3.4 Translucent Laminate
Translucent laminates are becoming more widely used for decorative and screening purposes. They have the appearance of sandblasted glass or frosted film but are purer in colour. They are Grade A safety glass and have the added benefit of easier cleaning as the translucent film is contained within the two plies of glass.
They are an excellent choice for privacy in bathroom windows. They have high light transmission while the opal interlayer disperses light evenly to give a pleasant glow effect in lighting the room.
There are two types available:
Opalucent Laminate (also known as translucent opal laminate).
Soft White Laminate (a softer higher visibility opal).
|6.38mm||2440 x 1840mm|
|3660 x 2440mm|
|10.38mm||2760 x 2140mm|
|3660 x 2440mm|
Sandblasting glass with a combination of high pressure sand and air creates a frosted glass panel, which is permanent. Materials that can be successfully sandblasted are glass, plastic, metal and stone.
A special sprayed on coating can be applied to the sandblasted side of the glass to reduce the marking characteristic of sandblasted glass. This is known as sandblast and seal.
Sandblasting is only possible in situations where the glass has not yet been glazed. This process must be done prior to glazing or the frosted film option must be used.
Note: Sandblasting can reduce the strength of the glass by as much as 60% depending on the depth of the sandblast and glass type. Care must be taken when using in human impact or high windload applications
3.6 Frosted Film
Frosted film is an alternative to sandblasting as it also obscures the glass. Frosted film acts as a light diffuser, provides an opaque finish to the glass for privacy and is an ideal product where both light and privacy are required.
Company logos or designs can be applied to create personalised features for corporate purposes. Frosted film is a vinyl product but unlike sandblast it can be applied after the glass has been glazed. Rolls are 1200mm wide so in some cases a join may be required, depending on panel size and pattern design.
Kiln fired slumped glass offers an infinite range of textures and designs for signage, vanity tops, shower enclosure panels, glass partition walls and other decorative features. The top side is smooth but not flat and the other side has a textured finish from the mould.
The glass edge remains flat for ease of glazing and has a fire polished finish. A large range of standard textured panels are offered and most of these patterns can be toughened to comply with human impact safety requirements. Slump glass can be used in external and internal applications.
Maximum and minimum sizes depend on the
manufacturers kiln size.
Qualage is annealed glass with raised cames permanently bonded to both sides of the glass, to give the effect of traditional lead lighting.
Qualage is available in three designs - Tudor, Gothic and Colonial.
Clear Float, Clear Cathedral, Grey Cathedral and Grey Float. Vertical or horizontal pattern.
4mm and 5mm thickness.
|Size:||2140mm x 1220mm|