.”

It is important to note that when the glass is tempered, the heating process will potentially make these characteristics more prominent, which could take the form of streaks or lines throughout the glass. 

Examples of these characteristics are circled below:








If you need a sample of Flemish (annealed), we have 5” x 5” samples available for you (our valued customers) in our Shipping and Receiving area.  Please remember that we are not a retail outlet and not equipped to handle the general public (aka, your customers), so please pick up samples to have available for your clients who request them. 

How else can we serve you and your glass needs today?