Glass Lamination

Architectural, security, and transportation glazing

Strong, Clear Plastic Sheets for Glass Lamination Projects

Glass laminators require quality plastic materials that offer superior transparency and toughness for laminated structures found in architectural, security, and transportation glazing systems and applications.

From material selection to technical experience to on-time delivery, Curbell Plastics is your lamination partner. We are ITAR and EAR compliant and an ISO 9001 certified plastic supplier who can accommodate small, large, or volume orders - and above all, meet your specific project requirements.

Strong, Clear Plastic Sheets for Glass LaminationSuperior transparency for clear laminated structures.

Tight Tolerance, Cut-to-size Plastics and On-time Delivery for Your Lamination Projects

We recognize that glass shops and glazing customers require tight tolerance cut-to-size pieces and on-time delivery to their facilities or job site to meet construction schedules. Our CNC panel saws save time for our lamination customers.

Since glass is typically the last item installed on buildings, laminators often need a faster turnaround time when ordering. Eliminate long lead times with:

  • Stock sheets
  • Cut-to-size pieces
  • Multi-site cutting locations
  • Routered and clean edged materials 
  • Materials that are of good quality and free of debris and scratches
  • Labeling and proper packaging

Structural and Security Glazing Materials

Security glazing is monolithic or multi layered laminated glass or plastic which is designed to resist a physical threat. The threat can be from bullets, bomb blasts, hurricane force winds, or burglary (forced entry). Curbell Plastics supplies plastic sheet, tapes, and sealants to laminating and architectural glazing suppliers and installers. In addition to standard glazing materials, Curbell has a full line of bullet and blast resistant materials to meet the most demanding security glazing specifications. 

Plastic sheet materials include:

Tapes, Fabrics, and Sealants include:

Laminated Glass Structural ApplicationsSecurity glazing materials – Curbell Plastics has a full line of bullet and blast resistant plastic materials.

Glass Lamination Applications

Look around. Plastics are found in a wide variety of glazing applications – glass railings and curtain walls, bullet and blast security, military vehicle windows, and mass transit vehicles and shelters.

Architectural & structural glazing applications:

  • Structurally glazed curtain walls
  • Balustrades and railings
  • Acoustic glazing
  • Roofs and overheads
  • Floors, stairs, and bridges
  • Windows and doors
  • Specialty glazing

Safety and security glazing applications:

  • Hurricane protective glazing
  • Bomb blast mitigation protection for security transport and military vehicles
  • Blast protection
  • Bullet resistance
  • Anti-intrusion

Transportation glazing applications:

  • Bus glazing, shelters, and canopies
  • Bus side and rear windows
  • Rail windscreens
  • Mass transit transportation centers
  • Mass transit driver partitions
  • Marine windshields and balustrades
  • Marine hull glazing
  • Motorcycle or truck windscreens

Fabrication and machining services

Take advantage of our plastic fabrication and machining services to save time and money on plastic parts. Utilizing in-house capabilities and partnering with fabrication specialists we provide customers with reliable fabrication solutions, machined parts and cut-to-size materials for any application.

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Curbell Plastics works with glass laminators to solve complex problems

Curbell’s mix of stocked inventory gives lamination projects strength, clarity, security, weathering, and lightweight construction. Our plastic experts help with common challenges including asymmetrical laminates bowing, layup material suggestions, manufacturer-recommended cleaning guidelines, and on-time delivery to meet construction needs. From start to finish, Curbell offers a solid foundation of service, and material selection. 

Require high performance, clean consistent clear plastic sheets, material technical assistance, design options, or a sample for evaluation?

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Frequently Asked Questions
What are appropriate cleaning products for laminated glass?

Use a mild dish soap solution followed by a clean water rinse for cleaning laminated products containing plastic. Dry with a soft chamois or cotton cloth. Paper towels or rough cloths may scratch the surface. Curbell can provide a list of compatible manufacture tested cleaning and disinfecting products upon request.

How can I minimize bowing?

Bowing can occur due to a number of factors. A glass press plate or other appropriate material can help minimize bowing. Use a release liner between a press plate and coated polycarbonate to prevent sticking. Maintaining pressure longer during the autoclave cooling process can also help minimize bowing. Because the root cause of bowing can vary, it’s best to speak with our glass lamination expert for troubleshooting.

How can I tell which components are chemically compatible with the plastics used in my lamination?

Plastics can be subject to chemical attack, causing a failure which produces spider web cracking commonly known as crazing. Curbell can provide manufacturers test information on compatible silicone sealants, tapes, setting blocks and other substances that may come in contact with the lamination.

How can I prevent delamination?

Delamination can occur due to a number of factors. Incompatible cleaning chemicals can seep into exposed edges and cause delamination, using a hotbox instead of an autoclave for laminating, or when a polycarbonate sheet with an AR coating has been accidently turned and faces the urethane during lamination are just a few common causes. Because the root cause of delamination can vary so widely, speak with our glass lamination expert for troubleshooting.