Laminated glass is made up of two or more monolithic glass sheets joined together by interposing sheets of plastic material (polyvinyl butyral PVB or ethyl-vinyl acetate EVA).
In the event of breakage, the pieces of glass remain attached to the butyral, preventing its detachment and preventing it from passing through it. For this reason it is a double security glass, since it prevents injuries to people and damage to nearby objects, as well as the passage through it, which in turn prevents theft. The more sheets of glass make up the laminated glass, the safer it is.
For glass with more than two sheets, contact us. Laminated glass is practically indistinguishable from monolithic glass with the same thickness, thereby adding beauty and light to any commercial or residential space.
Thermally tempered glass is a monolithic glass that is gradually heated to a softening temperature between 575ºC and 635ºC and then cools very quickly. In this way it is achieved that the glass has greater structural and impact resistance than untreated glass, having the additional advantage that in case of breakage it fragments into small harmless pieces (which is why it is considered a security glass).
The monolithic glass does not have any treatment. It is the common glass. It is called "annealed" or "float", terms that refer to its manufacturing process.
Float glass or monolithic glass consists of a sheet of glass manufactured by floating the molten glass on a layer of molten tin. This method gives the glass a uniform thickness and a very flat surface. It is also called flat glass.