The lamination process allows the glass to be weather and UV proof. This is a process that Associated Crafts® & Willet Hauser® introduced to the United States in the 1960s. After visiting a glass factory in Amsterdam the company brought the process back and has been performing lamination for decades. Laminated glass was previously done by using a primer on the glass surfaces and creating layers of the glass. Today the lamination process is performed very differently. The process now allows many different possibilities including creating stained glass on a large scale without the use of lead. Design possibilities utilizing this method of art glass range from glass etching and enameling to glass edges lit with fiber optics or LED lights.