Structural glass facade
Madras®, the first satin finished glass of the glass industry, rethinks the concept of satin finish by breaking out of the material's anonymous uniformity with dynamic mini-patterns - dots, lines, dashes - racing across the glass. The minimalist look is intentional, an unobtrusive accompaniment to the essential lines of contemporary doors and windows. The base satin-finish - silky to the touch and easy to clean - emanates a beautifully soft lustre. Etching is accurate. Unmistakeably Madras®.
Stepping away from the traditional technique of a printed layer of coating, Vitrealspecchi produces an innovative system called Madras® Pixel, which reproduces a complete curtain effect on glass. The result is not only highly aesthetic, but also features technological performance and energy savings. A special patented procedure of chemical etching creates a uniform matte surface interspersed by small transparents dots. The final effect is perfectly homogeneous and from a distance might recall the more dense effect of sanded glass. When installed as a partition in between two rooms with different luminosity, Madras® Pixel has a twofold function: complete opacity from the outside, blocking visual perception, and clear visual transparency from the inside. During the day, privacy of work areas or rooms of the house is guaranteed. At night, if the rooms are lit, the same areas will emerge from the dark with a beautiful effect. It can be used structurally for fully glazed façades, for safety constructions such as parapets and balconies. Technical characteristics · Standard base material: float glass to UNI EN 572-1,2: 2004; laminated float glass to UNI EN 12543: 2000. · Plate size: 2250 x 3210 mm · Thickness: fino a 12 mm · All mechanical and heat processes (cutting, tempering, bending, laminating, silvering, painting, etc.) are supported, provided they’re compatible with the base glass used.