Modern Glass houses Western Australia’s largest toughening and heat strengthening plant. This combined with our own onsite PVB laminating plant means that we have the ability to create safety glass for nearly every possible need.
Laminated Safety Glass
Laminated safety glass is two or more layers of float glass, which are permanently bonded together using a PVB (Poly Vinyl Butryal) interlayer, through the combination of heat and pressure. Laminated glass offers both increased security and protection in that if glass is broken the PVB interlayer will hold the glass together, greatly reducing the likelihood of personal injury. Another major advantage of laminated glass is that it can still be cut and machined after laminating.
Toughening Safety Glass
Toughened glass is float glass which is subjected to high temperatures then “snap cooled”. Snap cooling results in the glass retaining high compressive stresses while the centre of the glass retains tension. Toughened glass is usually 4-5 times stronger than standard float glass, and when broken will form small, relatively harmless granules, rather than large pieces of glass which have the potential to harm and inflict injury. Toughened glass also has a much greater resistance to differential temperatures (70°C - 300°C). Unfortunatly once glass is toughened it can no longer be cut down.
Toughened Laminated Safety Glass
Toughened Laminated Glass is a custom glass which very few companies can offer. This particular type of glass offers the durability and strength of toughened glass combined with the safety and acoustics of laminated glass. Being a custom glass, you can combine nearly any type of glass together, and laminate them using varying thickness’ of interlayer (Interlayer’s get thicker in increments of 0.38mm). Our onsite PVB Laminating plant also has a wide range of PVB Interlayer colours for you to choose from to aid in creating the perfect glass for your next project whether it be glass for a roof/canopy or a special make up to with stand winds and pressures of the cyclonic regions.
All safety glass is manufactured and tested in accordance with Australian safety standards AS/NZS 2080 and AS/NZS 2208.