Chapter 25. Photosensitive Glass-Ceramics-A New Generation in Decoration

  1. William Smothers
  1. Nancy D. Stephenson

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320365.ch25

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 11/12

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 11/12

How to Cite

Stephenson, N. D. (1986) Photosensitive Glass-Ceramics-A New Generation in Decoration, in Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 11/12 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320365.ch25

Author Information

  1. Corning Glass Works Corning, NY 14831

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1986

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374696

Online ISBN: 9780470320365

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Keywords:

  • textural;
  • crystallization;
  • photosensitive;
  • crystalline;
  • architectural signage

Summary

Aesthetic applications of photosensitive glass-ceramic technology, trademarked as OPELLE, has been called the decorating industry's most unique achievement in recent years. With this process, the most intricate details of a drawing are permanently developed in a glass plate once exposed to uv light. Subsequent acid etching and ceramic firing results in a decorative glass-ceramic with both textural and line qualities.