SATINOVO MATT has a distinctive, uniformly smooth and satin-like appearance. A translucent product, it emits light whilst providing obscuration and vision control. SATINOVO MATT is produced by acid-etching one face of PLANICLEAR low iron float glass or DIAMANT extra clear glass.  On request PARSOL body-tinted glass can also be etched to produce coloured SATINOVO MATT.

SATINOVO MATT is intended primarily for interior applications and offers the same benefits of flexibility of processing and installation, durability and maintenance as with ordinary float glass.

Whether we're at home, at work, at school, in hospital or in any other kind of building, there are many factors that enhance or detract from our overall sense of comfort and wellbeing – including things like aesthetics, interior design, convenience and ease of maintenance. It's the balance of the key factors below that provides overall comfort.

SATINOVO MATT forms part of the Saint-Gobain decorative glass range, which in combination with other products can also offer;

  • Noise reduction, when used in conjunction or applied to STADIP SILENCE
  • Safety and Security, when used in conjunction with products from the STADIP range
  • Thermal insulation when used in conjunction with the PLANITHERM range
  • Solar control when used in conjunction with the COOL-LITE range.


SATINOVO MATT can be used in numerous interior design applications in both residential and commercial settings:

  • Doors
  • Shower screens and enclosures
  • Partitions and interior screens
  • Furniture, e.g. cupboard doors, shelves, tables
  • Wall cladding
  • Signage
  • Balustrades and guarding
  • Shopfitting: displays and counter tops

SATINOVO MATT can be used to create stunning aesthetic effects, diffusing light and emitting a purity of colour.

It can be used in external glazing, in windows and doors for example. We recommend that the etched surface of the glass faces either the inside of the sealed unit or the inside of the building if single glazed.

In both interior screens and external glazing, SATINOVO MATT provides privacy by obscuring unwanted attention and distractions, without compromising light levels. It has similar light transmittance figures to the equivalent thickness of ordinary float glass.

Thanks to its satin-smooth surface, SATINOVO MATT does not mark with dirt or fingerprints for example, as readily as traditional acid etched and sandblasted glass. A low maintenance product, any surface marks that may eventually form are easily removed, facilitating installation and longevity of appearance. These properties are inherent to the glass - no additional surface treatments are required.

As an annealed glass, SATINOVO MATT can be cut, drilled, notched, edgeworked, bevelled, screen-printed, toughened and laminated.


Safety and security

In many locations, defined by local Building Regulations, glass at risk of human impact must break safely, or not break, in order to protect occupants from harm. Browse the documents within this section for guidance on safety glass types, and requirements for buildings.

Safety glass, typically thermally toughened or laminated, such as STADIP, break safely, protecting from cutting and piercing injuries commonly associated with annealed glass types.

  • Thermally toughened glass protects from injury by breaking in a manner which results in small, relatively blunt, fragments. Common applications include doors, glass table tops and shower screens and overhead glazing.
  • Laminated glass, assembled using a polymeric interlayer, breaks safely by the retention of glass when fractured. This offers the added benefit of containment through lack of penetration, and so is a safer option where guarding is required, or overhead glazing needs to protect occupants from falling objects.
  • Both thermally toughened and laminated glass types can be combined with coatings for thermal insulation and solar control.

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

STADIP PROTECT products offer a basic level of protection through the use of PVB interlayers, with configurations attaining EN 356 classifications.

More complex configurations are required where a higher level of protection is required, such as high security, bomb or bullet resistance. Specialist manufacturers, such as Vetrotech manufacture products for these applications.



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.