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A plate of Madras is basically a panel made from float glass, which is obtained by pouring molten glass onto a bath of molten tin. This process delivers a panel of glass with both sides perfectly flat, making it suitable for precision work. Etching is then used to modify (corrode) one side of the glass without altering the plate’s strength characteristics. Panel dimensions are standard and start from 1800×2310 mm. Madras thicknesses are those commonly used in the main applications of such glass. such as construction, windows and doors, interior design, shower boxes. Values range from 3 to 19 mm. Madras® colours will not alter because they’re the original colour of the float glass: extra-clear, clear, rosaline, green, bronze, grey and blue.