PVB Laminated Glass

PVB is one of the oldest interlayers used in laminated glass, with its use dating back to the 1930s. It is used widely to laminate glass used in the automotive industry.

What is PVB Laminated Glass

PVB interlayer for internal glass balustrades

Poly Vinyl Butyral is a tough plastic resin that is used in between two panes of glass to bond them together.

It’s made from polyvinyl alcohol by reacting it with butyraldehyde.

This resin is placed in between glass panes then a combination of heat and pressure is applied to create one laminated pane.

AJJ often uses a PVB interlayer for internal glass balustrades and an SGP interlayer for external frameless glass balustrades.


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Benefits of PVB Laminated Glass

Why choose PVB laminated glass

Noise Reduction

Effectively minimizing sound transmission can be achieved using laminated glass products, with higher levels of sound attenuation performance coming with the use of specialized sound control interlayer products.

Safety Glazing

Laminated glass products can qualify as building code-complying construction materials when used in applications where safety glass is required. When properly designed, it is an effective way to minimize the probability of lethal injury in areas where glass is used.

Blocks UV

Laminated glass can block over 99% of all harmful UV rays. This is an important feature that allows you to protect the color integrity of items such as artwork, furnishings, fabrics or flooring materials.


Laminated glass can be used in windows, doors, railings, balustrades, canopies, skylights, sculptures, stair treads and flooring.

PVB Laminated Glass Technical Specifications

Applications, Production Capacity & Considerations


  • Sloped glazing
  • Atriums and skylights/canopies
  • Railings
  • Storefronts exposed to sunlight


  • Jewellery showcases, museum or exhibition halls
  • Glass partitions 
  • Residential glass doors & windows
  • Internal glass balustrades


  • 6mm to 100mm  


  • Clear, ultraclear(low-iron), tinted
  • Low-e, reflective

  • Protects people and goods in the event of breakage, as the interlayer holds glass fragments together
  • Meets safety glazing standards
  • Blocks 99% of UV rays which cause fading and discolouration of interior coverings.
  • Provides soundproofing that is superior to monolithic glass.
  • Makes it possible to create unique glass designs with decorative interlayers such as Vanceva® (contact us for more information).

* Vanceva® is a trademark of Eastman Chemical Company.

  • Minimum Size: 300 x 300mm
  • Maximum Size: 3660 x 18000mm

America Standards:

  • CAN/CGSB 2 12.1 classe 1 et 2. – Safety or Laminated Glass
  • ASTM C1172 – Standard Specification for Laminated Architectural Flat Glass
  • CPSC 16 CFR 1201 classe 1 et 2 – Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing Materials

Australian Standards:

  • AS 1288 Glass in buildings – Selection and installation
  • AS/NZ 2208 Safety glazing materials in buildings
  • AS 4666 Insulating glass units
  • AS/NZS 4667 Quality requirements for cut-to-size and processed glass
  • AS 1170 Wind & Structural Design Actions

British & European Standards:

BS EN ISO 12543: Glass in building - Laminated glass and laminated safety glass

  • Part 1: Definitions and description of component parts
  • Part 2: Laminated safety glass
  • Part 3: Laminated glass
  • Part 4: Test methods for durability
  • Part 5: Dimensions and edge finishing
  • Part 6: Appearance

BS EN 14449: Glass in building - Laminated glass and laminated safety glass - Evaluation of conformity/Product standard

BS EN 12600: Glass in building – Pendulum test – Impact test method and classification for flat glass

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