How laminated glass is manufactured

February 17th, 2011 by Ian

Laminated GlassLaminated glass is a popular type of safety glass used in a variety of applications. There are several factors why laminated glass is more popular in the present time. One vital reason is that when laminated glass is damaged, it resists against breaking into dangerous pieces, rather it forms spider web type cracks on the surface of the glass.

The process of producing laminated glass involves two or more annealed glass layers that are bonded with a layer of plastic. When two or more glass pieces are bonded with the plastic interlayer by pressure and heat the laminated glass is formed. This is the most common method of manufacture, however there are several other processes as well. Many manufactures of laminated glass can also use polycarbonate sheets with two or more sheets of glass. These materials combined together offer an extremely strong and safe product for use in areas requiring high security.

Some types of custom laminated glass cannot be cut after manufacture however most standard laminated glass products can be cut. Due to the usage of the interlayer that is made up of plastic, the cutting job is not easy. The process requires cutting of both sides of the glass then applying a dissolving or sometimes a flammable liquid in the cracks and then heating it so that the interlayer melts and the pieces separate.

The main purpose of using laminated glass is to provide protection against unforeseen accidents. Therefore, these varieties of glass are widely used in the building construction and automobile industry. Glass is a dangerous product therefore the inclusion of laminated safety glass in areas subject to human impact is necessary to prevent injuries caused by broken glass.

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