Fire Resistant Windows Introduced by Pilkington and DuPont

Summary

To counter the threat of windows shattering under the extreme conditions of Australia's notorious summer bushfires, DuPont and Pilkington Australia have developed a bushfire resistant glass incorporating Pilkington coated glass and DuPont™ Butacite® PVB interlayer.

"Trademarked Pilkington Frontline™, it was a highlight of the Pilkington stand at a recent Home and Building Expo in Sydney's Exhibition Center," said Phil Davies, Asia Pacific architectural manager – DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions. "Windows are a vulnerable feature in a dwelling under bushfire threat and ordinary window glass cracks and shatters from heat and flying debris. We worked with Pilkington from the concept stage and met the challenging bushfire radiant heat test requirements with a laminated glass construction incorporating special Pilkington coated glass and Butacite® PVB interlayer," Phil said.

Further benefits are noise reduction, the screening of ultraviolet rays, and enhanced protection against theft.

Source: AZoM
Posted June 9th, 2004

Primary author(s): Fresh Innovators

Source: KIBT News
No 641
June 9 2004

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