Laminated glass consists of a tough protective inter layer bonded together between two panels of glass under heat and pressure.
Once sealed together, the glass “sandwich” behaves as a single unit and looks like normal glass. Annealed, heat strengthened or tempered glass can be used to produce laminated glass. Similar to the glass in car windshields, laminated glass may crack upon impact, but the glass fragments tend to adhere to the protective interlayer rather than falling free and potentially causing injury.
Laminated glass is the only glass to provide durability, high performance and multi-functional benefits while at the same time preserving the aesthetic appearance of the glass. Laminated glass furnishes solution to many architectural design problems and offers increased protection from the effects of disasters such as hurricane, earthquake and bomb blast.
The toughness and resiliency of laminated glass makes it an excellent safety glazing. Laminated glass offers greater protection for people and property over other glass products. The standard two ply construction provides resistance to penetration when subjected to attempted force entry. In multiply configurations, laminated glass can even resist bullets, heavy objects or small explosions.