Laminated glass is ideal for providing both impact resistance and security since it may break on impact but the glass is held in place thus preventing injury or intrusion.
Laminated glass is produced by combining two or more sheets of glass with one or more plastic interlayers. The performance of laminated glass can therefore be varied by changing the number and thickness of each of the glass panes and the polyvinylbutyral (PVB) interlayers to give the specifier a wide choice of products depending on application, whether it be for safety or security, noise control, solar control or bullet and blast resistance. Another important advantage for specifiers/shop owners to consider is the fact that the PVB interlayer absorbs a high proportion of the ultraviolet rays in natural sunlight therefore preventing shop displays from fading over time yet it does not affect light transmission.
- Laminate resists penetration – glass may break but interlayer retains overall integrity and continues to act as a barrier.
- Protects against break-ins by preventing or slowing down burglary attempts.
- Protects against vandalism by withstanding repeated blows from heavy objects such as bricks, hammers, crowbars and similar hand held heavy objects.
- Depending on the extent of the attack the product remains integral and protects the premises adequately and limits penetration whilst awaiting replacement, offering:- Protection from secondary looting.- Damage from the wind and weather.- Relative safety even while broken, reducing personal injury.- Often no need for ‘boarding up’.
- Available in 6.8 to 19.5mm standard thicknesses.
- Provides a high degree of UV protection.
- The premises is secure without the need to use unsightly solid shutters with the added advantage that shoppers can browse during out of shop hours.
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