Blast Resistant Glass

blast resistant glass

Blast Resistant Glass

Why do we need blast resistant glass?

Flying glass shards caused by the pressure of explosions can cause huge casualties when they come into contact with people.

The threat of terrorism and violent criminal activity has focused the minds of glass producers the world over, who work to provide blast proof glass solutions to lower the risk of injury and fatalities from bombs and other blast situations.

As one of the UK’s leading laminated glass specialists, Kite Glass works alongside top interlayer manufacturers, glass consultants and UK regulatory bodies to ensure the glass products we produce for applications with a high-security risk meet the stringent standards of ISO 16933:2007.

Blast Mitigation Glass Solutions

Taking full advantage of Everlam’s world-renowned Butacite® PVB and Kuraray’s SentryGlas® interlayers, Kite Glass offers customers an extensive range of blast mitigation glass suitable for architectural, structural and high-security-risk glass applications.

In all cases, the blast resistant glass is designed to:

  • Absorb maximum energy from the blast.
  • Disperse the impact pressure wave.
  • Retain the broken glass, thus avoiding flying glass debris.

Kite Glass works under strict confidentiality agreements with regards to the make-up and testing information of each site-specific project, however, in line with our consultative approach to customer requests, we are always happy to discuss new projects.

Kite Glass’ range of case studies showcase our experience and give some examples of blast resistant glass in action.

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Projects

Private Residence Staircase, South West

Whilst the majority of our glass is provided for large-scale developments and markets such as infrastructure, retail and transport, we also work within the residential sector, providing solutions that are as reliable as they are beautiful. In 2020, Kite Glass worked with a long-standing customer…

Battersea Power Station Underground Station

The Grade II listed Battersea Power Station was central to a large development project. Providing thousands of new jobs and homes, its connectivity into the City is ensured through the Northern Line Extension (NLE) with the construction of the new Battersea Power Station’s London Underground…

The Oracle Reading Canopy

The Oracle Shopping Centre in Reading is not just a collection of shops; it has also played a larger part of the city’s development over the years. First opening in 1999, it has had an important role in the social and economic regeneration of Reading…

We have a consultative approach and are happy to provide advice and information on all our glass products.