Users' questions

What is matelux glass?

What is matelux glass?

MATELUX is a clear or tinted float glass with acid-etched surfaces. This process is carried out industrially on sheets of glass to ensure uniformity and continuity. Ever mindful of the environment, AGC Glass Europe neutralises the chemical products used during the manufacturing process.

What is acid-etched glass?

Acid-etched glass refers to annealed glass that has been treated with hydrofluoric acid to give its surface a frosted look. The glass can also better withstand stress and stay smudge-free longer. Because of its durability, acid-etched glass can be cut into any shape or size and then tempered.

Can you see through acid-etched glass?

Acid Etched Glass As its name implies, acid etching is done with hydrofluoric acid that erodes the surface of a glass panel to create a translucent finish. The translucent glass allows light to pass through but has a blurry finish that obscures shapes and figures on the other side.

What is the difference between sandblasting and acid etching?

Sandblasting means removing glass with a high-pressure stream of abrasive grit whereas etching refers to the chemical reaction between glass and acid (typically hydrofluoric). These days, etching is used industrially for processing large sheets of frosted glass whereas sandblasting is used for most decorative purposes.

Is rain glass modern?

Rain pattern glass is the perfect modern choice for double doors leading to a spa-style bathroom.

Can I sandblast glass?

Sandblasting is more like air brushing or spray painting, where you’re covering a large area at once, so the frosting is very even. You can also sandblast very deeply into glass, ceramic, or stone, but using a rotary tool with diamond burrs will only really be able to etch the very surface.

Can you see through rain glass front door?

Has a soft green tint. Still see-through and translucent, but the tint might match your interior design better. Rain Glass Doors – Rain glass is textured on the inside and has a rain pattern on the outside. A decorative option that offers more privacy than clear or frosted glass.