SentryGlas™ interlayers are used in laminated glass to help architects and glazed building system manufacturers meet society’s need for security and safety.
SentryGlas™ is five times stronger and up to 100 times stiffer than conventional laminating materials. With this kind of strength, the glass can be a more active structural element in the building envelope, opening up design possibilities that didn’t exist before.
Enjoy uninterrupted views
Using a SentryGlas™ interlayer allows unobstructed views, which means that you can enjoy the view without seeing a handrail, or interlinking clamps in your way.
Peace of mind
If safety is a priority for your loved ones, choose a SentryGlas™ interlayer. Its unique design allows for the glass to remain erect and intact – even if both panes of glass break.
Different applications – same result
Whether it is a glass canopy, windbreak, balustrade or floor – SentryGlas™ interlayers offer the ultimate protection.
Glass Selection for Balustrades
Choose from 3 different options for our glass balustrades
Toughened glass is up to 5 times stronger than annealed glass. This allows the glass to break with dull edges. When selecting it for your balustrade the New Zealand standard demands you to also use a handrail or top-capping system that will ensure other panels of glass remain in place in the unlikely event of one breaking.
Toughened Laminated Glass
Toughened laminated glass is a safe option for home owners. This ensures that the glass will be bonded together if the glass breaks. The existing New Zealand standard stipulates that an interlinking clamp is needed if EVA laminated glass is used for balustrades.
Sentryglas™ balustrades are the only form of balustrade that can be used in a fully frameless manner. This is because the glass contains an interlayer that is 100 times stronger and 5 times stiffer than traditional laminates. This ensures that deflection is kept to a minimum, in the unlikely event of the glass breaking.
See the difference SentryGlas™ can make to your Balustrade
The SentryGlas™ interlayer is five times stronger and up to 100 times stiffer than conventional laminating materials. With this kind of strength, the glass can be a more active structural element in the building envelope, opening up design possibilities that didn’t exist before.
- Structural glass balustrades
- Minimally supported and open-ended railings, facades and canopies
- Structural glass flooring, stairs, walkways and pedestrian bridges
- Security screening for prisons, banks and areas requiring high levels of protection
- Clear Glass
- Super Clear Glass
- Pixagraphic – Digitally Printed Glass
- Thickness of the interlayer:
- Sentry 1.52mm
- Sentry 2.28mm
- Maximum size of interlayers
- 2140mm X 3660mm.
- Maximum size of lamination furnace
- 2600mm X 4500mm (a join can be made in the interlayer but it will be visible)
- Minimum size
- 100mm X 350mm
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SentryGlas™ Elastic Properties
Edge Stability Results
SentryGlas edge stability results – 12 year test
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