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Frameless Glass Display Cases: Seamless for Merchandising

Frameless glass display cases, or UV-bonded cases, safely store products while letting people see them clearly without any obstructions blocking their view.
Published December 15, 2016


Whether for pastries or poultry, high-end jewelry or designer handbags, or even ancient artifacts, using a frameless glass display case, also known as a UV-bonded case, is the most transparent way to promote food and retail products as well as other items. It may seem like any old case or vitrine will do, but the seamlessness and beauty of frameless glass can take your presentation to a whole new level while a silicon material, for example, can prove to be problematic in terms of both appearance and strength.

From All Angles


UV bonding conveys the illusion that one piece of glass is perfectly shaped into a cube when there are really many pieces intricately put together, creating a classic design and a strong bond that doesn’t require metal or wood channels or tubing. It eliminates obstructions that could block a viewer’s sight line, so the item is visible from every angle, allowing it to take center stage and capture people’s attention.

Frameless glass display cases offer design capability, merchandising ability, and guaranteed security. In a retail environment, for instance, this type of showcase can promote and protect expensive, luxury products, letting shoppers see what’s on display without providing access and increasing the chances of theft. The same is true for a museum exhibit. Extraordinary pieces placed inside a UV-bonded case can be safely shown for all to see—but not to touch. This is an especially beneficial for museum and retail display cases.


A Little More About the Process

In order to bond glass to glass, the glue that marries the pieces of glass together is hardened or cured under exposure to ultraviolet light.

There are two key ways to achieve this look:
  1. Use two pieces of glass with mitered edges, which allows the glass fabricator to join and bond them, resulting in a perfect right angle. A frameless glass display case made this way is typically the most expensive, because it has a high-end, clean look.
  1. Use two pieces of glass with flat edges. Instead of a smooth right angle, this method creates a bond with one piece lying on top of the other.


Look for the “Ultra” Glass Fabricating Company

To ensure that your frameless glass display cases are created with the utmost detail and care, be sure to evaluate several glass fabricators before placing your final order. During your search, keep certain qualities of an exceptional glass fabricator in mind. Find out as much as you can about the company’s history and its customer satisfaction rate. Learn about its fabricating process, including its communication with clients and its shipping methods. With this knowledge, you'll make an educated decision.

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