RAY-PROTECTION (LEAD OXIDE GLASS)
Ray-protection special glazing comprises of float glass in which lead oxide (PbO) has been added to the mix of standard ingredients during its manufacturing. Lead oxide exhibits the ability to absorb ionizing radiation (x-rays, γ-rays, etc.), which are particularly harmful to humans.
This type of glazing is intended solely for interior use in areas with controlled levels of humidity and temperature, where either scattered or direct ionizing radiation is present. The effectiveness in absorbing ionizing radiation is denoted with the Lead Equivalent value. It’s the width of a sheet of lead that exhibits the same performance as the glass being rated. Ray-protection special glazing of 3,5mm-22mm is equivalent to a lead sheet of 1,2mm-6,1mm width. This type of glazing is not held in stock, therefore pre-ordering is necessary.