Hurricane resistance

In areas exposed to hurricanes and typhoons, laminated safety glass using EVERLAM™ CLEAR in the appropriate configuration will stop flying debris and objects, and, if broken, still keep the pieces of broken glass together. EVERLAM™ CLEAR complies with the Florida building code for high-velocity hurricane zone applications.

 

Burglar resistance

Everyone is at risk of burglary and protecting property is everyone’s concern. The security properties of laminated safety glass using EVERLAM™ PVB interlayer has been proven for a long time. Different configurations, composed of glass with various treatments and varying number of interlayers and thickness, produce different levels of burglar resistance. EVERLAM™ PVB interlayer comes in a range of thicknesses that provides high protection.

 

Blast and explosion resistance

Increasing risk of man-made disasters besides natural ones has triggered the feeling that protection against blast loads and explosion is necessary. Studies indicate that in a blast accident the majority of victims and damages are caused by shattered flying glass hitting people.

The appropriate composition of laminated glazing using EVERLAM™ PVB interlayer helps withstand the initial shock wave and subsequent retracting pressure wave by maintaining the glass in place and protecting buildings and their occupants. It represents a serious reduction in the cost associated with facility damages. We use Finite Element Modeling software to help define the best design criteria.

 

Bullet resistance

Certain activities, such as banks, currency exchange booths, jewelry shops, toll booths and other locations that involve transaction of valuables, are exposed to the risk of fire arm attack. For these, bullet resistant laminated glass provides a high degree of safety and security. A barrier to bullet penetration, it helps protect people from bullets as well as from glass fragments (“spall”) removed from the protective glass.

Laminated safety glass using EVERLAM™ PVB interlayer is a strong material. With a minimum of 3 glass layers and 2 EVERLAM™ PVB interlayers up to a multilayer construction of 80 mm total thickness it can protect people from a large series of fire arms.

 

Our solution

EVERLAM™ CLEAR — elastic, adhesive, strong and durable, it gives laminated glass its properties of safety, noise control, ultra-violet (UV) protection and protection against hurricanes. In the appropriate configuration, it provides security against vandalism, burglary, explosion or fire arm attack.

 

Compliance

Our EVERLAM™ PVB interlayer complies with the norms in force:

Hurricane resistance

EVERLAM™ CLEAR complies with the Florida building code for high-velocity hurricane zone applications:

  • ASTM D 635: Standard Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Plastics in a Horizontal Position.
  • ASTM D 1929: Standard Test Method for Determining Ignition Temperature of Plastics.
  • ASTM D 638: Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics.
  • ASTM D 2843: Standard Test Method for Density of Smoke from the Burning or Decomposition of Plastics.
  • ASTM G 155: Standard Practice for Operating Xenon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Non-Metallic Materials.

Burglar resistance

  • EN 1627: Windows, doors, shutters – Burglar Resistance – Requirements and classification.
  • EN 1630: Windows, doors, shutters – Burglar Resistance – Test method for the determination of resistance to manual burglary attempts.
  • EN356: glass in building, security glazing, testing and classification of resistance against manual attack.
  • UL 972: Burglar Resistant Glazing.

Blast and explosion resistance

  • EN13541: testing and classification of resistance to explosion pressure.
  • EN13123-1: Windows, doors, shutters – Explosion resistance – Requirements and classification – Part 1 – Shock tube.
  • EN13124-1: Windows, doors, shutters – Explosion resistance – Test method – Part 1 – Shock tube.

Bullet resistance

  • EN1063: glass in building, security glazing, bullet-resistant glazing, classification and test method.
  • UL 752: Bullet Resistant Equipment.

 

 

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