Safety laminated glass is a type of safety glass that holds together when shattered. In the event of breaking, it is held in place by a clear interlayer.
The interlayer is made from polyvinyl butyral (PVB) adhered between layers of glass. This interlayer of glass remains bonded when broken, producing the characteristic spider web cracking pattern when the impact is not enough to completely pierce the glass.
We cut most Clear and White Safety Laminated in our factory so the turnaround is much quicker, generally same day or next day install.
Toughened (also known as tempered) glass is a type of safety glass that is processed by treating the glass with a controlled thermal treatment. This process introduces stress into the glass and produces a glass 4–5 times stronger than annealed float glass. Tempering puts the outer surfaces into compression and the inner surface into tension. Such stresses cause the glass, when broken, to crumble into small granular pieces instead of splintering into jagged shards as broken standard float/plate glass.
This process takes a few days and we recommend allowing 7 working days for toughened glass to be manufactured.
Typically, toughened glass is used in bathrooms, doors and balustrades.
Discount Glass also manufactures all pet door panels in toughened glass.
Regardless of your choice, our glaziers will ensure you and your home are safe with a variety of Make Safe options available including temporarily glazing the windows while your special order is being custom made.
Download our Information Sheet for Safety Laminated Glass.
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