Blast-resistant glass, of course, is a type of safety glass commonly used in environments in which explosives are prevalent . Blast resistant glass laminates can significantly reduce or prevent injuries caused by explosive devices.
As the threat of terrorist attacks with explosive devices increases our society has become much more aware of the need to secure buildings against blast. Unfortunately, with Florida a hot spot of tourism and international meetings, we have to meet stringent regulatory requirements these days when building buildings including blast-resistant glass manufacturing technologies.
Windows have become a particular focus of safety in the construction industry, as we have learned that many of the injuries sustained in a blast can arise as the result of flying glass. Standard window designs of monolithic glass will shatter in a blast situation, propelling thousands of razor sharp fragments into the occupied space, and they may cause serious injury or even death among the occupants at that time. These injuries can be minimized or even prevented with the use of laminated glass products or so-called “blast resistant” glass.
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Blast-resistant glass (“laminated glass”) is made by bonding two pieces of glass together with a middle core made of plastic that is commonly polyvinyl butyral. The middle plastic prevents the glass from breaking or separating wehn shattered and thus increases the safety effect.
Here are some items you should look for when searching for a blast-resistant glass supplier, whether here in Florida or elsewhere:
Quality. Our laminated glass is top quality, manufactured or sourced on demand to your specifications. We’re known as the goto company for blast-resistant glass.
Customer Service. You want a laminated glass supplier who is responsive and gets how important your project is. Our customer service rep’s respond pro-actively and help you find the right kind of glass for your needs.
Technology. You want best-in-class technology from the manufacturer or at least glass distributor.
Local to Florida. You don’t want an out-of-state glass company but rather a born and bred Florida glass supplier. That’ us.
With our blast-resistant glass manufacturing center in Medley, Florida, our company is convenient to all of Miami-Dade county, and of course especially Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Port St. Lucie. We’re near to Hialeah of course, but we supply glass all over the state of Florida – including cities as far away as Jacksonville or Tallahassee.
Blast-resistant Glass: Factoid
The reality today is that new buildings, especially industrial or commercial buildings, are being called up on to face a new threat: terrorism. Explosives, especially after 9/11 and the tragedy in Oklahoma City, mean that when new buildings are built (especially government, tourist, or meeting-place types of buildings) that the regulators are insisting on blast-resistant safety glass. We can help with these needs. Indeed, we can help spec out your glass needs to mitigate any blast requirements.
In summary, whether you’re in Miami or Fort Lauderdale, or up “North” in Tallahassee or Jacksonville, call us today for a quote on your laminated “blast resistant” glass needs.