Gaffer Mint (Opaline)

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SKU
G-160
As low as $41.00

Gaffer Mint (Opaline)

The Oplaine series has been developed to offer a simple flashing range with minimal opalescence. It is ideally suited to lighting or blown work that doest require very long working times or heat cycles.

The opaline series G-160-G-168 & G-190, G-192 - G-193 employ compounds of phosphorus oxide as the opalising agent. The glass is a little like an emulsion where phosphate enriched droplets are dispersed throughout the glass matrix. With a lot of heatwork of the kind involving solid sculptural work or multiple fusings or even murrini work, the droplets increase in size and number until the matrix changes in expansion and may become incompatible with the base clear glass or other colors. The increase in size of the droplets or crystallites with much heatwork and time are a natural physcial manifestation of these glass structures.

Displayed price is per kilogram. Minimum order quantity is 0.25 kg for Rod & 0.5 kg for Frits and Powder. Actual weight may vary from your ordered quantity by as much as 1/4 kg. Final price of your order will reflect the actual weights once order is pulled and packed.