PFG is part of the PG Group, a leading figure in Africa‘s glass industry with an expanding global footprint in the building and automotive sectors. The company operates two modern float glass manufacturing lines, with ancillary lines, continuously for 365 days a year. PFG is based in Springs, just outside Johannesburg, from where their products are exported around the world. PFG is an ISO 9001 (quality management system) and ISO14001 (environmental management system) certified company. Their manufacture approximately measures 260 000 plenty of top quality float glass a year, for supply into th
PFG is part of the PG Group, a leading figure in Africa‘s glass industry with an expanding global footprint in the building and automotive sectors. The company operates two modern float glass manufacturing lines, with ancillary lines, continuously for 365 days a year. PFG is based in Springs, just outside Johannesburg, from where their products are exported around the world. PFG is an ISO 9001 (quality management system) and ISO14001 (environmental management system) certified company. Their manufacture approximately measures 260 000 plenty of top quality float glass a year, for supply into the building and automotive industries worldwide. This
float glass is used to supply PFG’s value-added products – specifically our market-leading laminated laminated glass, mirrors at the ISO 14001 PFG mirror plant, and automotive quality float glass which is supplied to local and international auto glass manufacturers.
PFG supplies customers in the building and automotive sectors of southern Africa, Europe, the USA, and other export markets
Laminated glass may be a sort of laminated glass that is still intact when shattered. PFG produces a variety of quality safety glass products, for use in buildings, homes and ornamental applications. PFG laminated glass, branded Intruderprufe, is manufactured to world-class standards. safety glass is produced when two sheets of ClearVue glass are thermochemically bonded together by a transparent or tinted polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayer.
The safety glass then passes through a series of rollers to expel the trapped air between the layers, to bond the layers together. This is often followed by a cycle of warmth and pressure in an autoclave to finish the lamination. The results of a high-performance glass material which will withstand numerous blows from a solid object. Should a pane of safety glass break, the glass fragments adhere to the interlayer, thereby maintaining the integrity of the Glass?
Laminated glass is meant to minimize serious injury to humans which will accidentally hit the glass. The virtually inseparable thermochemical bond between the PVB interlayer and glass causes the glass to stick to the PVB interlayer, holding the glass sheets together.
The South African National Standard SANS 1263 Part 1:2013 is the basis for compliance with the stringent requirements for safety glazing materials. All laminated laminated glass manufactured by PFG satisfies the requirements of SANS 1263 Part 1:2013 and in terms of this certification, every sheet of safety glass manufactured by PFG carries the SABS mark of approval. SANS 1263 Part 1 requires that a lead-filled bag weighing 45kg is dropped through a pendulum arc from a height of 450mm and strikes the center of the test glass with an impressive force of 203 Joule. In order to suit the security glass regulations, the glass should break safely. within the case of safety glass, the impact of the swing bag shouldn't rupture the interlayer to permit a 75mm sphere to undergo the safety glass.
Laminated glass is supposed to minimize serious injury to humans which can accidentally hit the glass. The virtually inseparable thermochemical bond between the PVB interlayer and glass causes the glass to stay in the PVB interlayer, holding the glass sheets together.
For glass applications that need greater resistance to forced attack than what normal strength laminated laminated glass offers, increasing the thickness of the PVB interlayers provides additional protection to people and assets.
Compliance with SANS 1263 Part 2: 2013 Security Glazing Materials is the basis for all High Impact strength laminated security glass products that are manufactured by PFG. To satisfy the wants of this standard test, the glass must withstand the impact of a 2.25kg steel ball dropped five times from a height of 3m and once from a height of 9m.
Ultraviolet radiation exists within the wavelength band of 300 to 380 nanometres within the solar spectrum. future exposure to UV radiation can cause fading and discoloration of fabrics, artworks and therefore the deterioration of plastics and timber. The PVB interlayers in safety glass serve to guard interior furnishing and fittings against the damaging effects of ultraviolet by eliminating up to 99% of UV rays. Fading is additionally exacerbated by high levels of light
and infrared. To combat the degradation of materials, the sunshine transmission and solar heat are often reduced using tinted PVB interlayers, heat-reflecting coated glass, or combinations of both.
The ISO Damage Weighted Transmittance (Tdw-ISO) values illustrate the functionality of glass to scale back fading by taking into consideration the transmittance of both UV and visual light within the wavelengths from 300 to 600 nanometres. The shorter wavelength UV features a higher weighted damage factor than the longer wavelength light, and therefore the sum of these wavelength-specific factors leads to a Damage Weighted Transmittance for every glass type.
The solar performance of the ColourVue Cool Tints, ColourVue Deep Cool Tints, Solarshield, and SolarVue can be combined with the energy-efficient, thermally insulating, low emissivity properties of a pyrolytic low-E glass. The PFG E-range of high-performance safety glass is the ideal solution for meeting and exceeding energy efficiency requirements. They supply the very best level of thermal insulation, within the sort of U-value, in a single glazed form. In winter months and funky summer nights, low-E glass reflects radio wave radiated heat, generated internally, back into the building space. This greatly reduces heat loss as compared with non-low-E glass. In hot summer months, low-E glass helps to scale back the transmission of direct solar.