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These days, energy conservation is more important than ever. One reason is the need to save on heating costs, but environmental protection is also a crucial issue. Thermal insulation glass serves both of these purposes. By combining a highly effective coating with a special gas filling, it significantly reduces heat loss to the outside. This insulating glass can be combined in many ways with other functional glasses, giving it a wide range of possible uses in both new buildings and refurbishing work. In addition, thermal insulation glasses have a high colour reproduction index and are good transmitters of natural light.

Noise is one of the great annoyances of modern life. Especially in large cities, in densely populated areas and along major traffic routes, peace and quiet are impossible to find. Excessive noise levels can often lead to psychological and physical disorders. One effective response to this problem is to install sound insulation glass. Sound insulation glasses act like a “wall” against sound. Whether they consist of two panes with different thicknesses and thus different natural frequencies or are made of laminated safety glass with a sound-insulating film, they provide a significant reduction in sound transmission.

Laminated glass is a type of safety glass that holds together when shattered. In the event of breaking, it is held in place by an interlayer, typically of polyvinyl butyral (PVB), between its two or more layers of glass. The interlayer keeps the layers of glass bonded even when broken, and its high strength prevents the glass from breaking up into large sharp pieces. This produces a characteristic "spider web" cracking pattern when the impact is not enough to completely pierce the glass.

Laminated glass is normally used when there is a possibility of human impact or where the glass could fall if shattered. Skylight glazing and automobile windshields typically use laminated glass. In geographical areas requiring hurricane-resistant construction, laminated glass is often used in exterior storefronts, curtain walls and windows. The PVB interlayer also gives the glass a much higher sound insulation rating, due to the damping effect, and also blocks 99% of transmitted UV light.