Laminated Glass | Atlanta Commercial Glass
The term is not the same as what you have come to associate the word laminate with. This is not a coating on the outer layer of the glass, but an interlayer of what is known as Polyvinyl Butyral, otherwise known as PVB. This layer is stuck in-between two layers of glass to increase its structural stability. Laminated glass does not shatter like a normal pane of glass would; rather it breaks in a web pattern, while still remaining intact. This is similar to windshield glass.
Putting this kind of glass into a window makes sense, especially here in Florida with the eminent danger of hurricanes. However, its usefulness applies to more than flying debris, but also provides safety in the case of an attempted break-in. It is very difficult to actually break through laminated glass. In tests it has taken extreme measurements to successfully open a hole in the glass, as many as 30 strikes with a baseball bat to accomplish the feat!
Aside from the protection it provides, laminated glass also cuts down on UV Rays from the sun. This protects from fading on carpets, furniture, drapes, and even paintings. Not only are UV Rays cut down, but also noise from outside. The difference between sounds through laminated glass and a normal window is dramatic. This laminate in tandem with high performance glass and also result in some serious savings on energy costs.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is laminated glass?
Laminated glass is a type of safety glass that in the event of holds together when shattered. In the event of breaking, it is held in place by an interlayer, typically of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) or ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), between its two or more layers of glass.
How laminated glass is made?
PVB laminated glass is formed by the combination of two or more sheets of glass which are bonded together with one or more layers of PVB under heat and pressure. The resultant is a single piece of glass. On the other hand, resins laminated glass is manufactured by pouring liquid resin into the cavity between two sheets of glasses that are held together till the time resin gets cured.
Can you install a frameless glass partition?
Yes, we can. Our “frameless glass sytemes” provide a modern look to any commercial office, residential home and hospitality projects. If you are looking to make a statement with the design elements within your building, then a interior framless glass wall system are the way to go.