Laminated glass is two or more panes of glass with one or more layers of poly vinyl butyral (PVB) sandwiched between them and treated. The glass panes can be basic float glass or tempered or heat strengthened panel. If the glass is broken, fragments tend to adhere to the PVB interlayer thereby reducing the risk of injury from falling and helping to resist further impact or weather damage. It is most suitable wherever safety, security, noise control or UV control is a requirement. The single largest use of laminated glass is in automobiles windscreens.
Laminated glass doesn’t shatter like ordinary glass. It absorbs Impact, resists penetration and remains in glazing even if broken. Laminated glass resists instruction because the interlayer continues to safeguard the building even after the glass itself is broken. In multiple configurations, it can even resist bullets, heavy objects or small explosions. Glass is an excellent barrier to noise. Glass screens out 90% of the sun’s damaging rays, protecting interior furnishing from fading effects of UV radiation. It retains its color and strength for the life of the building, yet is as easily cleaned as any conventional glass. While standard laminated glass doesn’t meet code requirements or fire- resistant glass, it will not disintegrate readily when exposed to heat, so it confines the fire longer, giving more time for evacuation and control of the fire. Security: Laminated glass offers greater protection for people and property by providing an effective barrier from attach. Although the glass will break it hit with a hammer, brick or smaller object, the inner layer can resist penetration, ensuring any attempt to enter a premise will be slow and noisy. Bullet Resistant : V Tuff Bullet Proof glass is a laminated glass made in a multi laminate process, which laminates various thickness of glass to meet various weapons ballistics tests.
- Curtain wall and structural glazing
- overhead glazing,
- aquariums and animal observatory windows
- hotels and restaurants, hospital, libraries and museums,
- airport terminals, residences and apartment buildings. Etc