Viracon Laminated Glass features a strong, pvb interlayer bonded between two or more glass plies using heat and pressure. The glass plies may be of equal or unequal thickness. Laminated glass is a durable, high-performance glazing product, designed to remain integral in the opening should glass damage occur.
Often laminated glass is required to provide protection against man-made threats or natural disasters such as hurricanes, bomb blasts or forcible-entry. For detailed information on these applications please see the Protective Glass section.
Viracon's Laminated Glass
Viracon's laminated glass is available in various forms for commercial glazing applications. To provide a wide array of design options, as well as meet various performance levels, Viracon's laminated glass can feature tinted glass, high-performance coatings, silkscreened patterns and pigmented interlayers together or alone.
Viracon offers its pvb interlayers in three standard thicknesses: .015" (.38 mm), .030" (.76 mm) and .060" (1.5 mm). If a stronger, more durable laminated unit is required, heat-strengthening the glass is recommended. For insulating glass units, it is recommended to heat strengthen the outboard glass ply.
Viracon's Solarscreen High-Performance Reflective Laminated Glass
This type of glass combines the advantages of laminated glass with the superior solar control characteristics of Solarscreen reflective coatings.
Viracon's Solarscreen VH
Viracon's Solarscreen VH laminated glass products provide higher visible light transmission without sacrificing unwanted heat gain into the building. They are ideal for curtainwall and skylight applications where solar heat gain is a concern.
These products reduce heat gain and provide low shading coefficients without substantially increasing interior or exterior reflectance in comparison to uncoated glass.
VH laminated products are always constructed with a clear outboard glass ply and a coating applied to the number two surface. If tinted glass is incorporated into the laminate design, the tinted glass is installed to the interior
of the building.