Martland Park, United Kingdom (PressExposure) October 08, 2009 -- Imagine life without windows, windscreens, televisions, screens, mobiles, spectacles etc. The very thought of life without glass creates a horror in mind. Mirror has become such an integral part of our lives that life without the use of mirrors seems almost unimaginable. Glass has not only evolved in its usage over the years but is one of the most widely used materials. Though there are innumerable varieties of glasses available, we concern ourselves with one of the most stylish glasses which is the frosted glass.
Frosted glass if often referred to as Opaque glass. As the name itself indicates it is not a see through mirror and blocks the vision unlike other forms of glasses. Frosted glass is made by a process called Sandblasting or acid etching. This process is carried out by forcibly propelling an abrasive material which is commonly silica sand against a surface under high temperature. This sandblasting process is used for three purposes, firstly to make the glass surface smoother, secondly it is often used to remove the impurities and dirt on the glass surface and lastly it is often used to imbue hardness to the glass.
The other two forms of forming frosted glass is bead blasting and shot blasting. These processes are used to frost an entire glass sheet. The abrasive material is used for grinding, polishing, cutting, drilling, sharpening and sanding of glass. Frosted glass is widely used as a decorative glass. It can have varied patterns and prints on its surface. It is used for both commercial and household purposes. In business houses it is used in board rooms and conference rooms which facilitate privacy as they disrupt clear vision at the same time they add style to the dÃ©cor. These glasses are used in contact printers where they help the light to spread uniformly; they are used in light bulbs and electric lights, glasses and tiles.
There are many leading companies which specialize in manufacturing frosted glass like HW, 55 Glass, Chinagy, Camart etc. This opaque wonder is highly useful in along with its added aesthetic beauty.
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