Laminated Glass: A Rising Trend of Versatility And Aesthetic Potential
In the 21st Century, the latest innovations in glass technology have paved the way for glass to be used in industrial settings. The previously fragile and brittle material evolved to become a durable, shatterproof, heat resistant, and shockproof addition to building materials. This new generation of glass ‘smashed’ the character of brittle glass both literally and figuratively.
While glass in it’s natural, unreinforced state is still fragile, laminated glass is reinforced with specific materials such as Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) or Ethylene Vinyl Acetate ( EVA) to produce a stronger material
Laminated glass fuses design, functionality, and safety together. There are also countless ways glass companies can offer to customize a laminated glass; from inserting fabrics, colored films, and even metal mesh- the design possibilities are endless.
In this blog, let us dive deeper into the properties of EVA laminated glass and discover its different applications both as a design element and for industrial uses as well.
EVA Laminated Glass
EVA laminated glass gets its name from the bonding agent that is used in manufacturing it. The chemical Ethylene Vinyl Acetate is commonly used in producing shoes, EVA foam sheets, Pool noodles, surfboard traction pads, orthotics, etc. This chemical is also water and corrosion resistant which is why it is used by major shoe retailers in manufacturing the soles of rubber shoes.
Compared to other bonding agents like PVB, EVA has better fluidity and a much lower melting point and can be treated at temperatures up to 110 degrees Celsius. Because of its excellent fluidity, it can be handled easily when incorporating design elements during lamination.
Although it is resistant to water, it is sensitive to UV light. For this case, inserts that can reinforce its UV light sensitivity can be added. EVA is often referred to as the ideal material to use for lamination.
EVA laminated glass can be used in diverse applications. It is the preferred choice for indoor panels, sliding doors and walls. The material is safe and eco-friendly as glass is widely known to be recyclable. Its durability ensures that it will remain intact during the entire life of the building.
Laminated glass provides excellent acoustics due to the interlayer properties. This damps the sound and therefore can be seen in most places where sound insulation is preferred including recording studios, offices and airport rooms.
Due to its resistance to impacts, pressure and small explosions, it can be utilized in urban residential areas for added safety and security. Additionally, during certain calamities such as earthquakes or fire, laminated glass will remain held together even if it cracks, breaks or shatters.
EVA laminated glass can come in a variety of colors which makes it a perfect addition to any home’s interior. Depending on a customer’s preferences, custom glass suppliers can customize inserts during the lamination process, which adds a personal touch to any home design.
More and more people have been attracted to the versatility of EVA laminated glass and because it’s it is also durable, people can guarantee that creativeness and aesthetic will not be compromised to achieve durability. Visit us at Mirodec to learn more about the endless possibilities that laminated glass can deliver.