In Australia, building code requirements affecting safety are of supreme importance, which is why AIG adheres to the strictest international and national safety standards.
In many circumstances, particularly in areas that are susceptible to human contact, AIG supply Safety Glass as a single skin or as specified for the external pane of a double glazed unit.
There are two kinds of Safety Glass: Toughened and Laminated Glass.
At AIG we use only premium-quality, certified glass for both Toughened and Laminated glass applications.
- Toughened glass is heated at extremely high temperatures to alter the chemical composition of basic float glass. Not only does the glass become harder, but its composition also undergoes a structural change. When Toughened glass breaks, it shatters into tiny fragments instead of large shards.
- Laminated glass consists of two sheets of glass, fused together by a plastic ‘interlayer’. The interlayer, which is usually transparent, adds strength and acts as a bonding membrane to keep a glass sheet largely intact in the event of breakage. This quality makes Laminated glass ideal for applications where the integrity of a glass panel is crucial (a glass balustrade or glass canopy are both good examples).
At AIG we take pride in delivering finished Safety Glass that performs in accordance with specified ratings and fully compliant to the National Construction Code of Australia.