Laminated Glass: Laminated glass is manufactured by permanently bonding two or more layers of clear or tinted glass with one or more interlayers of tough, polyvinyl butyral (PVB) resin sheeting in an air autoclave under heat and pressure to create a single, solid construction. Laminated glass is stronger and can withstand more impact. When laminated glass is broken, the fragments will keep sticking on the interlayer and won't scatter.
Tempered Glass: Tempered glass is made by heating flat glass to approach its softening temperature and suddenly chilling with jets of cold air, which distributes compression stress on the glass surfaces while tensile stress in the center. The counteraction of compression stress and tensile stress provides tempered glass times strength than normal glass. When broken, tempered glass forms oblique bean size granules to reduce damage to human bodies. Tempered glass also withstands quick temperature changes.
Insulated Glass: Insulated glass consists of two panes of glass separated by a space. The perimeter of the glass is sealed, allowing no movement of outside air into the space. The space itself can be filled with dehydrated air, or with a special gas.
Encapsulated Glass: Glass encapsulation is a process that obtains a plastic frame around the glass by injecting a polymer or plastic material on its rim inside a mould. Reaction Injection Molding (RIM) is a process for rapid production of complex plastic parts through mixing and chemical reaction of two or more chemical component. These components, typically isocyanate and polyol, are metered, mixed and injected into a mold or cavity where the chemical reaction directly takes place forming a solid or foamed part. Encapsulation using polyurethane material can accomplish a superior gasket-to-glass seal.