Facades/ Glass cladding/ Flat glass/ Security glass
575 Maryville Centre Dr. 63141 St. Louis United States
Tel.: (+1) 314 674 1000
Fax: (+1) 314 674 7021
Corporate Village-Aramis Building. Leonardo Da Vincilaan, 1 B-1935 Zaventem Belgium
Tel.: (+32) 2 746 50 00
Fax: (+32) 2 746 57 00
Laminated Saflex® security glass is formed by two or more glass sheets adhered with a PVB interlayer (Saflex® sheet) through a high pressure and heat process. Solutia is the company that supplies the PVB sheets used to manufacture laminated glass.
The glass can be clear or body tinted, or colour can be added using Saflex® PVB interlayers. These are available in 13 different shades including blues, greys, greens, browns and bronzes that match glass industry standard colours for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Likewise, the range of Vanceva® PVB films can be used. These are resistant to degradation due to heat and ultraviolet light, and are available in 13 different tones. They can be installed alone or in combinations of up to four sheets, from which over 1000 different colours can be obtained, including transparent, translucent and opaque versions, this last variety available with different colours on each side of the glass.
The thickness of the PVB layers can be 0.38,0.76 or 1.52 mm for clear sheets and 0.38 or 0.76 mm for coloured sheets. Different levels of security and strength can be achieved depending on the thickness of the PVB and the glass: physical security, anti-aggression, theft-resistant, bullet-resistant, bomb-resistant, etc.
Single or composite laminated glass can be used to form one or both sides of an insulated glazing unit with an air space, and can be treated to permit selective solar control.
Laminated security glass is also available to protect spaces containing computers and other electronic devices from information losses caused by interference, incident solar radiation, etc. It is formed by two 6 mm exterior glass lites and two interlayers: one 1.52 mm PVB sheet and another of the same thickness composed of a nylon, polyester or metal coated acrylic (nickel, silver, etc.) grid.
Laminated glass using the Saflex® sheet, both clear and coloured, is opaque to UV radiation. In this image, the Tropical Rain Forest Pyramid in Galveston, Texas, USA.
Laminated glass used as paving in a temporary exhibit in the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (France).
The firm has pioneered controlled testing for security glass breakage and the capacity of the glazing to remain securely in its frame once broken, important in preventing injuries caused by falling glass shards and in building interiors.
Safety glass with Vanceva® PVB film used in floor-to-ceiling glazing.
Safety glass with Vanceva® PVB film used in the guardrails of the balconies.
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