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Tecdur Outdoor Laminates are a range of laminated glass products engineered to resist moisture and the damaging effects typical of standard PVB laminated glass constructions. Our outdoor laminates are manufactured by laminating high strength EVA interlayers between layers of toughened glass.
Glass laminates typically contain PVB which is a hygroscopic material that absorbs moisture. PVB laminated glass is suitable for internal use but when used for external application such as frameless glass balustrading and glazed screens, delamination because of moisture can be a problem. Delamination is typically prevalent when the edges of a glass construction are exposed to environmental conditions such as rainwater and sudden temperature changes. Our lamination process ensures a permanent ‘crosslinking’ of the EVA to the glass. Crosslinked EVA offers perfect glass adhesion and is a highly moisture resistant interlayer which will not degrade or delaminate if exposed to moisture.
In addition, the crosslinking of EVA provides a better performance profile at elevated temperatures compared to PVB. This is because PVB softens when heated which reduces it’s mechanical strength. The flexibility of our EVA lamination process also allows us to incorporate decorative inserts within Tecdur Outdoor Laminates. Inserts can include digitally printed PET, fabric, metal or even stone to create a multitude of different surface effects. The only limitation here is your imagination!
With over 15 years’ industry experience and extensive capabilities, our customers recognise our aptitude to provide robust cost-effective glazing solutions. We also recognise that in order to meet modern design requirements, projects can require increasingly advanced glass systems. Tecdur Outdoor Laminates can be enhanced to provide additional performance benefits including manual attack resistance [EN 356, LPS 1270] and ballistic resistance [EN 1063].
Tecdur Outdoor Laminates is the ideal solution for those seeking a cost-effective alternative to external PVB laminated glass constructions for external use.
External applications include: