Laminated glass is a safety product used to protect Windows, fences, sheds and balconies from damage. It is made of two pieces of glass that are glued together with a plastic or vinyl sandwich. The glass protects against both man-made and natural threats.
Impact resistant glass is a type of laminated glass that can provide more protection against a variety of threats. Tektites are usually made from a thin film of polyvinyl butyral. The film can be as thick as an inch or as thin as a quarter inch. If the impact glass is damaged, the vinyl base prevents the glass from breaking and large, sharp debris from adhering to the glass.
Commonly used to make products such as sunglasses, Windows and storefronts. Laminated glass provides additional protection by providing shock resistance, insulation, and anti-fading. In addition, it can be used to create a protective barrier against bad weather.
Laminated glass is made by gluing layers of glass together through a process called pressure and heat. This makes it stronger than standard glass. It's hard to break glass when a typhoon hits. Therefore, it is ideal for Windows or doors in buildings.
Another advantage of laminated glass is that it is harder to penetrate than other types of glass. Transparent or white interlayers also help provide impact resistance. In addition, visual images of the mezzanine can be used to enhance the design of the building.
Several types of laminated glass are available, including tempered, laminated, colored and custom shaped. Generally, toughened glass is best for skyscrapers, while laminated glass is better for storefronts and other commercial properties. Both types of glass also provide UV protection. Polycarbonate laminated glass is commonly used as bulletproof glass, but can be quite expensive.