Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Adding to the Beauty of Kenya’s Interiors with Sand Blasted Glass

The rich texture of sand blasted glass gives you more than classic aesthetics. The sand blasting technique is used to obscure visibility through glass, but the glass continues to transmit light as it is diffused through the surface. Hence, it protects the privacy of people in a workplace or home without taking away openness and reflectiveness which are the best features of the medium of glass.

At Impala Glass Industries, Kenya, this process of blasting the surface of glass with grit using high-velocity steam or air, gives it a lovely, textured, milky white appearance. The depth and degree of the translucency of the sand-blasted finishing can be varied with the force and type of sand used. Only the areas that are to remain transparent are masked for protection—this may be in the form of fonts, designs or patterns.

Sand carving carried out by blasting away the glass for longer periods to get layers of depth gives a surreal three-dimensional affect. The other option is using a computer aided cutter.

The sand blasted glass manufactured by Impala Glass Industries in Kenya, East Africa, is popularly used by architects and interior designers as divider walls and partitions, windows, doors and shower surrounds.

Sand blasted glass door and walls are preferred in commercial surroundings as it is an extremely attractive and practical solution to reduce the appearance of fingerprints or smudges on glass which is frequently touched.

Add the elegance of sand blasted glass panels to your front door or that frosted look to your shower cubicle. Use it as your kitchen-dining area separator or hand basin backdrop! Enhance the aesthetics of the interior in your office or hotel lobbies or to give a practical yet elegant solution to your home—superior quality sand blasted glass manufactured by Impala Glass Industries is your answer! Visit us at to view our complete range of glass manufacturing services.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

East Africa through Impala Automotive Glass

Superior quality automotive glass comes with qualities of comfort, safety and security, along with paying heed to an area’s climatic conditions. Impala Glass Industries leads East Africa in manufacturing a range of high quality, competitively priced automobile glass. Being a local company it understands the vehicle and terrain needs of the East African region.

The Clarity of Anti-Reflective Automotive Glass:
Impala Automotive glass Kenya

Leading the list of features essential for good quality automotive glass is the clarity it offers to the driver's field of vision. This is influenced by the light the windscreen allows into the cabin. Anti-reflective glass used in Impala’s automotive glass is treated with a special coating which reduces reflections by up to 40% at a reflective angle of 60 degrees, and also helps reduce glare.

In case of rain, Hydrophobic glass which comes with a polymeric layer that repels water, causes rain or other water to run off the glass without leaving droplets.

The Safety of Laminated Automotive glass:

Impala Glass Industries produces laminated glass made by two glass sheets with a thin but tough plastic layer in between. The layers are bonded to each other under controlled heat and pressure. In case the glass suffers an impact, the glass layers may fragment but the plastic inter layer holds.

This safety feature enables the vehicle to absorb some of the energy of the impact. It helps to prevent the ejection of the driver and passengers and the penetration of objects in case of an accident. On impact the resulting glass fragments remain attached to the plastic inter layer, attempting to prevent sharp projectiles during an accident. The windows made of laminated glass stay in their frame letting the side airbags do their job, providing the necessary support during inflation.

The Security of Automotive Glass:

Laminated glass is very difficult to break into--it takes 10 times as long to penetrate a car window made of laminated glass than one made of toughened glass.

The UV (ultraviolet) filter glass protects the skin, eyes and the car's interior from 95% of harmful UV rays from entering the vehicle.

The Comfort of Impala Automotive Glass:

Impala automotive glass functions to protect the car and its passengers from the East African heat as well as noise. Solar control glazing reduces the interior’s temperature and reduces heat penetration in vehicles exposed to solar radiation by over 25%. Acoustic glazing inter layers act as a noise-dampening core, weakening the sound as it travels through the glass