historically humans have always been fascinated by reflections and have followed this fascination by using reflective pools and polished metal surfaces to currently clear glass handheld and bathroom mirrors. Mirror has been used in interior decoration since the 17th century and while still being applied in the modern architectural designs.
Synthetic mirrors have been in existence since ancient times. The primary mirrors were often sheets of highly polished metals and used almost mostly by the dynasty classes. Quality of Mirror reflection determined and position and power in society, therefore the demand for technologies to produce a better quality of reflection has always had a high demand. 

Composition and Production

Mirror nature is not fundamentally different from a pool of water. When light strikes any surface, some of it will be reflected. Mirrors are simply smooth surfaces with shiny backgrounds that reflect very well. Water reflects well, glass reflects poorly, and polished metal reflects extremely well. The degree of reflection and the diffusivity of a surface —what direction light bounces off of a surface— differ and could be correlated. These alterations are merely refinements as all reflective surfaces including mirrors, are really the same in character.

In the early 1600’s, Silvering—the process of coating the back of a glass sheet with melted silver— was first applied in Mirror manufacturing. The glass used in these early mirrors was reflecting a rippled image. In severe cases, the images reflected were similar to those one would see in a fun-house mirror nowadays. 

With applying of modern glassmaking and metallurgical techniques it is easy to produce flat sheets of glass that are back- coated uniformly to improve image clarity tremendously. Still, Mirror quality is determined on the production quality and materials applied in the process. While a purse mirror may reflect a distorted image, a quality bathroom mirror probably will have no noticeable distortions. There are also scientific mirrors which are designed with no imperfections and nor distorting qualities.

Primary, industrial Mirror was made by silvering or spraying a thin layer of silver or aluminum onto the back of a glass sheet. Later on in 1835 Von Liebig invented the process to heat aluminum in a vacuum and bond it to the glass. 

Supply of Iranian Mirror

As a major producer and supplier of Float glass, Iran has the complete proper setting to manufacture mirrors as the base of the product is available vastly. Therefore, Iranian Mirrors come in different sizes and thicknesses with possible customized sizing and edging as demonstrated in the photos. Most common mirror sizes are manufactured Iran are as below:

(All Figures are in Meter)

2.14 x 3.21

2.14 x 3.05

2.25 x 3.21

2.44 x 3.21

1.22 x 1.83

1.22 x 2.44

1.83 x 2.44

2.25 x 1.605

2.14 x 3.66

2.25 x 3.66

2.44 x 3.66

3.21 x 6

Available in any other dimensions with 4-12mm Thickness

At Zista Group we are proud to be able to provide our supply solutions for purchasing Iranian Mirror and by having a proper access to experienced manufacturers, having knowledge of container transportable packing along with commercial and financial solutions, we have been able to supply several countries in EU with Iranian glass products including mirrors.