Aesthetic | Functional | Impact
Architects and Planners must incorporate safety, environmental and spacial considerations into their design concepts. Glass is the most unique, smart and beautiful material used in the building fabric. No matter what scale of operation is undertaken, the glazing solution will have an impact on the building and its users.
Laminart proffers an exciting new bonding technology to meet the demands of today's, unique glazing considerations. Using safety glass as a base, Art glass is bonded to the carrier sheet and by way of application takes on the characteristics of the Host Glass. Laminart allows endless possibilities to be incorporated in the design phase of future building projects
Toughened glass has extremely broad application possibilities alongside an increased resistance to breakage, heat, insulation & noise retardation. Glass portions of building façades, glass windows, doors, screens and partitions in houses and offices, frameless glass fencing and many other products, typically use toughened glass. Toughened glass is treated to be far more resistant to breakage than simple annealed glass and if broken, to break in a more predictable manner providing a major safety advantage in almost all of its applications. Toughened glass is made from annealed glass treated with a thermal tempering process. A sheet of annealed glass is heated to above its "annealing point" of 600°C; its surfaces are then rapidly cooled while the inner portion of the glass remains hotter. The different cooling rates between the surface and the inside of the glass produces different physical properties, resulting in compressive stresses in the surface, balanced by tensile stresses in the body of the glass. These counteracting stresses give toughened glass its increased mechanical resistance to breakage. © Copyright 2012 AGGA - Australian Glass & Glazing Association