SCHOTT: Glass-Ceramic Fireplace Panels
The panels are available in five colors (black, grey, blue-grey, white and translucent-white), as well as four textures (smooth, nubbed, grooved and grooved-inverse).
ROBAX® Magic with Signature Impressions from SCHOTT reportedly offers fireplace designers and manufacturers a new opportunity to create products with a modern look while offering the low thermal expansion and high-temperature performance that the firebox demands. By using a variety of textures, colors and prints, the panels make flames appear larger. The makers of smaller units can therefore amplify the appearance of flames while meeting clients’ space constraints. In addition, in large units, the perception of larger flames creates dramatic visual effects without overheating a room.
“At the end of the day, our industry faces the same design challenges as those who build sofas and couches,” said Alan Murphy, president of Blaze King Industries, which is using ROBAX Magic with Signature Impressions in several forthcoming concepts. “We need those amazing designs, this year’s colors, and the newest materials. There is, however, one big difference. The materials we use must be able to withstand the incredibly high heat of the firebox. ROBAX Magic with Signature Impressions opens up design options that give the industry a much-needed injection of creativity and visual appeal.”
The panels are available in five colors (black, grey, blue-grey, white and translucent-white), as well as four textures (smooth, nubbed, grooved and grooved-inverse). Additional decorations may also be available in consultation with SCHOTT.
“ROBAX Magic with Signature Impressions builds on SCHOTT’s 40-year legacy of providing glass-ceramic fire-viewing panels with a superior combination of properties, making them ideal for fireplace inserts,” said Karen Elder, product manager, glass-ceramics at SCHOTT. “Now, designers will have access to that same performance while building unique products that match the tastes of their consumers. Specialty hearth retailers also benefit by being able to provide design consultation and customization services to end users while maximizing their floor space.”
Additional details are available at www.us.schott.com.