DECORGLASS®

DECORGLASS is a range of patterned clear, bodytinted or wired glass. The translucent patterned glasses are produced by casting and rolling the glass between two cylinders, one of which is embossed with a pattern.

SAINT-GOBAIN has developed an exclusive product criterion: Vision Control Factor. It assigns each DECORGLASS a factor of 1 to 10.

  • Class 1 indicates maximum vision obstruction, i.e. an object is barely visible behind the glass.
  • Class 10 indicates minimal vision obstruction with respect to the visibility of an object.

 

Products include:

  • PIXARENA
  • WATERDROP
  • THELA
  • ARENA C
  • VISIOSUN

 

Comfort

We spend a lot of our time indoors.  There are many factors that influence how we feel inside a building, including the overall aesthetic, successful interior design, balanced noise levels or acoustics and natural levels of light.  A well designed and constructed space can enhance our sense of comfort and wellbeing, helping to improve health and productivity; important across all building sectors.  

It's the balance of the key factors below that provides overall comfort.

 

DECORGLASS may be used for interior applications and is ideal for creating bright and private spaces. If offers an extensive range of designs, colours and textures that are suitable for the decoration of residential, offices or commercial premises including:

  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Partitions
  • Shower and bathscreens
  • Furniture (office furniture, table tops, countertops, shelves)
  • Internal and external crash barriers
  • Street furniture

Featuring six exclusive designs, the DECORGLASS range inspires a fresh approach to any glass application. A range that evokes imaginative ways to incorporate decorative glass in new unique design possibilities.

DECORGLASS has a high degree of translucency for optimal light levels, whilst providing subtle obscurity for any privacy and screening requirements.

 

Safety

Safety glass, which will be either toughened or laminated, depending on where and how it is being used, protects from the risk of serious injury caused by accidental breakage or impact. When it breaks, it breaks safely thus protecting against the risk of serious injury.

The types of safety glass have different benefits:

  • Toughened glass fractures into small relatively blunt fragments upon failure, preventing cutting and piercing injuries associated with large shards of annealed glass.
  • Laminated glass contains a polymeric interlayer, designed to retain sections of glass in the event of fracture, and so prevent shards separating from the main body of the glass. Laminated glass also provides an enhanced level of protection where there is a change in level, and so a risk of falling, or where there is a potential for objects to fall from height onto occupied areas below.

The type and level of safety can vary from one project to the next. Saint-Gobain Building Glass always recommend seeking advice from one our Technical Specification Managers (TSM) before you proceed with a particular glass type.

Where it is required to act as a safety glass, DECORGLASS can be tempered, or laminated with the textured surface away from the interlayer.

 

Security

Security rated glass can help protect against break-in attempts or vandalism by delaying, or even preventing, penetration through the glass.

The STADIP product range comprises of laminated glasses that, when certified, offer additional security benefits.

DECORGLASS can be used in conjunction with STADIP the inner pane of an insulating glass unit, with DECORGLASS as the external pane.

Alternatively, DECORGLASS can be laminated, with the patterned surface away from the interlayer.

 

Sustainability

Saint-Gobain Glass is leading the industry in the design and manufacture of sustainable building glass.

Saint-Gobain Glass products are manufactured using a minimum of 30% recycled content.