Protection and safety with laminated glass
Laminated glass consists of two sheets of glass that are permanently bonded by applying heat and pressure with one or more polyvinyl butyral (PVB) intermediate sheets.
It is usually light-coloured, although glass and intermediate films are produced in a wide range of colours and thicknesses, thus broadening the range of possibilities from an aesthetic point of view. All laminated glass manufactured by Guardian is tested in accordance with UNE 12600, and is therefore considered as safety laminated glass according to the CTE DB SUA (Technical Building Code).
When broken, fragments often adhere to the plastic interlayer, reducing the risk of injury. Laminated glass can be manufactured from thermoset glass or tempered glass for cases where it may be exposed to abrupt temperature changes or for specific applications.
Due to its safety features, laminated glass is perfect for use in numerous applications:
- Resistance to impacts
- Explosion protection
- Acoustic attenuation
- Protection against manual attack or burglary
- Floors and stairs
- Protection against glass breakage in façades or skylights
- Earthquake resistance
- Protection from “smash and grab” thefts from storefront window displays
- Ballistic resistance