Typically, laminated glass is used where there is a safety or security risk. The safety risk can be due to the glazing situation, low level glazed areas and areas surrounding entrance ways and doors and additionally in overhead or roof glazing. If there is a risk of breakage through accidental contact then laminated glass must be considered. Mostly safety glass consists of 2 leaves of the same thickness of float glass along with one interlayer of either 0.38 or 0.76 thickness. Our sales office can advise on availability.In a security situation, laminated glass is used to deter physical threat by using thicker glass products and denser areas of PVB interlayer, the ability of the glass to withstand impact and shock increases. In buildings which store items of value, in museums, government and financial institutions, schools and hospitals, laminated glass is used in many thicknesses and combinations to maintain a physical barrier when the glass has been broken. Prisons have a variety of different specifications depending on the nature of the prisoners being kept inside it and to minimize the effect of weapons, bullet and blast resistant laminate glasses are used in many places.
Aesthetically, there a number of interlayer products using colour and a digital image print which can be sandwiched between the glass in to provide a new dimension to the design and function of laminated glass as well as interlayers which incorporate a chemical reaction to electrical charge to change the appearance from clear to opaque at the flick of a switch. LED are now being used within the glass sandwich to provide light and differing messages to be displayed and as continuing developments in polyesters and some Kevlar products show even more clever applications for laminate glasses, check our regularly website for new products.