Thursday, April 4, 2019

Why is a windshield laminated?

From: Kevin J.
Sent: April 4, 2019
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Subject: Fw: Why is a windshield laminated?

Windshields are made from a lamination process. The windshield glass in your car is made of laminated glass, which is designed to offer highest levels of safety in the event of a crash. The laminated glass is made up of two pieces of glass, with a thin layer of vinyl between them.
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How Automotive Safety Glass Works

Why are windscreens laminated? 
A laminated windscreen (a plastic film sandwiched between two layers of glass) is designed not to break into large fragments when struck by an object. This is to prevent serious injury to the driver and passengers.

What does a laminated windscreen do? 
The interlayer keeps the layers of glass bonded even when broken, and its high strength prevents the glass from breaking up into large sharp pieces. ... Skylight glazing and automobile windshields typically use laminated glass. Laminated glass - Wikipedia

When did windshields become laminated?
From 1936 to 1959, United States manufacturers used laminated safety glass in all windows except the rear window. (Fargo, Windshield Glazing as an Injury Factor in Automobile Accidents (1968).) In the late 50s and early 60s, car manufacturers started looking for cheaper glass to use in the passenger windows. The Sordid History of Auto Safety Glass -

What's the difference between laminated and tempered glass?
Because laminated glass holds up to impact better than other types of glass, this is what is used in modern windshields. The sandwiched interlayer gives the glass structural integrity and keeps it from shattering apart like tempered glass might. ... However, most tempered glass shatters to the ground upon impact. How To Choose Between Laminated vs. Tempered Glass |

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