Laminated Safety Glass
Laminated glass is a combination of two or more glass sheets with one or more interlayers of plastic (PVB) or resin. In case of breakage, the interlayer holds the fragments together and continues to provide resistance to the passage of persons or objects. This glass is particularly suitable where it is important to ensure the resistance of the whole sheet after breakage such as shop-fronts, balconies, stair-railings, or roof glazing.
There are two types of laminated glass: PVB and resin laminated glass:
- PVB laminated glass is two or more sheets of glass which are bonded together with one or more layers (PVB) under heat and pressure to form a single piece.
- Resins laminated glass is manufactured by pouring liquid resin into the cavity between two sheets of glass which are held together until the resin cures.
The performance of laminated will change depending on the thickness of each of the panes of glass and also the thickness of the interlayer used. This gives the specifier a wider choice of products depending on the application whether it be safety and security, noise control, solar control, or just for privacy and decoration.