2009 Saflex Automotive FAQs
What is Laminated Glass?
Laminated glass consists of a tough protective interlayer made of plasticized polyvinyl butyral (PVB) bonded together between two panes of glass under heat and pressure. Once sealed together, the glass "sandwich" behaves as a single unit and looks like normal glass.
Laminated glass provides durability, security, high-performance and multi-functional benefits while at the same time preserving the aesthetic appearance of the glass.
Laminated glass can be produced from annealed, heat strengthened or tempered glass. Laminated glass may crack upon impact, but the glass fragments tend to adhere to the protective interlayer rather than falling free and potentially causing injury.
What applications can laminated glass be used in vehicle designs?
Windshields, side and back lites and roof applications. Simply - any place you can place glass in an automotive design - a member of the Saflex Market Development team is ready to help you with you design questions. Simply fill out the contact us form below.
What are the benefits of laminated glass made with Saflex interlayer?
Vehicle weight reduction is the newest benefit when using Saflex Q series acoustic PVB in windshield designs. The interlayer allows the use of a thinner configuration of glass without compromising traditional performance. Other benefits include: passenger safety, vehicle security, UV protection, sound reduction, and color matching. Laminated glass also facilitates the use of coated glass that may provide enhanced solar benefits. Contact the Saflex market development group to help quantify the possible benefits for your next application. Simply fill out the contact us form below.
Who do I contact for technical information? (Stability testing, solar data, NVH testing, etc.)
Contact the Saflex Market Development team for the latest testing results and technical data. Simply fill out the contact us form below and a member of our team will be in contact with you soon.
I need to match the color of the tempered glass in my vehicles, how do I start the color matching process?
Contact our Market Development team. They will request that you send a sample of the glass you want to match along with samples of the glass that will be used to form the laminate. The Saflex applications group will take it from there. Submit your request through the contact us form below.