The laminated glass It is one of the most versatile materials that exist today, because it is used for a wide variety of elements such as tables, elevators, automatic doors, handrails, balconies, railings, partitions, commercial windows, among many other uses.
The process for laminate glasses It is an art, since it requires the following of a series of important steps that guarantee the obtaining of a very resistant, attractive and totally safe material, using layers of different materials for its manufacture.
The glass to be used for its manufacture can be colorless glass with colored mass or with coating, transparent, translucent, thermoset, tempered glass or even treated on its surface like sandblasted or matted glass.
Laminated glass materials
Laminated glass is a glass composition made up of two or more glasses joined together by one or more interlayers. It is about the union of inorganic materials (glasses) by means of an organic material.
Among the interlayers we can find PVB Poly Vinyl Butyral, EVA Ethyl Vinyl Acetate, Colorless or colored, transparent, translucent or opaque.
That is the reason why it is also known as safety glass or safety glass , since they have a resistance that places them within this group, so their use is multiple.
The results of laminate glasses they can be obtaining a translucent, transparent or colored glass, according to the use that will be provided to it.
To create a laminated glass colored, just use colored PVB or EVA spacers; You can even add elements such as paper with some drawings, fabrics, wood, LEDs, steel, among others.
What is required to laminate glass?
In order to laminate glasses It is necessary to use a washing machine, assembly room, preheating oven with calenders, and finally an autoclave which will be configured with pressure, temperature and cycle time parameters according to the glasses to be processed.
Laminated glass manufacturing process
The laminated glass refers to the union of a series of glasses of different or equal thickness, using a series of films or intermediate layers. This whole process of laminate glasses It is carried out with a series of machines that subject the glasses and the interlayers to a certain pressure and heat in order to achieve their perfect fusion.
This type of safety glass It has the particularity that when fractured, its plastic films prevent the detachment of pieces of glass, so that in the event of an unexpected impact or breakage, it avoids the possible projection of glass fragments or splinters, thus fulfilling its function. What safety glass .
Common Applications of Laminated Glass
Glass laminate It has many uses today, due to its attractiveness and the tranquility it provides as safety glass . For this reason it is used in the automotive industry, as well as in architecture and interior design, shopping centers, skylights, prisons, banks, etc.
The use of this type of glass is very present in business centers, and in office buildings where its use as room dividers to achieve even acoustic attenuation is in high demand. It is also used very frequently in hospitals and even on a decorative and functional level on stair treads with an approved anti-slip level.