Acid Etched Glass. Ceramic frit Glass

Acid etched glass and ceramic frit glass 

What is Acid etched glass ceramic frit glass? Acid etched glass is best described as glass with an opaque or only slightly translucent colored coating. Ceramic frit glass is painted glass, generally ceramic, fired on its rear face resulting in glass that cannot be seen through. Ceramic frit glass cannot be scratched. Basically it is the black dots that you see on the perimeter of your car windscreen

Privacy screens are the main application for acid etched glass, which is used to glaze sections of wall to conceal structural members, mechanical equipment, and other building components. It is most commonly used to glaze spandrel panels of high-rise curtain walls and as privacy screens for balcony partitions. 

Clear glass Solutions have several options for toughened Obscure glass panels. Acid etched glass and ceramic frosted glass are both suitable alternatives for monolithic toughened glass applications.  White inter layers for laminated glass is an excellent choice where safety glass is required.

Acid Etch Glass

Acid etch is available for toughened float glass to give it an obscure appearance. Frosting allows light to be transmitted through the glass whilst providing privacy. Acid etch has a uniform satin like appearance and has domestic and commercial applications.

Options are Sandblasted with acid etched

1.  Sandblasted glass -----not that easy to  clean----surface is rough.-----Price is cheapest

2. Sandblasted + chemical etched surface, -----easier to clean---surface is rough.-----Price is higher than other two.

3. Chemical etched --- easy to clean---surface is smooth.-----price is middle.

4. Colors offered include smoke, Blue, Green 

Maximum size is 2400 * 1500

Frosted Ceramic - Ceramic Frit Glass

Frosted ceramic is a finish that is baked onto glass to provide greater privacy then acid etch.  Frosting allows light to be transmitted through the glass whilst providing significant privacy. Frosted Ceramic is a very neat finish and is a more robust finish then acid etched glass. Frosted ceramic is perfect for high traffic areas such as offices, meeting rooms, doctor’s surgeries, shopping centers, shower screens, balustrades or glass curtains and partition walls.

We also hold standard sized 10mm toughened glass ceramic frost privacy screens in 1700 high. We have sizes 950, 1000,1100 and 1200 mm wide so we are sure to have in stock your privacy screen needs

Ceramic frit Colors available:

Ceramic frit glass can be processed in many colors including standard colors from RAL and Pantene so you can choose any color that you like. Because we have so many patterns, we are sure to have the pattern that you would like. Additionally we can make mesh screens to accommodate your custom requirements so we can supply your next project

Pantene / RAL  Color Charts

Ceramic Frost Patterns - Ceramic Frost Glass Logos

Company Logo’s are very popular for use in Glass and project your company image to all guests and clients consequently Clear Glass Solutions can supply ceramic frosted glass in patterns or your company’s logo. Contact us to see what we can do for you and help you project the corporate image you are looking for.


An option for privacy screening is our switchable glass Switchable Glass product. This is a glass that turns from white to clear.


Spandrel glass can be installed monolithically, using many of our stainless steel support options, and is often found as a component of an insulating glass unit. Reflective spandrel glass units are widely used when a uniform all-glass look is desired for the building exterior. Typical applications include commercial fixed windows, curtain walls, storefronts and wall cladding. Spandrel glass is traditionally an opaque material not intended for use in vision areas.

Specifiers can nominate Clear Glass Solutions as a preferred or alternative supplier.