Project Announcement: Enhanced Environmental Performance for Safety Glass

The goal of this project is to better understand causes of delamination, and alternative coatings and constructs, producing a more robust safety glass for this product that is widely used across many consumer situations such automotive windshields and bulletproof glass.

There are three major aspects to the project:

  • Efforts will be made to correlate the cause of delamination to the appearance of the failure. The impact of storage conditions will also be studied.
  • A second focus will be on new coatings that prevent delamination by improving adhesion or rejecting heat, or improved mar and scratch resistance.
  • The third component is to investigate alternate safety glass constructs, such as with an air gap or laminate that uses the same polymer as the interlayer and spall-layer.

Those interested in participating in this project should contact John Keippala, by August 31, 2017.  We encourage participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).