Clear glass most commonly used in today’s industry and when viewed from a straight-on position appears to clear. When clear glass is laid flat on another surface and viewed from the glass edges, the natural green tone is visible. The natural green tone is created by the iron content in the glass and the thicker the glass, the greener it appears. Kiln forming textures in clear glass make the green tone more evident. Nathan Allan uses clear glass when our clients want a deeper, richer tone in our products.
Types of Glass We Use
Low Iron glass means exactly what it states; low amounts of iron in the glass content. With up to 90% of iron content removed, Low Iron glass loses its natural green tone and becomes whiter. Depending on the manufacture’s brand of low iron glass or specific production run, low iron glass will have an light Icy Blue or Icy Grey tone. Low Iron glass is often called “Crystal Clear Glass”. We use low iron glass when our clients want a truly Crystal Clear textured glass with no obvious tone. Low Iron glass often works better with lighter or whiter colored design elements.
Nathan Allan will typically use low iron textured glass when we apply any of our vibrant color finishes onto the textured surface. This glass allows the color finish to read accurately. (Clear glass can slightly change the color finish appearance). If you would like to know more about the Glass Types we have to offer please feel free to contact us today. Check out our Instagram Page Here.