Cottone Superbo Imperatore
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The rich pearl and three-dimensional depth effects of Perltec Decor are produced in a traditional way. The ‘emperor fish’-decor (Imperatore) is made by producing sheets, that are placed between two Optiwhite glass plates with recent techniques in multilayer glass. To produce the decor sheets, natural cotton is processed, transforming it from its flaky and fibrous state into a solid, transparant material. The transparent cotton based plastic is coloured with pigments, by hand. The single colour block is cut into stripes, that are then treated by hand and combined into a block form, according to the desired design. As add-ons, several techniques are possible, such as printing, frosting, gold decors, and crash glass. The design is usable from both sides. Standard sizes of the panels are 600 x 600 mm and 600 x 1200mm, with a smoothed or polished edge. Standard thickness is 9 mm. Smaller customized sizes and any customized thickness superior to 9 mm are possible on request. Lotus effect, mitre cuts, customer-specific glass forms and special colours of the glass rear-side are also possible on request.