Acid-etched & sandblasted glass
Translucent glass is clear or extra-clear float glass rendered translucent by frosting, acid etching or sandblasting on one of the faces. It is available in various thicknesses, in standard or custom-cut dimensions.
Acid-etching gives a frosted finish that is
uniform when applied to float glass
decorative when applied to patterned glass, it emphasizes its pattern
metallic when applied to a mirror, it cancels out the mirror effect and gives the glass a metallic appearance
and gives an incomparable finish when applied to extra-clear low-iron glass.
Acid-etched glass for book cases
The city of Levallois-Perret new library has installed glass book cases. Edge worked and toughened acid etched glass panels bolted with metal fittings are used to display its books.