CUSTOM LAMINATED GLASS FABRICATION
Combining high performance, exceptional safety, and striking design work, custom laminated glass solutions from Downey Glass are used in a wide range of industries and applications. Custom-crafted laminated glass is designed to meet technical specifications for safe, reliable performance.
Laminated glass is the result of bonding two or more pieces of glass together with an interlayer using heat and pressure. This technique produces a single sheet of glass with various layers, a type of safety glass that holds together when shattered.
Laminated glass is a long-lasting, high-performance glazing product created to remain integral in the opening should glass damage happen. Usually, laminated glass is required to protect against human impact threats or natural disasters such as hurricanes, bomb blasts, or forcible entry.
Downey's laminated glass is available in various configurations for commercial glazing applications. To provide a wide array of design options and meet multiple performance levels, Downey's laminated glass can feature any combination of tinted glass substrates, high-performance coatings, printed patterns, and pigmented interlayers. Laminated glass also offers greater availability of layers than monolithic glass.
Laminated Glass For Performance & Safety
Laminated glass is a type of Safety Glass that holds together when shattered, designed for safety and noise reduction. Laminated Safety Glass is a multifunctional glazing material that can be used in various applications.
Laminated Safety Glass is manufactured by permanently bonding two or more layers of glass with layers of PVB interlayer, under heat and pressure, to create a single construction. This results in a glass material with increased structural integrity and enhanced acoustic performance compared with traditional standard annealed glass.
Laminated safety glass is very hard to break due to its ability to hold together when it is shattered by any type of force whereas regular glass would just break and fall apart. It can also help protect against environmental issues such as hurricanes, firearms, high winds, and artificial disasters. Thus, this type of glass is becoming more and more popular among homeowners who want to keep their homes secure and family safe.
Benefits of Laminated Glass
The main benefits of laminated glass (LG) include increased safety/security, reduced emissions, reduced noise pollution, and protection during natural disasters. Ordinary annealed glass breaks easily. Tempered glass, while stronger, shatters under a more significant impact. But laminated glass is different. If laminated glass is broken, the vinyl interlayer remains in the frame, with glass fragments adhering to the interlayer. Laminated glass acts as a strong barrier against outside forces.
• Blocks UV light transmittance
• Blast resistance
• Safety Glazing
• Hurricane resistance
Laminated glass is also extremely flexible – it will flex before shattering into pieces. Automobile and skylights windshields typically use laminated glass.
Laminated glass is known for its ability to be multi-functional. Its properties include an improved safety aspect, structural advancement, and sound deadening. Laminated glass can be used in multiple applications and is the specific product of choice in areas that demand additional security or protection. Interlayers in laminated units dampen sound characteristics which will overall reduce noise transmission.
Laminated Glass Safety & Security Applications
The use of laminated glass with a tinted interlayer reduces heat gains from sunlight.
The interlayer can also be blended with tinted and coated glass to increase efficiency.
Reduces energy costs.
Laminated glass significantly reduces noise transmission.
The viscoelastic properties of the interlayer along with its glass layers provides a dampening effect on unwanted noise.
UV Light Protection
The interlayer of this glass has UV absorbing properties to screen out these damaging rays.
Laminated glass can absorb up to 99.5% of UV light.
The PVB interlayer provides control of UV rays that damage draperies, art, and furnishings.
Design & Availability
Custom Design - This can be manufactured according to your custom shapes and sizes preferences and needs.
Low E Coatings
Monolithic or insulated glass
Laminated Glass vs. Tempered Glass vs. Annealed Glass
Laminated glass, also known as impact glass, can be made to almost any thickness, It is made up of at least 2 pieces of glass with an interlayer and could be more. Used mostly for exterior applications, storefronts, and railings. Laminated glass can be tempered or annealed depending on the code you need to meet.
Tempered glass, most thicknesses can be tempered. The difference between tempered and annealed glass is how the glass breaks. Tempered glass breaks in small pieces whereas annealed glass breaks in large sharp shards. Tempered glass is used for showers, partitions, and most interior use.
Annealed glass, is typically used for mirrors and as a protective layer for furniture. It is the weakest form of glass.