Advanced Interlayer Solutions Division Projects Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center


Glass Without Connections

Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research in Los Angeles, USA Photos: by courtesy of Pilkington NSG

The Pilkington Planar™ | SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayer system represents the latest advance in frameless glazing, providing architects, designers, glazing contractors and building owners with enhanced strength, safety, security and durability. This system further expands the possibilities for structural glazing systems in the most demanding architectural glass applications, while still maintaining the elegance of design and detailing.

As architects seek larger pieces of glass with minimal connections for their building projects, glazing performance is now even more critical. Furthermore, with tighter budgets for many construction and renovation projects, cost effective laminated glass solutions offering long-term aesthetics, are equally important. Planar™ | SentryGlas® represents the ultimate in strength, safety, durability and appearance. In applications where increased strength or enhanced appearance are important considerations, the versatility of Planar™ | SentryGlas® matches the needs of projects on every level.

Through a fully integrated engineering, manufacturing and installation approach, the combination of Planar™ structural glass and SentryGlas® provides architects with much greater freedom to express their designs while still meeting the growing demands for increased safety and security.

Benefits of Planar™|SentryGlas®
The advantages of SentryGlas® over traditional PVB are proven and well documented – the most important of these being increased stiffness and toughness, as well as better performance over a wide temperature range.

Stronger & Thinner
Compared to traditional PVB laminated systems, the laminated glass in Planar™ | SentryGlas® is stronger, which means the system can be made with thinner glass.

As Ingo Stelzer, design specialist at Kuraray Glass Laminating Solutions states: “If you load PVB, it creeps away at very low stress levels, whereas SentryGlas® needs much higher forces to deform it. SentryGlas® has advantages for safety and security applications, as it behaves like engineering materials.”

In addition, Pilkington has developed customised fittings for the Planar™ | SentryGlas® interlayer system, which incorporate advanced engineering plastics technology. These connections provide a number of additional functions including developing maximum strength whilst eliminating compression in the interlayer, which can reduce load bearing capacity and durability.


  • Facades & Curtain Walls


  • USA + Canada


  • SentryGlas®

Glazing Contractor

  • Pilkington

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