Safety Glass protects the occupants of the building from major injury because it’s stronger and doesn’t shatter into dangerous shards. You need to reduce the risk of glass-related accidents by choosing toughened or laminated glass for windows, doors, shower enclosures, balustrades and furniture.
ACC statistics have helped us to pinpoint danger zones, particularly those related to glass breakages. Patio doors, shower enclosures and glass table tops fall into the ‘high risk’ category. Conservatories, pool surrounds and balustrades are likely targets for object impact accidents.
By specifying toughened or laminated glass for high risk areas, you are providing protection against major injuries. Safety Glass is now a pre-requisite for many glass applications (refer STANDARDS).
Toughened Safety Glass has the same appearance as standard glass, but is up to 5 times stronger. Instead of shattering into dangerous shards, it breaks into granules which are far less likely to cause injury.
Laminated Safety Glass has an internal layer of resin or vinyl film. When broken, it stays in one piece because the shards adhere to the internal layer.
You can often customize your glass to suit particular needs such as for anti-fade, noise control or privacy.