Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Laminated Glass

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6763

A structure consisting of two or more parallel sheets or shells of glass interleaved with, and bonded to, layers of tough, sticky plastic, typically polyvinyl butyral or polycarbonate. The former resin is used in the “safety-glass” windshields of US -made cars. The glass will splinter under a heavy blow, but it is very resistant to penetration and the shards stick to the interlayer.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA