Safety Glass: Laminated Glass Withstands Natural Threats

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*******www2.dupont****/SafetyGlass/en_US/index.html?scr=metacafe_dupont_sentry_03 DuPont™ SentryGlas®, with its stronger, stiffer interlayers, has the strength to make buildings safer against threats of hurricanes, earthquakes or other severe wind and weather. The stiffer interlayer prevents glass breakage and shattering, which significantly reduces the risk of injuries. Stephen Bennison, Senior Technical Associate DuPont™ SentryGlas®: So if you want to build, … let’s say, … a nice building in Miami with lots of, … … glass in there, again, to get the day lighting and everything, you have to deal with things like severe weather threats, such as hurricanes. So when you design a building in a hurricane, … area, you need to actually get a … a … a type of glass that’s … that can mitigate the threat of damage from severe weather. And laminated glass is one of … is … is … is one of the major solutions to mitigating threats, … from severe weather. So you’re in a hurricane, you get lots of strong winds, debris and glass often gets broken. And, … even though there may not be people there in the building, you want to protect the envelope of the building, keep the whole thing together. And it’s that tough plastic in the laminated glass, … that does that. So that’s one example, mitigating severe weather, … threats. Also, … looking at things like natural disasters, if you have earthquakes, for example. If you’re building in an earthquake zone, again if the building gets shaken, the glass can break easily, you want it to stay in place. And there you may have people present. So, … if the glass gets broken, this tough plastic holds the, … laminate together. And it tends to stay in the frame and not fall out of the building and cause, … cutting and piercing, … kind … kind of injuries. So, you … you … you … you’re basically solving the problem of the brittleness of the glass by relying on … on … on the plastic to, … to … to … to give you that safety, … performance.
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