glass window has approximately the same impact resistance as a
toughened piece of glass of the same thickness. A significant
added advantage of laminated glass is the security aspect. When a
laminated glass window is broken, the glass shards adhere to the
adhesive layers rather than scatter about.
This factor is a benefit in applications such as cockpit displays,
public information displays, and factory production line controls.
This avoids damage to equipment and injury to persons from broken
Laminated Window Builds
using a glass sensor can be strengthened by laminating a piece of
polycarbonate and/or glass onto the rear surface. Polycarbonate is
a useful interlayer because of its high impact resistance but also
because it can be machined with fixing holes.
production line computers should have strengthened screens to
protect the display and the production line. Polycarbonate
laminated windows are usually specified in these circumstances
where there should be no risk of glass contaminating the food.
an anti-reflective coating is required, an MLAR coated
piece of glass can be used on the front surface. Alternatively an
anti-reflective coated polyester would be suitable for
applications where glass is not acceptable.