Laminated safety and security glass STADIP or STADIP PROTECT, comprises two or more sheets of glass bonded together with one or more interlayers of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) film.
STADIP glass incorporates a single PVB sheet with a nominal thickness of 0.38 mm, distinguishing it from STADIP PROTECT glass which has a minimum thickness of 0.76 mm. Laminated glasses with different levels of safety and security can be obtained by varying the number and/or thickness of each of the components.
If the glass breaks, the fragments of glass are held in place by the PVB interlayer(s). In fully framed installations the broken glass retains a residual strength while awaiting replacement.
Whether we're at home, at work, at school, in hospital or in any other kind of building, there are many factors that enhance or detract from our overall sense of comfort and wellbeing – including things like aesthetics, interior design, convenience and ease of maintenance.
It's the balance of the key factors below that provides overall comfort – and helps us to feel good.
STADIP and STADIP PROTECT form part of the Saint-Gobain laminated glass range, which in combination with other products can also offer;
- Solar control, when coated with, or used in conjunction with products coated with, the COOL-LITE range
- Thermal insulation when coated with, or used in conjunction with products coated with, the COOL-LITE or PLANITHERM range
STADIP SILENCE is available where improved acoustic performance is required.
STADIP and STADIP PROTECT offer protection against injury. If the glass breaks, the fragments of glass remain bonded to the interlayer. This safety feature, which is often mandatory (for example: in public buildings, schools, creches, etc), is also ideal for residential buildings, where it protects the occupants.
The use of glass in roofs must meet safety, enhanced thermal insulation and solar protection requirements. Safety is ensured by the use of a laminated safety or security glass (inner leaf of the overhead glazing). If an object falls onto the glazing, STADIP PROTECT may prevent the object from passing through the glass and also minimises the risk of fragments falling into the space below.
Safety glass, which will be either toughened or laminated, depending on where and how it is being used, protects from the risk of serious injury caused by accidental breakage or impact. When it breaks, it breaks safely.
Laminated glass, such as STADIP and STADIP PROTECT, contain a polymeric interlayer, designed to retain sections of glass in the event of fracture, and so prevent shards separating from the main body of the glass. Laminated glass also provides an enhanced level of protection where there is a change in level, and so a risk of falling, or where there is a potential for objects to fall from height onto occupied areas below.
The type and level of safety can vary from one project to the next. Saint-Gobain Glass always recommend seeking advice from one our Specification Managers before you proceed with a particular glass type.
Security rated glass can help protect against break-in attempts or vandalism by delaying, or even preventing, penetration through the glass in the event of forced break in or damage.
The STADIP PROTECT product range comprises of laminated glasses that, when classified to EN 356, offer additional security benefits.
Saint-Gobain Glass is leading the industry in the design and manufacture of sustainable building glass.
Saint-Gobain Glass products are manufactured using a minimum of 30% recycled content.