Laminated glass is a type of glass that is strengthened to hold together when shattered. An interlayer of PVB (Polyvinyl butyral) keeps the glass bonded even when it gets broken. The strength of laminated glass prevents the glass from breaking into dangerously large, sharp pieces. When the impact does not pierce the glass completely it causes a characteristic ‘spider web’ pattern but does not fall and shatter.
Laminated glass undergoes a completely different manufacturing process to toughen the glass and Ã‚Â Laminated glass is typically used as safety glass where there is a concern for security and injury.
The benefits are similar to double-glazed glass including:
– Offers greater security against attempted break-ins, accidental injury, and severe weather conditions. From a security standpoint it would take a lot of force to pierce the interlayer sufficiently to create a hole for entry to a home or office.
– The strength of the bond between the interlayers of glass absorbs the force of accidental impact and resists breakage. If the glass does break the shards remain bonded to the interlayer rather than shattering and causing harm.
– The versatile and durable glazing materials in laminated glass provide protection against the rays of the sun, keeping heat out and saving on energy consumption.
– Tinted laminated glass serves as an excellent guard against fading for fabrics, furniture, carpets, curtains, and protects delicate plants from heat.
– It forms an excellent barrier against exterior noise.
– A large colour range is available that will enhance any interior environment.