Laminated glass was invented more than 100 years ago by French chemist Édouard Bénédictus. But it’s only just starting to rise in popularity in the U.S. and other places. Why the surge in laminated glass? There are several reasons for it. Take a look at why laminated glass use is quickly gaining momentum.
Laminated glass is safe
Laminated glass has actually been used in the automobile industry for more than 50 years now—and it’s pretty easy to see why. Laminated glass doesn’t shatter when it breaks, so it’s safe to use for car windshields and windows. Some buildings have started to use laminated glass for this same reason. It can be placed into a building and will automatically make it safer.
Laminated glass is flexible enough to be used in many different architectural designs
While laminated glass won’t shatter, it will bend and show some flexibility if you treat it right. As a result, there are many designers, contractors, and architects who have incorporated laminated glass into their building designs. They are able to do all sorts of wild things with laminated glass that wouldn’t be possible with other types of glass under other circumstances.
Laminated glass is durable enough to serve as a structural element
When most people think of glass, they think about windows. But laminated glass has shown that glass can be used for all sorts of things. Builders are starting to use laminated glass more and more to put together railings, staircases, and more. Laminated glass can even be made to create floors, ceilings, and other structural elements that will change the way people look at glass forever.
At Bent Glass Design, we can provide you with laminated glass for any application. Our laminated glass can offer you sound control and UV protection, and it can even stop bullets in some cases. Call us at 215-441-9190 today to discover why laminated glass might be right for you!