Architectural design trends come and go—but something that has stood the test of time since its conception, thousands of years ago, is glass. During fabrication and manufacturing, there are numerous methods to achieve different styles, shapes, and finishes. High-end glass products can be produced through these different fabrication techniques—fulfilling the ongoing demand for advanced architectural details. After all, that’s what sets the magnificent apart from the mediocre, and achieving this level of luxury is now easier than ever.

Simple Installation and Maintenance
Products that give an elevated energy to their environment are important for builders and designers to consider. Over the years, glass has lent a sophisticated aesthetic to structural design and building projects—used by architects and designers worldwide to add value and utilize energy more efficiently. Products that can be installed easily and with little maintenance are also advantageous to both occupants and glaziers.

Lacobel T and Matelac T by AGC Glass North America are back-painted glass products that offer an easy way to create a sleek, modern effect, as well as enhancing space and light. Maintaining its original luster is made simple thanks to the flat surface, which in turn, contributes to easy installation.

Rising Popularity
The popularity of back-painted glass is on the rise due to the limitless possibilities of trendsetting, glossy and satin-finish colors that provide a contemporary look. Lacobel T provides a high gloss luxurious look while Matelac T has a more subtle satin-finish. These tempered back-painted glass products are strong, safe, and highly resistant to heat, thermal shock, and ultraviolet light, so it’s suitable for use in both interior and exterior applications.

Back-painted glass products are an easy way to realize the most lavish design visions no matter what building element for which it is specified. Whether for internal wall coverings, furniture, partitions, or standard and sliding doors—both glossy and satin-finish back-painted glass are excellent choices. For building exteriors, Lacobel T works for spandrel and exterior façade cladding.

Form and Function That Lasts
Back-painted glass is a durable material that will retain its original appearance year after year. Through an industrial application process, high-quality paint adheres flawlessly to the glass for a smooth, even finish and uniformity.

Available in 10 trendsetting colors, back-painted glass offers seamless design integration for individual project needs. Designers may choose to use back-painted glass in large or small quantities depending on the project requirements, or in lieu of materials like marble, tile, or ceramic.

Lacobel T and Matelac T back-painted glass are environmentally friendly—preserving the quality of indoor air by emitting very low levels of VOCs. At AGC Glass North America, Lacobel T and Matelac T are Cradle to Cradle Bronze certified and easy to recycle.

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