Decorative aesthetic units

Decorative Aesthetic Units

Decorative and Aesthetics for Decoration, Manifestation, Privacy, Solar Control  and Light Diffusion.

Pilkington Spandrel glass has the potential to contrast or harmonise with vision areas and provide high levels of thermal insulation.

This extensive range has been developed for use in curtain wall projects, where the specifier is seeking either to match the non-vision spandrel panels to the vision area of glazing or to provide a contrast to the vision area glazing. The panels are available to match the whole range of visual effects created by the use of tinted or reflective glasses, and can be supplied with or without insulation, and in single glazing as well as Insulating Glass Unit form.


  • Total concealment of internal structure or services.
  • Free from discolouration by internal condensation or deposit of volatiles.
  • A variety of insulating materials are available with or without metal trays.
  • No colour fading.
  • Ease of installation.
  • Available toughened to BS EN 12150 to meet impact resistance Class 1 BS EN 12600.
  • Resistance to corrosion and chemical attack.
  • Minimal maintenance.

Screen printed glass is one of the decorative products from within the Pilkington Decorative Glass range. It is ideal for use in roof glazing and external walls where a combination of aesthetic and functional needs are required.


  • Provides additional solar-control.
  • Privacy.
  • Flexibility of designs – standard or commissioned.
  • Available in double or triple glazed and laminated options.
  • Available in a range of colours.
  • No colour fading.


Pilkington offer a range of standard designs. However, the inherent nature of the product encourages the use of bespoke designs. All bespoke designs should be submitted for discussion prior to placing an order to ensure that all design, colour and cost implications have been fully considered.

  • A non-standard design can be provided if:
    • Minimum distance apart and width of lines is 3 mm
    • Minimum diameter of dot or hole is 2 mm
    • Minimum distance between dots or holes is 1.5 mm


  • White ceramic ink is the most commonly used colour.
  • There are two other standard colours available:
    • Black and diffused (simulated Acid Etch).
  • For non-standard colour availability, please contact Pilkington at


The use of screen printed glass gives both aesthetic and technical control of heat and light transmission. By increasing the ceramic coverage on the glass, the shading coefficient of clear and body tinted glasses is reduced, thus allowing greater flexibility of choice and design.

Performance data for screen printed glass is available on request. Alternatively click here for more information.

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