Laminated Glass

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It is most well known for its use in the automotive industry, although it is also used in a variety of applications which require stronger and safer glass than tempered glass. Read More…

Laminated Glass Laminated glass is a type of safety glass that is composed of layers of glass around a middle bonding layer, typically made of a material such as polyvinyl butyral (PVB).

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New Haven, IN  |  260-749-9614

We make it our goal to offer the top glass cutting services in the industry. Although we started small when we were founded in 1950, we have grown every year and are now one of the largest glass suppliers in the industry. We make products for more than just the optical industry, and can make customized products to suit any need. Contact us for a quote today!

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S & S Optical Company, Inc. $$$

Cambridge, ON  |  800-315-0387

Glass cutting is a varied industry, and we have done it all for the past 50 years. We believe in manufacturing high quality glass products that will exceed customer expectations every time. Our goal and mission has always been to ensure our customers are satisfied and will come to us with all of their glass needs. Contact us to learn more today!

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Pegasus Glass $$$

Painesville Township, OH  |  440-639-6399

Founded in 1990, Technical Glass Products is a fabricator of Fused Quartz Glassware. We maintain a broad inventory of labware, flat stock, rod and tubes in addition to providing custom fabrication using state of the art equipment to suit your needs. Our commitment to excellence has resulted in TGP becoming America’s fastest growing supplier of stock shapes and fabricated products in the industry.

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Technical Glass Products, Inc. $$$

Port Jervis, NY  |  845-856-5375

Gillinder is a high-quality glass manufacturer and glass fabricator. Since 1861, we have been providing our customers superior glass products and glass fabrication services. Heat resistant glass is among our trusted products, which have served the marine, aircraft, industrial and landscaping industries in a variety of applications. We are ISO 9001:2015 certified. Contact Gillinder and let us meet any and all of your glass cutting needs today!

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Gillinder Glass $$$

Chicago, IL  |  773-525-0435

As glass fabricators, Torstenson Glass specializes in flat glass, wire glass, obscure glass, transparent glass, textured glass, heat resistant glass and the FireLite® family of products. We have operated continuously for over 110 years, and we welcome the opportunity to discuss your glass fabricating needs. If we don’t have it, we can generally draw from experience to find you whatever you need.

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Torstenson Glass Company $$$

Vineland, NJ  |  800-982-4734

Glass, Quartz & Vycor® Components fabricated to your specifications. Processing specialties such as Concentric Grinding, Corning Chemical 7931 Grades®, Glass–Quartz Forming, Glass-to-Metal, Glass-to-Glass, Lathe & Hand Tooling, Precision Bore Glass & Quartz Tubing, Quartz-to-Borosilicate Graded Seals, Special End Finishing. ISO 9001:2000 Registration.

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Precision Electronic Glass, Inc. $$$
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Its ability to cohere after experiencing great force or breakage makes laminated glass an ideal choice for applications such as windshields, shower doors, cutting boards and windows in buildings needing extra protection like banks, airports and jewelry stores.

To make laminated glass, glass fabricators take sheets of annealed glass and layer them around a thin, flexible film of PVB or another binding layer. The layers are then sealed with pressurized rollers and heat which removes any air bubbles and forms the initial bonding.

The PVB needs to adhere to the glass layers on both sides to ensure that upon breakage the pieces of glass remain attached. The glass is then placed in an oil bath that chemically bonds the vinyl layer to the glass and further reinforces the panel. This added strength enables laminated glass to be used in jarring, high impact applications like windshields.

The process of fabricating laminated glass improves properties of strength, tensile capacity and impact resistance. Laminated glass can take up to ten times longer to break through than standard glass and in many cases cannot be penetrated without extreme force, or specialized glass cutting tools. As a security feature, laminated glass can be installed in cabinets or rooms protecting valuable items such as jewelry or art work.

It can also be used in buildings in areas likely to experience natural disasters such as earthquakes or tornadoes. Laminated glass can also provide UV protection or in cases of multiple layers, can be used as bulletproof glass in cars or building and due to the vinyl layer has increased sound dampening properties. For glass applications that have the potential to break in the vicinity of people and cause physical damage, laminated glass is a worthwhile investment.

Even after a sheet of laminated glass has been chipped, punctured or broken, it remains intact because of the vinyl layer. While tempered glass breaks into small rounded pieces and is often used for the side windows of cars and other windows, laminated glass is even safer and so is most often used for the windshields where the most impact resistance is required.

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