Laminated Glass

Are Laminated Glass the Best for Security Purposes?

December 20, 2019

Having the delicate visual feel of water, glass is identified as a modern piece of décor that exudes class and sophistication. It keeps spaces visually open, adds grace to the architecture and can make any space feel like a work of art. It’s not a surprise that swanky glass structures are sure to leave people in awe and wonder. However, as elegant as glass buildings may be, they are often seen as a safety hazard, owing to “apparent” fragility.

But thanks to technological advancements, glass has evolved from its humble origins to encompass a world of possibilities, including the security factor. Although made of the same basic elements, which are sand, limestone, and sodium carbonate, modern-day glass is treated and processed to help you acquire a wide variety of glass solutions that cater to your every need. Whether you wish to increase the aesthetic appeal of your space or want to amp up the security factor, glass can do it all. In today’s day and age, you can find textured, coloured, patterned, and, most importantly, sturdy and durable glass designed to be more robust than steel. And one such glass that has taken the world by storm with its immense strength is laminated.

Growing Popularity of Laminated Glass

Specially designed to enhance the security measures of your space, laminated glass has become widely popular amongst architects and designers aiming to build a safe space. Manufactured with two or more sheets of annealed or heat-treated glass, laminated glass gets its superior strength and durability from a plastic interlayer called polyvinyl butyral (PVB) sandwiched between the glass sheets. The strength of laminated glass depends upon the number of PVB interlayers that were used in the manufacturing process. The higher the number of glass sheets and PVB interlayers, the better the efficiency of laminated glass at keeping your homes and offices away from harm.

After placing the PVB interlayer between the panes of glass, they are sealed together using an autoclave and a series of pressure rollers. The heat and pressure create several chemical and mechanical reactions causing the laminated glass to stay intact even under heavy impact. The PVB’s adhesive nature creates a mechanical and hydrogen bond by which the sheets of glass stick to each other in an integrated manner. A great benefit of the bonding process is that even in the event of glass breakage, laminated glass remains intact as the broken pieces stick firmly to the interlayer. This feature protects people from an injury that is usually the case with standard glass. This way, not only does the laminated glass protect you from burglars and intruders, but it also guarantees indoor safety for the people.

Laminated glass has emerged as a sensational hit in the market for designing functional spaces. However, laminated glass has also gained recent popularity for its trendy designs fused with optimum security that renders the perfect balance between aesthetics and functionality. Don’t believe how one piece of glass can give the utility of all? Read on to find out about the different types of laminated glass and how they are popularly used.

Common Uses of Laminated Glass

Windows

Windows are the number-one input point for burglars to break into your homes and offices. However, the specialised PVB interlayers of laminated glass provide a high level of intrusion-resistance to keep you safe from burglar attacks. At AIS Glass, we offer the AIS Securityglas, which possesses incredible strength and durability and eliminates the need for additional grills or shutters. Our crystal clear laminated glass also gives users the ability to see outside and keep a check on their surroundings without comprising on their safety.

Skylights

Always dreamed of snuggling with your spouse and gazing at the starry night sky? With laminated glass, you can fulfil your dreams from the comfort of your bedroom. Skylights are also a great piece of decor for workplaces and add the touch of elegance that your office deserves. And so, at AIS Glass, we possess the AIS Valuglas – a distortion-free, heat-strengthened laminated glass designed with 1.14 PVB interlayer for superior stability and unmatched value-for-money that combines striking aesthetics with enduring strength.

Stairways

There is genuinely nothing more glamorous than walking down a glass stairway. But with stairways being subjected to extreme pressure, they need to be incredibly durable and be able to survive under heavy loads without any strain. That’s why; we created the AIS Securityplus – a world-class design manufactured with a special layer of Dupont Sentry Glass TM, which is up to 5 times stronger than traditional laminating materials. This superior laminated glass requires minimal structural support, retains crystal-clear clarity despite years of use, and is so strong that it can even be used in hurricane-prone areas. Moreover, this durable glass is even explosion-resistant.

Laminated glass is genuinely king when it comes to providing unmatched safety for your homes and offices. At AIS Glass, we offer multiple choices to help you find the right option that fulfils all your safety requirements. We even offer customisable options to guarantee maximum satisfaction for our clients. Get our expert consultation today!