Ordinary glass breaks quickly and can result in physical injuries, such as cuts. The security glass has been developed to prevents damage during breakage. Another advantage of safety glass is that, unlike ordinary glass, it is less easy to tap and thus contributes to burglary protection. Also, fire-resistant glass and bullet-proof glass are part of product safety. The glass will delay a burglar.
Types of Security Glass
1. Laminated Glass
Laminated glass is a safety glass, made of more than one layers of interconnected glass and sheet of polyvinyl Butyral or resin, pressed under heat and pressure. This virtually unbreakable security glass is manufactured in various colors – the variations depend on the number of PVB films and the combination of tones and movies.
In addition to safety, if an accident happens and the laminated glass breaks, the shards remain stuck on that laminated plate and guarantees the security, as the laminate can withstand varying levels of impact and even attacks by vandalism. Even in the event of a crack, the laminated glazing remains intact. It is therefore difficult to pass through, making this type of a right choice of protection against burglary and vandalism;Optimized laminated glazing resists bullets and explosions. Laminated glass has one or more flexible foils between the glass plates, with excellent resistance and adhesion. In the event of an impact or shock, this foil retains the broken glass until repair.
2. Tempered Glass
The tempered safety glass process is carried out in a horizontal or vertical tempering furnace. Officially this glass is called thermally prestressed glass. Refers to the production method in which the glass is heated in an oven approximately 650 C. As a result, the glass expands about 6%. By then cooling the glass forcibly, the surface of the glass pane solidifies. When the inner glass subsequently also cools, compressive stresses on the surface and tensile stresses occur in the glass. As a result, this safety glass has a 5 to 6 higher resistance to compressive and tensile stress than ordinary glass.
Tempered glass is versatile, making it easy to customize projects. In terms of coloring, it is possible to add different colors to the glass mass or to add special paint before the tempering process. Or apply digital printing to the glass, a method that offers a diverse range of colors and allows the use of images on the material, such as logos, brands, and other types of figures.After tempering, changing the glass cannot take place. Hence, not possible to cut or drill the material. Tempered glass guarantees resistance to thermal shock, bending, buckling, twisting, and weight. Making it one of the primary materials used in architectural projects that include glass structures, as, in the event of a break, it will fragment into small, slightly sharp pieces, excessively reducing the risk of an accident.
3. Wire Glass
The enameled wires ensure that the glass is held together in case of breakage. However, because with wire glass, there is an opening with a high impact load, there is still a risk of serious injury—wire glass used as safety glass in certain situations.
4. Foil-Coated Glass
This safety glass is afterward foil-covered. The foil prevents splintering at breakage and makes the glass injury, burglary, and fall resistance. Foil glass is used, among other things, to protect the glass in buildings and in the food industry to prevent fragments from entering the food in the event of breakage.
Advantage of Security Glass
The primary advantage of security glass is commercial burglary prevention. Criminal can get through regular glass by simply throwing a small rock at it and even though you may have an alarm, there will be some lag between when the thieves get in and when the relevant authorities arrive. Using security glass prevents (or at least stalls) burglars from getting in at all.
Protects Glass Against Natural Disasters
If you live in an area where natural disasters happen, using security glass for your doors and windows can offer significant protection for your business when a disaster hits. For example, if a hurricane hits and the strength of the wind or flying objects shatter your glass, rain water (and wind) could get in and destroy your merchandise and you won’t know until the storm has passed.
This material, when used in restaurants, supermarkets, and pharmacies, for example, minimizes the need to clean gondolas and shelves.
Combining safety glasses with other functions such as better thermal insulation, soundproofing, or decorative elements.
Protection of UV
Safety glass can also block UV rays. As a result, your things indoors will not discolor as quickly under the influence of the sunlight from outside