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Glasstec 2018

Visitors Stunned by World's Largest Glass Panel at Glasstec 2018, in Dusseldorf

Oversized glass was taken to the next level at the Eastman exhibit during the 25th anniversary of Glasstec with the world’s largest laminated heat-strengthened glass panel made with Saflex Structural PVB interlayer at 18m long and 3.22m high. The glass panel was so large a special truck from Saint-Gobain was required for transport from eastern Germany and installation at the Messe Düsseldorf. With the help of two cranes and numerous suction cups, the oversized pane was secured into place with dowels. The glass, together with its steel base, weighs nearly four tons. 

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The enormous laminate pane is comprised of two 12mm high-quality, heat-strengthened, low-iron glass panes laminated with 1.52 Saflex Structural PVB interlayer, and is 40 percent higher than a glass panel executed in conventional PVB* (*When calculated to DIN 18008, wind load 0,5 kN/m2, line load 0,5 kN/m).

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The spectrum of construction applications where glass panes can be used is extensive. It includes :
  • commercial and office buildings
  • museums
  • exhibition halls and conference centers
  • restaurants
  • hotels
  • residential buildings

With such a large format, there can be time and cost efficiencies with the production and assembly of one oversized panel versus multiple smaller panels. Architects and designers have unlimited design flexibility, especially when paired with Vanceva Illusion White or Vanceva Color Interlayers.
Click here to read the full press release.

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