Special types of glass that improve the characteristics of windows and doors

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When choosing a window, it is important to pay attention to the glass. Glass surfaces occupy more than 70% of windows, and that is why it is essential to choose the appropriate glass.

There are several types of glass, and below you can read more about special types, which are often used, and which with their characteristics improve your windows and doors.

Izolacijsko staklo

Insulating glass

This glass is composed of two or more glass surfaces, which are separated from each other by one or more hermetically sealed interspaces. The space between the glass surfaces can be filled with air or some of the inert gases if we want to achieve better thermal insulation.

The most significant improvement in terms of reducing heat emissivity can be reached by using low- emissivity glass– LOW-E. The low emissivity glass characterized by a particularly selective layer of oxide molecules placed on the surface of the glass that reflects only thermal radiation. Less heat is lost through low emissivity glass because energy returns to the space it comes from. By combining low emissivity (LOW-E) glasses and inert gases in the iso-glass composition, we achieve top performance. Such glass not only reduces heating costs but is also indirectly involved in protecting the environment by reducing the total amount of energy required and thus reducing the emission of harmful gases into the atmosphere.

Safety glass

Safety glass can be tempered and laminated glass. It is called safety glass because it does not create sharp edges when broken, which could injure you. 

Laminirano staklo (lamistal)

Laminated glass (lamistal)

Safety laminated glass is an excellent choice for safety glazing. This glass is composed of two or more plates of glass interconnected by one or more high-tensile PVB films. This foil can be colorless or colored, with improved sound protection and a high degree of UV protection. When broken, the safety laminated glass does not break into small pieces, but remains bound in the central foil.

This glass is used for glass positions with large spans, and for glazing windows and doors of rooms where there is a danger of breaking with sharp objects, burglary and firearms.

Kaljeno staklo

Tempered glass

Sigurnosno kaljeno staklo dobijamo zagrijavanjem stakla sve do granice plastičnosti na približno 600˚C, poslije čega se naglo hladi vazduhom.. Ovim procesom staklo dobija visoku mehaničku i termičku otpornost. Kod loma rasipa se u mala zrnca sa tupim ivicama i tako štiti od povreda.

Primjena ovog stakla je u ostakljivanju vanjskih i unutrašnjih stijena objekata (fasade), zaštitnih ograda, vrata, terasa, balkona, zimskih vrtova, telefonskih govornica, tuš kabina, brodova kao i u izradi izolacijskog stakla.