Laminated glass being struck by hammer
Laminated Glass

Laminated glass is a type of safety glass that holds together when shattered. In the event of breaking, it is held together by an interlayer, typically of polyvinyl butyral (PVB), between its two or more layers of glass. The interlayer keeps the layers of glass bonded even when broken and its high strength prevents the glass from breaking up into large sharp pieces. This produces a characteristic "spider web" cracking pattern, when the impact is not enough to completely pierce the glass.

Laminated glass is normally used when there is a possibility of human impact or where the glass could fall if shattered. The principal feature of laminated glass is it 's safety performance, achieving it 's BS 6206 mark, but it can also be used for security. Multiple layers of glass laminated together can even become bullet and ballistic resistant.

Typically used for:

  • Shopfronts, schools and public areas.
  • Overhead / sloped roofs.
  • Banks and secured environments.
  • Single and double glazing.

Laminated glass is available from Wholesale Glass, as stock, or processed, in various types and thicknesses including:

Clear, white diffused, low-emissivity, a wide range of tinted solar control, anti-sun grey / bronze / green / blue, UV fade-resistant, one-way 'spy glass ' and stippolyte.

4.4mm, 6.4mm, 7.5mm, 8.8mm, 9.5mm, 10.8mm, 11.5mm, 12.8mm, and13.5mm.

Multi-ply bullet and ballistic resistant laminated supplied bespoke to customers own specifications.

Guardian Pilkington Saint-Gobain Glass CGI International Ltd SwissPacer Dorma Axim ClearShield