Pulp Studio Introduces DermaAR™, an Innovative and Versatile Ultra-Thin, Acid Etched High-Strength Glass

Pulp Studio expands its DermaGlass® offering to include DermaAR™, a Matte Finish Option for Back Painted or Graphic Interlayers Where Weight and Durability are Key Factors

Pulp Studio, the leading designer and manufacturer of technically superior decorative glass, expands its proprietary DermaGlass® collection with DermaAR™, an acid etched, ultra-thin architectural material that is highly durable, lightweight and resilient for both exterior facades and interior applications.

DermaAR, with a slim thickness of 1.3mm is a low iron glass that is offered in sizes up to 58” x 118”. It is an exceptionally tough, flexible, lightweight, scratch-resistant material which can be used with Pulp Studio’s Pintura, a water-based back-painted, or laminated with printed graphic interlayer. This makes it a highly resilient and extremely versatile material for both architectural and elevator cab applications.

“DermaGlass fills a need in the decorative and technical architectural glass market with an ultra-thin, highly durable surface that can be designed, bent and technically manipulated to meet aesthetic and performance requirements,” states Lynda Lax, president of Pulp Studio. “As we found more creative uses for this product, we recognized the need for multiple surface options. Now, after many years of research and development, we can deliver a highly durable product with minimal weight and a beautiful matte finish with this new DermaAR offering.”

Using an ion-exchange process, the ultra-thin profile that DermaGlass and DermaAR offers designers multiple options for design applications such as bent glass column surrounds or customized, decorative shapes while addressing performance needs for surface strength. DermaAR, with an acid etched surface, offers a smooth, matte surface that minimizes glare. DermaGlass and DermaAR meet the following U.S. standards for indoor use.

  • CSPC 16 CFR 1201 (laminated)
  • ANSI Z97.1-2009 (laminated)
  • ANSI maximum impact Class A
  • CPSC maximum impact level Cat II
  • DermaAR can be laminated or laminated to a honeycomb core for safety and ease of installation

About Pulp Studio

Founded in 1996, Pulp Studio passionately advocates for the creative use of glass as a building element. From the beginning, the brand’s defining mission is to fill the void in the market for innovative uses of glass in interior and façade projects. Pulp Studio combines technical prowess with design sensibility; creating products that reside at the intersection of fashion and function.

Pulp Studio employs craftspeople, artists, scientists, and inventors who view working with glass as an artistic endeavor – their medium being glass. The company’s capabilities include bending, hand-color coating, laser etching, glass carving, screen print imaging, drilling, notching, and a patented system for uniformly illuminating panels using high-intensity LEDs. Every project is another opportunity for Pulp Studio to further enrich the idea of “custom” by delivering products that are superior in design and functionality. One of the company’s insulated glass products, Ombra™ achieves a solar heat gain coefficient superior to that of other insulated glass units, dramatically reducing climate control requirements and providing significant energy savings over the life of a building.

Working in collaboration with architects and design studios, Pulp Studio’s products have been used in numerous high-profile projects including: Moynihan Station, New York, N.Y., the Space Needle in Seattle, W.A., David Geffen Hall at the Lincoln Center in New York, N.Y., the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, C.A., Wilshire Grand in downtown Los Angeles, C.A. and the Gores Group Headquarters in Beverly Hills, C.A.

For more information, visit www.pulpstudio.com