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Five facts About Shatterproof Glass



The following are some fascinating facts about shatterproof glass.

1. It was created by accident by Edonard Benedictus , a Frenchman, in 1903.
2. It is made up of layers of glass sandwiched around layers of polyvinyl butyral or ethylene-vinyl acetate.
3. There are different levels of shatterproof glass. the first level focuses on impact resistance while the sixth level can withstand more than 30 blows of an axe!
4. Certification of the glass is done by conducting a test using an 8lb steel ball which is dropped at varying heights on to the glass.
5. Shatterproof glass is difficult to cut through in cases of emergency, say in a vehicle, therefore it is only used on windshields while temper glass, which breaks into small glass pebbles on impact, is used in side and rear Windows of cars.

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