GLASS
A variety of different glass types to choose from
Toughened Glass is up to five times stronger than ordinary glass of the same thickness. Because of its increased strength, Toughened Glass allows architects and builders far greater scope in their use of glass in buildings. It meets worldwide safety standards for glass subjected to accidental human impact at the highest level of severity. Wherever the benefits of ordinary glass need to be combined with extra strength, safety or resistance to temperature differentials, Toughened Glass can offer a complete and proven solution.

Toughened Glass is manufactured by subjecting final size glass to a heating and cooling treatment whereby high compressive stresses are set up at the surfaces with balancing tensile stresses in the centre. The high compressive surface stresses give the Glass its increased strength.

Benefits

Offers a complete and proven solution for impact safety and strength:

  • Up to 5 times stronger than ordinary glass of the same thickness
  • Because of its increased strength Toughened Glass allows architects and builders far greater scope in their use of glass in buildings.
  • Ideal for use in countless applications, from windows to curtain walling
  • When broken, toughened Glass shatters into small, blunt-edged fragments which reduce the risk of personal injury

A wide range of design options is available as almost all the options can be supplied in toughened form.

Laminated glass has all the strength and benefits of toughened glass but has a sandwich of plastic interlayer.  If the glass does get broken this interlayer holds the whole piece in place so there is no hole left in the window or large free shards that can cut. It’s the same glass you find in car windscreens and shop fronts.

Laminated glass is available as acoustic laminated glass, with solar control and as self cleaning glass.

The increased use of glass in architecture today makes it imperative to consider the comfort of a building’s occupants.  Solar control glass can be used to minimise solar heat gain therefore minimising, or even eliminating the need for an air conditioning system. This can reduce the running costs of your building as well as saving energy.

Solar glass is available in toughened or laminated form for safety and security requirements, and can be combined with other benefits such as noise control.

Self-cleaning glass prevents the build-up of dirt on the window.  It has an active coating on the outer surface which works in two ways.

Firstly, it absorbs ultraviolet light from the sun, causing a reaction on the surface of the glass which breaks down and loosens dirt. Secondly, the glass surface has a coating which, when rain or water flows across the window, causes it to do so evenly across the surface instead of forming water droplets thereby taking dirt with it.

This helps keep the glass free from dirt, giving not only the practical benefit of less cleaning , but also clearer, better-looking windows. Self cleaning glass is available in laminated or toughened and can be combined with other benefits such as solar and noise control.

Noise is all around, no matter where it originates from, future trend research suggests that traffic and noise in general will only get worse.

The careful and considered selection of glass can be crucial in helping to reduce noise level and meet noise requirements.

The highest noise insulation is achieved using an acoustic laminated glass. Noise control glass is available in laminated form and can be combined with other benefits such as solar control.