Laminated glass is regarded as safety glass. This is because we design it with two or more glass panes that are combined with one or more layers of Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) and then treated. These qualities ensure that laminated glass will remain together even when it is shattered.
We can use either tempered glass or basic glass in creating laminated glass. Laminated glass has excellent adhesive qualities that ensure broken glass pieces stick to the PVB. This is quite an effective feature that minimizes the risk of injury when the glass breaks. Polyvinyl Butyral also has excellent endurance, and it can withstand a lot of force. This makes breaking laminated glass a difficult task.
When we are making laminated glass, we have to pass the glass panes together with the PVB under intense heat and pressure. We do this to enhance the adhesive qualities of the laminated glass. Technically, we have to follow a couple of steps in order to achieve the desired outcome. The steps are:
- Cutting and grinding the glass panes
- Edge sealing
Laminated glass is commonly used in cars’ windscreens. You might have noticed that after a car accident, the windscreen does not shatter like ordinary glass. The glass pieces tend to stick together. In fact, bulletproof glass also comprises of laminated glass among other materials to improve its strength.
Laminated glass delivers high-quality performance and durability. Additionally, it helps to increase the aesthetic qualities of the glass. The strength of laminated glass ensures to keep individuals safe even when a disaster strikes. Safety is the most impressive attribute of laminated glass. Unlike ordinary glass that breaks into long and sharp pieces, laminated glass slightly shatters.