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Laminated Glass Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of laminated glass manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top laminated glass manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find laminated glass companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture laminated glasses to your companies specifications. Then contact the laminated glass companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of flat glass, PVB laminated glass, automotive laminated glass, or customized laminated glass of every type, this is the resource for you.

  • New Haven, IN 260-749-9614

    We offer a variety of laminated glass products and more. We serve industries around the world with customized products, like the marine, aircraft, military, optical, and industrial industries. Although we started small, we have grown over the years to become one of the leading suppliers for glass in the world. Contact us today!

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  • Cambridge, ON 800-315-0387

    Since they began over 40 years ago, Pegasus Glass has worked tirelessly everyday to go beyond customers’ expectations. With their combined talents, systems and technology, they are constantly striving for continuous improvement. As a result they push harder to lead their industry to levels not yet achieved. For quality work you can rely on, call Pegasus for your next laminated glass order.

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  • Port Jervis, NY 845-856-5375

    Gillinder is a high-quality glass manufacturer and glass fabricator. Since 1861, we have been providing our customers superior glass products and glass fabrication services. Heat resistant glass is among our trusted products, which have served the marine, aircraft, industrial and landscaping industries in a variety of applications. We are ISO 9001:2015 certified. Contact Gillinder and let us meet any and all of your glass cutting needs today!

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  • Painesville Township, OH 440-639-6399

    Founded in 1990, Technical Glass Products is a fabricator of Fused Quartz Glassware. We maintain a broad inventory of labware, flat stock, rod and tubes in addition to providing custom fabrication using state of the art equipment to suit your needs. Our commitment to excellence has resulted in TGP becoming America’s fastest growing supplier of stock shapes and fabricated products in the industry.

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  • Willow Grove, PA 215-659-8400

    With over 40 years of experience, Specialty Glass Products specializes in glass fabrication and glass cutting of custom precision parts made from all types of glass, filter glass and quartz. Our strengths are in glass fabricating, miniature machining, thin lapping and polishing.

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  • Surgoinsville, TN 423-345-4527

    Delivering competitive pricing at Techni-Glass is a promise. Glass fabricating services include appliance glass, window glass, decorative glass, insulated glass, shower glass, furniture glass, tempered glass, and much more. Our glass cutters and glass fabricators are ready to serve you.

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Laminated Glass

Laminated glass a type of safety glass that was first invented accidentally in 1903 by a French chemist named Édouard Bénédictus. One day, when he was working in a lab, he dropped glass flask that had become inadvertently coated in a plastic called cellulose nitrate. When he picked it up, he found that it had shattered but it had not broken into pieces. It was that day the concept of laminated glass was born. Six years later, Bénédictus filed a patent and two years after that, began selling the laminated glass under the name of Tripex. It was not until World War I, however, that this safety glass really caught on, when it was used in the eye pieces of gas masks. Simultaneously, across the English Channel in Great Britain, a man named John Crewe Wood patented a type of laminated glass that was bonded with a type of turpentine and marketed for use as windshields and windscreens. In 1936, nine years after the discovery of polyvinyl butyral (PVB), laminated glass as it is known today was born in the United States; American companies found that putting a layer of PVB between two layers of regular glass created a product that did not discolor and was not easy to penetrate. Likewise, modern laminated glass is made up a core bonding layer of PVB, or a material like it, and surrounding layers of glass.

Glass fabricators make laminated glass using a few different processes. The first process begins when the fabricators take sheets of annealed glass and place them in layers around a flexible and thin binding layer like PVB. It continues when they seal the layers using a combination of heat and pressurized rollers. Together, this combination removes any and all air bubbles while forming the first bond. To ensure that the PVB has sufficiently adhered to the glass layers on both sides of the and that, should the glass laminated glass break, the glass pieces will remain intact, manufacturers next immerse the glass in an oil bath. While in the oil bath, the PVB layer chemically bonds to the glass. Thus, the laminated glass is strengthened and rendered more resistant to jarring, high speed winds and rain and all the other hazards of high impact applications like windshields. The second process by which glass manufacturers may create laminated glass is largely the same. The only difference is that, in this case, they take sheets of glass and polycarbonate and layer them around a binding layer of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), also known as poly (ethylene-vinyl acetate) (PEVA), or aliphatic urethane. Likewise, the third process surrounds a binding layer of EVA or cured resin with layers of annealed glass. Note that the cutting of laminated glass can be extremely hazardous. To safely cut laminated glass, experts recommend the use of one or more of the following tools: 1) vertically inclined saw frames, 2) high pressure abrasive waterjets, 3) a hot air blower or blow lamp or 4) special purpose laminated cutting boards.

When glass is laminated, it becomes a product that is much stronger, can withstand much greater impacts and exhibits much improved tensile capacities. To put things in perspective, laminated glass takes on average ten times longer to break through than standard glass. In fact, it is often true that laminated glass cannot be breached without the exertion of extreme force or the use of specially designed glass cutting tools. The applications of laminated glass are numerous and diverse. First, it is heavily used in the automobile industry, where it is used to form windshields. Second, it is popular for use with security related applications, such as the creation of windows used in buildings that require extra safeguarding, like jewelry stores, airports, government offices and banks. In the same way, laminated glass is commonly installed in rooms or cabinets that need help protecting valuable or priceless items like artwork, jewels or artifacts. Third, laminated glass can shield buildings or sections of buildings at risk for experience damage at the hand of natural disasters like tornadoes or earthquakes. It is also be put to use as bulletproof glass in both cars and buildings. On top of these applications, laminated glass can be used to provide people with protection from UV light damage, as well as noise pollution. Finally, laminated glass can be found around the house, used to fabricate all sorts of useful products, from cutting boards to shower doors. Laminated glass is one of the safest safety glasses out there. Even when broken, punctured or chipped, it will not fall apart or shatter.

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