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CBS, Inc. is a family owned corporation run by Gerald (Jerry) Sandberg (CEO), Nona Sandberg (President), and Howard Sandberg (CFO). The company has been in business since 1996, but Jerry Sandberg, its founder, has been producing and supplying Dichroic glass to the art community for well over 25 years.

CBS was created in response to the artist community that encouraged Jerry to develop a consistent and reliable outlet for the manufacture and marketing of fine quality Dichroic Glass. Thus, Jerry is the original creator of the vibrant and effective colors that CBS presently manufactures. In fact, we are so confident in what we manufacture that CBS guarantees its product.

At Coatings by Sandberg, we take pride in creating the finest Dichroic glass available. Through precision manufacturing and careful monitoring, CBS produces Dichroic glass on a variety of glass types. Colors are consistent and uniform. Low color distortion properties at high temperatures make our products the first choice of the most demanding professionals and ideal for novices as well. CBS Dichroic Coatings are specifically designed to be hot worked. We coat our glass for use in: Glass Blowing, Flameworking, Fusing, Slumping, Beadmaking, and any other technique that involves the manipulation of glass with extreme heat. We now offer online ordering for our glass products. View our CBS Dichroic Glass FAQ page for more information on glass art and our dichroic glass.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS DICHROIC GLASS?2020-01-03T21:45:44-08:00

Dichroic Glass is a multi layer coating placed on glass by using a highly technical vacuum deposition process. Quartz Crystal and Metal Oxides are Vaporized with an electron beam gun in an airless vacuum chamber and the vapor then floats upward and attaches then condenses on the surface of the glass in the form of a crystal structure. Our colors have as many as 30 layers of these materials yet the thickness of the total coating is approximately 35 millionths of an inch. The coating that is created is very similar to a gemstone and by careful control in thickness, different colors are obtained. Thus, all our coatings are created using the same exact materials. Originally created for the Aerospace industry, Dichroic Glass is now made available to the artist community through Coatings By Sandberg, Inc. CBS Dichroic Glass is specifically designed to be hotworked in any way but can also be used in its raw form. The main characteristic of Dichroic Glass is that it has a transmitted color and a completely different reflective color. Furthermore, these two colors shift depending on angle of view. With the play of light together with its vibrant color, Dichroic Glass is a prime tool used to add interest to any piece of work or project. With over 45 Colors of Dichroic Coatings available to be placed on “any” substrate (ie glass), artists have unlimited freedom of expression.

DICHROIC GLASS SHEET PRICING2020-01-03T21:45:50-08:00

We do post pricing for our packaged products and sample/starter packs online. However, we are sorry, but we cannot post our pricing for sheet glass on our web site. We operate our pricing structure on estimated annual volume. Thus, pricing can be different for everyone. On average, a low volume user of Dichroic Glass, can expect to pay between $160 and $190 Retail for a standard color on a 19″ diameter sheet of glass. Please call us to discuss pricing any further.

You can now signup for a wholesale account online by clicking on the ‘Wholesale Login’ button at the top of all of the shop online pages or by calling our offices for more information.

CBS QUALITY/REPUTATION2020-01-03T21:45:13-08:00

CBS, Inc. is a family owned corporation run by Gerald (Jerry) Sandberg (CEO), Nona Sandberg (President), and Howard Sandberg (CFO). The company has been in business since 1996, but Jerry Sandberg, its founder, has been producing and supplying Dichroic glass to the art community for well over 25 years. CBS was created in response to the artist community that encouraged Jerry to develop a consistent and reliable outlet for the manufacture and marketing of fine quality Dichroic Glass. Thus, Jerry is the original creator of the vibrant and effective colors that CBS presently manufactures. In fact, we are so confident in what we manufacture that CBS guarantees its product. If you are not completely satisfied with CBS glass, return it and we will replace it.

CUSTOM DICHROIC COATINGS2020-01-03T21:45:22-08:00

WE WILL COAT YOUR FINAL PIECE OF WORK. CBS has custom coated many pieces of art that have resulted in a one of a kind look. We have custom coated: Rondell Bowls, Sculptures, Beads, Pyrex Tubing/Rods, Stringers, Glass Block, Bevels, Prisms, Buttons, Jewels, Crystals, and more. Please feel free to call us directly to discuss your personal options.

WHAT ARE THE SHEET DIMENSIONS?2020-01-03T21:45:34-08:00

Dichroic Coated Glass sheets are offered in 19″ inch diameter rounds. Depending on the glass manufacturer, the round sheets in most cases, have two flat sides approximately 16″ to 17″ inches apart. Approximate square inches of a “Full” 19″inch diameter sheet is: 283 square inches. Approximate square inches of a 19″ inch diameter sheet with flat sides is: 262 square inches. We also have the ability to coat 24″ inch diameter sheets (Please call us for details).

HOW DO I ORDER CBS DICHROIC GLASS?2020-01-03T21:44:55-08:00

CBS provides Dichroic glass in 19” inch diameter rounds. In special cases we can coat glass up to 24” inches in diameter. Prices vary with estimated annual volumes and can be considerably lower based on your purchase activity, so please call us for exact terms. We have many options for you to place an order: Order Online; Call us directly at: (714) 538-0888; Fax your order to: (714) 538-2767; E-Mail your order to: info@cbs-dichroic.com; We will supply a listing of our Distributors. CBS and its competent staff are waiting and eager to take your order or answer technical questions that you might have about Dichroic Glass. When you become a CBS customer we monitor your ordering activity so we can then be proactive at filling orders. On many occassions we will actually coat glass for you prior to your next order so we can ship timely and efficiently. Remember, DON’T GET “BURNED-OUT” ON USING DICHROIC GLASS…..ASK FOR “CBS” DICHROIC GLASS.

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