New decorative float glass launched

Cornwall Glass has launched its in-house interior and exterior, acid-etched decorative float glass range – Opaletch.

Stored and processed in exactly the same way as ordinary float glass, Opaletch can be cut, drilled and toughened as standard, without any special adaptation.

This makes it suitable for a wide variety of applications including splashbacks, shelving and shower screens, to office or home partitioning, balustrading, external glazing and cladding.

Matt Prowse, Cornwall Glass director, said: “Opaletch delivers all of the flexibility of standard float glass in a decorative finish. This means that it’s suitable for an almost endless variety of installations and applications.

“The difference is in perceived value to the end-user. Opaletch can be sold as a premium and high-margin platform because the value-add that it delivers is immediately tangible.

“It has applications across construction from balustrading and cladding to office partitioning. It can be used in IGU manufacture, multi laminate panels for vertical or horizontal panels such as floor glass. It massively extends the reach to many within the industry and is aimed at the end user wanting something different.”

Opaletch is available in 12 different patented designs and is available in a variety of thicknesses from stock.

The acid-etching process is applied to single sides as standard but can also be manufactured with a dual-sided finish depending on application and the light translucence and finish required.