The original material for our new colour is single-pane safety glass (ESG), which was used as cover glass for thermal solar collectors or photovoltaics. This glass is characterised by a low iron content, which gives it a very high transparency.
These properties also make the manufacturing process a highlight. In contrast to our other materials, the thermally tempered raw glass breaks into thousands of small glass pieces on first contact, which pass through our crushing plant like raindrops. The subsequent sintering process creates a homogeneous and very transparent glass ceramic in which the enclosed "raindrops", which give the glass its name, create a unique, timeless and lively structure.
„Raindrop Clear" is particularly suitable for bending applications and is waiting to be installed in new projects.
The colour of the Glaskeramik results from the chosen glass source and its inherent opacity or translucency; nevertheless we have some ability to generate different outcomes with the same material with some programmed adaption, research and also via lighting.
Polar White: waste glass from the protective ultra-white glass used in PV production
Ice Nugget: sourced from recycling 6-8mm thickness low-iron glass waste
Jade Green: sourced from recycling float glass, whereby its iron content provides the green hue
Ocean Blue: sourced from recycling blue coloured mineral water or beer bottles
Sky Blue: sourced from recycling light blue coloured mineral water bottles
Forest Green: sourced from recycling green (usually beer) bottles
Champagne Brown: waste from the production of beer and German Champagne brown bottles
Pearl Black: produced from the defective production of grey float glass sheet
Raindrop Clear: made of toughened safety glass, which was used as cover glass for thermal solar collectors and photovoltaics
It is also possible to vary the color by means of backlighting or to create new colors and patterns by sprinkling in particles.
The surface of the slabs, on exiting the ovens, is naturally patinated and textured; this has not only a great feeling to touch but also diffuses light in a half reflection. When continuing the processing we can polish off this surface and with that transform the 2D effect into 3D effect better showing off the crystalline structure.
All colours are in stock sheets
2800 x 1250 mm patinated finish | polished* | matt*
3500 x 1500 mm patinated finish | polished* | matt*
*Polished or matt finishes can have smaller sizes, e.g. 2700 x 1200 mm or 3400 x 1400 mm
Slabs are also available as half or quarter slabs.
20 mm Standard
special thickness 16-30 mm for all surfaces
12 mm for patinated surfaces
Finished work according to submissions