ACID Etched Glass


Acid-etching is a specialized glass fabrication process involving the application of hydrofluoric acid to annealed glass sheets or sections to give its surface a frosted look. It can also be used to create specialty designs, such as horizontal and vertical lines, and graphics. Because this process involves various chemical compounds, it's therefore best to consult an experienced fabricator boasting valued partnerships with acid-etched glass manufacturers. Boasting an easy-to-maintain, smooth finish, acid-etched glass can be cut to any size or shape prior to tempering. Its durability also withstands increased wear and tear. Despite its modern utilization, acid-etching was developed thousands of years ago. Also known as French embossing, acid-etching gained popularity during the victorian era for residential windows and doors. Its applications have since evolved to include glasswork in restaurants, bars, retail, and other commercial spaces. Acid-etching is also suited for doors, partitions, shelves, railings, and more. Here’s a brief explainer about the unique process of acid-etching, as well as benefits, uses, decorative possibilities, and more.

Acid-etching creates various opacity levels, for a wide range of styles and uses. When added to back-painted glass, for example, it boasts a contemporary, classic appearance. Depending on its thickness, a piece of glass can host double-sided, acid-etched designs—for hotel walls or office partitions, for example. It's best to discuss this, however, with a reputable fabricator such as Diamond Glass Company. 

Thickness: 3.2mm to 12mm


96" x 72" (2440 x 1830mm)

96" x 130" (2440 x 3300mm)

96" x 144" (2440 x 3660mm)

84" x 130" (2134 x 3300mm)

84" x 144" (2134 x 3660mm)

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