Curved Etched Glass Shower Partition :: Sans Soucie Abstract Hills
This Etched & Carved Curved Glass Shower Partition by Sans Soucie Art Glass of Palm Desert, California, measures 78-1/4″ wide with the curve, and 78-1/4″ tall x 1/2″ thick clear LAMINATED glass. The glass is 3D Carved, Etched and Gluechipped in Sans Soucie’s “Abstract Hills” Design. This glass was shipped to Hayden, Idaho in 2011.
The etching and carving the glass provides an artistic finish to the glass, while at the same time, providing for a nice level of obscurity. The edges of the carving pick up and reflect the light, creating a beautiful, glowing effect.
Laminated glass is a type of safety glass that holds together when shattered. In the event of breaking, it is held in place by aninterlayer, typically of polyvinyl butyral (PVB), between its two or more layers of glass. The interlayer keeps the layers of glass bonded even when broken, and its high strength prevents the glass from breaking up into large sharp pieces. This produces a characteristic “spider web” cracking pattern when the impact is not enough to completely pierce the glass.
Laminated glass is normally used when there is a possibility of human impact or where the glass could fall if shattered. Skylight glazing and automobile windshields typically use laminated glass. In geographical areas requiring hurricane-resistant construction, laminated glass is often used in exterior storefronts, curtain walls and windows. The PVB interlayer also gives the glass a much higher sound insulation rating, due to the damping effect, and also blocks 99% of incoming UV light. (wikipedia)