Different Applications of Laminated Glass that Serve different Functions

We take a look at some of the benefits of laminated glass and all the different ways you can use it in your home.




You may not have heard of laminated glass before, but you would know it if you saw it, as it is used in a wide range of different applications!

Sometimes known as shatterproof or unbreakable glass, laminated glass is tough and hard-wearing. This type of glass is made of two sheets of glass bonded with a thin piece of vinyl known as an ‘interlayer’ between them.

Think of it as a glass sandwich!

This interlayer supports the glass to strengthen it, preventing it from shattering and making it safer.

Join us as we take a look at some of the benefits of laminated glass and all the different ways you can use it in your home and office décor.


Laminated Glass for Energy Conservation and Sound Reduction


Laminated Glass for Energy Conservation and Sound Reduction


If you are looking for peace and quiet in your home or office space, laminated glass is a great choice.

As this type of glass is made of layers, noise waves and vibrations are reduced substantially as they travel through it. Some laminated glass can reduce noise by up to an incredible 90%!

It’s the perfect choice if you live or work on a busy road.

This type of glass can also lower your energy bills. It’s low-emissivity, meaning that it minimizes the amount of infrared and ultraviolet light that comes through it, all without affecting light levels.

This can help you feel cooler, reduces the need for air conditioning and stops the sun from fading furniture, wallpaper, paint and curtains.

Our glass can reduce up to 99% of the sun’s harmful rays!


Shatterproof Glass for Safety and Security


Shatterproof Glass for Safety and Security


This type of glass is known for its strength and durability, making it the perfect choice for home security.

Laminated glass is almost impossible to break. Even if it break, the vinyl interlayer will still reinforce the glass.

This makes shatterproof glass perfect for ensuring that nothing can get out, and nothing can get in.

If you have little ones in the home, this type of glass is excellent for keeping them safe. If the window cracks, you do not have to worry about them hurting themselves on dangerous sharp shards of glass.

An additional bonus? Shatterproof glass comes in a wide range of shapes, sizes and finishes so you can make use of it no matter the design or theme of your home!


Unbreakable Glass to Secure Home Against Hurricanes


unbreakable laminated glass for home


Natural disasters like hurricanes, thunderstorms, tornadoes and heavy winds can cause catastrophic damage to your home.
Trees, garden furniture and debris can be blown against your windows at high speeds, causing damage and posing a safety risk to the people inside.

With unbreakable glass, your windows and home will be protected against high-risk weather, giving you peace of mind that your home and its contents will remain safe.

Even if you don’t live in a hurricane-prone area, shatterproof glass can protect your home against stray golf balls, baseballs and other unexpected events!


Laminated Glass for Car Windshields


laminated glass for car windshields


All car windshields are made of laminated glass. That way if you are involved in a collision or your windshield is damaged, the glass will crack instead of shattering inside the vehicle.

This protects you from dangerous shards of glass and means that if you have such incident, you can still drive home without worrying about glass on the driver and passenger seats.


Different Types of Laminated Glass


different types of laminated glass


These are some of the different uses of laminated glass, but did you know that there are different varieties of this type of glass?

They are made different by the types of vinyl interlayer between the two pieces of glass.

The two main types of interlayers commonly used are:

  • ● Polyvinyl butyral (PVB)
  • ● SentryGlas (SGP)

PVB is the most commonly used as it is incredibly cost-effective. It is used in a variety of different applications.

SGP is a newer invention and is much stronger and up to 100 times more rigid than PVB. Even if both layers of glass break the SGP will continue to hold the glass upright, whereas with PVB it would flop forward.

The downside of SGP is that it is a lot more expensive. This is because it is trademarked and produced by only one manufacturer.

Both types of interlayer come in a variety of different colours, meaning that you can customize your shatterproof glass to perfectly suit your home, store or office. PVB is used for windshields as it is a lot more flexible. If SGP used, it would be too stiff and could cause serious injury if someone hit it at high-speed. SGP is ideal for situations where rigidity is essential like explosion-proof and bullet-proof glass. Generally, it is recommended that PVB is used unless the situation calls for the use of SGP, as it is a lot cheaper.







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