Wind Screen Laminated Glass
Why is my windscreen so important to my safety?
The windscreen provides up to 30% of your cars structural strength, so it could protect you and your passengers from being crushed if the car rolls over.
Many passenger airbags also rely on the windscreen to work properly.
Of course, a clear windscreen gives you a clear view of the road.
How are windscreens made?
Two layers of glass are bonded together with a transparent layer of Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) sandwiched in between them. This is done in an environmentally-controlled clean room. The glass and PVB sandwich is permanently bonded together using pressure and heat to form the windscreen.
What are the advantages of laminated glass?
In the event of a car accident or damage to the glass, the broken glass normally remains bonded to the PVB. This means that there is less chance of drivers and passengers being cut or pierced by shards of broken windscreen.
A laminated screen is also much harder to penetrate so people and objects are less likely to go through it.
Is laminated glass ever used for sidelights and rear windows?
Yes, an increasing number of manufacturers are using laminated glass for the body glass of their new models. This is for reasons of increased safety, security and comfort.