Safety & security
A component should be reliable if it‘s going to be safe to use. Glass manufacturers recognised this fact more than 100 years ago and apply this principle to automotive glass manufactured today. A wide range of safety glass is available that is used either individually or in combination with other types of glass in building construction.
In each application, whether they involve fully glazed doors, showers, parts of furniture or large- scale glazing in public areas, glass should not be applied in such a way that it results in sharp-edged shards, which could cause serious injuries in the case of glass breakage or shattering. This is why heat treated or laminated safety types of glass are supplied in very different assemblies, depending on their intended use.
Fully tempered glassThis glass type can be manufactured from float glass or practically every known flat structured ornamental and cast glass.
Heat-soaked tempered glassEach basic glass contains extremely low quantities of nickel sulphide (NiS) crystals, which are inevitably introduced into the glass via the raw materials. In normal annealed float or patterned glass, these crystals do not have any relevance.
Implementation recommendationDetailed specifications for glass construction and the dimensioning of glass are based on the respective rules and are not stated here in detail.
Interior/exterior safetyClear regulation parameters govern the installation of glass elements in areas where there is a risk of falling.
Laminated safety glassSince its invention in 1909, and after more than a century of continuous improvement, laminated safety glass is a key component in the realisation of modern architecture.
Our product: LamiGlassGuardian LamiGlass®comprises two or more panes of glass bonded together using clear PVB interlayers.
Partially tempered glassProduction is the same as for fully tempered glass, but the cooling process is slower, which means that the stress differences in the glass are lower.