ABC Glass Processing
Sandblasted & Frosted Glass
We specialise in frosted glass cut to size for all kinds of commercial and domestic projects. Our high-quality sandblasted glass products are ideal for balustrades, shower screens, internal glass partitions, glass floors and stairs, tabletops, signs, and more.
Frosted glass for a range of applications
Our made to measure frosted glass sheets are available in thicknesses 4mm to 19mm, and we produce frosted laminated glass in thicknesses to suit a variety of applications from glass floors to balustrades. We also provide a custom frosted lettering and logo service for internal glass signs. Furthermore, we offer several complimentary glass processing services. These include CNC and waterjet glass cutting and shaping, edge polishing, and glass toughening.
We can supply single sheets of frosted glass and bulk quantities for large projects with delivery in the south and southeast of England via our fleet of vehicles. As trusted suppliers to many glass specialists and manufacturers in the south of England, we pride ourselves fast turnaround, quality glass and exceptional customer service.
Started using abc glass end of 2021. I have to say that service, delivery and quality have been excellent and, compared with our previous supplier, their prices are very competitive. Highly recommend.
ABC glass processing are a fantastic glass supplier, well organised, very helpful and competitively priced. The attention to detail and quality of glass is also second to none.
Fantastic reliable service of quality products. Office staff are always very helpful and knowledgeable, Sarah in sales is amazing !!! Just the perfect company to deal with.
Always a fantastic service! They go above and beyond to help you get the job done. My go to supplier for glass.
Great Company to work with, great service, quality and competitive prices. Thoroughly recommend them.
Excellent – will always help if they can. Good product, good price, good knowledge.
Just had delivered the glass to replace my staircase with glass panels. Very helpful, good value for money and delivered exactly when promised, thank you.
Sandblasted & Frosted Glass
To find out ore about our sandblasted and frosted glass, please view the expansion panels below or contact our sales team who will be happy to answer your questions.
What is frosted glass?
Frosted or sandblasted glass (also referred to as satin, obscure or privacy glass) is a type of glass that offers privacy due to its opaque look. The frosted effect is created by roughening the surface of a regular, clear sheet of glass using either sand blasting or acid etching. Frosted obscure glass is often used for glass partitions and doors, shower screens, balconies and balustrades, commercial signage, and more.
Some types of obscure glass is manufactured by applying a frosted film to the glass. This not permanent and abc Glass Processing do not use self adhesive glass coverings. Our obscure glass is produced by sandblasting or adding frosted inter-layers for laminated glass.
How we produce frosted and sandblasted glass
At abc Glass, our experts use a sandblasting process to create a permanent frosted effect on a sheet of glass. This is done by roughening the surface of the glass to create a white “frosted” look. We can even customize the level of frosting on the glass by making extra passes over the surface with our sandblasting machine.
Our glass sandblasting service is offered for most types of glass, including clear, opti-clear, tinted, coloured, and mirrored glass. To protect frosted glass, we apply a RITEC Clearshield treatment at the final stage of processing to prevent smudges and finger-marks. Our frosted laminated glass is produced using obscure and satin inter-layers between sheets of glass to produce a sandblasted effect.
We offer custom frosting styles based on your preferences. As well as frosting the entire sheet of glass, we can create custom frosted shapes such as a block prints and stripes. This option is popular for glass partitions and shower screens, providing a degree of privacy while still letting a degree of light in.
Does frosted glass let light in?
Yes. All frosted and sandblasted types of glass transmit a certain amount of light, but the obscure effect can be increased or decreased by the degree of frosting applied to the glass.
Can abc Glass apply patterns to frosted glass?
Unfortunately, no. But we can create a wide range of different shapes and effects for frosted sandblasted glass, including block prints, borders, stripes, lettering, and logos for signs.
Is frosted glass the same as satin glass, obscure glass, and sandblasted glass?
Yes. All are different terms for glass that has been processed by sandblasting to create an opaque effect.
Frosted glass ordering and delivering
With over 20 years’ experience, abc Glass provides excellent customer service with shorter lead times than most competitors. While turnaround for frosted glass varies based on complexity, order size, and type of glass, we can produce frosted obscure glass in as little as 7 to 10 days.
We deliver to customers in Surrey, Hampshire, Sussex and Dorset using our own fleet of vehicles. Customers can also collect their frosted glass direct from our factory in Portsmouth.