Volume 44, Issue 5 - May 2009

Visual Effects

coatings and colorings
Make a Mark on Glass
New developments and technologies in decorative glass have created nearly limitless options, including marker boards from Goldray Industries Ltd. in Calgary, Alberta. The boards are made using an opaque coating or interlayer applied to an unexposed surface of glass, resulting in an easy to clean, writable surface. The marker boards are available in standard or magnetic, with either polished or framed edges; they are available in virtually any color or custom artwork. www.goldrayindustries.com 

Living Color
Whatever your favorite color—be it Starlight Black, Pearl White or Jungle Green—you can most likely find it as part of the Lacobel painted glass line from AGC Flat Glass. The line includes 25 handpicked colors, including four metallics. 

The layer of color is protected by glass, making it both scratch- and stain-resistant. It is also available with a polypropylene film that provides added protection in the event of breakage; it also protects the paint layer from humidity. www.yourglass.com 

The new gold dye anodizing process joins the company’s existing line of clear and bronze architectural anodized finishes. Custom fabricated brake metal also can be ordered with the new gold finish. www.saf.com 

cast glass 
No Need for Superstition 

The number 13 isn’t always bad luck. In fact, for Tampa, Fla.-based WorldGlass it’s actually a good number. The company has recently added 13 new patterns to its StudioCast™ line of cast sheet glass that’s available in custom sizes and thicknesses. The product can be used in walls, windows, shower enclosures and a number of other applications. Standard sheet size is 58 x 96 inches; larger sizes are available upon request. 

In addition to stock patterns, the StudioCast line is available for custom signage. www.worldglassnet.com 

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