Safety Glass

Laminated Safety Glass

Laminated Safety 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 Safety Glass is produced by combining two or more sheets of glass with one or more plastic interlayer to obtain increasing degrees of security. The performance of Laminated Safety Glass can therefore be varied by changing the number and thickness of each of the glass panes and the polyvinylbutaryl (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, UV screening, bullet and blast resistance or privacy and decoration. Noise control can be further enhanced using specially developed CIP interlayers.

Protection from vandalism and burglary

  • 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 and brief attacks using easily available objects.
  • Withstands 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 – safety while broken, reducing personal injury – often no need for 'boarding up'
  • Typical applications include buildings or shops displaying valuable goods, banks, building societies, post offices, security glazing in hospitals and prisons, museum display cases etc.
  • Available in 7.5 to 19.5mm standard thicknesses.
  • The correct grade and thickness specified for the application depends on the value of goods on   display, degree of risk, estimated time needed by thieves to break in and enter.
  • Conforms to BS EN 12600:2002 

Toughened Glass

Toughened Safety Glass is up to five times stronger than ordinary glass of the same thickness. Because of its increased strength, toughened glass allows architects and builders far greater scope in their use of glass in buildings. It meets world-wide safety standards for glass subjected to accidental human impact at the highest level of severity. Wherever the benefits of ordinary glass need to be combined with extra strength, safety or heat resistance, toughened glass can offer a complete and proven solution.

Toughened glass is advantageous, such as structural applications, barriers and roof glazing. Toughened glass is manufactured by subjecting final size, edgeworked panes of glass to a heating and cooling treatment whereby high compressive stresses are set up at the surfaces with balancing tensile stresses in the centre. The high compressive surface stresses give the toughened glass its increased strength.

Benefits

Offers a complete and proven solution for impact safety and strength;

  • Based on over 60 years of worldwide manufacturing experience.
  • Up to 5 times stronger than ordinary glass of the same thickness.
  • Conforms to the requirements of BS EN 12600 : 2002 and many worldwide safety standards.
  • Ideal for use in countless applications, from windows to barriers, interior design, curtain walling etc.
  • When broken, toughened glass shatters into small, blunt-edged fragments which reduce the risk of personal injury.