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Grey Glass


Grey Glass or smoked glass in lay terms; is a tinted soda lime glass that is primarily used to restrict or reduce light transmission (transfer) as well as for decorative applications. Generally used for windows, grey glass can be used to prevent fading of furnishings, carpeting, clothing, artwork, etc. It is also used to add a level of privacy. Grey glass is suitable for commercial and home use.


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Benefits of grey glass:

  • Increased privacy due to darker tint
  • May provide cooler indoor temperature if used as a window
  • May reduce glare
  • Has a reduced opacity


Common uses for grey glass:

  • Glass shelving or table tops
  • Partitions
  • Bathrooms (showers)
  • Doors & windows
  • Storefronts & exteriors


Grey glass can be specified in various transmission ranges depending upon the amount of visible light desired to be passed or restricted. The lower the transmission value, the darker the tint and the least amount of transmission.


Abrisa Technologies currently offers 6 transmission ranges as noted in the chart below.

Grey Glass Name Transmission Percent Color Density
Grey 62 62% Lightest Grey
Grey 57 57%  
Grey 31 31%  
Grey 14 14%  
Grey 9 9%  
Grey 8 8% Darkest grey (nearly black)


Even though the grey glass may be nearly black in color, it remains transparent. The darkest or grey 8 which allows for only 8% transmission is ideal for privacy applications.
Abrisa Technologies stocks grey glass in thicknesses from 3mm to 6mm (1/8” to 15/64”) and in sheet sizes up to 96” x 65” (2438.4mm x 1651mm). Contact us for non-standard requirements.


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