Laminated Glass Products
We are proud to offer laminated glass for our customers' needs.
Laminated products we provide as full cases:
Clear 1/4" and 1/8"
Call us to inquire about specialty laminated products like mirror and more.
Laminated glass is created by sandwiching a Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) interlayer between two or more pieces of glass. The benefit of using laminated glass is that it can be safer than other types of glass when broken and can be more difficult to break than annealed or tempered glass. [ For examples of breakage, view this quick video from Eastman HERE ] When broken, the glass adheres to the interlayer, rather than shattering and falling out of the frame.
Laminated glass can also provide acoustical management by reducing sound transmission through it. It can provide protection from windblown objects in minor weather events by absorbing energy impact of flying debris without shattering out of the frame. It can provide security in window and door lites, resisting full penetration which can cause serious injury. This makes it a smart solution for replacing outdated wire glass in many buildings where wire glass is dangerous if in human contact.
Laminated glass is now specified in the International Building Code (IBC) for use in glass handrails where any type of walkway is present below - interior or exterior. To read more on the IBC code changes from USGlass, go HERE.
Lastly, remember that the available types of PVB and glass type combinations are many. They can be decorative, colorful, stiff, flexible, UV reducing, even laminated to specialty glass like our mirror. The above image from the Houston Ballet features our mirrors laminated for their practice room. So think to ask us next time you need laminated glass or specialty laminated glass.
We carry full cases of laminated glass in 1/4" clear, 1/4" gray, 1/4" bronze, 1/4" green, 1/4" white, and 1/8" clear as well as providing specialty laminated glass for your design needs.