Mostly, apart from providing an aesthetic and a structural solution, glass also serves as an important architectural element that keeps the space energy efficient, private, noise-proof, and secure based on the building construction. In recent years, the world of glass curtain wall is flooded with a variety of glass glazing options when it comes to architectural glass. Tempered glass curtain wall (or toughened glass curtain wall) and laminated glass curtain wall are the two popular types of curtain wall in the modern building construction.
Tempered Glass Curtain Wall
Tempered glass curtain wall is a form of high-strength glass wall that is manufactured by heating ordinary glass to 680 degree Celsius and rapidly cooling. This process of tempering and instant quenching creates tension and compression on opposite glass faces, thereby increasing its strength significantly. For example, high-grade tempered glass wall is often 4~5 times stronger than other ordinary types of glass wall in the market. Moreover, tempered glass wall, if broken, shatters into small powder-like blunt pieces which are not at all injurious. It can also bear huge weight and pressure, and is a great choice for modern curtain wall buildings. Nevertheless, do keep in mind that tempered glass wall cannot be drilled into or polished later on.
Laminated Glass Curtain Wall
Laminated glass curtain wall, as the name might suggest, is very durable type of glass wall and is manufactured by sandwiching a plastic interlayer, often PVB between two glass layers. This multiplies the impact resistance of curtain glass window as well as provides additional properties such as sound dampening for the curtain wall facade. One special property of laminated glass curtain wall is that in the event of breakage, it doesn’t shatter as the laminate holds the broken pieces together, which minimises chances of any injury. In addition, laminated glass curtain wall provides exceptional UV-light reduction and noise resistance apart from superior structural utility and amazing impact resistance. It ca be used in the most vulnerable places of the house or the office, as it offers resistance against breaking and entering.
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Post time: May-05-2022