Extra strength for extra safety and protection
Laminated glass consists of two or more lites that are permanently bonded by heat and pressure with one or more plastic interlayers of polyvinyl butyral (PVB). Both the glass and the interlayers can be supplied in a variety of colors and thicknesses to provide the desired appearance.
By most building codes, laminated glass is considered “safety glass.” While it can be broken, fragments usually adhere to the plastic layers, reducing injury risks. If desired (or required), laminated glass can be further strengthened by manufacturing it with units of heat-strengthened or tempered glass.
Because of its strength and safety features, laminated glass is preferred when any of the following are required:
- Hurricane and impact resistance
- Protection against bombs or other explosions
- Sound reduction
- Protection against forced entry
- Glass floors or stairs
- Protection from fallout of broken glass from building facades
- Earthquake resistance
- Protection from ”smash and grab” thefts from storefront window displays
- Bullet resistance
Most SunGuard Solar Protection Glass can be laminated.