What type of glass are windshields made of?


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Windshields are typically made from laminated glass. This is when a piece of poly-vinyl butyral (a type of plastic) is sandwiched between two pieces of tempered glass. Heat and pressure are applied to the three materials (in other words, they are laminated) and are fused together. The poly-vinyl butyral acts as an adhesive and keeps the tempered glass from breaking into large, dangerous pieces in the event of a major collision....Read More


Laminated safety glass is what makes up modern windshields. This consists of a plastic layer between two sheets of glass that are bonded to the window frame. Safety glass is designed to shatter and not fly apart, which makes it safer....Read More


Windshields are usually made of laminated safety glass. It consists of two sheets of curved glass that have a plastic laminated layer between them for additional protection. ...Read More