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Laminated glass offers greater protection for people and properties over other glass products. The standard two-ply construction provides resistance to penetration when subjected to attempted forced entry. In multiple configurations, laminated glass can even resist bullets, heavy objects, or small explosions.
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The sound damping performance of the PVB makes laminated glass an effective sound control product. Laminated glass is commonly used in airports, museums, sound studios, and schools to reduce unwanted noise from aeroplanes, heavy machinery and traffic, to name a few.
Solar Energy Performance
Laminated glass offers unique combinations of clear or tinted interlayers and solar heat reflecting coatings which can serve to reduce the harsh effects of glare and solar radiation to create comfortable conditions for the occupants of buildings.
The ultraviolet (UV) filtering performance of the polyvinyl butyral interlayer helps protect valuable furnishings, displays or merchandise from the fading effects of UV radiation.
Natural and man-made disasters
Laminated glass can help provide protection from injury and property damage from man-made or natural disasters. Bykeeping the glass intact within the frame, laminated glass helps reduce injuries from large shards of flying glass caused by, for example hurricanes, earthquakes or other unusual loading on the glass.
ColourVue™ laminated glass products are made from various combinations of clear and tinted glasses and PVB interlayer. ColourVue™ is available in a wide range of colours to meet a variety of aesthetic, glare reduction and solar control demands. Coloured and patterned interlayers can be used individually or in various combinations to create colourful and distinctive glass facades, partitions and interiors. Because the patterns and colours are encapsulated between layers of glass, ColourVue™ is easier to keep clean than sandblasted glass, and it does not peel like applied vinyl. ColourVue™ reduces damaging short-wave ultraviolet radiation and offers additional safety, security and noise control benefits. The lighter tints eliminate some solar energy and are intended for use in glazing areas where safety, glare control and aesthetic qualities are required. The deeper tints improve glare control and provide a higher degree of solar heat elimination.
SolarVue™ provides medium solar control and a neutral, low reflective appearance in a range of colours. A thin deposit of nickel and chromium eliminates more than 55% of solar heat, while transmitting more than 45% of visible light. SolarVue™ also eliminates more than 99% of damaging UV radiation.