Depending on the glass texture and/or colour selected, and the insertions introduced into it, laminated glass offers as many possibilities as your imagination allows.
Laminated glass reduces undesirable noise more effectively than standard glass thanks to the elasticity of the interlay that dulls the effects of resonance. It is regularly used in airports, museums, sound studios, schools and factories.
The interlayer acts as a filter to harmful UV rays, protecting furniture, fabric, displays and other items from discolouration.
Laminated glass can withstand penetration and if it does break, glass fragments adhere to the interlayer, reducing the risk of personal injury or property damage. If the glass is also toughened, it can resist breakage from heavy objects or minor explosions.
Technical Brilliance™ can be produced in an almost unlimited colour range, using either a wide selection of body tinted coloured glass or choice of insert colours.
Using Technical Brilliance™ in conjunction with tinted, reflective or low-E glass gives the customer many climate-performance options.
Technical Brilliance™ Laminated glass is a type of safety glass that holds together when shattered. In the event of breaking, the glass layers are held in place by an interlayer of Ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA). The EVA interlayer keeps the glass layers bonded even when broken; its high strength prevents the glass from breaking into large sharp pieces.
Laminated glass is normally used when there is a possibility of human impact, or where the glass could fall if shattered.
The maximum size of our laminated panels is restricted by the maximum size of our equipment (3300mm x 2400mm) and glass size. Textured and coloured glass sheet sizes vary, we recommend you enquire about available sizes when selecting glass.
The maximum width for decorative images printed on PET interlay is 1600mm. There are no length restrictions.
Interlayer thickness for textured glass is generally 1.52mm
Technical Brilliance™ Laminated Glass is tested in accordance with AS/NZS 2208:1996, the Australia/New Zealand Standard for Safety Glazing Materials in Buildings.
The edges of Technical Brilliance™ laminated glass should not be exposed to linseed oil putty or acid cure silicones.
All dimensions +/- 2mm unless specified otherwise. Edge misalignment between panels shall not exceed 3mm.
Visual distortion and surface quality
The standard for laminated glass is based on any faults being not readily visible at 3 metres when viewed perpendicular to the surface and as the glass would normally be viewed.
Scratches less than 75mm in length and less than 0.5mm in width are allowable. Heavy scratches less than 75mm in length and less than 0.75mm in width are permissible if within 100mm of the glass edge.
Defects that do not exceed 5mm in diameter are permitted in the edge area. If bubbles are present, the bubbled area shall not exceed 5% of the edge area.