QGH - Ghiaccio

Crystal clear film

The transparent and reflecting aspect of the film QGH - Ghiaccio.
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Teatro Vittorio Emanuele di Messina, ''Bellini Black Comedy'' The scenic space designed by Nicola Rubertelli is surrounded by a QGH - Ghiaccio film membrane which is transparent or even invisible when the lighting is accentuated on the blackout fabric drapes behind ...
... or it becomes much more present and reflective if it is illuminated from its front.The alternation between transparency and reflection of the film is used for narrative purposes to distinguish the realistic situation from another oneiric one that takes place in parallel on the scene.
Teatro Regio di Parma, ''Marin Faliero'' Ghiaccio transparent backdrop, 13 x h 8 m ...
... here during the show.
Théâtre de la Ville, ''Mary Said What She Said'' Effect obtained by introducing some smoke between a transparent backdrop made of QGH - Ghiaccio film and a Rear-illuminated backdrop made of RNB - Nebbia film.
SIB 2006, ''Scenographical exhibition'' The Ghiaccio transparent backdrop of Teatro Regio di Parma, ''Marin Faliero'' showed at a scenographical exhibition.The predominantly frontal illumination puts in prominence the reflecting properties of the material ...
... while here the Ghiaccio transparent backdrop is in a rear-illuminated and, because of this, full transparency situation.
QGH - Ghiaccio is a transparent and rather elastic vinyl film.
By means of Welding without superposition the Ghiaccio transparent backdrops are obtained from it, and they are used in scenography to create with their lighting an alternation between transparency and a slight mirror effect.
The film can be rolled up when used in small artifacts, while large backdrops are obligatorily folded during their manufacture and transport.
The manipulation leaves permanent traces on the film and makes the backdrops similar to large ice sheets, hence the name (ghiaccio in italian = ice).
The backdrops can be digitally printed or painted and not rarely they are used to contain smoke effects or even to make water flow on them.
Flame reaction
IFR - inherently flame retardant
FR certification
EN 13501-1 class B s1 d0
100% PVC
310 g / m²
0,25 mm
140 cm
50 m
Packing method
Custom colours
not available

slight reflection properties used for mirror backdrops too

by the metre (folded only)
in full rolls
in tailor made creations

Colour chart

QGH - Ghiaccio transparent colourless

Video & Documentation

Teatro Dante Alighieri, ''Tenebrae''

Teatro dell'Opera of Rome, ''Zaide''

This material was used for...

Booth of a auto house

Commercial premises

Fashion show ''Mariella Burani''


Franco Mazzucchelli, ''BD''

Exhibitions, art, architecture

Franco Mazzucchelli, ''The inflatables''

Exhibitions, art, architecture

Opening of a manufacturing plant


SIB 2006, ''Scenographical exhibition''

Exhibitions, art, architecture

Teatro dell'Opera, ''Zaide''

Lyric opera

Teatro Massimo Bellini, ''La traviata''

Lyric opera

Teatro Regio di Parma, ''Marin Faliero''

Lyric opera

Teatro Regio di Parma, ''The Corsair''

Lyric opera

Teatro Regio di Torino, ''The Consul''

Lyric opera

Teatro Vittorio Emanuele, ''Bellini Black Comedy''

Prose theatre

Theater an der Wien, ''Radamisto''

Lyric opera

Théâtre de la Ville, ''Mary Said What She Said''

Prose theatre

Théâtre du Capitole, ''Le prophète''

Lyric opera

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