Laminated glass

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Description

Two sheets of glass with a thin layer of vinyl plastic adhered between. First patented in 1910, laminated glass was used during World War I to strengthened the windshields of military vehicles. After the war, safety glass was adapted for use in automobile windshields. When broken, the glass fragments remain attached to the plastic rather than scattering.

See also safety glass.

Synonyms and Related Terms

safety glass; verre laminé (Fr.); verre calandré (Fr.); gelaagd glas (Ned.); vidro laminado (Port.)