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Laminated glass is a type of safety glass that holds together
when broken. It is held together by an interlayer of
polyvinyl butyral (PVB) that can be bonded between two or more
layers of glass. Combining different thicknesses of glass and
PVB can result in products suitable for many applications including
bullet resistant glass. As with other types of safety glass,
laminated glass is used when there is a possibility of human impact
or where glass could fall if shattered. Building codes
require laminated safety glass in overhead glazings such as atriums
Laminated glass has also become a solution to provide protection
against blasts, forced entry and bullets. Where security is a
growing concern, security glazings have become an increasing focus
in the retrofit and design of government buildings, financial
institutions, and jewellery stores.
This glass can be fabricated with a variety of annealed,
heat-treated, and coated products, to create customer-tailored
solutions to satisfy both security concerns, as well as, energy and
comfort requirements for any application.
Other benefits of laminated glass, are to
provide excellent sound control and noise reduction, as well as UV
protection. The plastic interlayer bonding the glass together
provides outstanding acoustic insulation by dampening sound
resonance and glass vibration making it a perfect choice for noisy
areas. It also blocks 99% of UV rays while reducing the
transmittance of solar energy.
Our laminated products comply with Federal
and voluntary standards such as ASTM c-1172, ANSI Z97.1 and
Consumer Products Safety Commission CPSC 16 CFR 1201 for category 1
and 2 "Glass Standard for Architectural Glazing Material".