Laminated safety glass is a durable, versatile product that offers a broad range of benefits including:
– Heat and glare control
– UV elimination
– Sound reduction
The major advantage of laminated glass is that if the glass is impacted with sufficient force to cause breakage, the fragments of the broken glass typically remain intact reducing the likelihood of injury.
Laminated safety glass is available in a wide range of tones and thermal performance to suit almost any glazing application.
Toughened glass is produced by applying a special treatment to ordinary float glass after it has been cut to size and finished. The treatment involves heating the glass so that it begins to soften and then rapidly cooling it. This produces a glass which, if broken, breaks into small pieces without sharp edges.
Some manufacturers produce float glass with a special thin coating on one side which allows the suns energy to pass through in one direction while reducing the thermal transfer the other way. The principle behind this is the difference in thermal wavelength of energy transmitted from the sun and that transmitted from the heat within a room.
Made from flat glass, this type has a design rolled onto one side during manufacture. It can be used for decorative effect and/or to provide privacy. Patterned glass is available in a range of coloured tints as well as plain. On external glazing, the patterned side is usually on the inside so that atmospheric dirt can easily be removed from the relatively flat external face.