Laminated glass is a type of safety glass that holds together when shattered. In the event of breaking, it is held in place by an interlayer between its two or more layers of glass. The interlayer keeps the layers of glass bonded even when broken, and its high strength prevents the glass from breaking up into large sharp pieces. This produces a characteristic “spider web” cracking pattern when the impact is not enough to completely pierce the glass.
Laminated glass is normally used when there is a possibility of human impact or where the glass could fall if shattered and also for architectural applications. Skylight glazing typically use laminated glass. In geographical areas requiring hurricane-resistant construction, laminated glass is often used in exterior storefronts, curtain walls and windows.
Laminated glass will help you add exquisite beauty to residential and commercial spaces, or enhance performance with safety and sound control.
Colour Laminated glass .
Colour laminated glass is very similar to clear laminated glass but with the addition of a coloured interlayer. These allow for a rich palette of colour permutation, ranging from subtle transparent and translucent colours to opaque. Our colour laminates are manufactured using float glass as standard although also available in specialist glasses including low iron (crystal clear) and a variety of body tints (blue, bronze and grey). The type and thickness of the glass will have an effect on the colour chosen.
An ideal product for use in structural and decorative applications as the process allows for a wealth of possibilities for a wide range of applications including screens, partitions and cladding.
Laminated glass comprises of two or more layers of glass which are bonded together with an interlayer using heat and pressure. As well as this PVB (polyvinyl butyl) or EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) interlayer, other materials such as coloured interlayers, fabrics, metal meshes and digital prints can be included for a myriad of possibilities.
Laminating can also be combined with other decorative glass products and finishes such as sandblasting and colour coating to further enhance the design.