Sumiglass is a laminated glass with a decorative interlayer. The interlayer is most commonly a clear film with a printed pattern, a rice paper or a fiber tone though many paper and fabric substrates can be used. The decorative interlayer sheet is sandwiched between two layers of adhesive and two lights of glass, then permanently bonded. After lamination, Sumiglass exhibits the same strength and physical characteristics as other laminated glass.
Each piece of Sumiglass may be custom ordered to an exact dimension up to the limits shown in our performance date chart. Panel size limitations vary depending on the specific Sumiglass pattern selected. Please call to verify size availability for a specific pattern.
Thickness custom produced to specified size, from a nominal 1/4" (6 mm) up to a nominal 1" (24 mm) thick.
Types of glass used: Any clear, tinted or coated glass is a candidate for the Sumiglass process, as long as the glass has one smooth surface appropriate for lamination, including 3/32" to 1/2" thick. Tempered or heat strengthened glass can be laminated upon request. Shapes include squares, rectangles, circles, triangles, trapezoids, or glass cut to a specific pattern.
Technical service assistance is available, including price quotes, fabrication options, glass selection, interlayer samples, information on product availability and on lead times. Arch Deco Glass® is a full-service glass fabricator. For assistance, please contact, toll free (U.S.) 1-800-870-2519; Fax: 1-800-870-2516
GANA (Glass Association of North America) Glazing Manual
GANA (Glass Association of North America) Sealant Manual