This type of glass is the universal basic product of glazing. The Float process was established by the Pilkington Group in 1952 and now sets the international standard for the production of high quality flat glass. This mixture of lime, sand, soda, dolomite and cullet is then poured over a tin bath. The glass floats on the tin and an even and perfectly smooth surface is obtained. The rate of cooling determines the thickness of the glass and releases polished surfaces. From its production from sand to its transformation into multiple finished products, glass goes through a series of industrial processes. Some can give it the highest added value. The float process is at the beginning of production with, for downstream processing, the deposition of layers, assembly in double glazing or laminated glass, thermal or chemical tempering, silver plating,...
Its versatility explains why float glass is the glass of choice for applications in the construction, decoration, automotive and high-tech sectors. This clear glass can be processed using a wide variety of techniques (lapping, bending, tempering,...) and is also used as a base glass for a wide range of glass products, such as :
mirrors and tinted glasses, satin matt glass
tempered and laminated glass, safety glass
coated glass: solar control glazing and insulating glazing
double and triple glazing
Float glass is available from 3mm to 19mm thick with different glass shades, on request we can provide you with custom thicknesses and dimensions to meet your specific needs.
Finishes and specificity:
We offer a wide choice of finishes to meet your needs and to be done,
all our glazings can be customized according to your choice and your specific requests.
- Screen printing:
Screen-printed glass is glass in which one side is covered with unalterable decorative motifs.
These are made by depositing enamel on the glass by means of a screen printing process. The enamel is then vitrified during a heat treatment at more than 600 °C, which gives the finished product a high chemical and mechanical stability.
You can print an image, a drawing, a lettering, or your logo.
Unlike transparent glass, frosted glass is translucent and therefore allows light to pass through but prevents a clear view of what is happening on the other side. Frosted glass has a satin surface.
It gently filters light, blurs contours and suggests silhouettes in a variety of interior and exterior applications. A permanent source of inspiration for designers, matt glass is totally in line with the current trend of minimalism, simplicity and refined shapes. frosted glass offers a perfect balance between intimacy and luminosity.
Sandblasted glass has a satin finish, particularly elegant and aesthetic. By exploiting all the possibilities offered by sandblasting, it is possible to obtain glasses in total or partial sandblasting, for subtle and sometimes surprising texture and light effects. Custom sandblasted glass will meet all needs, including the most specific or original ones. In all cases, the finished product, whether plain, printed or coloured, is resistant, easy to maintain, and spreads light pleasantly, to preserve privacy or confidentiality.
- Anti-limestone treatment:
The Anti-limestone treatment is generally a very clear tempered glass, treated with an invisible anti-limestone layer, ideal for the creation of your custom shower enclosure (Italian shower, bathtub screen and small projection protections). It guarantees a preserved transparency day after day, the glass is protected from corrosion, it does not tarnish and keeps its beauty. A glass that is easier to clean because the water slides on the surface of the glass, which limits limescale deposits after drying. Residual traces are easily cleaned.
This finishing consists of making holes in the glass. Its purpose is to allow glass to be combined with other elements. With this technology, it is possible, for example, to attach hinges to a glass door or to integrate a lock or any other element that suits your needs.
Edge finishes for glazing: