The ability of glass to bestow a sense of spatial enlargement, by allowing natural light to flow in, coupled with its ability to even make up the entire façade of a building, has fueled the interest of both engineers and architects and its popularity as the preferred choice of material in construction. Laminate glass has contributed in the expansion of the use of glass, offering the advantage of applications that span over much larger areas, at much higher elevations, while maintaining high levels of protection and safety performance.
At VASGLASS, laminate glass is manufactured with a combination of two, or more glass panes and the use of interlayer of various types, and it is offered certified (CE marked) according to the European Norms EN 12543 and EN 14449, under the brand-name VAS-SAFE. By managing the width of the laminate glass, through the number of glass panes and membranes used, one has control over its mechanical properties, creating a multifaceted structural element that can satisfy the requirements of even the most demanding applications.
Such diverse applications can be categorized based on clients’ needs.
- Balustrades and staircases
- Interior space dividers
- Shower cabins
- Folding doors
- Structural glass
- Glass flooring
- Shopping windows
- Transport vehicles
Use of laminate glass is not limited to the above, as beyond its safety characteristics, it exhibits additional technical properties that can implement architectural applications, such as:
- Energy efficiency
- UV protection
- Sound control
- Weather protection
- Protection against theft and vandalism
- Protection against shooting
- Protection against explosions
- Fire resistance
The principal safety protection characteristic of VAS-SAFE, the VASGLASS branded laminate glass, is that upon breakage the interlayer holds the laminate glass bonded, prohibiting glass fragments and large, sharp pieces from dispersing, thus maintaining the glass structural integrity until its replacement.
Beyond protection against injury, our company has placed emphasis in obtaining the following certifications for resistance against impact.
Impact Safety For Laminate Glass
VASGLASS, a company fully compliant with the current European safety framework, offers its laminate glazing with an additional certification (CE mark) according to the European Norm EN 12600 (Pendulum Test).
ΕΛΕΓΧΟΙ: ΥΑΛΟΠΙΝΑΚΑΣ ΑΝΘΕΚΤΙΚΟΣ ΣΕ ΠΤΩΣΕΙΣ
ΣΥΜΦΩΝΑ ΜΕ ΤΟ ΕΥΡΩΠΑΪΚΟ ΠΡΟΤΥΠΟ EN 12600
The full range of the VAS-SAFE product line, independent of interlayer type (PVB, SGP, DG41, ACOUSTIC, TPU, SG41), is certified according to European Norm EN 12600..