Safety glass is required for use in all doors and in windows near a door and/or close to the ground. Safety glass is available in both tempered or laminated. Heat resistant glass is also available as well as hurricane impact resistant glass.
Laminated safety glass consists of two or more pieces of glass with a interlayer of polyvinyl butyral, or PVB, in the center. This impact resistant glass will hold together when broken causing a “spider web” effect. This prevents the glass from shattering into jagged pieces. The PVB interlayer also gives the glass a much higher sound insulation rating, due to the damping effect, and also blocks 99% of transmitted UV light.
Laminated is available in .030 (approximately 7/32″) in clear, bronze, and gray. We stock sheets up to 48″ x 84″.
Tempered safety glass is glass that has been processed by controlled thermal or chemical treatments to increase its strength compared with normal glass. It will usually shatter into small fragments instead of sharp shards when broken, making it less likely to cause severe injury and deep lacerations.
Tempered glass is available in 1/8″, 3/16″, and 1/4″ in clear, gray, or bronze. It is used sometimes as a table top. Diameter cuts available with an umbrella hole up to 2″.
Bullet resistant acrylic is another oe of our specialties as well as ballistic fiberglass. toughed_glass-300x215Bullet-resistant glass is usually constructed using a strong but transparent material such as polycarbonate thermoplastic or by using layers of laminated glass. The desired result is a material with an appearance and light-transmitting behavior of standard glass but offers varying degrees of protection from small arms fire.
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