Difference between acid etching and sand-blasting.
27 June 2017
Thanks to sandblasting is possible to realize artistic decorations, engravings, high clouds or simply dull the surface of the glass, eliminating the transparency, and without compromising brightness.
With this technique, patterns playing on black-and-white and empty-and-full effects can be designed, enabling to create impressive decorations. Artistic decorations, etchings and glazing can be realized or the glass surface can simply be opacified to remove the glass transparency without impairing its brightness.
In Vetreria Bazzanese, the sandblasting technique reaches its highest levels, also thanks to the realization of bas-relief decorations creating a multi-level surface, artistic and linear decorations. Furthermore, customized patterns can be created by using adhesive films called masks; each mask is applied and completely hand-worked by skilled craftsmen in order to design a unique and impeccable product.
The etching treatment is a permanent chemical process that gives to the glass a velvety and soft touch, significantly reducing its transparency, but not the light transmission.
The four glass colors (clear, low-iron, grey, bronze) can be equally etched both in the float and mirrored versions.
In Vetreria Bazzanese we use only OMNIDECOR frosted products.