Laminated Glass     Tel:0161 628 3243. Tel:07870 810385

Laminated glass is two or more panes of glass bonded together with interlayer(s) of polyvinyl butryl(pvb).The interlayer keeps the glass together and can also distribute impact energy,giving valuable resistance against attack.when broken,cracking is typically limited to the ares of impact. Laminated glass can be glazed within 24 hours. This is a true safety glass and meets BS 6206 requirements. Ordinary annealed glass breaks easily. Tempered glass, while stronger, shatters under a greater impact. Laminated glass is different. If laminated glass is broken, the vinyl interlayer remains in the frame, with glass fragments adhering to the interlayer. This provides a strong barrier against forced entry and cannot be cut from one side only, which renders glasscutters useless. Laminated glass is normally used when there is a possibility of human impact or where the glass could fall if shattered. Skylight glazing and automobile windshields typically use laminated glass. In geographical areas requiring hurricane-resistant construction, laminated glass is often used in exterior shopfronts, curtain walls and windows. The PVB interlayer also gives the glass a much higher sound insulation rating, due to the damping effect, and also blocks 99% of incoming UV light. The brilliant invention of laminated glass came about over 100 years ago, when a French chemist accidently dropped a glass flask. The flask had, by chance, become covered with a material that was similar to the present day PVB, and the chemist ? noticing that it did not break ? was inspired to look further into the reasons.

 

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Laminated glass is the choice for security,You will feel so much safer behind Laminated glass as its the bonded multi layer panes that make laminated glass so strong in all applications. Patio doors are very strong when fitted with laminated glass on one side(the outside) Toughened glass on the inside for safety and laminated on the outside for high security.You can of course have laminated/toughened glass as one pane. These are usually for glass lifts where all the glass must stay in one if broken.

 

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