Safety / Security Glass
Reducing the risk of accident or protecting against deliberate attack
For total reassurance of greater safety and security without compromising levels of natural daylight, we offer a range of glass products. From security to fire resistance, glass can be used to protect a building’s occupants from accidental and deliberate damage in many ways, while also allowing the creation of bold and attractive designs.
Demanding safety legislation has highlighted critical areas where modern safety glazing must comply with the required safe practice. Innovations in the development of safety/security glass now ensures people can be protected from personal injury or in the most extreme cases, buildings can be protected from various forms of attack.
We offer a wide range of sophisticated products that meet the ever-increasing demands, without compromising on the design criteria of natural light and visibility.
What is Safety & Security?
Reducing the risk of accident or protecting against deliberate attack.
- The term “Safety” is applied to glazing used to reduce the risk of accident by impact, fracture, shattering, or in a fire.
- The term “Security” is applied to glazing, which in addition to “Safety”, is able to withstand a variety of deliberate attacks such as manual, ballistic or blast.
Using the right type of glass for security applications is not enough to ensure the necessary resistance to severe loads. Since the glass can behave differently in different framing systems, it is imperative to combine high performance glazing with high quality framing systems to achieve the level of protection required.
We offer a wide range of sophisticated products able to meet ever increasing safety and security demands without compromising natural light and visibility.
- from Pilkington Toughened Safety Glass, a glass which is up to 5 times stronger than ordinary glass of the same thickness, and which offers safety properties up to Class 1(C)1 according to EN 12600 standard,
- through Pilkington Optilam™ (safety glass), a laminated glass which offers up to 1(B)1 safety performance according to EN 12600,
- Pilkington Optilam™ (security glass), a laminated glass which, in addition to safety glass requirements (EN 12600), conforms to security glazing standards according to EN 356, offering also resistance to deliberate manual attack,
- to Pilkington Optilam™ (security bullet resistant glass), a laminated glass which, conforms to security glazing standard EN 1063, offering resistance to attack by handguns, rifles and shotguns.