What Is Laminated Glass?
Laminated glass is a more durable product than tempered glass, and is specifically intended to diminish or eliminate the creation of harmful shards during breakage. Each piece of this glass contains at least two individual layers of annealed or tempered glass separated by a synthetic material such as PVB (polyvinyl butyrate) or EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate). This material essentially bonds the glass layers together and stops pieces from breaking off and forming loose shards. When shattered, laminated glass typically holds any shards in place and absorbs the force of impact by developing a characteristic “spider web” fracture pattern in one or more of its layers.
While it provides a host of benefits for both homeowners and business owners, laminated glass is notoriously difficult to cut. That’s because anyone cutting this material must penetrate at least two layers of glass, as well as the synthetic material sandwiched between the glass layers. A custom glass company specializing in laminated glass products must employ experienced professionals who know how to work with this material and handle its specific quirks and tendencies. At Economy Glass, we’re experts at customizing laminated glass. Whether your project is large or small, we will consult with you, learn your desired specifications, develop an affordable plan of action, and provide you with a free estimate of your total cost. After getting the go-ahead from you, we’ll get to work and promptly create a custom product of the highest quality.