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Safety/Security glass Pilkington Optilam™ Pilkington Toughened Safety Glass NSG Group Flat Glass Business

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Pilkington Optilam™ The importance of Safety/Security glass Demanding safety legislation has highlighted With this in mind, we have developed a wide the critical areas where modern safety glazing range of sophisticated products, in order to meet must comply with the required safe practice. these ever increasing demands, without Innovations in the development of Safety/Security compromising on the design criteria of natural glass has opened up new avenues of design, light and visibility. We are always at the forefront allowing people to be protected from personal in developing products and...

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What does “Safety” and “Security” mean? Although Safety and Security are closely linked Using the right type of glass for security applications topics, it is important to understand the distinction is not enough to ensure the necessary resistance between the two terms, to ensure the right glass to severe loads. Since the glass can behave differently is specified. in different framing systems, it is imperative to combine high performance glazing with high The term “Safety” is applied to glazing used to performance framing systems to achieve the level reduce the risk of accident by impact,...

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The classification standards EN 12600 Glass in building – Pendulum Test l T he second component is the mode of breakage – Impact test method and classification for defined as: flat glass – TYPE A: numerous cracks appear forming The Pendulum Test is the standard for classifying separate fragments with sharp edges, some flat glass products by performance under impact of which are large, typical of annealed glass. and by mode of breakage. It is similar to the – TYPE B: numerous cracks appear, but the previously used swing bag test whereby a weight fragments hold together and do not separate,...

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EN 1063 Glass in building – Security glazing – Testing and classification of resistance against bullet attack This specifies the performance requirements and test methods for the classification of bullet resistant glass, based on attacks by handguns, rifles and shotguns. The test consists of 3 shots fired on the vertices of a 100 mm equilateral triangle glass sample with a weapon corresponding to the required class. If the glass sample has not been pierced by the shots then the required class is achieved. Behind the glass sample is an aluminium witness sheet. If after the shots have been...

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The Complete Safety Solution. Pilkington Toughened Glass What is toughened glass? Heat strengthened glass is produced by a similar Toughened glass is manufactured by subjecting process to toughened glass, however, the strength the finished glass size to a heating and cooling developed is about half that of toughened glass. treatment which set up high compressive stresses It does not meet the safe break criteria for safety at the surface, and balancing tensile stresses in the glass because its breakage pattern resembles that centre of the glass, which increases its strength. of annealed...

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Applications Pilkington Toughened Safety Glass provides an economical and proven solution where national standards or Codes of Practice specifically require the use of safety glazing material. Examples include passageways, areas of high pedestrian traffic, in doors and adjacent panels, shower and bath enclosures, balconies and barriers amongst others. Pilkington Toughened Safety Glass product features: l u p to 5 times stronger than ordinary glass of the same thickness; offering a proven solution to safety and strength concerns l c an be heat soaked for extra confidence in use l e liminates...

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Introducing Pilkington Optilam™ laminated glass What is laminated glass? If you would like more detailed information on Laminated glass is produced by combining two Pilkington Optiphon™, please ask for our or more sheets of float glass with one or more separate brochure. interlayers. The most popular interlayer used is a polyvinylbutyral (PVB) interlayer, which Pilkington Optilam™ safety glass product features: is processed with heat and pressure under l c lass 2(B)2 performance to EN 12600 achieved through Pilkington Optilam™ 6.4 mm, which factory conditions. is the most widely used...

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Pilkington Optilam™ Applications Pilkington Optilam™ product features, suitable for In addition to safety, security and noise control, bullet resistance (in addition to safety and security): Pilkington Optilam™ may also be used to provide l c onforms to EN 1063 or to national specifications supplementary benefits such as solar control, l p rotects and gives peace of mind from armed aggressors thermal insulation, self cleaning and decoration. l Pilkington Optilam™ security glass product features handguns, shotguns, modern high performance (in addition to safety): m eets EN 356 in addition to...

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Protection against ultraviolet radiation Solar control laminated glass Pilkington Optilam™ absorbs UV radiation (UVB Pilkington Optilam™ can be manufactured with and UVA) which can affect the colour of objects different types of interlayers or it can be combined exposed to it. The very low UV transmittance with solar control glass to provide medium, good of Pilkington Optilam helps to protect or high solar control and is aesthetically pleasing. ™ materials prone to fading when subjected to prolonged exposure to UV radiation*. Product range: Pilkington Suncool Optilam™ * Fading of materials...

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Thermal insulation laminated glass To ensure thermal comfort Pilkington Optilam™ can be supplied incorporating low-emissivity glass such as Pilkington K Glass™ or Pilkington Optitherm™ range of products. Product range: Pilkington Optilam™ K Pilkington Optilam™ Therm Self-cleaning laminated glass Pilkington Activ™ self-cleaning glass is available in a range of laminated products: Pilkington Activ Optilam™ Pilkington Activ Suncool Optilam™ Pilkington Activ Optilam™ Therm Decoration laminated glass Decorative laminated glass provides designers with considerable artistic freedom to allow their...

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