GlaasikTM etched glass is an innovative decorative glass product which can be used to enhance the interiors of any space. Processed glass etching refers to the technique of artistic carving on the surface of glass by applying acidic, caustic, or abrasive substances. The removal of minute amounts of glass causes the characteristic rough surface and translucent quality of the glass. We craft best quality etched glass with fine detailing on the resulting piece. Various techniques are used to achieve an etched surface in glass, whether for artistic effect, or simply to create a translucent surface.
Acid etching is done using hexafluorosilicic acid (H2SiF6) which, when anhydrous, is colourless. The acid is prepared by dissolving silica in a mixture of hydrofluoric acid, quartz powder, calcium fluoride, and concentrated sulfuric acid derived after heating.
Glass etching cream is used by hobbyists as it is generally easier to use than acid. Available from art supply stores, it consists of fluoride compounds, such as hydrogen fluoride and sodium fluoride (which are still very dangerous). As the types of acids used in this process are extremely hazardous, abrasive methods have gained popularity.
Abrasive etching (“crystal etching”) is another common technique for creating patterns in glassware, creating a unique look. It is often used commercially. High pressure air mixed with an abrasive material, such as crystals) cuts away at the glass surface to create the desired effect. The longer the stream of air and abrasive material are focused in one spot, the deeper the cut.
- Surface Etched Glass
- Deep Etched Glass
- Chemical / Acid Etched Glass
- Iceberg Crystal Etched Glass
- Sophisticated appearance
- Bright interiors
- Easy to maintain
- Limitless design possibilities