Decorative Laminate Glass Solutions & Applications 

Decorative laminate glass is a stylish option for livening up any space, whether a home or a commercial interior. The beauty of the laminated glass can provide a pop of color, patterns, and textures that can help define and customize any space. Laminate glass is not only a desirable element for the looks it can create but for the durability and hardiness which can protect people and belongings within buildings. 

Laminated Security Glass

Laminated glass provides a security barrier and is classified as a type of safety glass. It is designed to protect people from damage from harmful rays and other issues. Therefore, the glass is often the ideal choice for commercial buildings and is used in many different applications. It can be manufactured in several translucent scales, opaqueness, and various colors. 

Laminated glass combines two or more layers of heat-treated or annealed glass bonded together with an interlayer or plastic sheet to prevent the glass sheets from detaching. The interlayer creates a more durable glass using Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) or Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA), which are thermoplastic polymers and are difficult to penetrate.  

This glass is a highly effective safety barrier that reduces the risk of injuries from broken glass because of its resistance to breakage. The glass design ensures that breakage is rare and doesn’t fade or scratch easily, even in challenging situations, whether in the elements or places where crimes are more prevalent. 

Different Types of Laminated Glass

You can choose many laminate glass applications and solutions when working on your design elements for office spaces, kitchens, bathrooms, entryways, and more.  

Acoustic Laminated Glass

Soundproofing can be a desired element in the home and the office. Acoustic laminated glass provides soundproofing and noise insulation. It’s made up of at least two or more panes of glass bonded with an adhesive within an interlayer made with PolyVinyl Butyral. The thicker the glass, the better in noise reduction. 

It can be used in various applications, from car windshields to homes to commercial buildings. The glass helps to reduce noise from the outside, provides protection against harmful UV rays, and protects the furnishings within. This strong glass can also be used as bulletproofing in any application. 

Dichroic Glass

Dichroic glass is a stunning manufactured class designed to change colors depending on the lighting conditions and viewing angles. Various types of dichroic glass can display many hues of colors for glass that is non-translucent. It provides an iridescent or rainbow look. The use of dichroic glass is for a more creative application. Thus, it is often used in art installations, glass countertops, and even jewelry. 

Soft-Coat Low-E

There are many versatile glass types on the market. Thus, low-E glass is becoming more popular as a more energy-efficient option in many homes and commercial buildings. Two Low-E glass types used in building applications involve a hard coat and a soft coat.  

A hard coat of Low-E glass is when a thin layer of silver is sprayed on the surface of the glass. This is done at high temperatures. In contrast, a soft coat is made by adding two to three very fine layers of silver to the glass. It is more fragile, but more effective at blocking UV rays while providing an excellent optical view.   

GMD Industries produces high-quality, architectural, decorative, and back-painted glass for the commercial and residential industries. Additionally, GMD Industries has earned its reputation in the trade for creating unique, oversized pieces and meeting demanding deadlines. All of our products are made in the USA. 

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