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Furniture

Introduction

Glass furniture can be a designer’s dream.  Providing virtually invisible structures with the full functionality of traditional furniture, glass has surged as a modern material for use in and as furniture. The light and elegant aesthetic of glass can be combined with several colours to produce different effects (transparent, translucent or opaque) and combined with different glasses to create texture. Glass allows the use of different forms and shapes as it can be cut and shaped prior to final processing.
 
Glass furniture should always be constructed with safety glazing to help protect against catastrophic injuries due to breakage from impact.  Laminated safety glazing is recommended for furniture applications due to the inherent residual strength after breakage and the ability of the interlayer to retain the glass shards.
 
The imagination is the limit!

Which products fit in?

Eastman products that are typically used in furntiures utilizing laminated glass:

  • Saflex Clear, the conventional PVB interlayer can be used for:
    • ​Safety: in case of glass breakage from human or accidental impact, the shards of broken glass will remain adhered to the interlayer providing a reduction in cutting or piercing injuries.  With properly glazed laminated glass in a framing system, fall through protection may also be provided.

 

  • Vanceva® Earth Tones collection and Vanceva Colors interlayers bring forth the possibility of using a large range of color in a façade or as interior glazing without having to increase glass thickness to achieve color intensity, be delayed waiting for colored glass campaigns or ordering large quantities of custom colored glass.  Both products provide the flexibility to customize or modify and improve the aesthetic of the façade.
     

  • Saflex Structural PVB interlayer can be used in laminated glass configurations targeted for floors, stairs, fins, balustrades, guards and canopies.

 

Furthermore, the various types of Saflex and Vanceva interlayers mentioned above can be combined between two pieces of glass or in the same glazing configuration to improve the overall performance of the glazing system and contribute to the optimum performance of exterior structures.

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