Decorative splashbacks specialist and wall-cladding solutions supplier Cohesion Interiors says there has been increased interest in digitally printed glass over the past year, with the company’s EVAglass print technology making it possible to capture and print any image, graphic or pattern onto glass.
“We use EVAglass print to create custom designs for kitchens, feature walls and wardrobe doors. “The final product is digitally printed single-sided glass for use in cladding,” explains Cohesion Interiors owner Justin Marsh.
He says, although the market for EVAglass print is still small, the scope for design potential is limitless, as it enables architects to showcase their creativity with a glass product that can achieve a seamless look. The final product is also easy to clean.
Cohesion Interiors specialises in glass splashbacks and wall cladding for residential and commercial applications. The company’s other products include EVAkote, which is a coloured-glass solution that allows for the back-painting of glass using various colours.
The company also uses EVA lamination, which Marsh says is still a fairly new technology for glass lamination. He adds that Cohesion Interiors has perfected the art of laminating digital prints to glass, which can be used in showers and wall cladding.
He says the company uses a special measuring system to ensure that all notches, holes and cutouts are in the right place to avoid any mistakes that could lead to remakes.
The measuring system involves the user feeding data into a special computer-aided design programme that produces a file, which is loaded into a waterjet cutter.
“Since using this technology, we have minimised human error by about 80%,” notes Marsh.
He adds that the company manufactures all its products, which includes glass cutting and polishing, waterjet-cutting the glass for cutouts, back-painting the glass and laminated prints.
Marsh tells Engineering News that the com- pany’s services also include measuring, manu- facturing and installing its products in Cape Town and Gauteng, as well as finishing glass products made to size for other installation companies.
“Our products are generally made to speci- fication for architects and interior designers for application in higher-end residential and commercial projects, as well as for kitchen manufacturers who require kitchen splashbacks to enhance kitchen designs and to create a seamless look and feel.”
He says EVAkote products have been approved by the South African Bureau of Standards and that product testing ensured that the paint adheres to the back of the glass. Marsh adds that the product comes with a ten-year warranty against tile delimitation, with toughened safety glass a standard feature in all its installations.
“As the business owner, my job is to keep up with the latest trends in the decorative glass market. I do this by visiting trade shows abroad and keeping an eye on what is going on in the international market,” he concludes.