Security is always an important consideration, but many solutions can make you feel locked up in your own home.
Laminated Glass is comprised of two panes of glass bonded together with a clear vinyl interlayer, making it very difficult to break.
Laminated glass consists of two or more sheets of glass and an interlayer usually (PVB) poly vinyl butryl which is permanently bonded together under heat and pressure to form a single sheet of glass, and is available in thicknesses from 4.38mm up to 48.0mm (plus) for safety and security.
The finished glass product, which is a Grade ‘A’ safety glazing material, is suitable for a wide range of applications. Generally, the interlayer has a thickness of 0.38mm, except for applications such as automotive windscreens, which use a 0.76mm thick interlayer. This glass complies with Australian Standards AS/NZS 2208, AS/NZS 2080 and AS1288.
Laminated safety glass is a durable, versatile product that offers a broad range of benefits including:
- Safety – no risk of falling glass shards in human impact situations.
- Security – applications such as banks and prisons where bandit proof security is required.
- Heat and glare control – High performance laminated glass using specialised interlayers and glass coatings are widely used for architectural glazing applications, both commercial and domestic.
- UV elimination – Laminated safety glass interlayers reduce ultraviolet light transmission by up to 99.99%.
- Sound reduction – Laminated safety glass on its own has better sound reduction qualities than ordinary glass of equivalent thicknesses. Having two layers of glass and the plastic interlayer laminated safety glass is in itself an insulating glass unit. Install laminated safety glass in double glazed insulating units for superior sound reduction.
The major advantage of laminated glass is that if the glass is impacted with sufficient force to cause breakage, the fragments of the broken glass typically remain intact reducing the likelihood of injury.
Laminated safety glass is available in a wide range of tones and thermal performance to suit almost any glazing application.