Blast-Resistant GlassFeatures in Blast-Resistant Glass
Blast resistant glass is manufactured in a way that prevents the glass from breaking away from the frame and flying around as sharp shards of glass after a blast. The manufacturing process includes laminating the glass by introducing a layer of Polyvinyl Butyral between the two layers of glass, resistant glazing does not break m instead they bend under impact.
There are also another a number of products that can coat glass such as polymeric coatings that mitigate the effects of blasts. They absorb energy and contain glass fragments that are so dangerous to any humans in the vicinity of a blast. This material has a high tensile strength and can withstand elongation and strain.
In today's world it's important to minimize the danger posed by flying glass debris when blasts occur such as terrorists bombings. Thats why the laminated glass mentioned by the previous poster is used. The interlayers hold the glass in place and prevents flying debris or falling glass fragments.
Based on the facts that severe injuries, after a strong wind, a tornado or explosions, were caused by sharply fragments of glass that came from the windows of buildings, scientists developed a new type of lighter but tougher glass.
The blast resistant glass is made from polymer layers and the new type of blast resistant glass is made from polymer layers reinforced with long glass fibers, having a form of woven textiles and up to 25 micrometers in diameter.