Laminated Glass is two or more lites (pieces) of glass permanently bonded together with one or more plastic interlayers (PVB) using heat and pressure. The Glass and interlayers can be a variety of colors and thickness designed to meet building code standards and requirements as necessary. Laminated glass can be broken, but the fragments will tend to adhere to the plastic layer and remain largely intact, reducing the risk of  injury. laminated glass is considered “Safety Glass” because it meets the requirements of various core organizations that set standards for safety. Tempered glass can be incorporated into laminated glass units to further strengthen the impact resistance. Hurricane resistance, the need for bomb blast protection, sound attenuation and ballistic or forced–entry security concerns are all primary uses for laminated glass.

Because of its strength and safety features, laminated glass is preferred in  any of the following :

  • Hurricane and impact resistance
  • Protection against bombs or other explosions
  • Sound reduction
  • Protection against forced entry
  • Glass floors or stairs
  • Protection from fallout of broken glass from building facades
  • Earthquake resistance
  • Protection from ”smash and grab” thefts from storefront window displays