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Technical bulletin on Distortion

Technical bulletin on Distortion



The lamination process consists of bonding PVB or SGP When viewing images in di erent angles (normal is 90
interlayers through heat and pressure in an autoclave, to the surface) through re ectance or transmission,
in between panes of glass. This process can produce distortion may be accentuated. Distortion will be more
laminated glass consisting of a minimum of two panes signi cant the more acute or obtuse the angle is. This
of glass with the desired interlayer type and thickness. distortion is expected with laminated glass and
This product will yield to a highly customizable, considered normal.
durable, high performing composite material, which Even though heat-strengthened laminated glass will be
will retain glass fragments if broken. These properties often speci ed or required to meet extreme conditions,
make laminated glass suitable for safety glazing, such as high wind loads and thermal stress. Tecnoglass
security glazing, sound control, solar/light control, and will reccomend and notify the customer of the
impact glazing (hurricane, tornado, bullet-proof, blast preference of using annealed glass for lamination
proof ). instead of heat-strengthened glass because of the
The following points should be taking into observations mentioned above. If required, samples or
consideration with laminated glass: mock-ups could be produced to view and approve
distortion concerns.
Annealed glass has half of the strength of a
heat-strengthened glass of the same thickness. Using Heat-strengthened glass
heat-strengthened decreases the possibilities of distortion nomenclature
breakage caused by impact, thermal and bending
stresses and it also provides glazers with possibilities of Kink
using larger glass panes that withstand greater load
resistances. Due to the manufacturing process of Bow
heat-strengthened glass, physical attributes such as Roller wave
bow, warp, roll ripple or kink can be present creating an
optical distortion. Heat-strengthened
When utilizing heat-strengthened glass as the laminated glass composite
substrate for lamination, some degree of distortion will showing lens e ect
be present. This distortion will be increased due to the
lens e ect of having the substrates out of phase or Heat-strengthened
non-parallel surfaces. glass
Re ected images and objects viewed through can be Laminated
perceived as magni ed. When incorporated into an interlayer
insulated glass unit, the e ect will be visible, but rarely
questioned as it is considered normal.

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